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Senior, Complex Securities (Valuation, Modelling & Economics)

Location:  Vancouver
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 23, 2021

Job description

Requisition ID:  143770

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


The opportunity
EY has an established industry leading Strategy and Transactions Practice. We help clients determine the right deal to do, and then assist them in doing the deal right. We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. With so many offerings, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly, collaborative environment through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. 


Your key responsibilities


You will be responsible for participating and assisting in the design, construction and review of valuation models for interest rate and commodity derivatives, employee stock options, debt with embedded derivatives, contingent consideration and other derivative financial instruments. 
You will also be responsible for preparing formal valuation reports and/or memorandums documenting the background, scope of work, valuation approach and analysis, assumptions, and valuation conclusion. These valuations are prepared for a range of applications including financial reporting, operations and strategic planning, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and litigation matters. 
Depending on the needs of our Valuation, Modelling & Economics practice, from time to time you may be called upon to work on other types of valuation and/or modelling assignments. 


Skills and attributes for success

  • Serve as a member of multiple client engagement teams across a variety of industries
  • Identify issues and propose solutions
  • Actively contribute to report writing and detailed financial modelling
  • Commit to attaining a professional qualification such as the FRM and/or CFA (or possess comparable academic status)
  • Demonstrate an ability to listen to clients, address their needs, and effectively present and explain complex valuation concepts
  • Develop positive, productive, and professional relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Demonstrate teamwork, professionalism and responsibility
  • Participate in promotional activities and marketing initiatives
  • Stay up to date on business and economic developments relevant to our clients
  • Use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of services provided
  • Effective organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure, meet project deadlines, and multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working within teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills


To qualify for the role you must have

  • An undergraduate degree in finance, financial engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related fields
  • A strong academic record, including course work that EY deems relevant to this position
  • Demonstrated an aptitude in the quantitative and qualitative analyses of financial instruments, including options, warrants, fixed income securities, and other derivatives
  • Knowledge of numerical techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation, lattice techniques, and finite difference methods
  • Strong derivative pricing and financial modelling skills, with the ability to create both valuation and financial models based on a description of a client’s derivative financial asset or operational and financial business plan
  • Experience with computer programs such as FINCAD, Crystal Ball, and/or @Risk
  • Experience with research tools such as Reuters, Bloomberg, and Capital IQ
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience or knowledge of accounting and financial reporting


What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for Transactional Advisory Services and have a very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients goals.


What we offer
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


EY | Building a better working world 


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.


Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  


Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  

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