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Senior, Economic Advisory

Location:  Vancouver
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 25, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1358101

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.


Analyst; Economic Advisory


The opportunity

Ernst & Young's people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, Ernst & Young continually strives to be a great place to work.EY’s Valuation, Modelling & Economics practice is currently looking for an Economist to join our Economic Advisory team in Vancouver as a Senior.
Your key responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for analyzing economic and financial data, market trends, and industry reports to help design, develop, and construct economic models and tools to assist government agencies, non-profits, and corporations across industries and global markets. 
  • You will also be engaged to assist in performing cost-benefit analyses, economic impact assessments, econometric modelling and forecasting, and policy analysis and program design across a range of different sectors. 
  • You may also support in assignments where econometric and statistical techniques are adopted to develop optimization tools, construct valuation and risk assessment models, quantify economic damages, and/or help businesses in their decision-making process. These economic and statistical models are used for a range of applications, including operations and strategic planning, policy design and implementation, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, financial reporting, valuations, and litigation matters. 


You are expected to:

  • Serve as a member of multiple client engagement teams
  • Identify issues and propose solutions
  • Actively contribute to report writing and the development of financial and economic models
  • Demonstrate ability to listen to clients and address their needs
  • Develop positive, productive, and professional relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Demonstrate teamwork and responsibility towards engagement team members
  • Participate in commercial research and marketing efforts 
  • Stay up to date on business and economic developments relevant to our clients’ businesses 
  • Use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of services provided


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Undergraduate degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, or related field with a fundamental understanding in micro and macroeconomics, with an interest in industrial organization, international economics, and econometrics
  • Prior experience performing economic impact assessments, cost-benefit analysis, economic benchmarking, and policy and program design preferred
  • Prior experience in economic consulting, data analytics, regional economic development, and economic research preferred
  • Knowledge of basic economic principles, and the ability to conduct independent economic research and apply fundamental economic theory to clients’ issues 
  • Knowledge of key macroeconomic trends and policy issues as well as the ability to conduct economic analyses related to these factors as required
  • Experience working with public data sources and analyzing economic indicators
  • Ability and flexibility to work alongside team members to ensure the timely completion of work deliverables, and manage time spent against budget
  • Excellent analytical, project management, multi-tasking, communication, organizational, teamwork and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with computer programs such as STATA, R, and MatLab an asset


What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for Economic Advisory 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 client’s 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


Diversity and Inclusion at EY

Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the 2SLGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


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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