May 09, 2018

EY Careers - Valuation and Business Modelling - Executive 2

  • EY
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Full time Accounting and Auditing Jobs Banking and Financial Services Jobs

Job Description


Job Title:  Valuation and Business Modelling - Executive 2

Company Name: EY

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Job Summary: The Valuation and Business Modelling - Executive 2 will help guide clients through the valuation process to support them in their strategic needs or in providing them with robust objective valuation opinions as part of an experienced independent appraisal team.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Pursue transaction related opportunities incl. due diligence, valuation, financial modelling, lead advisory M&A, feasibility study and business plan development, finance raising, commercial due diligence and market entry studies, IPOs, economic advisory, through active participation in an industry sector team
  • Exhibit superior knowledge and appropriate application of a wide variety of technical business valuation approaches and methods, including in situations for which there is no existing precedent
  • Coordinate the delivery of assignments, closely managing team members day-to-day activities and providing constructive feedback post-completion to continually motivate and develop team members skills and capabilities
  • Identify, as required, commercial or subject matter expertise required for VBM projects, and identify appropriate EY subject matter specialists and coordinate their input to the project
  • The Valuation and Business Modelling - Executive 2 will work closely with partners and directors to review deliverables, challenging not only written quality but equally the underlying approaches and assumptions selected to ensure that deliverables in the form of reports or presentations for clients consistently achieve the highest standards
  • Develop meaningful and enduring local and global relationships internally within EY
  • Develop a personal brand both internally within EY and externally with clients for developing high-performing teams that deliver exceptional client service
  • Actively develop a business case for further progression within EY through the development and progressive management of client portfolio


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree plus progress towards a recognised accounting, valuation or financial analyst professional designation, or alternatively an MBA/MSc.
  • Industry experience in the Oil & Gas/Consumer Markets sector is an advantage but not a pre-requisite
  • Five years of experience in valuing corporate businesses, developing feasibility studies/business plans and financial modelling assignments for clients incl:
  • Discounted Cash flow techniques (Free-cash flow (FCF) to Firm (WACC/APV) and FCF to Equity)
  • In-depth approach to the application of the market approach:
  • Guideline public companies method (comparable companies)
  • Precedent transactions method (Comparable transaction)
  • In-depth knowledge of the Capital Asset Pricing Model - its advantages and disadvantages, as well detailed knowledge of how to derive or source the components of the cost of equity and the cost of debt
  • Derivation and application of control premia/minority discounts
  • Derivation/selection and application of marketability discounts
  • Knowledge of the best practices in financial modelling and a wide range of functions in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in the following are an advantages but not a pre-requisites:
  • Participation in a purchase price allocation
  • The valuation of complex securities (derivative instruments)
  • Experience in reviewing valuations for audit purposes (IFRS/US GAAP)
  • Experience in the valuation of fixed assets
  • Participation in dispute valuation projects
  • Exposure to, or participation in M&A processes of both a sell-side and/or a buy-side nature
  • Language requirements: Fluency in the English language incl. written as well as spoken
  • Fluent or intermediate Arabic language ability, spoken and/or written is an advantage but not a pre-requisite
  • Demonstrate an ability to positively motivate people and build cohesive teams that act on initiative through a positive hands-on style
  • Provide examples of the coaching and development of graduates and experienced professionals with reference to their historical progression
  • Provide examples of involvement of participation in industry sector development, the successful winning of assignments and teaming with colleagues from other service lines
  • Demonstrate during interview a commercial awareness and agility, an eye for detail, and an ability to easily build rapport with a wide range of individuals


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