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 Strategy & Transactions team of Ernst & Young Greece is experiencing strong growth, resulting in a number of opportunities arising for talented and ambitious individuals looking to develop a career in Valuation, Modeling & Economics services, especially within the Financial Services industry.
Working in a multi-national environment, the team works on a range of projects & transactions, from local to cross border multinational disposals or acquisitions.
Working in this creative environment, you will be given the opportunity to work and take responsibilities on challenging projects, landmark transactions while also gain exposure to various sectors.
You will be part of our wider Valuation, Modeling & Economics team, supporting (among other tasks) equity valuation; other asset classes valuation;
financial modelling; financial restructuring; planning, budgeting and forecasting; decision support; data analytics; loan portfolio analysis and valuation;
securitizations; overall transaction execution, etc.
Your key responsibilities
As a professional within Valuation, Modelling & Economics you are likely to have the opportunity to undertake on valuation engagements so as to provide valuable insights to our clients, work closely with management on the M&A process, provide strategic advisory recommendations, and build fully integrated business models.
Skills and Attributes for success
Design, build and test integrated financial models incorporating operational, tax, accounting and financing aspects
Review financial models under supervision and arrive at preliminary conclusions
Interface with multiple stakeholders across different functions to identify underlying business drivers and appreciate context of the transaction and the client's business issues
Communicate effectively with the engagement manager, the client, and the wider team in a concerted effort towards delivering work products of the highest standard
Support in the preparation of reports, necessary documentation according to project’s needs, information memorandums and other relevant documentation
Utilize corporate finance & valuation prepositions (across different asset classes)
Develop a strong understanding of Excel and how it can be applied to corporate finance
Contributing to consultancy research and data analysis
Identify factors that drive financial performance
Extract, analyze, remediate and aggregate data from various databases
Test and ensure data integrity
Develop financial and data manipulation models for transaction purposes, using software such as R Studio, Alteryx, SQL, Python, etc.
Create visualization dashboards using software such as Spotfire, Power BI, Tableau, etc.
Actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships
Work both independently and as part of a team taking responsibility for client handling where required
Help create a positive learning culture and coach and counsel junior team members and contribute to their professional development
Assist senior team members in developing new business
To qualify for the role you must have
Prior experience of at least 2-4 years in Big4 environment / transaction teams / M&A / Corporate Development / Corporate Finance department / Investment Banking division will be considered a strong competitive advantage.
Advanced Excel skills is a must-have. Prior experience in use of VB and Macro tools with MS-Excel will be considered an asset.
Advanced MS Office user (PowerPoint, Word).
Excellent academic background, including a master’s degree in Accounting and / or Finance, Economics, Financial engineering, Mathematics or Physics or other related field with strong quantitative focus.
Strong numerical / analytical ability and a sound grasp of financial accounting.
Excellent written and oral skills both in Greek and English.
Ability to take initiative and work effectively under pressure.
Strong attention to detail.
Well-organized, self-motivated and eager to learn.
Strong interpersonal skills and relationship building ability
Attention to detail, coupled with the ability to step back and see the bigger picture are also important characteristics
Excellent teamwork and cooperation skills
Ideally you’ll also have :
Relevant knowledge / experience in any of the following fields : Data visualization using packages such as Spotfire, Power BI and Tableau Data analytics tools for analyzing and manipulating data, such as Alteryx Programming language such as R, SQL, Python, etc.
Prior participation in sizeable projects related to the Financial Services sector or experience in recovery assessment and financial modeling / portfolio valuation.
ACCA / ACA / CFA or similar financial qualification
Working Location : Athens
What we look for
What’s most important is that you’re dedicated to working with your colleagues as part of a high-performing team. You’ll need to demonstrate enthusiasm, high motivation and passion to develop fast in a multinational working environment.
You’ll need to thrive in picking up new skills and talents as you go, so natural curiosity, a lot of questions and the confidence to speak up when you see something that could be improved are essential.
If you’ve got the right combination of technical knowledge and communication skills, this role is for you.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business.
In addition, our rewards package includes a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer :
Continuous learning : You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
Success as defined by you : We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
Transformative leadership : We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
Diverse and inclusive culture : You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.