Financial Modelling Associate (Manager), Infrastructure Advisory

EY - Edmonton, AB (10 months ago)

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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. You will have the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly, collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all 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.

We advise through the full lifecycle of core infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships across Canada and globally. We advise across asset classes including transportation (e.g., transit, highways, airports), healthcare, environmental (e.g., waste), energy, mining, social infrastructure, schools, and municipal facilities. You will be joining a team advising at the forefront of some of the largest and highest profile Canadian and local projects including the Metrolinx Regional Express Rail (ON), Trillium Health Partners (ON), City of Edmonton’s LRT Network Extension Projects (AB), VIA High Frequency Rail (ON/QC), Regina Bypass (SK), Eglinton Crosstown LRT (ON), Hurontario LRT (ON), Ontario Line Subway (ON), Highway 401 Twinning (NS), Montreal Concert Hall (QC), BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital (BC) and St. Paul’s Redevelopment (BC).

Our practice is trusted by public sector ministries and agencies, as well as by private sector bidders, for its expertise in financing, structuring, modeling and management of procurement processes, as well as for advising through the full infrastructure lifecycle. We are regularly named by our industry peers as Financial Advisor of the Year in Canada and the Americas.

Your key responsibilities

As a Financial Modelling Manager or Associate, you will have the opportunity to work within our Infrastructure Advisory specialty practice. You will have an integral role that involves working closely with other members of the rapidly growing national Infrastructure Advisory team to execute a variety of engagements related to the planning, development, delivery and operations of major infrastructure projects.

Skills and attributes for success

You are:
Seeking a dynamic role with a mix of technical, commercial, financial and soft skills
Enthusiastic, energetic, and collaborative with a strong work ethic
Highly motivated and energized by participating in projects involving development of critical national infrastructure assets that have a tangible and lasting impact on society
Organized with strong self and team management skills, and able to simultaneously manage and execute on multiple assignments
Able to research, interpret and opine on accounting, tax and financial market information to be used in financial modelling, competitive analysis, industry analysis, scenario analysis and negotiation support, and various other applications
Able to prepare quality drafts of reports and presentations for client submissions and meetings
Interested and capable of growing in terms of sales and business development, contributing to executing EY’s “go-to-market” client development strategy
Lead in the development of junior staff

To qualify for the role you must have

Undergraduate degree (business, commerce, economics or engineering); MBA/Master’s degree/CFA/CBV an asset
4+ years of relevant work experience related to development and implementation of major capital projects, including development of project options and business cases, commercial advisory, consideration of alternative procurement models, financial analysis and modeling, consideration of economic costs and benefits, contract management, asset management. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have gained such experience from either:
a professional services environment in a financial/commercial capacity; or
an infrastructure developer in a financial/commercial capacity; or
an investment banking environment in a financial/commercial capacity; or
a governmental (municipal, provincial or federal) infrastructure department/agency in a financial/commercial capacity
Advanced complex financial modelling experience with major capital projects, with the capacity to develop such models independently with minimal guidance
Working knowledge of accounting concepts and principles (CPA not required)
Working knowledge of Canadian debt financing and capital markets and/or project financing markets, including reflection of these in a financial modelling and commercial document context
Working knowledge of Canadian infrastructure capital projects procurement models. Experience with alternative financing (P3) and / or Integrated Project Delivery procurement models is considered an asset.
Strong analytical skills and capacity to provide quality deliverables with an attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable presenting to senior client personnel

Candidates should note that this role will be very focused on complex financial modelling for major infrastructure projects, and financial modelling capabilities will be assessed during the interview process.

What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for Strategy and Transactions 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 working at EY offers

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

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and consulting services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark. Apply today.

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