Valuations and Business Modelling Manager

Ernst & Young

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: NP946-2159

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Valuations and Business Modelling Manager - Government and Public Sector (KSA)

Are you building your tomorrow, today? If that sounds like you, we invite you to pursue a career with our industry leading Valuation and Modeling and Economics practice ( Learn more about our VME Services ).

As a VME professional at EY working with our Government and Public Sector team, you'll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, you'll have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. 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 Valuations, Business Modelling and Economic Advisory practice. We advise our clients in addressing their transaction and non-transaction related decision-making process including strategic planning, identification and assessment of value creation for various purposes including strategic expansions / optimizations, reshaping results, operating model redefinition, feasibility assessment, financial reporting, market valuation, transactional considerations, etc.

We are looking for experienced Valuations and Business Modelling professionals with good understanding and experience relevant for the Government and Public sector, to join our high performing team at various career levels - Senior (mid-career) up to Senior Manager.

Your key responsibilities

- You are likely to spend your day-to-day working on commercial issues, working with management on parts of their expansion / acquisition process or transformation plans and regularly undertake assessments for strategic priorities.
- You will understand the key business drivers, co-developing our approach with the client, agreeing value measurements, and providing value to the client through insights, factual conclusions, and advice.
- You will make technical contributions to client engagements by gaining a thorough understanding of the target business and its market, and of clients' issues, performing research and analysis of specific industry, governmental bodies and companies operating in the sector.
- You will plan, prepare, and review deliverables in various forms including written reports, presentations, excel models / data books and discussion documents with the client.

In addition, you will also help to create a positive learning culture for junior team members and support their development. You will take the responsibility for own learning and development, provide coaching to others, and participate in upward feedback.

Skills and attributes for success

- Strategic mindset - you will help clients identifying source of value creation and quantifying it. You will need to have a solution-oriented mind-set to act as a truly advisor to leverage on EY capabilities and assist clients in solving their issues and unlocking potential for value growth
- Commercial Acumen - as part of the team you will regularly advise businesses on commercial issues by performing business case development, valuations, feasibilities, analysis towards achieving optimization or reshaping results, and provide opinions on transactions and restructurings
- Financial knowledge - you will work with clients' management to support them in understanding areas such as sector or company(ies) financial performance and forecasts, impact of acquired assets, budgeting & accounting requirements, fair value opinion, etc. by applying various valuation and modelling techniques.
- Technical skillset - you will be required to design / build / use business models and analytics to generate insights and influence clients to shape how they make their decisions and then guiding them through / facilitating the decision-making process. You will also be conducting research and analysis of publicly available data and information for future market scenarios, data presentation and visualisation as well as supporting go-to-market initiatives and developing new propositions
- Soft skills - you will be working on strategic business modelling projects that are typically characterised by having multiple stakeholders with widely differing agendas and high degrees of complexity and uncertainty. Therefore, your role will demand strong client handling and communication skills and proven commercial awareness as well as reasonable modelling and analytics capability.


To qualify for the role, you would ideally have

- As a minimum, a bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics or accounting with robust applied working knowledge and experience of feasibility studies, cost benefit analysis, business case development, strategic planning, strategic options development, financial statement analysis, investment appraisal and valuation techniques
- Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem framing/solving skills with an understanding of a product development cycle in a project-based consulting environment (either internal or external)
- Strong presentation skills, having developed business case, strategic plans to strategic management
- Strong attention to detail, together with an ability to see the big picture
- Excellent oral communication, listening and structured report writing skills
- The resilience and motivation to operate both in a team environment and individually

It would also be advantageous for you to have

- Arabic language skills
- Previous experience in professional services/Big 4 or similar environment
- Experience in advanced excel modelling and / or business analytics tools such as Spotfire, Tableau or Microsoft BI is welcomed
- Achievement of or significant progress toward MBA, CMA, CFA or other professional certification
- Understanding of the broader GCC/MENA market

What we look for

Solution driven individual and "out-of-comfort" zone thinker with demonstrated record of solving complex problems and completing challenging projects. We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for supporting in solving clients' issues 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

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business.

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.

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

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