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Associate/Senior Associate, Transaction Advisory Services - Business Modelling (Data Analytics)

Transaction Advisory Services
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Our Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team works with clients to manage their capital agenda to drive competitive advantage and increased returns. As part of a global team of 10,000 professionals in 100 countries you will advise clients on preserving, optimising, raising or investing capital. Major groups (or, as we call them, sub-service lines and competencies) within TAS include Mergers and Acquisition Services, Project Finance, Restructuring Services, Operational Transaction Services, Transaction Support, Transaction Tax, and Valuation and Business Modelling.

Join Valuation and Business Modelling and you join a team of experienced professionals who bring to clients excellence in accounting, taxation and financial due diligence. You will help guide clients through the model review, model support and model-build activities necessary to make key decisions and improve strategic outcomes. With over 1,600 valuation professionals worldwide, no similarly positioned global professional organisation can match our breadth of capabilities or our depth of resources.
The opportunity
We currently have career opportunity for Associates/Senior Associates specializing in Data Analytics to join our talented Business Modelling group within Transaction Advisory Services in Singapore. We work across all industries and operate in a broad range of disciplines including:
  • Decision support
  • Data analytics and visualisation
  • Simulation and optimization (Operational Research)
  • Transaction evaluation
  • Strategic planning and capital allocation
  • Business case development
  • Budgeting, forecasting and planning
  • Other bespoke model development
Your key responsibilities
  • Have a primary focus on data analytics in our decision support and business modelling services
  • Serve as a member of a cross functional team contributing at each phase of the engagement lifecycle
  • Demonstrate high levels of technical and professional knowledge and quickly assimilate new knowledge
  • Proactively contribute as part of the engagement team that partners with client finance and operational professionals
  • Identify issues, propose both strategies and technical approaches and deliver value-adding insights
  • Have the ability to balance technical skills with project management and strong business acumen
  • Maintain and develop positive, productive and professional relationships with clients
  • Commit to developing knowledge, continue to learn and share knowledge with clients and other EY team members
  • Stay abreast of current technology, business and economic developments relevant to our services and client's business
Skills and attributes for success
  •  Ability to bring data analytics capabilities to a traditionally financially focused role, combine their proven experience in data analytics with an understanding of corporate transaction and/or general business acumen.
  • Appreciation of the key questions that clients may need answered to ensure a transparent, information rich decision making process.  
  • Effectively communicate ideas and findings to a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Be intellectually curious and committed to constantly improving their own skills.
  • Leaders with the ability to quickly anticipate and respond to the issues of constantly changing global economy.
To qualify for the role you must have
  • A bachelor's degree and up to least 2 years of (or a master's degree and up to 1-2 years of) experience in developing descriptive and predictive analytics solutions
  • Degree in mathematics/statistics or data science
  • Strong data analysis skills including the ability to identify, extract, manipulate and use statistical methods to analyze large data sets
  • Experience in use of statistical software packages (SAS, SPSS, R) and/or experience in visualization applications (Spotfire, Tableau, PowerView). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required and some level of VBA knowledge is also preferred but not essential to the role
  • Experience with packages and development environments is highly advantageous but not essential; including simulation products (e.g. Witness, Simul8), optimisation products (CPlex, Xpress-MP) or programming environments (VB.net)
  • Excellent analytical, communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Capabilities in MS Word and PowerPoint are required
  • Further studies in business or data science fields may also be beneficial to the role
  • This role may also suit candidates with professional experiences in consulting, investment or commercial banking, strategy, venture capital or financial research who are looking to focus on transaction analytics
Ideally, you also have
  • Experience (work and/or study) in a data science related field with an interest in business or financial transactions.

What we look for

What’s most important is that you’re dedicated to supporting your colleagues as part of a high-performing team. 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 working at EY offers
EY offers a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. Plus, we offer:
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • 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, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.



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

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