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Government & Infrastructure – Executive / Manager - Dublin

Strategy and Transactions
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Government & Infrastructure – Executive / Manager - Dublin

In early 2018, the Irish Government publicly stated its dedication to develop Ireland over the period to 2040, with the publication of Project Ireland 2040. This was followed by the National Development Plan 2018 – 2027 and the National Planning Framework and more recently the Government’s Climate Action Plan. These results-oriented but exciting strategy documents outline the Government’s key areas of focus and its €116 billion capital expenditure plan to make Ireland a better country for all of its people. EY’s Government and Infrastructure team is looking to expand significantly in the coming months to bring together exciting opportunities and assist our clients deliver on these exciting infrastructure plans.

The Government and Infrastructure team sits within EY’s Strategy and Transactions team, working with clients to run their capital agenda to drive competitive advantage and increased returns. As part of a distributed team of 15,000 professionals in 90 countries you will advise clients on preserving, optimising, raising or investing capital. Major proficiencies within Strategy and Transactions include Mergers and Acquisition, Restructuring, Transaction Support, Valuation Modelling and Economics and Government and Infrastructure Advisory.

The opportunity

Join our G&I Team and you join a team of experienced professionals who bring to clients excellence in the planning, procurement and delivery of infrastructure. You will advise both public and private sector organisations that require support in developing and leading large scale infrastructure projects across a range of sectors. You will also advise on the long-term operation of assets and the creation of robust organisations.


Your key responsibilities

  • Working under the direct supervision of Managers, Directors or Partners within Strategy and Transactions as well as other EY departments in both Ireland and internationally on the following assignments:
  • Working effectively as a team member by sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior members on progress.
  • Understanding our client requirements, co-developing our approach with the client, and contributing to our clients through insights, informative conclusions and advice.
  • Review Excel models under supervision and arrive at preliminary conclusions.
  • Understand, manipulate and interpret financial data and client information, drawing appropriate conclusions.
  • Carry out meaningful analysis and present your findings (both written and orally).
  • Gathering, verifying and analysing information to formulate views.
  • Day to day progression of assignments to include; planning, preparing and reviewing various forms of deliverables to include reports and presentations.
  • A focus on anticipating and identifying risks that require escalation and subsequently raising these risks to more senior staff as appropriate.
  • Working closely with colleagues you will ensure that work is properly executed, documented and concluded in compliance with our Quality & Risk Management guidelines.
  • Actively establishing, maintaining and strengthening your internal and external relationships.
  • Maintaining and constantly upgrading technical knowledge and personal skills.
  • Ideally you will have an accounting qualification – Chartered Accountant or equivalent; a sound grasp of Irish Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and financial accounting.
  • High level of business awareness and a strong understanding of the factors that drive financial performance.
  • Highly numerate with a sound grasp of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • A track record in infrastructure advisory and/or corporate finance advisory, experience of working in a professional services environment, and exposure to high profile transactions, would all be a distinct advantage.
  • Familiarity with the development or formal review of financial models is a pre-requisite.
  • Strong leadership skills, willingness to learn and a positive demeanor.
  • Newly Qualified with ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification with 3+ years’ work experience.
  • Relevant degree, numeric subjects preferred.
  • Strong social skills and client focus are significant, as well as attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrable organization and self-management skills.
  • Excellent business development and relationship management skills.

Who we are

  • Strategic advice - various advice relating to strategic matters, which vary considerably from client to client.
  • Business planning & business case - various advice relating to strategic matters, which vary considerably from client to client.
  • Procurement – advising public and private clients in relation to the procurement of infrastructure assets through different forms of contracting and procurement models.
  • Mergers, buyouts and disposals - buying and selling businesses and assets in infrastructure sector.

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Newly Qualified with ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification with 3+ years’ work experience.
  • Relevant degree, numeric subjects preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and client focus are significant, as well as attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

What we look for

The Government and Infrastructure (G&I) team works with all levels of Government, demonstrating sector insights and delivering tangible, measurable business benefits. Our senior practitioners come from across all fields across the Firm and form long-term, trusted relationships with our Government clients, supporting them with highly advised, strategic advice to resolve their most pressing business issues.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.

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’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that trusts in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the outstanding EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a dedication to handling and leading 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.

Make your mark.

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EY is committed to being an expansive employer, and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

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