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Full job description

Assistant Director: Corporate Finance Government & Transport (Local Public Services) (Opportunities in London and Manchester)


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.

EY’s Corporate Finance Government & Transport team advises public and private sector clients on transactions and broader financial, strategic, and commercial advice across the government and transport sectors. We support government and private sector clients on tackling some of today’s biggest challenges including decarbonising the economy by transitioning to cleaner forms of energy; levelling up; delivering high quality and efficient public services; and strategically managing capital.

We are focused on growing our team across local public services, central government sectors (including Defence, Health, Justice and Regeneration) and transport.


We’re looking for a motivated and passionate Assistant Director to join our team in either London or Manchester to focus on the local public services and other associated sectors.

The opportunity


We want you to support our vibrant business and manage our teams delivering exciting projects which will stretch your skills and expand your knowledge of these sectors. This is an opportunity to match your ambition. You’ll be part of a growing and dynamic team facing some of the most complex projects across the government and transport sectors, delivering insight and quality services increasing social value, enabling a more sustainable future, and helping us to deliver our purpose of building a better working world.


Your key responsibilities


  • Managing small and dynamic teams to provide expert financial, commercial and strategic advice to clients, both on transactions and more broadly on policy projects
  • Leading people development including effective supervision, coaching, and mentoring of staff
  • Assist senior members of the team with key business development activities, from identification to managing relationships, including EY’s wider growth strategies
  • Leading client meetings and presenting impactful reports to senior client stakeholders to facilitate effective decision making
  • Building, working with and reviewing financial models, including establishing appropriate data structures and undertaking sensitivity and scenario analysis
  • Drafting, reviewing and delivering business cases involving strategic, economic, financial and commercial evaluation
  • Structuring and advising on procurements, including evaluating bids received for projects on behalf of project sponsors and helping sponsors drafting bids for the provisions of public services
  • Helping our clients make informed and robust evidence-based decisions through options appraisals
  • Owning and fostering trusted relationships with senior clients that contribute to enhancing EY’s brand and reputation
  • Providing support to help clients achieve their sustainability goals


Skills and attributes for success


  • An excellent understanding of local public services sectors.
  • Experience of working in a relevant sector, either in an industry, government or financial advisory environment
  • Experience of managing teams, including internal staff, clients and wider stakeholders
  • Working with and managing broad and complex stakeholder groups across public and private sectors
  • Financial/data analysis and financial modelling capability
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • High quality report drafting and document preparation
  • Insightful and engaging presentational skills and experience communicating with senior stakeholders
  • The ability to thrive in a flexible working environment as part of a diverse and dynamic team


To qualify for the role you must have


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • People development experience and can effectively supervise, coach and mentor staff
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent written English and maths and strong project management skills
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Experience of leading small teams
  • Experience in building and reviewing Excel financial models
  • Experience in developing business cases
  • Experience of engaging at a Board level


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • An advanced professional financial qualification e.g. CA, ACA, CFA, MBA.
  • Educated to bachelor degree level or equivalent
  • Prior experience of working in a relevant role
  • Excellent financial skills, including an understanding of corporate finance principles
  • The ability to build strong internal relationships within Corporate Finance and across other services, and can participate in business development


What we offer


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:


  • 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.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


EY | Building a better working world


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.


Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.


Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.




To apply for this job please visit careers.ey.com.

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