Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Location: London
Compensation: Competitive
Start date for applications: 05/02/19
Closing date for applications: 07/03/19
Working Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
OTS Executive (Operations) – Financial Services
Are you ready to take control and deliver impact? Then join EY to gain experiences that will last a lifetime.
We’re looking for Executives (Junior Managers) to join our Financial Services team because we are experiencing tremendous growth in our OTS Team currently.
The Opportunity
Our team is a dedicated group of over 25 professionals in this specialist service offering. Each draws on their financial, operational and technical skills to support both private equity and corporate clients, spanning a wide range of industries. We’re focused on our clients’ key strategic activities, advising and influencing at senior leadership level. We find ways to make transactions happen smoothly and efficiently, without compromising standards or taking uncalculated risks for sellers or buyers.
Key Responsibilities
Leading and/or contributing to pre deal, post deal and separation engagements with clients across all sectors including private equity.
Assisting in aspects of business origination, including pitches and presentations, and working in project teams comprising other colleagues from Transaction Advisory Services, such as operational and financial due diligence.
Working on client engagement teams executing Operational Transaction Services which support key decision makers in developing and executing strategies for transactions
Assess the client's state of readiness with respect to people, resources, planning, data collection and strategy, while identifying high-risk areas, unidentified issues and areas for overall improvement
Skills and Attributes for success
You will have knowledge and experience of the following:
Financial Services expertise: has a good level of experience in Financial Services, with a focus on operations, technology, strategy and change.
Consulting skills: can demonstrate the skills and experience required to operate in a client-facing role within a professional services firm.
Change management: understands key principles of project and programme management and has some experience of managing change.
Financial analysis: able to apply sound financial analysis and a rigorous approach to quantify the impact of operational issues.
Commercial acumen: able to quickly understand the key value drivers in a business and how these impact the scope and approach of an assignment
To qualify for the role you must have
Proven operations experience within a complex financial services organisation
Deep understanding of one or more core operational functions
Transactions: ideally due diligence, carve-out or integrations experience
Strong financial and statistical knowledge / qualifications (Ideally a degree in economics).
Ideally you’ll also have
Analytically strong, with the ability to link operational analysis to financial statements, and understand the implications of findings to client strategy.
Experience of delivering high-quality reports and presentations.
Strong team participation skills, particularly teams with diverse skills and backgrounds, coupled with the ability to coach and mentor juniors.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas.
Professionalism and consistency in approach to client work, internal business and practice development projects
What we are looking for
We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, driven, and have a passion to be part of a fast-paced, successful transaction team. Being a strong team player is also important as well as someone who is happy to work flexibly over a number of client deals across the UK and Globally.
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

About the company

A multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014.

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