Executive, Corporate Finance, Government & Transport, Bristol

Website EY

Location:  Bristol
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  24-Nov-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  565481

Executive: Corporate Finance, Government & Transport, Bristol

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. 

Sustainable infrastructure and public services will play a critical role in shaping the UK’s social and economic recovery from the pandemic and will be a core enabler of the government’s ‘Build Back Better’ strategy. Building a career in this sector offers diverse opportunities on some of the UK’s most important and iconic projects.


The opportunity
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 and Regeneration) and transport.
We’re looking for a motivated and eager-to-learn Executive to join our team. We want you to support our vibrant business and be involved in 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 challenges 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

  • Providing support to help clients achieve their sustainability goals
  • Working in small and dynamic teams to provide expert financial, commercial and strategic advice to clients, both on transactions and more broadly on policy projects
  • Helping our clients make informed and robust evidence-based decisions through options appraisals
  • Building and working with financial models, including establishing appropriate data structures and undertaking sensitivity and scenario analysis
  • Creating 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
  • Presenting impactful reports to senior client stakeholders to facilitate effective decision making
  • Driving key business development activities, including EY’s wider growth strategies


Skills and attributes for success

  • An understanding of, and interest in, the Government and Transport sectors
  • Experience of working in industry, government or financial advisory environment
  • Financial/data analysis and financial modelling capability
  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • High quality report drafting and document preparation
  • Strong and engaging presentation skills
  • 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

  • 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
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • High degree of personal drive and motivation to enhance your knowledge and succeed
  • The ability to build effective working relationships with team members, organisations and clients


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • An advanced professional financial qualification e.g. CA, ACA, CFA, MBA.
  • Experience in financial modelling
  • Experience in developing business cases
  • Experience working in the Government or Transport sectors

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:

  • 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.


EY is committed to being an inclusive 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.

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 believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


Please note
Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters!

Join us in building a better working world.  Apply now.

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