Assistant Director, Restructuring, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EY.
  • 18 Mar 19

Assistant Director, Restructuring, London

About the Team
In today's market, businesses face new and ever evolving disruption from innovation, market shifts, and changes in the capital environment. EY's leading Restructuring team delivers solutions at pace. Whether our clients are companies, government organisations, or financial stakeholders and whether they are on the brink of a crisis or seeking to build resilience in their business, we work closely alongside them to deliver the financial and organisational solutions that enable them to adapt and succeed. Providing leadership in difficult and complex situations, EY's Restructuring team rapidly solves, executes and ultimately transforms the outcome for our clients.

As a Restructuring Assistant Director, you'll manage the restructuring engagement by defining the engagement scope, in consultation with the Director / Partner, and executing it in compliance with our policies and protocols.

You will take responsibility for leading engagements, reporting to the engagement Partner or Director, project managing the rest of the team, coordinating deliverables from teams tasked to deal with discreet aspects of assignments, communicating issues to the Partner / Director and driving the project to completion with limited supervision from the Partner / Director.

You'll actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships and make sure that delivered client work is of high quality. As part of this, you'll anticipate and identify risks and escalate issues, as appropriate.

As an influential member of the team, you'll help to create a positive learning culture and will coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.


Technical skills requirements

  • Display a high level of commercial acumen, and an awareness of the key drivers of corporate failure or underperformance
  • Proficient in detailed financial and commercial analysis and able to identify potential areas of sensitivity
  • Able to identify key issues on assignments and suggest workable solutions
  • Experienced in presenting findings clearly in reports and other deliverables to clients
  • Appreciation of the risks inherent in advising distressed businesses and their stakeholders
  • Ability to share technical and other knowledge with the team drawing on previous experience and current learning.
  • Good project management skills, with the ability to manage more than one assignment at a time and yet still demonstrate quality and consistency of performance in every task
  • Adapt well to change and have a flexible and positive approach
  • Be able to build effective relationships at all levels
  • Strong appreciation of risk management
Additional requirements
  • Track record within a recognised Restructuring team for a minimum of 5 years and have been a manager for a minimum of 18 months or promoted to senior manager
  • Experience of leading both independent business reviews and formal corporate insolvencies
  • Professional accountancy qualification
  • JIEB qualification an advantage but not essential

Who we are

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.