Senior Executive, Restructuring

  • Competitive
  • Saint Helier, Channel Islands, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EY.
  • 22 Jan 18 2018-01-22

Job Title: Senior Executive, Restructuring Location: Jersey Salary Level: Competitive

About the Team

Our leading Restructuring practice is placing increasing focus on the Channel Islands' jurisdictions of Jersey and Guernsey.

The Channel Islands are home to assets under administration that INSOL estimate at £2trn. The Channel Islands are Crown Dependencies of the UK, but are largely autonomous in matters of tax, government and law.

Our work has initially focused on formal processes and restructurings, in both solvent and insolvent scenarios, of funds, corporate vehicles, local businesses and private wealth structures. The majority of our engagements have a cross-border angle, with assets located outside of the jurisdiction within which they are held.

We are looking to grow the team locally and increase our market share.


As a Restructuring Senior Executive, you'll be instrumental in growing the business.

You'll manage the restructuring engagement by defining the engagement scope, in consultation with the Senior Manager / Partner, and executing it in compliance with our policies and protocols. When required, you'll personally execute designated restructuring procedures and lead teams or parts of teams on engagements, depending on the size of the engagement.

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

Client responsibilities

- Participate in business development initiatives

- Actively build own network of contacts with work providers

- Build strong internal relationships within Restructuring and across other services

- Assist in managing the financial aspects of engagements by organising staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders

- Demonstrate professionalism and confidence to deal with a range of stakeholder groups and management teams

- Understand the capabilities of the firm, looking for opportunities to bring other specialists in to the restructuring assignment to achieve the best solution

People responsibilities

- Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring staff

- Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff

- Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training Restructuring professionals

- Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills


- Track record within a recognised Restructuring team, possibly off-shore

- 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.