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Senior, Economics

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EY's Valuation, Modelling & Economics practice is currently looking for an Economist to join our Economic Advisory team in Toronto as a Senior Analyst.


You will be responsible for analyzing economic and financial data, market trends, and industry reports to help design, develop, and construct economic models and tools to assist government agencies, non-profits, and corporations across various industries and global markets. You may also participate on assignments where econometric and statistical techniques are adopted to construct valuation and risk assessment models, quantify economic damages, and/or help businesses in their decision-making process. These advanced economic and statistical models are used for a range of applications, including operations and strategic planning, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, financial reporting, valuations and litigation matters. You will also be engaged to perform cost-benefit analysis, economic impact assessments, econometric modelling and forecasting, program policy analysis and design across a range of different sectors.

You are expected to:
  • Serve as a member of multiple client engagement teams
  • Identify issues and propose solutions
  • Actively contribute to report writing and the development of financial and economic models
  • Demonstrate ability to listen to clients and address their needs
  • Develop positive, productive and professional relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Demonstrate teamwork and responsibility towards engagement team members
  • Participate in commercial research and marketing efforts
  • Stay up to date on business and economic developments relevant to our clients' businesses
  • Use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of services provided

Skills and Experience:

We are interested in candidates who have:
  • Graduate degree in economics, mathematics, statistics or related field with a deep fundamental understanding in micro and macroeconomics, with an emphasis on industrial organization, international economics, and econometrics
  • Prior industry experience performing economic impact assessments, cost-benefit analysis, economic benchmarking, and policy and program design
  • Experience performing econometric and statistical modelling, preferably using panel data and time series econometric techniques
  • Prior experience in economic consulting, data analytics, regional economic development, and economic research is preferred
  • Ability to conduct independent economic research and apply fundamental economic theory to clients' issues
  • Knowledge of key macroeconomic trends and policy issues as well as the ability to conduct economic analyses related to these factors as required
  • Experience working with public data sources and analyzing economic indicators
  • Ability and flexibility to work alongside team members to ensure the timely completion of work deliverables, and manage time spent against budget
  • Excellent analytical, project management, multi-tasking, communication, organizational, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with computer programs such as STATA, R, and MatLab

Depending on the needs of other sub-service lines in our Strategy and Transactions practice, from time to time, you may be called upon to work in those sub-service lines. This position requires travel, as necessary.

What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical with an attention to detail, and logical thinkers, with a passion for strategy and transactions and helping clients solve important problems. Being a strong team player is critical, with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our client's goals.

What working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy and transactions and consulting 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.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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