Economic Advisory- Assistant Manager
Ernst & Young AG
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
37d ago

Summary of role Ernst and Young's Economic Advisory team is now looking to expand on its existing economics practice to capture exciting opportunities, particularly within the infrastructure related sectors.

As a result, we are looking to recruit experienced economists. As part of our Economic Advisory team, you will be helping our clients to understand market trends, to evaluate the effects of new regulation and policy and to persuade key decision-

makers and stakeholders. Ernst & Young’s Economics Advisory team combines deep sector knowledge with strong technical skills in economics, econometrics and quantitative analysis to address key issues in strategy, regulation, competition, planning, valuation and government policy. Responsibilities

  • Work in assignment planning, to include defining the scope of work, clearing any conflicts, budgeting and dealing with staff planning.
  • Project manage, plan, prepare and review deliverables in various forms including written reports, presentations and discussions with the client.
  • Being a true business advisor to the client and establish yourself as a key client contact.
  • Plan and monitor the progress of the team.
  • Contribute to the preparation and delivery of pitches and proposals to clients and prospective clients.
  • Build on and develop internal and external networks through personal contacts.
  • Proactively share technical and other knowledge with team, drawing on previous experience and current learning. Play a key role in team training and related technical events.
  • Act as an excellent role model to other team members, leading, coaching and developing their skills as required. Recognise strengths and weaknesses in team members and provides counselling, advice, and appropriate, timely feedback.
  • Understand the capabilities of the firm and look for opportunities to sell the firm’s other services.
  • Play a role in business plan initiatives (e.g. key accounts, recruitment, and client service framework).
  • Requirements

  • MCom / Bcom / MSc / BSc in Economics, or equivalent qualification, from a leading university
  • Experience advising government and / or private sector clients.
  • The desire to apply analytical, financial and / or economic skills to real life problems.
  • Commercial acumen and an awareness of key business issues.
  • Experience in applying econometric / statistical techniques.
  • Experience in assessing economic models for IFRS 9 compliance is a plus.
  • Experience in regulatory and / or competition economics, strategy, business planning, costing and pricing.
  • Experience in infrastructure sectors, such as energy and transport is a plus.
  • Experience of applying economic theory to the development and evaluation of public and regulatory policy.
  • Experience in developing economic impact assessments.
  • A team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels.
  • Project management skills.
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