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EY Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) Senior- Commodities Quantitative & Commercial Advisory in Albany, New York

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Location: Houston

Job Description – Senior, Commodities Quantitative and Commercial Advisory


Our Commodities Quantitative and Commercial Advisory team is part of EY’s Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) practice. We are a national competency-based solution that provides specialized advisory services to companies with commodity operations and exposure including procurement, marketing, trading, risk management. The Commodities Quantitative and Commercial Advisory team is comprised of individuals with deep industry knowledge, technical quantitative skills and relevant project experience. We assist our clients with analytical support in complex commodity risk topics such as hedging, trading and procurement optimization, market risk management, reporting tools and complex contract modeling, including energy, agriculture, metals, and soft commodities.

The opportunity

The Commodities Quantitative and Commercial Advisory team currently has an exciting career opportunity for a Senior, focused on risk management modeling, portfolio analysis, valuation, and data science activities. You will work on projects covering a range of commodities and commercial objectives and will have exposure to the interesting and complex problems faced by our clients. The candidate will work within Commodities Quantitative and Commercial Advisory project teams, typically focused on developing new financial models and analytics to meet our client’s needs. You will have the support of a team of commodities professionals with significant industry experience, providing opportunities to learn and continue developing quantitative skills throughout your career at EY. The candidate can also expect to work within other groups in the Commodities Markets practice and team with other service lines across EY.


This role requires a combination of technical, financial, and quantitative knowledge, along with strong communication and presentation skills to deliver specialized work for our clients. You will be focused on the application of quantitative techniques to value complex commodity contracts and will often be required to present technical topics to non-technical audiences.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Using a commercial industry perspective to advise clients on advanced practices, typical industry approaches, market behavior.

  • Developing quantitative financial models for commodity contracts, including implementing market factor simulation techniques and a variety of stochastic and numerical methods

  • Using and enhancing proprietary valuation models, including the selection of appropriate inputs and techniques

  • Leveraging machine learning techniques and statistical programming packages to perform analysis on commodity instruments

  • Presenting results, both internally and externally, including using modern data visualization tools

  • Writing client reports describing work performed, considerations, recommendations and outcomes

  • Problem solving under uncertainty to adapt existing approaches and analytics styles to new commodity and renewables markets and new client objectives

  • Working across a team and independently with a highly adaptive, flexible approach to solving new problems

To qualify for this role you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree and three years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and one year of related work experience in a quantitative discipline such as finance, mathematics, statistics, financial engineering, engineering, or economics

  • Experience in at least one of R, Python, or VBA programming language and strong Microsoft Excel skills

  • Familiarity with derivatives pricing models and computational finance

  • Familiarity with market factor simulation techniques and a variety of stochastic and numerical method

  • A strong work ethic, strong communications skills, and embrace new challenges and ideas with a solution-oriented mindset

  • The flexibility and the willingness to travel occasionally

  • Ability to complete an approved certification within 2 years of hiring

Ideally, you will also have

  • Experience and a continuing strong interest in commodity markets and related financial instrument

  • Ability to work within a given budget and schedule, and provide results in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team prioritizing multiple tasks, deadlines, and project stakeholders

  • Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF)

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $92,600 to $169,700. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $111,100 to $192,900. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • 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.

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

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