EY Executive, Restructuring (Insolvency), Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom

Title: Executive, Restructuring (Insolvency), Edinburgh

Location: GB-Scotland-Edinburgh

Job Number: EDI000O0

About the Team

The LASER practice is continuing to build its regional presence, to complement our London team of 50 professionals. The regional offices are an increasingly important part of the LASER business, generating revenues of c£2m in FY17. Further growth is expected, creating three Executive vacancies to join this expanding team based in Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh, each of which is a hub location for the regional business.

The LASER team’s work focuses on providing clients with solutions in a range of solvent scenarios, working with clients to rationalise legal entity structures, returning capital to shareholders of owner managed and private equity backed businesses, unwinding investment trusts and private client structures as well as merging and demerging and restructuring groups and businesses. Many of our engagements have a pronounced cross-service line angle, working with colleagues across our Assurance, Law and especially Tax practices.

We are looking to grow the team across all of these locations, increasing our market share by working with more of EY’s existing Channel 1 and Channel 2 clients.


As a Restructuring Executive, you'll make a significant contribution to LASER engagements and expanding our business.

Working under the supervision of a Manager, Senior Manager, Executive Director or Partner, you'll contribute to delivering LASER services across the UK national practice. Within your role, you'll actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships.

We are able to offer the role on a secondment basis.

Technical skills requirements

  • Display a high level of commercial acumen, an awareness of the key drivers of group rationalisation projects and returning capital to shareholders

  • 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 associated with all stakeholders which may be inherent in projects advising corporates and shareholders

  • Accounting and/or tax knowledge is an essential requirement of this roleClient responsibilities

  • Work effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress

  • Prepare analysis as required to be delivered to clients and other parties

  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with management and/or shareholders and other key stakeholders, as required

  • Build strong internal relationships within LASER, the wider Restructuring practice and across other service lines

  • Strong communication skills, building effective relationships at all levelsPeople responsibilities

  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff

  • Contribute to people initiatives, including recruiting and retaining Restructuring professionals

  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills


  • Professional accountancy and/or tax qualification

  • Many of our strong performers have moved from other disciplines (Audit, Tax or wider TAS practice) and have varied experience and knowledge which can be applied to a range of project situations


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.