Strategy and Transactions - Transaction Diligence Senior Consultant
Type: Full Time
Career opportunities located in
*CHICAGO, ATLANTA, CLEVELAND, MINNEAPOLIS, MIAMI, BOCA RATON, COLUMBUS, and CINCINNATI
The potential for error is high in an environment where speed is critical. Companies looking for local and global deals face strong competition for quality assets and stakeholder scrutiny regarding acquisitions. M&A success starts with comprehensive diligence, it's the only way to understand if the deal is the right decision at the right price.
As a Transaction Diligence Senior, you'll be involved in the action. You'll work with many of the world's largest organizations, fastest-growing companies and private equity firms on some of the most complex deals. You'll be part of our team advising clients throughout the diligence lifecycle on key drivers to increase value and reduce the risks and uncertainty inherent in transactions.
You'll be working in a team environment with financial due diligence professionals on a variety of projects across a range of sectors. Our team works to understand the client's business profit drivers and trends, as well as challenge assumptions of future performance and assist with purchase agreements and post-closing transaction matters.
Your key responsibilities
As a Senior in Transaction Diligence you will be a vital member of the team executing financial diligence project work. You'll be focused on analyzing financial data and identifying key trends behind the performance of a business, discussing business performance and forecast assumptions with team management, and helping to write reports that set out our findings and recommendations around the key financial and business issues in a transaction. You will also be helping develop staff ensuring their career development.
Skills and attributes for success
Handling financial due diligence engagements.
Analyze financial and operational results of businesses to be acquired or sold through reviewing accounting records and conducting interviews with management.
Assist in the preparation of SEC filings.
Identifying negotiation factors for purchase price and deal structuring.
Constantly researching industry trends and technologies, as well as seasonality and cyclicality on cash flow requirements to provide knowledge and insight to clients.
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and 2 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 18 months of related work experience supported by an active CPA certification.
Public accounting experience.
Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights.
The ability to prioritize effectively on projects and the skills to adapt quickly to new challenges and concepts.
Solid negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally.
Must be willing and able to travel up to 40% on short notice.
Ideally you'll also have
A proven record of excellence in audit and/or mergers or acquisitions transactions role.
Experience gained within another large professional services organization.
Established networking skills in a relevant industry.
What we look for
We're interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients' goals and think creatively to facilitate them - often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.
Interested in a position with the EY Strategy and Transactions Transaction Diligence team, please join the EY Talent Hub by clicking here here.
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