Assistant Director (Senior Manager), Corporate Finance (M&A), Transactions, Manchester

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
14 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018
Contract type
Full time
The M&A team at EY advises on business reviews, acquisitions, disposals, leveraged transactions, financings, takeovers and mergers. In spite of unprecedented market conditions, the team has had a highly successful year. We are seeking to build on this success and grow the origination and execution capacity of the team through the recruitment of an M&A professional at the Senior Executive level.

As a member of an integrated global network of talented advisers you will be working in a dynamic and diverse environment. Through both formal and on the job learning, we will help you develop the skills to become an effective adviser, capable of providing objective and responsive advice to our clients across industries and geographies. We are committed to helping you achieve your potential both professionally and personally.

The role is Manchester based .

Assistant Director Role Description

Responsibilities as an Associate Director include
  • Working with a Partner or Director, you will be leading the execution of transactions on a day-to-day basis
  • Negotiate with counterparties and their advisers
  • Set and drive the transaction timetable.
  • Ensure quality on all client deliverables, lead the management of the firm's risk and control costs against budget
  • Act as the main contact point for clients during the transaction process
  • Liaise with and advise clients on transaction strategy including tactics, deal structuring and negotiation strategy, providing genuine sector and transaction insight and displaying deep understanding of the strategic rationale for transactions
  • Support new business development:
  • Develop deep sector expertise and assuming responsibility for the development of Ernst & Young's franchise in those sectors
  • Originate and deliver transaction ideas, identifying opportunities, opening and leveraging relationships
  • Lead the development of pitch documents and taking a lead role in client pitches
  • Develop your own business network with a view to increasing your origination capabilities over the medium term
  • Provide leadership to junior team members producing Information Memoranda, financial models and other transaction documentation
  • Take ownership and responsibility for one or more team functions such as, training, people development, quality, finances etc

    The candidate should demonstrate the following:
  • Strong experience in a corporate finance environment, including experience playing a lead role in executing transactions.
  • Demonstrate confidence in client situations, gaining client acceptance and demonstrating value through advice and sector insight
  • Committed to working to tight deadlines, practiced at thinking clearly under pressure and experienced at maintaining team morale during lengthy and challenging transactions
  • Sound commercial judgement and an ability to generate creative solutions to problems and 'think on your feet'. Ability to identify potential deal opportunities
  • Demonstrate strong numerical and financial skills and an understanding of financial statements
  • Creative in the sourcing and use of information and able to make sensible assumptions where appropriate
  • Extensive experience in building financial models and valuing businesses within challenging timescales
  • Experience in valuing companies using various methodologies, mainly DCF, precedent transactions and traded comparable companies
  • Counselling/coaching experience is desirable
  • High standard of spoken and written English is a prerequisite

    Additional skills requirements:

  • Strong organisational and team management skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with individuals, organisations and clients;
  • High degree of personal drive and motivation to succeed;
  • Strong team player;
  • Ability to learn quickly and keep abreast of developments;
  • Ability to work under pressure / tight deadlines;

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.

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