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Manager, Transaction Strategy & Execution

Location:  Montréal
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Aug 6, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  28901

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 


Running a business is all about making intelligent decisions, powered by accurate information. As a Transaction Strategy & Execution (TSE) Manager you’ll help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. When you join our industry-leading team, you’ll be right at the heart of that challenge, working with leading business tools and methodologies to provide to some of the most sophisticated clients around.

The opportunity

EY has an established industry leading Strategy and Transactions Practice.  We help clients determine the right deal to do, and then assist them in doing the deal right. We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. With so many offerings, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly, collaborative environment through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Your key responsibilities

As a manager, you have the opportunity to work within our Transaction Strategy & Execution (TSE) team.  You will be part of a specialty group who facilitates the M&A integration/carve-out process, working with cross-functional teams of both the acquiring and acquired organizations.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Be prepared to perform the following activities:
  • Operational due diligence, stand-alone costing, one-time cost development, operating model design
  • Integration planning and execution (Integration Management Office)
  • Carve-out or divestiture planning and execution (Carve-out Management Office)
  • Synergy identification, validation and realization
  • Development of Transitional Services Agreements
  • Development of M&A and integration playbook
  • Work in client engagement teams to execute integration or carve-out services
  • Work with team members on project execution, project management, problem-solving, and facilitation
  • Support key client decision makers in developing and executing their transaction strategy to secure deal value
  • Assist in identifying risks and issues related to integration planning, timelines, and functional areas
  • Assist in business development activities including preparing presentations and attending pursuit meetings with clients to help develop business
  • Be responsible for fostering an open and inclusive work environment


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of related work experience
  • Experience related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestiture transactions
  • A solid understanding of integrations, carve-outs, and other types of transaction engagements.
  • Ability to travel within Canada and to the United States for work on short notice, ability to travel up to 50% of the time


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience in due diligence (operational or financial) is a plus
  • Relevant degrees and certifications (MBA, CPA, CMA, CFA, PMP) are a plus
  • Project management experience is a strong plus
  • Functional experience in Human Resource Management and/or Change Management is a plus
  • Functional experience in Information Technology (IT) is a plus


What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for Strategy and Transaction Services and have a very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our client’s goals

What we offer

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


EY | Building a better working world 
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Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  
Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  

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