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Forensic and Integrity Services - Transactions - Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPA) Senior

Location:  New York
Other locations:  Anywhere in Region
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 29, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1020841

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. 



New York City (primary), Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Washington DC, McLean, Boston, Charlotte, Hoboken, Iselin, Jericho, Miami

This is a unique opportunity to join one of EY Forensics’ fastest growing teams, working collaboratively with EY’s Strategy and Transactions group. 

EY's Forensic and Integrity Services - SPA Team provides expert support to clients, investment banks, lawyers and deal teams on M&A pricing mechanisms and the accounting aspects of sale and purchase agreements (SPAs), including support around any post deal Completion Accounts.

 The opportunity

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 $75,600 to $124,700. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $90,700 to $141,800. 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.

  • Develop a specialist skill set in a high value-add area for corporate and private equity clients
  • Gain experience on a wide range of transactions (on both the buy-side and the sell-side) in different sectors and markets
  • Improve analytical and negotiation techniques
  • Gain insight into key value levers for clients in negotiating SPAs
  • Work closely with due diligence teams to identify and mitigate risk for clients
  • Develop a strong internal and external network

Your key responsibilities

Working closely with clients, their bankers and legal advisers, transaction diligence teams and other SPA team members to manage and deliver advice around the price adjustment mechanisms on M&A transactions, including analysis of cash, debt and working capital adjustments, preparation of pricing schedules, reviewing and commenting on the financial aspects of the SPA and assisting the client with their preparation or review of Completion Accounts. 

  • Supporting negotiations with the other side on transactions
  • Drafting detailed and compelling outputs for clients
  • Managing and reviewing the work of other team members
  • Provide insightful, deal-relevant points of view and recommendations to the client by leveraging your technical and commercial experience
  • Taking ownership for Quality and Risk Management (Q&RM) to ensure client work is delivered consistently and in compliance with EY's quality standards
  • Building valued relationships with external clients and internal peers and develop a portfolio of projects by focusing on high value opportunities
  • Becoming an active counsellor, coach and role model to junior team members

 Skills and attributes for success

  • Confident interpersonal skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Ability to simultaneously handle diverse and pressing assignments and sensitive and adversarial situations
  • Critical thinker with very good attention to detail
  • Comfortable working both independently and in a team
  • Ability to work to tight project deadlines
  • Desire to develop strong internal and external networks
  • Strong communication skills

 To qualify for the role, you must have

  • At least 4 years professional experience in related role

Knowledge and experience of several the following areas:

  • Understanding, digesting, explaining and analyzing financial information
  • Modelling, testing, documenting financial scenarios and anticipating challenges
  • Analyzing strengths/weaknesses of opposing cases, formulating alternative scenarios and advising on strategic implications
  • Preparation of high caliber presentations and thought leadership.
  • Risk management

 Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Professional accountancy qualification
  • Experience of M&A transactions a strong advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and commercial awareness
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to manage the work of others and provide coaching and support
  • Skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint


 What we look for

We are looking for an individual who is hands-on and rigorous in their working style and a highly motivated team player, capable of working in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly to both clients and other advisors. For the right candidate, this opportunity will provide stimulation and challenge and the prospect of career development in a key specialism within the firm. 




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