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Manager / Senior Manager - FSO Transaction Strategy & Execution

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  15-Sep-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1125861

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. 



The opportunity

Transaction Strategy and Execution (FSO TSE) is a dedicated team within EY’s Strategy and Transactions division that helps Financial Services clients from the strategic analysis phase of the transaction lifecycle, through to deal execution, and transaction integration. The goal is to help our clients achieve their best capital performance, deliver value to their stakeholders and meet their strategic goals.


Our team cover a wide range of operational aspects in a transaction, including synergy assessments, separation readiness and support, operational due diligence and supporting the integration or separation process. With an unrivalled track record in the industry, you will have the opportunity to be part of the largest dedicated integrations, separations and transition practice in Oceania.

We are looking for a Manager or Senior Manager to join our Transaction, Strategy and Execution (Financial Services) team in our Sydney Office. 


We are part of a rapidly growing, specialised team in EY that stands out for a few reasons:


  • We are the largest dedicated integrations and separations practice in Australia
  • We combine both operational and transaction experience
  • We attract and retain top talent by providing opportunities to work on high-profile M&A transactions in a supportive environment
  • We offer an inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment
  • EY Strategy and Transactions practice has ranked first in Asia-Pacific for the past 8 consecutive years in Mergermarket’s Accountant Advisor league tables on highest value and volume of deals


Your key responsibilities


  • Guide client engagement teams to execute acquisitions and/or divestments
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all phases and aspects of practice across due diligence, integrations carve-outs, and other types of transaction engagements
  • Demonstrate strong transaction and operational knowledge in Financial Services (i.e. across Banking, Wealth, Insurance, FinTech or Private Equity)
  • Drive business development initiatives including sales proposals, scoping of projects, commercial negotiations and securing engagement approval from clients
  • Provide direction in fostering an open and inclusive and purpose-led environment - including effectively engaging and motivating teams with diverse skills and backgrounds


Skills and attributes for success 


  • Experience - Strong track record in management consulting or M&A, preferably within the Financial Services sector. This includes operational due diligence, synergy identification & assessment, post-merger integration or carve-out support and benefits realisation
  • Leadership – Drive client/EY project teams across the full engagement lifecycle, managing engagement risk and monitoring quality in respect of client requirements and deliverables
  • Outcome focused – ability to deal with ambiguous situations and work with assumptions to drive through to solutions on stimulating transaction situations in a fast-paced environment to drive client value
  • Grow the practice – facilitate client pursuits, including presentations and client meetings.  Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work


Ideally, you’ll also have 


  • A bachelor's degree and minimum 7 years of related work experience
  • Experience in M&A integrations and divestments
  • Experience in financial services sector (Banking, Wealth, Insurance)
  • Adept at building strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and senior clients, including influence, advice and support to key decision makers


Some of the EY Perks:


  • Flexibility – Let’s have a conversation on how we can give you greater freedom so that you can chose a flexibility that works for you in order to balance work and your personal responsibilities.
  • Wellbeing - Our wellbeing initiatives cover financial health, physical and mental health, as well as connections with family and our community.
  • Leave arrangements – You will have access to various leave arrangement benefits such as Flexleave, 3-month career break and 18 weeks of paid parental leave. 
  • Corporate Discounts - You and your family can save on everything from your everyday groceries and petrol to travel, clothes, entertainment, insurance, homewares, electronics and more!
  • Employee Referral Reward – Receive a cash reward if you successfully refer a candidate.
  • And so much more!


What we offer 


  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.  
  • Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future. 
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs. 


At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your needs.  


We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via or phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2).


We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.   


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.  


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