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Manager or Senior Manager, Transaction Analytics, Strategy and Transactions

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  18 Mar 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  828424

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. 



At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart.

We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world.


We are looking for Managers or Senior Managers in the unique and fast-growing area of Transaction Analytics that leverages data to derive insights through a commercial lens and has the potential to impact decisions in both buy- and sell-side M&A transactions.

  • Are you a corporate finance professional who jumps at the chance to dive into data and uncover deeper insights into business performance and growth?
  • Are you a qualified accountant at a mid-top tier firm, having picked up some analytics along the way, and keen to break into the world of M&A?
  • Or maybe your background is as a data analyst, yet you feel more comfortable as the storyteller and have a proven ability to support high impact decisions with data (strategic, financial, investment, marketing, etc.)?
  • Do you see analytics playing an important role in the future of your career – yet are more driven by the results than the tech, and/or don’t see yourself as a pure technologist? 


What’s in it for you?


As our Senior Manager or Manager – Transaction Analytics, 


You’ll join an established team of forward-thinking analytics professionals in blend of a project leadership and project delivery capacity. This role comes with exciting, challenging and demanding client projects. In our downtime, it also providing the chance to innovate in our capability to efficiently generate strategic and commercially relevant insights. Most importantly, on a continual basis, there is the opportunity to grow with the team as you continue to develop in your own career.


What we’re looking for

There are three broad aspects to Transaction Analytics roles and candidates should confidently identify with at least two:

  • Commercial acumen and ability to see the big picture. You’ll have experience in the likes of strategy, management consulting, corporate finance or accounting, and are comfortable contributing through these lenses when explaining the results of your analyses.
  • Quantitative / analytics skills and numerical reasoning. You are adept at both manipulating and interpreting large datasets, your eye for detail will mean you’ve reconciled your results, and you can translate business to technical and vice versa.
  • Client-facing and consultative skills. You are curious and articulate, with clever questions and ability to build rapport; you are comfortable working directly with a partner/exec level audience through to coaching and guiding junior and senior consultants.


Skills and attributes for success 

  • Previous experience in M&A, strategy or consulting
  • Further post-graduate studies in a commercially oriented discipline (e.g. CA, CPA, CFA, MBA, etc.)
  • Demonstrable experience in having developed strong commercial awareness to analyse business context and performance and understand key business drivers
  • An entrepreneurial track record, to identify client needs and devise commercial propositions in the absence of precedent or guidance


The technologies we use day-in and day-out include Alteryx, Power BI (including advanced DAX), Power Query and Power Pivot. We sometimes dabble with Python, R and SQL and, as we continue to innovate, there may be future opportunities to expand our capabilities in these areas, so long as it fits commercially and strategically. When you join us though, don’t feel like you need to be a proficient at any of these as we provide significant formal and on the job training – we’ll just be looking for evidence that you have what it takes to pick up the tech and hack it out in the long run.


Did we mention that EY has been recognised by Mergermarket as the #1 deal advisor on value and volume of deals in Australia and New Zealand for the last seven consecutive years?


This could be the perfect opportunity for you to spread your wings across the unique combination of analytics and commerce, so apply now!


What we can offer you

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At EY we take inclusivity seriously, and we’re committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability or long-term health conditions. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2). Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.

EY | Building a better working world

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EY | Building a better working world 
EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.  
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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