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Senior Consultant - IT Mergers and Acquisitions

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  10 Feb 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1454179

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. 



EY’s Transaction Strategy and Execution (TSE) Technology team is growing. We are looking for motivated individuals with experience in technology to join our highly dynamic team of M&A technology advisors and:


  • Apply your business and technology skills to support clients through the M&A lifecycle from strategic analysis through to deal execution
  • Serve a diverse range of clients from the government to large corporations and private equity firms
  • Work directly with key business stakeholders, including C-Suite to develop and execute IT integration or separation projects


Are you up for an exciting but rewarding challenge?


About the Team


Our Transactions Strategy and Execution (TSE) Technology team are one of the market leaders in M&A consulting. We execute some of Australia’s most interesting transactions across entrepreneur-backed and family-owned businesses, government and corporate Australia.  We are a close group of high-performing individuals who are supportive, collaborative and innovative. As a national team that sits within the broader EY global network, there are endless opportunities to work with multi-disciplinary teams and develop your professional network.


The opportunity


We are looking for a Senior Consultant  within the Transaction Strategy and Execution (TSE) Technology team based in our Sydney Office, where you will support clients throughout the deal life cycle, including analysing IT environments and providing key insights from your experience as an IT professional. Our services range from complex IT M&A due diligence, M&A IT projects (post-merger IT integration, IT carve out/separation) and post deal value enhancement. This role is offered on a flexible part-time or full-time basis.


Your key responsibilities


  • Lead the analysis to develop the separation or integration hypothesis before the deal is signed
  • Lead the delivery of IT post-merger integration and IT separation/carve-out projects from inception to completion
  • Engage with key decision makers to drive success in the design and implementation of their technology separation or integration roadmap, including strategy definition, target operating model design, Day 1 / Day 100 integration/separation planning and execution
  • Build and maintain effective client relationships with senior stakeholders and be accountable for a high degree of client satisfaction
  • Keep up to date with all the latest IT industry trends on topics such as enterprise IT infrastructure, application migration, cybersecurity and analytics


Skills and attributes for success


  • Professional experience and/or an educational background in Technology
  • IT project management – led medium to large IT project teams
  • Business and commercial mindset – ability to work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate sound business acumen to drive value for our clients
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to critically present information in a structured way, both in workshops and report format
  • Problem-solving – ability to deal with ambiguous circumstances and take an assumptions-based approach to drive IT project outcomes
  • Relationship management – develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior clients, with the ability to influence, advise and support key decision makers
  • Technical knowledge – demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of corporate IT environments with knowledge across key IT areas such as infrastructure, IT strategy, applications and IT service delivery
  • People development – coach and mentor junior team members to support achievement of their career goals


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • 2-5 years of IT, Management Consulting or Professional Services experience 
  • Experience executing corporate IT projects in complex business environments
  • Team leadership, experience leading small sized teams
  • The ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally
  • Established networking skills in a relevant industry

The minimum annual salary for this position is $$90,000 super inclusive.


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.


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


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