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Senior Consultant or Manager - IT Mergers & Acquisitions - Sydney

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  18-May-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  361422

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 Strategy and Transactions (SaT) division offers corporate, government and private equity clients’ professional transaction advice and services during a merger, acquisition, divestment, and other structural business transition (a “transaction”). We support our clients from the strategic analysis phase, through to deal execution. Our services range from complex IT due diligence, post-merger IT integration, IT carve out/separation and post deal value enhancement.


The opportunity


We are looking for a Senior Consultant or Manager within the Transaction Strategy and Execution (TSE) IT team in our Sydney office, which performs IT management consulting services for transactions. This role is offered on a flexible part-time or full-time basis.


As part of the TSE IT team, you will provide management consulting support to clients throughout the deal lifecycle, 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.


Your key responsibilities


  • Lead the delivery of IT due diligence, IT post-merger integration and IT separation/carve-out assignments from inception to completion including project management and report writing
  • Build and maintain effective client relationships with senior stakeholders and be accountable for a high degree of client satisfaction with the engagement process and work products
  • Support the sales lifecycle process including the client and engagement acceptance process, development of statements-of-work and proposals and pricing of engagements.
  • Train, oversee and motivate a team of high-performing IT transaction professionals, working within the broader TSE team nationally
  • Maintain IT industry thought leadership on relevant topics such as enterprise IT infrastructure, application migration, cybersecurity and digital and analytics


Skills and attributes for success


  • Professional experience and/or an educational background in Technology / Computer Science
  • IT project management – lead project teams comprising of colleagues across multiple EY divisions
  • Business and commercially driven mindset – ability to work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate sound business acumen to drive value for our clients
  • Excellent report writing – strong English language skills and the ability to produce written work of the highest quality 
  • Problem-solving – ability to deal with ambiguous circumstances and take an assumptions-based approach to drive IT project outcomes
  • Practice development – lead internal team initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work
  • People development – coach and mentor team members to support achievement of their career goals
  • Building relationships – 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 a number of key IT areas such as infrastructure, IT strategy, applications, software development and IT service delivery.


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • Management Consulting or Professional Services experience 
  • A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Analytics, Business, Accounting or Finance and 2-6 years of related work experience
  • Experience in IT post-merger integrations, divestitures, and/or carve-outs with a demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Experience leading and managing 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


What we offer 


  • 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 individual 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 4). 


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.  


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.  


The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.

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