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Consultant - Strategy and Transactions - Transactions Corporate Finance (graduate)

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jun 12, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1505293
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

EY's Transactions Corporate Finance (TCF) department is a unique nexus between the corporate finance and the M&A transactions landscape, with a focus on M&A Advisory, Transaction Diligence and Valuation Modeling & Economics. By joining us, you will be stepping into an environment marked by ambition, drive to perform, resilience and our all comprising purpose of building a better working world. Our team is made up of dynamic and diverse individuals who thrive on collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit, fueled by a categoric “YES, can do” mentality!

When starting at EY TCF, you will encounter a wide range of experience during your first years. You will be staffed across sectors and experiencing different domains (type of projects and deliverables like Due Diligence, Valuations or M&A Lead Advisory). This sets a broad foundation of knowledge and allows you to become a well-rounded transaction advisor with both technical excellence and deep sector understanding as your career progresses. In order to reinforce our growing TCF team in Zurich and Geneva, we are currently looking for Consultants.


Your key responsibilities
•    Perform Financial Due Diligences relating to the sale or acquisition of companies together with a young and dynamic, multi-cultural project team;
•    Help to identify risks and items which should be considered in the purchase price and provide input to the share/asset purchase agreements;
•    Apply state-of-the-art analytics tools in your analysis and have the opportunity to drive the application of further digital solutions within SaT;
•    Preparation of transaction documents such as information memorandum, teaser, management presentation;
•    Prepare potential buyer and target lists and help in the reach-out to interested parties;
•    Populate virtual datarooms and support the Q&A process during the due diligence phase;
•    Support in the negotiation phase of a transaction as well as in preparation of signing and closing;
•    Perform company valuations using market and comparable transaction multiples and the DCF method;
•    Conduct industry and comparable company researches, analyze business models and cost of capitals with the aim of better understanding a target company;
•    Carry out company and business asset valuations using various method and according to international standards;
•    Prepare detailed reports outlining the due diligence findings, valuation and assumptions thereof;
•    Create financial models and prepare data analysis and data visualization of large databases to support the strategic and operative decision-making process of our clients;
•    Evaluate intangible assets in the context of the purchase price allocation (PPA) in accordance with IFRS 3. Moreover, you will prepare and review impairment tests in accordance with IAS 36 and option valuations in accordance with IFRS 2;
•    Support the EY Audit Teams in the context of impairment test projects and cost of capital computations;
•    Gain experiences across different sectors with the opportunity to develop your industry specific profile and to benefit from mobility programs abroad.


Skills and attributes for success
•    Completed university degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics or in a STEM field, and ideally a completed Chartered Accountant qualification (Swiss CPA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent) or CFA charter;
•    A strong interest for transactions, ideally demonstrated through previous work experience (i.e. 1 to 3 years) in the Transaction/Corporate Finance department of a bank, a Private Equity fund, a consulting firm, or a Big4;
•    Experience of working with international clients including working with multiple accounting standards including IFRS, US GAAP and other local standards;
•    Outstanding communication and presentation skills in English AND German (Zurich office) or English AND French (Geneva office), both verbally and in writing, are a must. Additional knowledge of Italian is welcomed;
•    Knowledge of analytical tools such as Alteryx, PowerBI as well as a high level of Microsoft office skills (Excel and Powerpoint) ;
•    Sharp analytical thinking, exceptional problem-solving skills, common sense and a sense of humor;
•    Exceptional team player who is able to work with people at all levels in an organization.
•    Strong analytic and interpersonal skills;
•    Strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas;
•    Enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity.


What we offer

EY Switzerland offers you to work in a diverse and inclusive environment with around 3,000 employees from 64 different countries. You will collaborate with the best, learn from the best and continually grow, as we invest a significant portion of our annual turnover in the personal development and training of our employees.

Click here to find out more about our benefits and corporate social responsibility.


Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to receiving your complete application with CV, cover letter, certificates, copy of transcripts.
For more information, please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


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