Strategy and Transactions - EY Parthenon - Transaction Strategy & Execution - Finance - Director

Ernst & Young, Chicago, Illinois

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Date Posted October 17, 2020
Industry Finance
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Description:

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Director within EY-Parthenon you will help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. The EY-Parthenon sub-service line comprises three competencies: Strategy; Transaction Strategy and Execution; and Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy. EY-Parthenon – Transaction Strategy and Execution has a market-leading proposition to create and maximize value for our clients, whether they are acquiring or divesting assets, or undertaking operational restructuring.

The opportunity

Transaction Strategy and Execution – Finance M&A works on the most complex and high-profile global transactions, across a broad portfolio of clients and industry sectors. We advise CFO’s of Fortune 500 companies as they undertake complex mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. We are a group of highly experienced professionals with a background in M&A, Finance, and Strategy who are serial transaction advisers, which enables us to bring a wealth of deep sector and functional knowledge to our clients. As a team, we develop integration strategies, prepare and execute separation and integration plans, identify ideas and sources of value enhancement, as well as advise on risk mitigation and the successful change of operations, functions and people. You will join one of the fastest growing practices at EY and in the industry where you will find plenty of opportunities for your professional growth and development.


Your key responsibilities

As a Director in Transaction Strategy and Execution - Finance M&A, you will be a vital member of the practice managing and executing M&A projects, focused on the CFO agenda and Finance function. You'll execute and manage projects across sectors, supporting our client service team in developing and executing strategies for transactions. Part of your role will also involve developing experience across a range of different type of engagements, including pre-deal (e.g. operational and carve-out planning) and post-deal (e.g. integration planning, tracking. Having a commercial mind-set is key to this consulting based role.


Skills and attributes for success
  • Project Management – be part of project teams comprising colleagues from across EY.

  • Business and Commercially Driven – working in a fast-paced, exciting environment with strong business acumen to drive value to our clients.

  • Business Development - assist in aspects of pursuits, including presentations and client meetings.

  • Practice Development - Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work.

  • Learning - Learn and develop technical and personal skills to support achievement of career goals, through a blend of structured learning, coaching and experiences.

  • Building Relationships - Strong working relationships with senior clients, including influence, advice and support to key decision makers.

To qualify for the role, you must have
  • A bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Computer Science, or Analytics and 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 3 years of related work experience.
  • MBA is preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience in the Finance function.
  • Significant management consulting experience.
  • Experience in business integrations, divestitures, and/or carve-outs with a demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis.

  • Experience in one or more of the following: general accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, planning, order-to-cash, and purchase-to-pay.

  • Knowledge of and experience with financial information systems such as SAP, Oracle, Hyperion, Cognos and/or other common systems.
  • Experience in financial process benchmarking, finance organization design, process redesign, shared services, process outsourcing and/or transition service agreements (TSA).
  • Experience leading and managing in complex business environments.

  • The ability to synthesize approaches to complex integration/divestiture conflicts.

  • The ability to prioritize effectively on projects and the skills to adapt quickly to new challenges and concepts.

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally.

  • Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights.

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 80% on short notice.

Ideally, you’ll also have
  • A proven record of excellence in a mergers or acquisitions transactions role.

  • Some additional industry experience.
  • Experience gained within another large professional services organization.

  • Established networking skills in a relevant industry.
What we look for

We’re interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients’ goals and think creatively to facilitate them – often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off plus 12 observed holidays and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry.
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career.
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you.
About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


Make your mark. Apply today.

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