EY Transaction Advisory Services Senior - Transaction Support - Mergers & Acquisition in New York, New York

Title: Transaction Advisory Services Senior - Transaction Support - Mergers & Acquisition

Location: US-NY-New York

Job Number: NEW00IKY

Our Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team works with clients to manage their capital agenda to drive competitive advantage and increased returns. As part of a global team of 10,000 professionals in 100 countries you will advise clients on preserving, optimizing, raising or investing capital. Major groups (or, as we call them, sub-service lines and competencies) within TAS include Mergers and Acquisition Services, Project Finance, Restructuring Services, Operational Transaction Services, Transaction Support, Transaction Tax, and Valuation and Business Modeling.

Join our Transaction Support team and you will work with many of the world’s largest organizations, fastest-growing companies and private equity firms on some of the most complex deals in the global market. Through analysis of financial, commercial and operational data, our industry-aligned transaction support professionals provide insights to key decision-makers that help them increase value and reduce the risks and uncertainty inherent in transactions. You will help to identify key value drivers, challenge assumptions about future performance, search for and advise on hidden value, and work with other EY service teams to deliver an integrated approach to our clients before, during and after the transaction.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


Job Summary:

Transaction Support services encompass the strategic development and execution of an appropriate transaction structure, including the execution of financial due diligence. Our team works to understand profit drivers and trends, challenge assumptions of future performance, and assist with purchase agreements and post-closing transaction matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze financial and operational results of targets through the preparation of various analyses by reviewing accounting records and conducting interviews with management, including finance, operations, human resources and marketing. Prepare/evaluate pro forma financial information. Assist in identifying issues for purchase price reductions, deal restructuring, or deal termination. Assist management in identifying pre/post-acquisition issues. Assist in preparing reports and schedules.

  • Evaluate the effects of seasonal and cyclical changes on cash flow requirements. Perform industry and company research.

  • Develop/maintain productive working relationships with client personnel. Direct the progress of fieldwork, inform supervisors of the engagement status, and manage staff performance. Comply with EY policies and guidelines.

  • Develop people. Provide constructive performance feedback/training and conduct performance reviews. Foster teamwork and innovative thinking.

  • Commit to developing knowledge. Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery. Respect/protect client information. Maintain an educational program to continually develop skills.

  • Achieve growth. Understand EY and its service lines and identify opportunities to serve clients

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • a bachelor's degree in accounting, business or finance, and approximately 2 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 18 months of work experience

  • a minimum of 18 months of relevant external audit experience in a public accounting firm

  • mergers and/or acquisitions transactions experience preferred

  • strong analytical and interpersonal skills

  • effective written and verbal communication skills

  • a dedication to teamwork

  • a strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas

  • The successful candidate must also be willing and able to travel, when necessary

Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.