EY M&A Senior Analyst in Athens, Greece

M&A Senior Analyst

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # ATH0008X

Post Date Jan 08, 2018

At EY we build outstanding leaders who team to deliver to our promises to all our stakeholders. We aim to always support our senior professionals in achieving their potential, both personally and professionally. We give to our people rewarding experiences that keep them motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world’s most successful companies. And while we encourage our people to take personal responsibility for their career, we support them in their professional development in every way we can. Our professionals enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to them, in their business and their personal lives.

The opportunity

Leveraging an extensive global network, our M&A team provides sector-focused advice on the sale process from strategic positioning to close, and we help execute acquisitions, alliances and mergers. We have ambitious plans and we are seeking a high performing experienced M&A professional to join the team.

Working in a multi-national environment, the team will work on a range of transactions, from local to cross-border disposals or acquisitions. Working in this creative environment, you will be given the opportunity to work and take responsibilities on challenging projects, gaining exposure to various sectors, both within Greece and the CSE region.

Your key responsibilities

As a team member, your role will include but not be limited to advising companies regarding strategic and corporate finance alternatives, including performing the following:

  • Monitor macro and market developments in order to identify trends and opportunities for M&A transactions

  • Performing macro and industry analysis

  • Performing strategic and financial business analysis

  • Drafting transaction marketing materials, such as teasers, pitch books, IMs and roadshow presentations

  • Developing financial models and performing business valuations

  • Providing assistance to senior professionals within the team, including during the M&A process

  • Attending client meetings

Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills

  • An ability to interact with teams at all hierarchical levels

  • Strong attention to detail with a logical and methodical approach

  • Team working and communication skills

  • Excellent business acumen and commercial awareness

To qualify for the role you must have

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in M&A or Corporate Finance acquired through work experience in an investment bank, Big4 or private equity firm

  • Excellent academic background, including a Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration (MBA) and / or other related field with strong quantitative focus

  • Advanced MS Excel skills in developing financial models

  • Advanced MS PowerPoint and MS Word skills in developing quality presentations and reports

  • Strong numerical/analytical ability and a sound grasp of financial accounting. Within this context, CFA, ACCA or other professional qualification will be considered an asset

  • Experience in project finance and/or energy and infrastructure sectors will be also considered an asset

  • Ability to take initiative and work effectively under pressure

  • Very good written and oral skills both in Greek and English

  • Strong team player able to work effectively in a team environment

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience from working in a multinational environment

  • Client facing experience from a professional services background

What we look for

What’s most important is that you’re dedicated to working with your colleagues as part of a high-performing team. You’ll need to demonstrate enthusiasm, high motivation and passion to develop fast in a multinational working environment. You’ll need to thrive in picking up new skills and talents as you go, so natural curiosity, a lot of questions and the confidence to speak up when you see something that could be improved are essential. If you’ve got the right combination of technical knowledge and communication skills, 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. Plus, we offer:

  • Plenty of training opportunities

  • A clear path of progression, tailored to your own unique talents and ambitions

  • Exposure to colleagues and senior stakeholders across the business

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

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

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