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EY EY Reconnect - Strategy and Transactions - Transaction Diligence Manager- Financial Services in Chicago, Illinois

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

Have you been out of the workforce for a while and are ready to get back to work?

The EY Reconnect returnship program is a paid, 12-week program currently offered to people who have had an extended break from the world of work and would like to reconnect with their careers.

During the returnship, you will refresh your existing skills and receive specialized learning and development, executive coaching, and mentorship from our client services teams in our Strategy and Transactions practice. And you won’t do it alone. As part of a peer group of fellow returners, we’ll ensure you have access to networks and the support you need to feel empowered to re-enter the workforce confidently. Upon successful completion of the program, there will be an opportunity for full-time employment.

Our clients, who are looking for local and global deals, face strong competition for quality assets and stakeholder scrutiny regarding acquisitions. M&A success starts with comprehensive diligence; it's the only way to understand if the deal is the right decision at the right price.

As a Manager in our Transaction Diligence – Financial Services (TD FSO) team, you'll be right at the heart of the action. You'll work with many of the world's largest organizations, fastest-growing companies, and private equity firms on some of the most complex deals. You'll be advising our clients throughout the diligence lifecycle on key drivers to increase value and reduce the risks and uncertainty inherent in transactions.

Your key responsibilities

As a Manager in our TD FSO team, you will be a vital member of the team managing and executing financial diligence project work. You'll be focused on analyzing financial data and identifying key trends behind the performance of a business, discussing business performance and forecast assumptions with senior team management, and helping to write reports that set out our findings and recommendations around the key financial and business issues in a transaction. You will also be helping develop staff and seniors ensuring their career development.

Skills and attributes for success:

  • Handling financial due diligence engagements

  • Analyze financial and operational results of businesses to be acquired or sold through reviewing accounting records and conducting interviews with management

  • Assist clients in the preparation of SEC filings

  • Identifying negotiation factors for purchase price and deal structuring

  • Constantly researching industry trends and technologies, as well as seasonality and cyclicality on cash flow requirements to provide knowledge and insight to clients

To qualify for the role, you must have:

  • A career break of more than 1 year – you may have taken time out for childcare, eldercare, relocation, or other personal commitments

  • Over five years prior financial due diligence work experience

  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and five years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately four years of related work experience supported by an active CPA certification

  • Significant public accounting experience

  • Financial services industry experience

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

  • 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

What we look for

We’re interested in those with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. While you will receive hands-on training, you can also expect autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about returning to work and are ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you. Please apply now!

What we offer

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, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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

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