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EY Due Diligence- Transaction Services Assistant Manager in Johannesburg, South Africa

Due Diligence- Transaction Services Assistant Manager

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # JOH002SW

Post Date May 21, 2020

Job purpose

Take a lead in executing the due diligence procedures. Understand the engagement scope and assist more junior members in performing the procedures assigned to them. Responsible for writing significant parts of the report deliverable and communicating findings to the client.

Your client responsibilities

  • Assist in producing work products that clearly explain key due diligence findings and recommendations to the client, ensuring compliance with EY standards

  • Challenge the engagement scope and specific procedures and suggest modifications that will better address the client's needs and concerns

  • Secure and enhance relationships with senior client management

  • Assign and lead teams that will exceed client's expectations in terms of performing engagement management activities including billing, scheduling, performance, evaluations, mentoring, managing client expectations, and identifying additional client needs

  • Maintain active communication with both partners and clients to manage expectations and ensure client satisfaction. Proactively identify, document and communicate any changes to the scope of work

Your people responsibilities

  • Mentor staff members in their professional development and career planning

  • Provide on-the-job performance feedback and periodic performance reviews

  • Identify training needs of staff members

  • Live our shared culture and values at all times and encourage your team members to do the same

Operational excellence

  • Review work in accordance with the firm's policies on a timely basis and in a thorough and constructive manner

  • Ensure appropriate use of tools and sources of knowledge.

  • Manage risk to the firm by adhering to the risk management policies and procedures and ensuring significant risks are identified

  • Perform detailed analysis to evaluate potential deal breakers and/or contract negotiating points

  • Apply transaction experience and industry knowledge to identify key issues and value drivers that will be critical to the engagement

  • Link key terms and conditions to areas to be focused on during due diligence

  • Draft the proposed scope and budget for the financial due diligence engagement with limited supervision

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of eight years relevant working experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills- reports need to be ready for Partner review

  • Good Computer skills

  • Project Management Skills

  • People Management Skills

  • Big 4 Corporate Finance experience in Transaction Support Management Role

  • Exposure to large transactions that are complex and involve cross boarder activities

  • Able to utilise strong local insights to the Due Diligence

  • Africa experience preferable

  • Experience in running multiple projects simultaneously

Additional qualifications

  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business related subject, CA(SA)

  • Fluency in English

Who we are

At Ernst & Young we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At Ernst & Young you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.