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EY Corporate Finance Strategy - Assistant Director (Senior Manager) - London (Financial Services) in London, United Kingdom

Corporate Finance Strategy - Assistant Director (Senior Manager) - London (Financial Services)

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # LON00GSZ

Post Date Aug 12, 2019

The opportunity

The Corporate Strategy team at EY currently has an exciting opportunity for experienced candidates. We are seeking to recruit Assistant Directors (Senior Managers) who will be able to build on their current strategy development, transaction and commercial experience, and work on a number of diverse and demanding projects for blue chip Financial Services organisations, investors (private equity and trade) and emerging FinTechs.

Your key responsibilities

You can expect to work with a range of financial services clients (e.g. banks, insurers, payments providers, wealth and asset managers, FinTechs), advising management teams on strategy development, and both corporate and private equity clients on the acquisition and divestment of businesses.

A core area of the team’s expertise is commercial due diligence, where in “buy-side” scenarios we work with private equity or trade investors to assess the commercial and strategic merit of a potential investment: by assessing the businesses’ revenue forecasts, considering many different value drivers, such as market growth, competitive landscape, pricing, new products or entering new geographies. Similarly, in “sell-side” situations, we work directly with the business’ Management team to provide the underlying analysis to support the sale/investment of the business. These transaction-related activities are complemented by our work with financial services corporates, where we support senior leadership team to develop and deliver the strategies that position these organisations for long-term, sustainable growth.

Skills and attributes for success

  • You are likely to have morethan 5 years of prior experience, either from strategy consulting orM&A or from an in-house strategy / corporate development / M&Afunction at a leading industry player

  • Being a true businessadvisor to the client and establish yourself as a key client contact; Understandingkey business drivers, co-developing our approach with the client, agreeingvalue measurements with the client, providing value to the client throughinsights, factual conclusions and advice;

  • Have extensive experience inproject and team management and work closely with all members as well asforming strong internal links within transaction support and otherdepartments in EY both in the UK and internationally to form, co-manageand participate in multi-disciplinary teams;

  • Ability to collect andutilise relevant business and industry information and to analyse thisinformation effectively by applying strategic and commercial analysistechniques;

  • Analytical work experiencepreferably gained in a strategy consulting firm or a strategy departmentof a leading corporate;

  • Ability to plan, deliver,structure, write and present work against tight deadlines;

  • Share your technical andother knowledge with your team and the department;

  • Take responsibility for ownlearning and development, provide coaching to others, and participate inupward feedback

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Have a strong track recordin executing and managing research and analysis of companies and markets,preferably with commercial due diligence experience;

  • Have strong commercialexperience and/or relevant industry or transaction experience;

  • Be an excellentcommunicator, both oral and written;

  • Have Business Developmentexperience;

  • Be an effective timemanager, able to keep calm when under pressure to meet deadlines;

  • Be a team player with the abilityto build effective relationships at all levels in EY and with clients;

  • Bachelors required;

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • MBA and/or otherqualifications a plus

  • Knowledge of Europeanlanguages would be a plus

What we look for

Assistant Director level candidates who will be able to build on their current strategy development, transaction and commercial experience, working on a number of diverse and demanding projects for a broad range or clients.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of themost engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progressyour career

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

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 abetter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities andcreativefreedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY 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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Who we are

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.