EY EMEIA Acquisition Lead in London, United Kingdom

EMEIA Acquisition Lead


Requisition # LON00ESZ

Post Date Sep 25, 2018

We’ve got an exciting opportunity to join our EMEIA Tax Centre (ETC) as an Acquisition Lead. You’ll be helping us achieving growth through alliances and acquisitions. We are looking for a Senior Manager/Director with deal origination or execution support experience to support the acquisition activities of EMEIA Tax.

The primary focus of the role will be on working with the EMEIA Tax and regional Tax leadership on developing and executing an inorganic growth strategy as well as identifying and executing acquisitions across EMEIA Tax. They may occasionally be asked to be involved in a broader set of activities if necessary.


This role will provide exposure to EMEIA Tax leadership (direct report to EMEIA Tax Deputy, EMEIA Tax Leader), EMEIA CDO and Regional Tax leaders. It will also enable the SM to gain an understanding of how we prepare our business for future growth.

Your key responsibilities

  • Work with EMEIA Tax leadership and RTLsto help determine inorganic growth opportunities and capability or capacitygaps or emerging areas which may need to be filled with acquisitions, inalignment with EMEIA Tax strategic priorities.

  • Identify key priority areas for focus of acquisition activity.

  • Work with range of stakeholders across EMEIA to identify potentialtargets and fill the acquisition pipeline.

  • Coordinate with RTLs, local CDO and GCO to help progress targets

  • Drive acquisition progress on EMEIA Tax (multi-country) deals

  • Coordinate with the research team to gather preliminaryinformation on the target to review with stakeholder

  • Coordinate EMEIAinvolvement in SPA terms negotiations.

  • Ensure regional teams are following the EMEIA acquisition processand appropriate stakeholders are informed and have approved, etc.

  • Ensure the EMEIA Tax acquisition pipeline details are up to date

  • Conduct ongoing research into the global start-up communities tostay on trend with technologies and innovations in the areas that we haveidentified as priorities and understand what acquisitions our competitors aredoing as well as who is buying targets we’ve had ‘on our list’

  • Build awareness, understanding and ensure compliance ofacquisitions strategy and process

Skills and attributes for success

  • Good understanding of how to identify acquisition targets and fillthe pipeline

  • Comfortable in an ambiguous environment

  • Able to work independently with limited guidance

  • Experience in executing or active support of executing of deals

  • Experience developing integration plans and supporting thebusiness to achieve the original business case benefits

  • Be proactive and innovative with the ability to anticipate risksand mitigate accordingly

  • An entrepreneurial spirit

To qualifyfor the role you must have

  • Experience developingacquisition related business cases

  • Strong experience working with key stakeholders to progress deals

  • Strong communication at the executive level (particularly written)

  • Project management and organisational management with provenability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines.

  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate a variety of executivestakeholders to deliver successful projects and initiatives

  • Have good MS PowerPoint skills needed to develop executive levelpresentations and updates

  • Have good MS Excel skills in order to support investment/businesscase evaluation and tracking of performance

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 and coaching from some of the mostengaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills andprogress your career

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

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

About EY

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

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