EY UKI TAS - Corporate Finance Senior Manager - Dublin in Ireland

UKI TAS - Corporate Finance Senior Manager - Dublin

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # IRE001Q2

Post Date Jul 20, 2017

Job Title:

Corporate Finance


UKI Transaction Advisory Services – M&A


Senior Manager



Who Are EY

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.

At Ernst & Young we work in a dynamic, forward looking environment. You'll have direct contact with clients and gain valuable experience across industries and geographies, learning from top minds in today's transaction advisory arena. We'll help you achieve your potential by giving you leading professional development opportunities.

Transaction Advisory Services

The Transactions Advisory Services (‘TAS’) team at Ernst & Young are currently looking for Assistant Director in our Dublin office. As the only integrated global TAS business worldwide we are one of the leading providers of transaction advisory services with over 60 experienced professionals based across our Dublin, Cork and Belfast offices.

As a TAS Assistant Director you'll work with a high-performing, integrated team which focuses on a wide variety of clients and delivers a range of assignments focusing on mergers and acquisitions, valuations and business modelling, restructuring and transaction support. You'll have a diverse range of stretching experiences which will give you continuous learning and development opportunities as well as a great sense of achievement.

This growing team focuses on building strong relationships which will ultimately help you and your clients reach their potential. The group is seeking to recruit Assistant Directors who will be able to build on their current transaction, advisory and commercial experience to lead a number of diverse and demanding assignments. Due to the variety of services we provide to our clients, the work requires a high level of adaptability, flexibility and innovation.

Your duties and responsibilities


  • Working with a Partner or Director, leading the day to day execution, within TAS as well as other Ernst & Young departments, both in Ireland and internationally, on the following assignments:

  • Due diligence

  • Mergers, buyouts and disposals

  • Business modelling

  • Valuations

  • Business planning

  • Strategic advice

  • Lead assignments by defining scope and in consultation with Directors or Partners ensure that assignments are executed in compliance with our policies and protocols.

  • Understanding our client’s needs, co-developing our approach with the client, and providing value to the client through insights, factual conclusions and advice.

  • Project manage teams, work closely with all members to lead the day to day progression of assignments to include; planning and preparation of deliverables as well as review of these deliverables.

  • Responsibility for providing support, maintaining communication and updating both junior and senior members, as required.

  • A focus on anticipating and identifying risks that require escalation and subsequently escalating these risks to more senior staff as appropriate.

  • Working closely with colleagues you will ensure that work is properly executed, documented and concluded in compliance with our Quality & Risk Management guidelines.

  • Working to tight deadlines, thinking clearly under pressure and maintaining team morale during lengthy and challenging engagements.

Client responsibilities;

  • Assisting in the financial management aspects of assignments by organising staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to engagement leaders.

  • Demonstrating professionalism and confidence to deal with a range of stakeholder groups and management teams, gaining client acceptance and demonstrating value through advice and sector insight.

  • Participating in business development initiatives by leading the development of pitch documents and taking a lead role in dealing with clients.

  • Building strong internal relationships within TAS and across other service lines to identify opportunities and leverage relationships.

  • Develop your own business network with a view to increasing your origination capabilities over the medium term.

  • Understanding the capabilities of the firm and looking for opportunities to bring other specialists in to TAS assignments to achieve the best solution.

People responsibilities;

  • As an influential member of the team, you will help to create a positive learning culture. You will be responsible for mentoring, coaching and developing more junior members of staff as well as providing constructive feedback on both a formal and informal basis.

  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff.

  • Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training our professionals.

  • Maintain an education program to continually develop personal and technical skills.

  • Play an important role in the growth and development of the TAS team.

Technical skill requirements;

  • Experience of working on and a deep technical knowledge of any of the following areas;

  • Due diligence

  • Mergers, buyouts and disposals

  • Business modelling

  • Valuations

  • Business planning

  • Strategic advice

  • Ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders.

  • High level of commercial acumen.

  • Proficient in detailed financial and commercial analysis and ability to identify potential areas of sensitivity.

  • Ability to identify key issues on assignments and suggest workable solutions.

  • Experience in presenting findings clearly in reports and other deliverables to clients.

Additional requirements;

  • Have an ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification with a minimum of three years relevant post qualifying experience

  • Insolvency qualification not essential but desirable

  • Strong commercial experience and/or relevant industry experience

  • Excellent communicator, both oral and written

  • Strong IT skills, to an advanced level in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Project management skills

  • Effective time management

  • Ability to keep calm when under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels but also able to work effectively on your own using your own initiative and judgement as required 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.