EY Corporate Finance Manager - Cork in Ireland

Title: Corporate Finance Manager - Cork

Location: Ireland

Job Number: IRE001NX

Team/Division: UKI Transaction Advisory Services – Transaction Support

Job Title: Corporate Finance Manager

Location: Cork

Who are EY

EY is a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Our vision is to become the leading global professional services organisation by building a better working world.

At EY our inclusive work environment means that everyone’s opinion is valued. This enables us to provide better advice and ideas to our clients, which in turn helps you develop as an individual to achieve your potential and make a difference.

Transaction Advisory Services

At a time when the global business environment holds increasingly complex strategic challenges, we know that how organisations manage their capital agenda today will define their competitive position tomorrow.

As a Transaction Advisory Services professional, you'll work with the world’s largest organisations, fastest-growing companies and private equity firms on some of the biggest and most complex cross-border engagements in the global market.

In Ireland, you will join a growing team of 65 plus professionals. You'll help those clients to make better and more informed decisions about how they manage capital and transactions in a changing world. That means advising businesses on how they preserve, optimise, raise and invest their capital to help them achieve their strategic objectives.

If you understand capital and how to make it work harder, Transactions Advisory Services will offer the career opportunities you’re looking for.

What will I be doing?

Typical activities will include the following:

  • 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 Managers 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.

  • Leading teams or parts of teams within TAS as well as other Ernst & Young departments both in Ireland and internationally on formal insolvencies, informal business reviews and other assignments.

  • Manage assignments by defining scope and in consultation with Assistant Directors, 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 our client through insights, factual conclusions and advice.

  • Leading the day to day progression of assignments to include; planning, preparing and reviewing various forms of deliverables to include reports and presentations.

  • 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 to ensure that work is properly executed, documented and concluded in compliance with our Quality & Risk Management guidelines.

  • Actively establishing, maintaining and strengthening your internal and external relationships.

Client responsibilities;

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

  • Demonstrating professionalism and confidence to deal with a range of stakeholder groups and management teams.

  • Participating in business development initiatives.

  • Building strong internal relationships within TAS and across other service lines.

  • Actively building your own network of contacts with work providers.

  • 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.

Qualifications:

What do we look for?

Requirements for prospective candidates include:

  • Experience of working on and a strong technical knowledge 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 the 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.

  • Have an ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification with a minimum of one year 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

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

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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.