EY Transaction Support Manager in Ireland

Transaction Support Manager

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # IRE001MP

Post Date Sep 19, 2017

Transaction Advisory Services Manager - Transaction Support

Our Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team works with clients to manage their capital agenda to drive competitive advantage and increased returns. As part of a global team of 10,000 professionals in 100 countries you will advise clients on preserving, optimizing, raising or investing capital. Major groups (or, as we call them, sub-service lines and competencies) within TAS include Mergers and Acquisition Services, Project Finance, Restructuring Services, Operational Transaction Services, Transaction Support, Transaction Tax, and Valuation and Business Modelling.

Join our Transaction Support team and you will work with many of the world’s largest organizations, fastest-growing companies and private equity firms on some of the most complex deals in the global market. Through analysis of financial, commercial and operational data, our industry-aligned transaction support professionals provide insights to key decision-makers that help them increase value and reduce the risks and uncertainty inherent in transactions. You will help to identify key value drivers, challenge assumptions about future performance, search for and advise on hidden value, and work with other EY service teams to deliver an integrated approach to our clients before, during and after the transaction.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job Summary:

Transaction Support services encompass the strategic development and execution of an appropriate transaction structure, including the execution of financial due diligence. Our team works to understand profit drivers and trends, challenge assumptions of future performance, and assist with purchase agreements and post-closing transaction matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and participate in due diligence engagements related to acquisitions by private equity investor groups and strategic corporate buyers. Analyse financial/operational results of targets through reviewing accounting records and conducting interviews with management. Prepare/evaluate pro forma financial information

  • Lead the preparation of client deliverables including excel databook analysis, reports, presentations and discussion packs

  • Identify issues for purchase price reductions, deal structuring or deal termination. Identify post-acquisition action steps to achieve anticipated earnings/cash flow improvements. Evaluate effects of seasonality and cyclicality on cash flow requirements. Perform industry and company research. Correlate due diligence findings with client valuations. Manage expectations of service.

  • Review the work of Staff and Senior employees.

  • Conduct timely performance reviews for Staff and Senior employees and help to develop and guide staff and other junior Transaction Support professionals by providing effective performance feedback/training and ensuring team responsibilities are consistent with skills and developmental goals. Lead by example.

  • Generate new business opportunities. Identify business development opportunities and assist Partners and Senior Managers on proposals and new business opportunities by drafting responses, participating in the proposal process, building client relationships, demonstrating knowledge of client business and communicating directly with the target company

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Bachelor's degree and approximately 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience

  • Degree in accounting, business, or finance preferred

  • Experience consisting of a total of at least 3+ years of relevant external audit experience in a accounting firm and/or Transaction Support experience, of which at least 18 months are relevant external audit experience in a public accounting firm

  • ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualified

  • Commercial awareness gained through relevant experience (either from within an Audit or Transaction Support role)

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Dedication to teamwork

  • Strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas


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.