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EY Strategy and Transactions - Transaction Analytics - Manager in New York, New York

EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Location: New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology to become the best version of you and we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The potential for error is high in an environment where speed is critical. Companies looking for local and global deals face strong competition for quality assets and stakeholder scrutiny regarding acquisitions. M&A success starts with comprehensive diligence, it's the only way to understand if the deal is the right decision at the right price.

As a Transaction Diligence Analytics Manager, you'll be right at the heart of the action. Transaction Diligence Analytics provides business, financial, commercial, and due diligence services in connection with mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, carve-outs, and other transformational events by leveraging data in an increasingly complex world. Additionally, you will engage value creation efforts to help our clients make strategic data driven decisions. As a member of the team, you’ll help to provide strategic counsel to corporate and private equity leaders. You’ll have direct access to strategists and decision makers, operating executives, managing directors, chief financial officers, and corporate development officers.

The opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to help our clients both in and outside of an M&A transaction. As an expert in Transaction Diligence Analytics, you will deal with large volume business data, including performing data extraction, transformation, modelling, data visualization, benchmarking, and various descriptive and predictive analyses to help our clients make better decisions. You will be leading high performing teams preferably in data analytics, consulting, and/or private equity.

By means of data analytics, you are expected to have an extensive level of ability and proven skills in various tools such as Alteryx, SQL, Python, and Excel in addition to data visualization tools such as Power BI. This role will allow you to combine your technical knowledge, data analytics and data visualization skills to drive highly valuable business and commercial insights to our clients.

You will be working with, and learning from, highly talented colleagues on challenging and complex assignments. You’ll be expected to present your findings in a way that is easily understood by technical and nontechnical audiences at all levels. Further, you will be responsible for coaching and developing more junior members of the team.

No two clients are the same, and you’ll find that your work varies from day to day. Whichever industry or project you’re working on, we’ll support you in using your technical, business, and analytical skills to their full potential.

Your key responsibilities

As a Manager in Transaction Diligence Analytics, you will be a vital member of the team performing various descriptive and predictive analytics to advise clients in their decision-making process – whether helping them identify potential financial and commercial issues on an M&A transaction or strategic value creation opportunities on corporate clients and private equity portfolio companies. You will contribute to the continuous improvement of our fast-growing practice. You will also be helping develop staff ensuring their career development.

Our team is a blend of deals and consulting professionals with an ability to work with data and team across our practice to bring targeted commercial and business insights through a mix of industry specific experience and cutting-edge techniques. We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications and/or interest in below:

Skills and attributes for success

  • Project Management – manage project teams comprising of colleagues from across the Strategy and Transactions sub service lines to successful project execution.

  • Business and Commercially Driven – work effectively in a fast-paced, exciting environment with strong business acumen to drive value to our clients.

  • Business Development - assist in aspects of pursuits, including presentations and client meetings. Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work.

  • People Development – coach, mentor, and develop team members to enable achievement of their career goals.

  • Building Relationships - Strong working relationships with clients, including influencing, advising, and supporting key decision makers.

  • Innovation – Develop and support thought leadership and intellectual capital.

  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

  • Performing various descriptive and predictive analytics to advise clients in their decision-making process – whether helping them identify potential financial and commercial issues on an M&A transaction or strategic value creation opportunities on corporate clients and private equity portfolio companies.

  • Actively participate in brainstorming sessions and provide suggestions analytical approaches that can be applied to answer our client’s questions.

  • Ability to use ETL tools (such as Alteryx) and visualization tools (Microsoft Power BI).

  • Embrace diverse perspectives, value differences, and team inclusively to build safety and trust.

  • Keeping an understanding of sector trends to identify potential risks, opportunities, and solutions.

To qualify for the role, you must have

Preferred fields of study : Business Analytics, Data Analytics/Science, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Computer and Information Science, Business Administration/Management, Engineering, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics

  • A bachelor's degree in the preferred fields of study and 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience.

  • A strong academic record, including course work that EY deems relevant to this position.

  • Sufficient business acumen and critical thinking skills to draw & synthesize meaningful insights from robust underlying data relevant to our clients.

  • Sufficient ability to manage and work with large datasets (e.g., data wrangling/transformation/structuring) as well as perform relevant analyses (both descriptive and predictive).

  • Experience with or understanding of relational databases/data models.

  • An understanding of basic financial, accounting and business terminology.

  • Passion for solving real business issues and gaining experience in various industries (TMT, Consumer Products, Healthcare, Retail, Industrial Manufacturing, etc.) and functional areas (e.g., supply chain, operations, corporate finance).

  • Desire to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment and working under time sensitive client deadlines.

  • Experience with or interest in working with alternative data sets to draw insights on competitive positioning and company performance.

  • Thorough level of ability to interact, communicate, and present effectively with internal team/supervisor as well as external clients.

  • Demonstrated interest in consulting.

  • Flexibility and a willingness to travel.

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Master’s degree, CPA or CFA preferred.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced mergers and acquisitions environment.

  • Experience analyzing financial statements and key drivers of financial performance.

  • Experience with a subset of advanced analytical methods, such as statistical pricing studies, customer lifetime value analyses, customer persistency/retention analyses, geospatial analyses, statistical clustering analyses, etc.

  • Familiarity with a subset of analytics tools/applications including:

  • Data Management (Alteryx, Hadoop, SQL, etc.)

  • Data Visualization (PowerBI, Tableau, Spotfire, etc.)

  • Programming languages (Python, R, etc.)

  • Analytics Platforms (Databricks, Azure, etc.)

  • Statistical Packages (SPSS, Minitab, etc.)

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $109,400 to $200,500. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $131,300 to $227,900. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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