Transaction Diligence SPA Manager
Ernst & Young
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job description / Role
Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Transaction Diligence Manager, you will help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. Our team of strategic advisors sits at the heart of a global Transaction Diligence network of specialists who deliver high quality solutions to clients, helping them to meet their strategic goals.
Our core work is due diligence, assessing a target company's finances and business projections, identifying opportunities, risks, sensitivities, and potential mitigations, and reporting on these to our clients, their banks, investors and other parties.
You will analyse the financial and operational results of companies targeted for sale by reviewing financial information and participating in interviews with management. You will work effectively as a team member by demonstrating your commitment to quality, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication, and updating senior team members on progress. You will also help to create a positive learning culture for other team members and support their development. And as part of your role in the wider team, you will have a role to play in other team initiatives - for example, account management and recruitment.
Your key responsibilities
As a manager within the Transaction Support team, you will manage the project teams and work closely with all members as well as forming strong internal links within transaction support and other departments in EY. You will understand the key business drivers, co-developing our approach with the client, agreeing value measurements with the client, providing value to the client through insights, factual conclusions and advice. You will plan, prepare, and review deliverables in various forms including excel data books, written reports, presentations and discussions with the client. You will understand the capabilities of the firm and look for opportunities to sell additional services to our clients. You will play a key role in business plan initiatives (e.g. key accounts, recruitment, and client service framework). You will take the responsibility for own learning and development, provide coaching to others, and participate in upward feedback
Skills and attributes for success
Individuals with strong analytical skills will flourish in this environment, as you will regularly assist in researching technical accounting issues to evaluate implications on transaction valuation and structuring and prepare analyses of financial information to assess trends and fluctuations. Good communication skills will also be a key attribute for success within this role as you will be required to assist in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and develop and maintain productive working relationships with clients.
To qualify for the role you must have
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in Transaction Support or due diligence
- Chartered Accountancy, CFA, or similar professional qualification
- Ability to analyse financial and non-financial information to formulate views and conclusions.
- Strong analytical, presentation and report writing skills
- Excellent command of spoken and written English
Ideally, you will also have
- Transactions/auditing experience
- Legal background - SPA stands for Share/Sale & purchase agreement
- Negotiating transaction docs and advising on purchase price adjustments and reflecting the commercial intent within financial documents
- Experience with locked box, completion accounts and completion audits
- Client facing experience from a professional services background
What we look for
Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you'll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:
- Continuous learning: You will develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
- Success as defined by you: We will provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
- Transformative leadership: We will give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
- Diverse and inclusive culture: You will 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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