EY Reconnect Returnship - Strategy and Transactions – Transaction Diligence Manager – Metro NY

EY LLP | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/06/2021

The opportunity  

The EY Reconnect returnship program is a paid, 12-week program currently offered in the NY metro area for professionals who have had an extended break from the world of work and would like to reconnect with their career. 

During the returnship, you will refresh your existing skills and receive specialized learning and development, executive coaching, and mentorship from our client services teams in our Strategy and Transactions practice. And you won’t do it alone. As part of a peer group of fellow returners, we’ll make sure you have access to networks and the support you need to feel empowered to re-enter the workforce with confidence. Upon successful completion of the program, there will be an opportunity to apply for a full-time role. 

Our clients, who are 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 Manager in our Transaction Diligence (TD) team you'll be right at the heart of the action. You'll work with many of the world's largest organizations, fastest-growing companies, and private equity firms on some of the most complex deals. You'll be advising our clients throughout the diligence lifecycle on key drivers to increase value and reduce the risks and uncertainty inherent in transactions. 


Your key responsibilities 

As a Manager in our Transaction Diligence (TD) team you will be a vital member of the team managing and executing financial diligence project work. You'll be focused on analyzing financial data and identifying key trends behind the performance of a business, discussing business performance and forecast assumptions with senior team management, and helping to write reports that set out our findings and recommendations around the key financial and business issues in a transaction. You will also be helping develop staff and seniors ensuring their career development. 


Skills and attributes for success 

  • Handling financial due diligence engagements. 
  • Analyze financial and operational results of businesses to be acquired or sold through reviewing accounting records and conducting interviews with management. 
  • Assist clients in the preparation of SEC filings. 
  • Identifying negotiation factors for purchase price and deal structuring. 
  • Constantly researching industry trends and technologies, as well as seasonality and cyclicality on cash flow requirements to provide knowledge and insight to clients. 

To qualify for the role you must have 

  • A career break of more than 1 year. You may have taken time out for childcare, eldercare, relocation, or other personal commitments. 
  • Left the work force with over five years prior financial due diligence work experience. 
  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and five years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately four years of related work experience supported by an active CPA certification. 
  • Significant public accounting experience. 
  • Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights.
  • The ability to prioritize effectively on projects and the skills to adapt quickly to new challenges and concepts. 
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally. 


What we look for 

We’re interested in those with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. While you will receive hands on training, you can also expect autonomy in this role so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about returning to work and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.  


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