Assistant Director - Operational Transaction Services (IT) Full Time
Ernst & Young

England - London, United Kingdom | Bachelor's Degree | 7 - 10 years | Full Time | Male or Female | Information Technology | Accounting

Job Summary

The Operational Transaction Services - IT Capability team, advise and support clients through the complete deal lifecycle providing a range of sell-side and buy-side IT services to clients. Services range from complex IT due diligence, post merger integration, carve out/ separation, post deal value enhancement through to corporate restructuring. The team deliver buy side and sell side engagements for corporate firms and private equity houses across the transaction life-cycle

Job Responsibilites

Client responsibilities

  • Ability to sell, lead and deliver large, complex IT Due-diligence, IT carve-outs, post-merger integration and corporate restructuring
  • Managing and delivering complex IT Programmes supporting clients through post merger integration and separation/carve-outs
  • Addressing very complex technical points with senior client staff and managing key client relationships and expectations
  • Drawing on extensive knowledge and experience across all aspects of IT in business, provides insightful, deal-relevant points of view and recommendations based on robust analysis
  • Delivery and review of high-quality, risk-managed reports and other work products in various formats
  • Managing the development and delivery of technical proposals, attending sales meetings and delivering sales presentations
  • Frequently interface with senior external client stakeholders (example, C-Suite or equivalent) and internal stakeholders (example, EY Partners/Directors)
  • Active role in the identification of opportunities by farming existing relationships and growing new networks
  • Leading role in conversion of opportunities to wins through involvement in sales proposal/pitch process
  • Lead and manage internal practice development effort including development of tools, accelerators, methodologies and market propositions
  • Take ownership for Quality and Risk Management (Q&RM) through out client engagements, determining that all client work is delivered consistently complying with Ernst & Young's Q&RM guidelines

  • People responsibilities
  • Take responsibility for areas of internal team management (example, People and Operations: Supporting the leadership in developing. building and running the team and the practice) and act as a role model for the team
  • Involvement in the counselling and recruitment process as required.
  • Job Requirements
    Technical skills requirements   Exposure to all if not most of the following:
    • Extensive experience of corporate transactions, ideally in performing of IT Due Diligence and/or IT post merger integration, separation/carve-out assignments
    • Senior IT management experience (within an organisation's IT department or on the IT supplier side)
    • Extensive experience of IT advisory and consulting within a professional services environment
    The following should be considered as 'must have' attributes:
    • Ability to provide deep insights on IT aspects of transaction deals that are relevant and valued by clients and readers of the IT Due Diligence reports
    • Very deep knowledge and experience in one or more core aspects of a typical IT environment - for example, specialism in Application or Infrastructure Architecture, Systems Integration, Application Development, IT Financials, IT Strategy and Governance, dynamics of an IT function
    • Strong writing skills and experience of producing high calibre reports, papers, presentations and thought leadership
    • Business development skills with demonstrable sales track record
    • Programme management experience and track record of successful delivery of large, complex programmes
    • Experience of IT outsourcing, vendor management and IT procurement
    • Very deep knowledge in one or more industry sectors
    • Business administration or accounting knowledge (example MBA or CA or CIMA)
    • Experience in business development, from opportunity identification to conversion into sales
    • Prior Transaction experience
    • The ability to travel and work freely across the EU. 
    Additional skills requirements
    • Flexible with working locations, the ability to learn quickly and leverage skills in new situations
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong team working skills are essential
    • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
    • Experience in coaching, mentoring or counselling colleagues
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