Transaction Diligence- Manager

EY - Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Transaction Diligence- Manager
Job purpose

Take a lead in executing the due diligence procedures.
Understand the engagement scope and assist more junior members in performing
the procedures assigned to them. Responsible for writing significant parts of
the report deliverable and communicating findings to the client.
Your client responsibilities
  • Assist
    in producing work products that clearly explain key due diligence findings
    and recommendations to the client, ensuring compliance with EY standards
  • Challenge
    the engagement scope and specific procedures and suggest modifications
    that will better address the client's needs and concerns
  • Secure
    and enhance relationships with senior client management
  • Assign
    and lead teams that will exceed client's expectations in terms of
    performing engagement management activities including billing, scheduling,
    performance, evaluations, mentoring, managing client expectations, and
    identifying additional client needs
  • Maintain
    active communication with both partners and clients to manage expectations
    and ensure client satisfaction. Proactively identify, document and
    communicate any changes to the scope of work
Your people responsibilities
  • Mentor
    staff members in their professional development and career planning
  • Provide
    on-the-job performance feedback and periodic performance reviews
  • Identify
    training needs of staff members
  • Live
    our shared culture and values at all times and encourage your team members
    to do the same
Operational excellence
  • Review
    work in accordance with the firm's policies on a timely basis and in a
    thorough and constructive manner
  • Ensure
    appropriate use of tools and sources of knowledge.
  • Manage
    risk to the firm by adhering to the risk management policies and
    procedures and ensuring significant risks are identified
  • Perform
    detailed analysis to evaluate potential deal breakers and/or contract
    negotiating points
  • Apply
    transaction experience and industry knowledge to identify key issues and
    value drivers that will be critical to the engagement
  • Link
    key terms and conditions to areas to be focused on during due diligence
  • Draft
    the proposed scope and budget for the financial due diligence engagement
    with limited supervision

Skills and Experience
  • Minimum
    of eight years relevant working experience
  • Strong
    written and verbal communication skills- reports need to be ready for
    Partner review
  • Good
    Computer skills
  • Project
    Management Skills
  • People Management
  • Big 4
    Corporate Finance experience in Transaction Support Management Role
  • Exposure
    to large transactions that are complex and involve cross boarder
  • Able to
    utilise strong local insights to the Due Diligence
  • Africa
    experience preferable
  • Experience
    in running multiple projects simultaneously

Additional qualifications
  • University
    Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business related subject, CA(SA)
  • Fluency
    in English
Who we are

At Ernst & Young we support you in achieving your
unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and
rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of
integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And
while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we
support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the
flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and
personal lives. At Ernst & Young you can be who you are and express your
point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how
you make a difference.


Min education
University attendance
Required experience
8 Years
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