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Strategy and Transactions - EY Parthenon Associate - Software Strategy Group

  • Internship
  • San Francisco (City and County of San Francisco)
  • Accounting / Management control

Job description

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As an Associate within EY-Parthenon 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.  The EY-Parthenon sub-service line comprises three competencies:  Strategy; Transaction Strategy and Execution; and Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy.  EY-Parthenon Strategy is a leading advisory organization focused on strategy consulting. We are committed to combining our unconventional thinking with our clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies.


The opportunity



In today’s complex business landscape, creativity has become a necessary ingredient for sustained success. EY-Parthenon Strategy has an ideal balance of strengths – deep and concentrated skills with broad executional capabilities, intimate client relationships with larger networks of support, and proven processes along with a progressive spirit to unlock opportunity for our clients, amplify the impact of our strategies, and make EY-Parthenon Strategy the global advisor of choice for business leaders.You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities


SSG provides investment and acquisition guidance (including commercial, product, and technology diligence), strategy/value creation and transaction advisory services to companies and investors in the software economy. EY-Parthenon’s SSG teams have completed hundreds of successful projects and provide a unique capability to help companies make critical decisions and complete successful transactions.

SSG team members conduct primary and secondary research, synthesize and analyze data, build and test hypotheses, and deliver strategic advice to our clients to help them make informed decisions. We have developed the models, industry contacts, benchmarks and methods designed for the software economy. Additionally, SSG works with internal Executive Directors who have been CTOs and CEOs in early and late stage software companies. The combination of the Executive Director team, our Consultants and Vice Presidents with deep software expertise provides a unique opportunity for you to learn from the best in the field.


Your key responsibilities


Associates participate as valued members of case teams, helping clients address their most pressing strategic challenges. Associates identify information sources, assemble data, perform analyses, structure arguments and develop and deliver presentations. Training is given in key business concepts and analytical methods immediately upon joining the firm and throughout their EY-Parthenon career.  




Skills and attributes for success


·  Perform secondary research using a variety of sources (e.g., analyst reports, market research reports, news articles)
·  Executing various analyses (e.g., customer segmentation, market sizing, competitor analysis, macroeconomic forecasting) to support the strategic recommendations
·  Designing and executing in-depth interview guides with key organizational stakeholders, industry experts and customers
·  Analyzing business plans and pro-forma financial models to help identify key assumptions and drivers
·  Maintaining relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels and other internal teams on the engagement


To qualify for the role, you must have


·  Outstanding academic performance, with a bachelor's degree and at least 1 year of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 1 year of experience. 
·  Ability to make detailed assessments of industry, products, markets, competitors and customers to identify risks and opportunities
·  Proficient in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment
·  Effective organization and time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines
·  Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 20-40%)


Ideally, you’ll also have


·  A bachelor’s degree in computer science
·  A passion for software
·  Excellent problem solving, project management, facilitation and interpersonal skills


What we look for

We are looking for candidates who have a strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals.


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off plus 12 observed holidays and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

·  Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
·  Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
·  The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you



About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

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

Make your mark. Apply today

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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