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Analyst, Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Teaching

Job description

Running a business is all about making intelligent decisions, powered by accurate information. As a Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) Analyst, you’ll help make that happen. You will be an important part of our talented and highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. EY has an established industry leading M&A Practice. Within the M&A group, we offer expertise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing and valuations and advise clients on all aspects of strategic transaction and capital sourcing activities. When you join our team, you’ll be working with leading business tools and methodologies to provide strategic advice to some of the most sophisticated clients around. We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. As an Analyst in the M&A group, you will also assist clients with financial due diligence and business valuations, as required.  

Your key responsibilities

As an Analyst, you will have the opportunity to be involved in the execution of the M&A process, from deal sourcing to closure. The role of an Analyst within EY’s M&A group is challenging and fast paced, that requires dedication and a strong work ethic. Your key responsibilities will include:  
•    Perform market research and analysis, including analysis of key business drivers and market, competition and industry risk and opportunity analysis 
•    Synthesize research to be used in modeling, competitive analysis, industry analysis, negotiation support and various other applications
•    Prepare detailed financial models, including scenario analysis
•    Prepare valuation analysis using range of valuation techniques, including discounted cash flow analysis, comparable market multiples and precedent transaction analysis  
•    Assist in due diligence process
•    Prepare marketing materials and investment memos 
•    Provide strategic advice to clients across a range of industries and transactions

Skills and attributes for success

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, have a very strong attention to detail and are analytical and logical thinkers with a passion for corporate finance. Being a strong team player, with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our client’s goals, is critical.
To be successful in this role, you should have the following attributes: 
•    Dedicated and motivated individual with high career aspirations and strong work ethic
•    An ability to work independently to complete tasks
•    An ability to work well under pressure with multiple competing deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail
•    Results oriented and energetic self-starter
•    Strong computer (specifically Excel and PowerPoint) and financial modeling skills
•    Excellent analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
•    Working knowledge of the Canadian GAAP and International Finance and Accounting concepts and principles as it relates to M&A transactions
•    Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills 
•    Ability to develop relationships and liaison with EY colleagues and team members to achieve premium outcomes for our clients

To qualify for the role, you must have
•    Undergraduate degree
•    2 - 4 years of work experience in a related field

Ideally, you’ll also have
A professional designation, such as the:
•    CPA designation;
•    CBV designation or progress towards the completion of the CBV program of studies; or
•    CFA designation or progress towards the completion of the CFA program of studies

What working at EY offers 

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

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 allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting 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
•    Learning 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, strategy, transaction and consulting services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. 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 is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility.  We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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