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HR Mergers & Acquisitions - Senior Consultant / Manager

Full time
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Consulting & professional services
5,001-10,000 employees
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At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The Opportunity

Our People Advisory Services – HR Mergers & Acquisitions practice supports clients in Australia and across the world through mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and divestments. With increasing client demand, we are looking to build our team in either Melbourne or Sydney with professionals who have experience in any aspects of due diligence in a deal.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your analytical and commercial skills in our due diligence and deal negotiation assignments, providing workforce insights to key decision-makers that help maximise deal value and identify critical risks.

You will help to identify key value drivers, challenge assumptions about future performance, search for and advise on hidden value, and work with other EY service teams to deliver an integrated approach to our clients before, during and after the transaction.

Your key responsibilities

In your role as in the HR Transactions team, you will:

  • Manage and participate in due diligence engagements related to Mergers & Acquisitions;
  • Analyse data to identify key issues or benefits;
  • Prepare and deliver workforce due diligence reports which quantify risks and liabilities;
  • Comment on integration challenges identified during due diligence, as well as providing technical guidance on employment related costs and opportunities;
  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary teams, including the EY Strategy and Transactions teams to deliver integrated diligence support to clients;
  • Identify business development opportunities and assist Partners and Directors on proposals and new business opportunities.

Skills and attributes for success

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Extensive M&A due diligence experience, working both independently and with senior stakeholders on multiple engagements;
  • Strong quantitative skills supported by good Excel and/or data analytics capabilities;
  • Ability to remain focused and productive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills and a dedication to teamwork;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, law, business/commerce, finance.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Ability to work with agility and adaptability in an ever-changing environment;
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to flex to new challenges and ideas in a collaborative team environment.

At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.

We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via or phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2).

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.  

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

The minimum salary for this role is AUD98,000, inclusive of superannuation, and dependent on skills and experience.

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What we offer

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.