Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Calgary


Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Transaction Support Senior, you’ll 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. Our team of strategic advisors sits at the heart of a global team of transaction specialists who deliver high quality advice to our clients.
The opportunity
EY has an established industry leading Transaction Advisory Services Practice.
We help clients determine the right deal to do, and then assist them in doing the deal right. We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. With so many offerings, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly, collaborative environment through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. 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.
You'll be part of the
Transaction Support team which provides clients with the financial and strategic transaction assistance to ensure the success of their transaction. Our TS teams assist clients throughout the entire transaction process. While traditional financial due diligence is a key element of the service, TS is much broader, incorporating transaction management, negotiation and documentation, and post-completion integration.
Our team works to understand profit drivers and trends, challenge assumptions of future performance, and assist with purchase agreements and post-closing transaction matters. Our TS teams assist clients throughout the entire transaction process.
Skills and attributes for success
Participate in due diligence in buy and sell side engagements related to acquisitions or divestitures by private equity investor groups and strategic corporate players.
Analyse financial/operational results of targets through reviewing accounting records and conducting interviews with management
Prepare/evaluate pro forma financial information
Identify issues for purchase price reductions, deal structuring or deal termination
Identify post-acquisition action steps to achieve anticipated earnings/cash flow improvements
Evaluate effects of seasonality on cash flow requirements. Perform industry and company research
Correlate due diligence findings with client valuations.
Analyse carve-out issues, as applicable relating to a buy-side or sell-side project
Work with our clients throughout the year, not just when a deal arises
Build relationships with our client's key decision makers
Provide clients with an integrated team that can address financial, tax, IT, operational, employee benefit, market, competitor, and management matters
Work with other TS team members to analyze financial transaction drivers such as EBITDA, operating performance, working capital valuation, related party transactions, forecast analysis, etc.
To qualify for the role you must have
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Accounting and/or related major.
CPA or CA, CPA certification
Minimum 3 years of public accounting experience
Effective written and verbal communication skills
The successful candidate must be willing and able to travel within Canada and US
Ideally, you’ll also have
Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
Dedication to teamwork
Strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas
What we look for
We’re interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients’ goals and think creatively to facilitate them - often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.
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 to

About the company

A multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014.

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