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M&A Transaction Services Manager - Brisbane

Date:  22-Jul-2021

Brisbane, QLD, AU

Department:  In-Demand Skills

This is your opportunity to join Deloitte's growing M&A Transaction Services team. Working on high profile assignments with some of the best in the field, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, with a mix of corporate and private equity transactions and IPO support, within a highly commercial, client focussed environment. Are you in?


In response to the growing demand for our market leading M&A Transaction Services, we are looking to hire problem solvers to join our team, delivering advice and practical solutions that make a material impact to our clients, our people and society.


The Brisbane based role provides an exciting opportunity to work within a close-knit growing team. We invest in our people, so you will have access to excellent training and development opportunities, with direct exposure to an experienced senior team who are committed to developing you both personally and technically. We work on some of the most exciting and largest QLD based transactions while maintaining a truly national presence. Working with M&A colleagues across Australia and internationally, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills with local, national and international clients.

About the team

Our M&A Transaction Services team works closely with our clients through the entire M&A lifecycle to deliver due diligence information, financial analytics, bid defence and support, advice on transaction related accounting and tax matters and reviewing sale and purchase agreements.


Our collaborative team turns clients’ frustration into assurance with sophisticated, technology-enhanced, and tailored M&A advice. Our clients include Australian private and listed corporates, global enterprises, private equity firms and Government.

 We often work within a wider deal team which accesses the firm's vast range of specialist expertise including commercial and operational due diligence, sale and purchase agreement negotiation, real estate, treasury, pensions, modelling, fund placement, merger integration, IT and business intelligence to deliver multi-disciplinary insights to our clients throughout the transaction lifecycle.


Our M&A team are always looking for ways to innovate and this includes embedding data, analytics and insight into our diligence processes through our global leading edge data analytics platform, iDeal, which enables us to provide deeper insights into the businesses involved in any transaction and add value beyond the core due diligence advice.

What will your typical day look like?


  • Develop proposals based on briefs received

  • Develop an understanding of the target business and its drivers

  • Identify, manage, and report on financial risks of potential acquisitions or disposals

  • Interpret and analyse information memoranda, business plans, publicly available information on the target business

  • Undertake financial due diligence review, and analyse historical trading, quality of earnings, cash flow, working capital, net debt, capital expenditure, forecasts and underlying assumptions through an in-depth review of the audited historical accounts, management accounts and business plans. Collect, analyse and interpret information on the financial standing, cost structures and trading effectiveness of organisations

  • IPO work – perform the role of investigating accountants, advise organisations’ governing boards on matters concerning compliance with stock exchange listing rules, support of issuing a negative assurance opinion in respect of an Investigating Accountants Report

  • Develop solutions, recommendations on normalized EBITDA, deal price, working capital adjustments, earn-outs, acquisition synergies

  • Assess systems and processes and how they relate to the financial and management information of the business

  • Assess controls and governance environment of the business

  • Review the adequacy of financing structure, agreements and consideration of limits, terms, and covenants

  • Present findings and observations to senior management

  • Report potential key issues for clients including identification of risk or price factors impacting investment decisions

  • Review sale and purchase agreements (SPA), financial model to reflect findings of the due diligence process

  • Develop recommendations and commentary on SPA by leveraging due diligence findings

  • Work closely with project-based teams, supervise, and review the analysis of junior members, support senior team members with accountability for overall engagement management and quality of deliverable

  • Involvement in a wide range of transactions including acquisitions, takeovers, mergers, divestments, capital raisings

  • Liaise with government, corporates, and bankers on projects during the due diligence stage through till completion

  • Presentation of findings – arrange, give notice of, and attend meetings of directors and shareholders

  • Manage transactions, liaise with client, and target management and other deal stakeholders during the due diligence process


Enough about us, let's talk about you


  • You are an accounting / finance professional with Undergraduate Accounting/ Finance degree and/or CA or equivalent qualification e.g. CPA, CFA, MBA or Masters in Applied Finance

  • 4-7 years of relevant experience in audit, accounting, transaction services, financial due diligence and/or with a clear grasp of the M&A lifecycle - this is porvided as a guidance only, please don't let it limit you, if you feel you have something to add to our team

  • Interpret and review financial models and advanced report writing skills

  • Initiative with a strong drive for self-learning and personal development

  • Experience building internal and external relationships, managing teams and performance targets

  • Ability to balance multiple engagements and responsibilities while providing exceptional client service


Why Deloitte? 

At Deloitte, we create positively differentiated work experiences that enable our people to feel valued and achieve their full potential. Deloitte Australia opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across Asia Pacific to gain experience and access projects beyond Australia’s borders. We value difference and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, gender identities, abilities and thinking styles. Knowing that people work best in a variety of ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated.


We’re committed to continually building a safe and respectful workplace, where all our people feel appreciated and accepted. Through the creation of endorsed employee-led diversity networks which promote cultural, disability, LGBTI+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and gender equality, we’re leading the way to shape an environment where everybody can thrive. 


Next Steps


Sound like the sort of role for you? Apply now!

If you’ve got any questions or wish to have a confidential conversation about this role, contact our Talent Acquisition team. We’d love to hear from you.




By applying to this job, you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte employee experience globally.


At Deloitte, we know we’re at our best when we look out for one another; prioritise respect, fairness, development and wellbeing; foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their background, experience, identity, ability or thinking style, and if you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process for accessibility reasons this is available upon request. 


The preferred candidate will be subject to background screening by Deloitte or by their external third-party provider.