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M&A Transaction Services Associate Director

Date:  14-Oct-2021

Brisbane, QLD, AU


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 both corporate and private equity transactions, 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 in Brisbane, delivering advice and practical solutions that make a material impact to our clients, our people and society.
We invest in our people, so you will have access to excellent training and development opportunities, allowing you to develop both personally and technically.
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, 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?
This role will also provide the opportunity to:


  • Drive the delivery of financial due diligence engagements, as well as preparation of data-centric analysis and dashboards;
  • Be part of a growing team that is passionate about developing you and your career in M&A transaction services;
  • Partner with Australian private and listed corporates, global enterprises, private equity firms and Government departments to execute complex transactions;
  • Mentor teams on a variety of M&A transactions, coaching a team of talented M&A practitioners;
  • Develop long-lasting relationships with private equity and corporate clients;
  • Quickly develop a deep understanding of businesses through analysis of historical trading, quality of earnings, cash flow, working capital, net debt, capital expenditure, forecasts and underlying assumptions and drivers of business performance;
  • Work directly with the Directors and/or Partners in more complex areas of the transaction with direct exposure to sale agreements;
  • Report on potential key opportunities and issues for our clients, including identification of risk or price factors impacting investment decisions as well as areas of opportunity;
  • Assist the Partners and Directors with business development, proposals and client events;
  • Set yourself a career path with clear and honest visibility around progression with the opportunity to develop deep industry specialisation with support to become a market leader in an industry you are passionate about.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you


You are a driven and talented accounting / finance professional with:


  • Structured thinking style with focus on detail to support financial analysis required in a complex transaction
  • Experience in performing financial due diligence assignments in a transaction environment or business combination experience;
  • Exposure to or interest in the broader deal/ transaction process or M&A lifecycle
  • Experience in a finance team (controllers, FP&A, etc.), audit, assurance, financial due diligence or corporate finance
  • Sound understanding of accounting principles and concepts
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills and a dedication to teamwork;
  • Coaching, mentoring and team management skills;
  • Natural aptitude to problem solving

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!