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Director, M&A Transaction Services

Date:  14-May-2022

Melbourne, VIC, AU

Department:  Financial Advisory

M&A Transaction Services –Director

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

You will have access to leading training and development opportunities, allowing you to develop both personally and technically. Are you in?


About the team

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

Our team turns clients’ frustration into assurance with sophisticated, technology-enhanced and tailored M&A advice. Our clients include private and listed corporates across Asia Pacific, global enterprises and market-leading private equity firms.


We take a collaborative and innovative approach to due diligence – working with the firm’s vast range of specialist expertise and through its leading-edge data analytics platform iDeal, we are able to deliver multi-disciplinary insights to our clients, adding value every step of the way.


What will your typical day look like?

This role will also provide the opportunity to:

  • Lead 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 leading clients to execute complex transactions;
  • Mentor and coach teams 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 Partners in more complex areas of the transaction with direct exposure to sale agreements;
  • Oversee reporting 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 with, and separately lead, business development, proposals and client events; and
  • 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, ambitious 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 and leading financial due diligence assignments in a transaction environment;
  • 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;
  • Sound understanding of accounting principles and concepts; and
  • 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

Does this 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, feel free to contact Shayna King from the Talent Acquisition team on



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


Deloitte is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic

protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.