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M&A Consulting Services - Senior Analyst

Date:  14-May-2022

Brisbane, QLD, AU Melbourne, VIC, AU

Department:  Financial Advisory

Job Requisition ID: 26127 

Do you want to help some of the largest, most interesting organisations in the world - imagine, deliver and run the future?


In response to unprecedented demand for our market leading M&A Consulting services, we are looking to hire problem solvers to join our team in Brisbane to deliver trusted advice and practical solutions for our clients.

If you are looking to take your career to the next level and gain exposure to the world of mergers and acquisitions, then our team provides you with the perfect opportunity:

  • We have supported some of Australia’s most iconic transactions across private equity and corporate Australia.
  • We invest in our people - you will have access to experienced coaches, world class training and global development opportunities.


About the team

We know that Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) are a huge deal for businesses, so whether the focus is on growth through acquisitions or increasing shareholder value through strategic divestments, we support clients from start to finish.

Our M&A Consulting Services Team focuses on the deal cycle - including assessment of deal targets with commercial and operational due diligence, pre-deal analysis, deal execution and implementation. We provide support for our clients during sell-side separations and buy-side integrations, with a focus on increasing growth and value, and helping our clients navigate complex deal processes.

What will your typical day look like?

You will help drive the thinking of Corporate and Private Equity clients to uncover the true strategic and operational capability of acquisitions or divestments. You will bring a strategic point of view, structured problem solving, great consulting skills and disciplined planning capabilities. Pre-deal, you will lead teams to assess the operational, strategic and synergy value of clients' deals. Post-deal, you drive the integration or separation planning, always striving to put the client in the best possible position to realise the full potential of the deal.

As a senior member of the team, you will also be involved with:

  • Financial analysis and due diligence for the proposed transaction
  • Development of strategic growth options and acquisition strategies for clients
  • Preparation of acquisition / carve out business cases for review by key stakeholders
  • Pre-deal advisory work including strategy design and articulation, market and target assessment, structured problem solving and strategic decision making
  • Development of integration / separation strategies to extract maximum value from the transaction including operating model design and change management
  • Execution of the transaction, including the negotiation of Transitional Service Agreements, blueprinting and Day-1 (Completion) readiness planning
  • End-to-end project management of large-scale transactions
  • Contribute to practice and business development activities e.g. through the development of thought leadership material and/or sales materials
  • Supporting junior staff to operationalise the deal process for clients through knowledge of the M&A lifecycle and excellent project management skills


Enough about us, let’s talk about you.

You are someone with:

  • Bachelor’s degree or post graduate qualification (e.g. CA / CFA / MBA)
  • +3 years advisory/consulting experience, ideally from a Big 4, strategy or boutique consulting firm or the internal strategy function of a large corporate - this is provided as a guidance only, please don't let it limit you, if you feel you have something to add to our team
  • Natural aptitude to problem solving and structured thinking
  • Strategy toolkit
  • Experience with the broader deal-oriented process and environment
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills
  • Articulate communication and confident presentation skills
  • Pragmatic commercial acumen – able to identify risks and develop solutions to manage those risks
  • Demonstrated ability in structuring complex problems into discrete components and communicate these to the team
  • Demonstrated ability working in a fast-paced environment and willingness to deal with ambiguity and change
  • Project management experience in planning, overseeing and leading large-scale projects to completion


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.


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.