EY Assistant Director, FSO Operational Transactions Services, London in England, United Kingdom

Title: Assistant Director, FSO Operational Transactions Services, London

Location: GB-England-London

Job Number: LON00BZN

Posting Date: 19 June 2017

Closing Date: 17 July 2017

Salary: £Competitive

Location: London

Hours: 35 Hours Per Week, Mon-Fri

Our team is a dedicated group of over 30 professionals in this specialist service offering. Each draws on their financial, operational and technical skills to support both private equity and corporate clients, spanning a wide range of industries. We’re focused on our clients’ key strategic activities, advising and influencing at senior leadership level. We find ways to make transactions happen smoothly and efficiently, without compromising standards or taking uncalculated risks for sellers or buyers.

What you will do

  • Leading workstreams and delivering Operational Transaction Services to clients with an IT, Operations, Wealth & Asset Management or Private Equity expertise

  • Lead multiple assignments and help develop the team's intellectual capital

  • Spearheard marketing efforts and build strong relationships with high profile clients

  • Leading key client decision makers in developing and executing their transaction strategy to secure deal value.

  • Delivering a high degree of client satisfaction with the engagement process and deliverables and is able to drive additional and repeated engagements.

  • Understanding EY's service offerings and actively identifies opportunities to improve client service.

  • Directly responsible for staff (Manager and below) to develop through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring.


You will have knowledge and experience the following:

  • Strong experience in Financial Services (Banks, Insurance, Asset Management), with a focus on operations, technology and strategy.

  • Experience of working within a Big 4 environment.

  • Buy side and sell side due diligence experience e.g. identifying risks / opportunities and evaluating impact.

  • Transaction experience: must have technical expertise in at least one OTS service area (integration, carve out, operational due diligence, or operational restructuring)

  • Aware of trends in Financial Services and the M&A market and able to apply this knowledge to shape the approach for individual assignments.

  • Educated to Masters level within a financially related subject.

Ideally you'll also have experience in the following:

  • Able to apply sound financial analysis to understand how operational issues affect the investment case for a transaction.

  • Able to understand and navigate senior level politics in order to ensure the successful delivery of client assignments. Displays sufficient authority and impact to maintain influencing behaviour in difficult situations.

  • People management: understands and uses the dynamics in a group to achieve the objectives of an assignment. Is approachable to team members and provides coaching and support to address individual development needs

About TAS

By helping organizations of all sizes evaluate and navigate transactions, maximizing opportunities and minimizing risks, you will help your clients manage and execute high-profile transactions. You’ll bring your analytical skills and real-world experience to diverse situations and unique problems. By appreciating your clients’ overall objectives and understanding how transactions can influence an organization’s success, you’ll assess and navigate risks, and balance them against potential rewards.


Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.