EY Finance Transformation - Private Equity - Senior Manager - Consulting in Houston, Texas
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Private equity (PE) firms, portfolio companies and investment funds are under pressure to deploy capital and create value amid unprecedented economic and geopolitical uncertainty, increased competition, and rising stakeholder expectations. Success depends on moving faster, driving rapid and strategic growth and creating greater value. EY professionals unlock and cultivate value with fit-for-purpose solutions throughout the investment life cycle, supporting strong, resilient companies to achieve their purpose and long-term value aspirations.
PE firms, portfolio companies and investment funds face complex challenges. Successful deals depend on the ability to move faster, drive rapid strategic growth, and create greater value throughout the transaction lifecycle. Working as an integral team member of PE Transaction to Transformation, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with our Strategy, Transactions, Value Creation and Consulting teams to build value creation hypotheses, strategies, and execution plans for the PE Firm and its portfolio companies. You will bring knowledge and insight related to your specific area of functional expertise to develop differentiated points of view, develop pursuit strategies, and deliver solutions to execute on those strategies.
You can develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
Your key responsibilities
As a Senior Manager within PE Transaction to Transformation, you will build and operate the playbook from which our Strategy and Transactions and Consulting teams build and execute strategies to support our PE Sponsors to create value during the hold period of their investments. You will manage day-to-day problem solving, lead research and analytics teams, and act as a key liaison to identify and bring the best-fit subject matter resources from your field of play / function to support projects. You will help develop fit-for-purpose solutions for PE, specific to Finance. You will lead projects pursuant to the Firm's quality standards. You will develop high-performing people and teams, leading and supporting them to make an impact that matters and setting the direction to deliver exceptional client service. Additionally, you will support the growth of the business by working alongside partners on new opportunities, including preparing for and participating in pitch meetings, creating proposals and working on the sale process.
As the Finance functional Senior Manager, you will translate strategies for building and operating cost-effective, agile finance functions into actionable tasks and deliverables. You will leverage the broader EY network of subject matter experts and alliance partners to architect and deliver fit-for-purpose solutions for the portfolio company in one or more of the following areas:
Finance strategy development
Finance operating model design
Finance processes improvement
Shared services and global business services design and implementation
Financial planning and analysis
Finance systems (e.g., SAP), robotics, and intelligent automation
Financial close, consolidation and reporting
Cost management and profitability analysis
Order-to-cash, procure-to-pay and record-to-report processes
Skills and attributes for success
Enjoys working in a fast-paced work environment aligned to the speed at which PE Sponsors typically identify, diligence, close and drive value creation (the "deal lifecycle")
Understands and has experience delivering services to Private Equity backed companies
Has proven ability to lead and deliver cross-functional pursuits and engagements
Is relationship focused and credible with PE deal professionals
Demonstrates a strong ability to build and leverage a strong network of EY team members and alliance partners
Has experience working in multiple sectors
To qualify for the role, you must have
A bachelor's degree and approximately 8 years of related work experience; or a master's degree and approximately 7 years of related work experience
Approximately 8 years of experience in providing advisory services or direct finance function leadership in one of the following areas; finance operating model design, performance management, shared services design and implementations, outsourcing advisory
Experience in managing Finance Transformation and/or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations for mid-size and larger business
Experience leading teams, managing engagement economics and business development
Experience in an M&A environment, with preference for leading significant M&A activities and/or projects
Previous management consulting experience preferred
Strong quantitative skills to supervise data analysis, interpret output and generate insights
Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 25-50%)
Ideally, you'll also have
An advanced degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Operations or superior academic achievement in a related field
Ability to lead teams on complex assignments and develop individual team members
What we look for
We are looking for candidates with a strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. Adapting to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients' goals is critical to being a strong team player.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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