Assistant Director, M&A Technology, Transaction Services, Open to flexible working & returners

Expiring today

London (Greater)
19 May 2021
19 Jun 2021
Finance, IT
Contract Type

Your opportunity

Join the UK's leading M&A services business. The strength and depth of Deloitte offering across the M&A spectrum from Lead Advisory through Transaction Services to Post-merger Integration is unrivalled. You will join the market leading M&A Technology team.

You will develop an impressive range of commercial consulting skills that will fast-track your career and multiply your options. Benefiting from early client exposure and learning from some of the top practitioners in the field, you will be involved throughout the lifecycle of some of the largest, most complex and high profile deals in the UK and internationally.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

Your role will be to support and play a key role in undertaking complex M&A Technology assignments within our Financial Advisory Transaction Services division. You will support buy-side, sell-side, IPO and re-financing projects from inception to completion; and cover pre-transaction reporting, Day 1 preparation and support of integration and separation programmes. You will support transactions across all industry sectors and all aspects of the Digital and Technology agenda.


  • Draw on your knowledge and experience of IT in business to provide insightful, deal-relevant points of view and recommendations based on robust analysis.
  • Support the development of key transaction documentation e.g. IT integration or separation blueprints, Transitional Service Agreements, status reports, Steero reports and papers addressing strategic issues
  • Deliver high-quality transaction reports and other M&A work products
  • Model IT integrations and separations, identifying it'synergies, one-off costs and ongoing costs.
  • Provide day to day Programme Management Office support on our engagements, assisting IT workstreams to fulfil their programme objectives and deliverables.
  • Engage with colleagues and client senior management to drive the completion of key activities, management of risks and issues and facilitation of decision making.
  • Research and analyse IT information including cost data, supplier contracts, licencing agreements and qualitative information.
  • Develop your expertise in reporting to senior executives, facilitating large workshops, benefits tracking, change control and stakeholder management.
  • Develop your consulting skills in strategic thinking, programme and change management.
  • Take ownership for quality and risk management, ensuring that all client work is delivered consistently complying with Deloitte quality and risk rules and guidelines.
  • Contribute to practice and business development activities e.g. through the development of thought leadership material and/or sales materials
  • Manage diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: Your home office will be London. The role may involve travel and will require the flexibility to meet peaks of work inherent in the cycle of a deal. We specify full mobility for our financial advisory roles but we make arrangements respectfully. Working from home days are available and flexible depending on clients, deadlines, and projects.

The M&A Tech team, like the rest of the firm, is predominantly working from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is expected to continue in the short to medium term and will be kept under review.

Suggested work pattern: Permanent full-time

.Your professional experience


  • Programme management experience in top-tier corporate institution(s) or consulting firm(s) and capacitiy to assist with the design, development and delivery of numerous programmes or project initiatives
  • Knowledge of the M&A process / transaction lifecycle / deal process and various parties within it
  • Experience of leading and coaching internal or external project teams
  • Proficiency in delivering change management and transformation initiatives e.g. technology or business process changes
  • Aptitude to critically challenges business plan and underlying assumptions in a logical, evidenced manner
  • Ability to knowledgeably discuss strategy and implications of options with clients
  • Natural ability and instinct to build and maintain trusted relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Strong facilitation and consensus building skills
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to present clearly in presentation or pitches including senior level stakeholders
  • Full travel mobility


  • Previous experience in shaping and/or delivering integrations and/or separation programm
  • Strong focus and knowledge of a particular business sector business or functional area

Your service line: Financial Advisory

Advising clients in the moments that define their business takes multiple layers of expertise. Much more than due-diligence, this is about diverse teams of specialists coming together, crossing service lines and international borders to tackle the many, complex issues involved in major transactions. And we have one of the broadest networks in the business. Here, you'll find fascinating, career-building projects, market leading approaches, cutting-edge resources, huge clients and inspirational colleagues. As well as opportunities to develop a deep industry or product specialism.

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm.

The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe

The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

What do we value?

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It's how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

Being a Leader at Deloitte

Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we're looking for:

  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.



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