Corporate Finance Director, Manchester, UK&I - TAS

Manchester, ENGLAND | 12 months
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Corporate Finance Director, Manchester, UK&I - TAS - MAN001UY

Corporate Finance Director, Manchester, UK&I TAS


EY is a global leader in the provision of assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services. As the most globally‐integrated professional services organisation, EY has 230,000 people operating across 29 regions which are grouped under 4 geographic areas: Americas; Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA); Asia-Pacific and Japan. This structure enables us to deliver a unified approach, to execute our strategy and to deliver exceptional client service wherever in the world our clients do business.


This is an exciting time of growth and opportunity for EY as a firm and for those who work in the organisation. Following the appointment of Mark Weinberger as Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in July 2013, EY has undergone a wide-ranging strategic review. As a result, we’ve committed ourselves to a purpose – building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. We have also committed ourselves to a number of ambitious objectives as part of our Vision 2020 strategic plan:

  • By 2020, we will be a US$50 billion distinctive professional services organisation
  • We will have the best brand
  • We will be the most favoured employer
  • We will be #1 or #2 in market share in all of our chosen services
  • We will have leading growth and competitive earnings sufficient to attract and inspire world-class talent
  • We will have positive and strong relationships with our stakeholders

Transaction Advisory Services (TAS)


In excess of 8,700 professionals deliver EY’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) offering globally.  This includes: Corporate Finance Strategy (“Strategy”), Corporate Finance, Operational Transaction Support, Restructuring, Transaction Support and Valuation & Business Modelling. 

Growth of TAS is a key enabler of the firm’s Vision 2020 ambitions.  The Global TAS leadership is now implementing 5 big bets to triple its revenue to $7bn in FY20:


1. Build Transactions Strategy and Operations capability to advise our clients on their most critical investment decisions

2. Grow Divestiture Advisory Services in our largest accounts

3. Integrate our service offerings to meet client needs and differentiate versus competition

4. Strengthen our Middle Market teams to grow faster than the market

5. Go to market through sectors, leveraging expertise across the Global network

Behind this, there are enabling initiatives to expand capability, grow capacity, reward teaming and sharpen global account focus.


EY Manchester



In Manchester we have an integrated TAS team which has become a regional Centre of Excellence for EY. There is a focus on significantly growing our regional transactions business across both Manchester and Leeds with the expectation of seeing our partner numbers double by 2020.

The Manchester office has had great success over the last 12 months, with all of the transactions businesses achieving multiple double digit growth over the previous year. This success has been through a focus on both local, national and international clients.  Much of our work has been acting on cross border deals with Manchester acting as a focal point for international investment. The pipeline suggests this strong activity will continue.



Corporate Finance


Our Corporate Finance team advises entrepreneurs, management teams, private equity firms, corporates and PLCs to achieve their strategic capital objectives through acquisitions, disposals and fund raisings.

Areas of work include:

• Mergers & Acquisitions

• Management of buy-outs / buy-ins

• Capital raising

• Strategic, commercial and financial restructuring


We have teams covering London, the South East, the South West, the Midlands, the North, and Scotland, offering the full range of Mid-Market Corporate Finance services across all industry sectors. We pride ourselves on our strength and breadth of relationships, focus on quality and global reach. Our deep understanding of the changing capital agenda has delivered outstanding results and recognition. This success stems from the calibre of our people, whose breadth of technical expertise and industry sector knowledge is exceptional.

The CF team has seen enormous growth and this appointment is looking to both support this opportunity and also build upon the broader national momentum and commitment to the regions which has seen CF partners added to both the Midlands and Scotland practices.


Director Requirement


Given the success of the existing TAS group in Manchester and the strategic ambitions of the firm to further strengthen our National Markets presence, the team are looking to find a Director to join the Corporate Finance practice who has the skills to further develop EY’s presence in the North/North-West market. The individual will work alongside an existing Corporate Finance leader and broader Manchester Corporate Finance team.

The focus of the CF business is on mid-market transactions, particularly entrepreneur owned businesses and private equity. The candidate should have a demonstrable ability to lead deals in the mid-market. They will also have shown an ability to win work in this mid-market either where they have led the pursuit or have played a significant part of team successes.

We are looking for an individual who has the capability to progress to the second CF North partner in the medium term.



Credentials / Profile Sought



• Experience operating at Director-level in a client facing role in a comparable Corporate Finance / M&A function

• Experience in developing relationships across a mixture of clients and PE accounts in the mid-market, working alongside existing relationships with the wider TAS team

• Manage sell side mandates through optimal positioning of the assets or business, identifying target bidders, preparing Information Memoranda and negotiating commercial terms.

• Manage buy side mandates, identifying targets and working with clients to structure and negotiate successful transactions

• Self-awareness to seek feedback on performance and drive own development.

• Demonstrate strong numerical and financial skills and an understanding of financial statements.






• Lead multi-disciplinary execution teams with a focus on delivering excellent client service to ensure a high proportion of repeat and follow-on business.  Provide commercial, deal relevant transaction advice.

• Develop and manage Partner/Director/Principal level client relationships in the local regional market, to drive business-winning opportunities across TAS to help drive our wider growth ambitions

• Proactively develop relationships and position EY on transactions through marketing of EY deal insights and ideas to focus accounts. Develop deal ideas and sector insights with the broader TAS team

• Drive innovation to ensure provision of market leading, relevant and highly-targeted solutions and content-rich thought leadership to clients

• Play a key role in all aspects of Practice development including; internal and external recruitment at more junior levels, developing coaching and managing team members to elevate performance levels across the team, client account management, solutions and capability enhancement, and driving a culture of operational excellence and quality in client service



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.


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