Assistant Director (Senior Manager) - Corporate Finance Strateg

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EY.
  • 14 Feb 19

Job Title: Assistant Director (Senior Manager) - Corporate Finance Strategy - Financial Services (Payments) Salary: Competitive Location: London

The Corporate Strategy team at EY currently has exciting and challenging opportunities. The group is seeking to recruit Assistant Directors (Senior Managers) with a focus on the Payments sector who will be able to build on their current strategy development, transaction and commercial experience, and work on a number of diverse and demanding projects for blue chip payments businesses, financial sponsors and emerging FinTechs.


The Corporate Strategy team advises financial services organisations and private equity clients on strategic and commercial issues affecting their key investment decisions. EY is market leading in advising clients in the Payments sector and is looking to further grow its team of senior experts. Areas of our work include:

- Commercial due diligence

- Strategy assessment

- Market entry strategy and opportunity sizing

- Product and business unit strategy development

- Divestment options analysis

You'll work with a high-performing, integrated team which focuses on a variety of global and local corporate clients and private equity clients, but with a primary focus on Payments, serving banks, payment institutions, payment schemes, technology firms, private equity investors etc. You'll have a diverse range of stretching experiences which will give you continuous learning and development opportunities as well as a great sense of achievement.


- You are likely to have more than 5 years of prior experience in the Payments industry, either from strategy consulting or M&A or from an in-house strategy / corporate development / M&A function at a leading industry player

- Expert knowledge of different business models in retail and / or corporate payments alongside the entire payments value chain

- Being a true business advisor to the client and establish yourself as a key client contact; Understanding key business drivers, co-developing our approach with the client, agreeing value measurements with the client, providing value to the client through insights, factual conclusions and advice;

- Have extensive experience in project and team management and work closely with all members as well as forming strong internal links within transaction support and other departments in EY both in the UK and internationally to form, co-manage and participate in multi-disciplinary teams;

- Ability to collect and utilise relevant business and industry information and to analyse this information effectively by applying strategic and commercial analysis techniques;

- Analytical work experience preferably gained in a strategy consulting firm or a strategy department of a leading corporate;

- Ability to plan, deliver, structure, write and present work against tight deadlines;

- Share your technical and other knowledge with your team and the department;

- Take responsibility for own learning and development, provide coaching to others, and participate in upward feedback

You will also:

- Have a strong track record in executing and managing research and analysis of companies and markets, preferably with commercial due diligence experience;

- Have strong commercial experience and/or relevant industry or transaction experience;

- Be an excellent communicator, both oral and written;

- Have business Development experience;

- Be an effective time manager, able to keep calm when under pressure to meet deadlines;

- Be a team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels in EY and with clients;

- Bachelors required; MBA and/or other qualifications a plus

- Knowledge of European languages would be a plus

Who we are:

At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At EY you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.

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.