Job Description

Job Role: Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy Manager

Location: London

Travel: Yes

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

High-performance organizations are those that continually renew and energize their portfolio of businesses. Accenture is right at the cutting edge. In the past five years, we have advised clients in more than 850 projects globally – projects that span the buy-side and sell-side, and cover all phases of the deal lifecycle.

You’ll join a network of M&A professionals across Europe, Asia and North America. Our people are entrepreneurs and explorers who provide dedicated support from M&A strategy, target screening and due diligence, to transaction management, merger & synergy planning, as well as carve-outs and divestitures.

It’s stimulating and intellectually rigorous work which will see you working on headline-making deals, but you’ll be well prepared for each challenge. We’ll keep you up to speed with the latest technology. Training will be provided at Accenture’s global Strategy College to build your expertise. And you’ll benefit from M&A Live – our annual, interactive, five-day learning program that brings together M&A specialists to share strategic priorities, highlight M&A offerings and identify client opportunities.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training, cutting edge technology and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. 

In our team you will learn:

  • Use considerable judgment to solve complex, ambiguous client business problems, bringing structure and rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques

  • Understand the strategic direction set by senior management, and use rigorous analysis to address our clients’ business challenges and deliver lasting and distinctive outcomes and value

  • Develop knowledge of prevailing trends, financials, and operating drivers across multiple industries/segments

  • Make, build and sustain trusted senior client relationships in the C-suite by remaining highly attuned to client needs and styles. Present key findings to C-suite clients

  • Be part of high performing multidisciplinary Strategy teams, learning and supporting team members and leadership and coaching and mentoring analysts

  • Contribute to business development activities including opportunity identification/qualification and proposal development/presentation

  • Support practice/community building efforts such as recruitment, actively mentoring others and contributing to performance management and training activities; develop offerings, assets, capabilities and relevant thought leadership

  • Engage with the wider Strategy community in UKI to foster collaboration and support growth and development of the business.

In this role you will:

  • Support successful strategy engagements addressing our clients’ business challenges, delivering lasting and distinctive outcomes and value in disciplines such as:

    • Corporate and Business Strategy

    • Mergers & Acquisitions

      • Portfolio strategy

      • Target screening

      • Pre-deal assessment/due diligence

      • Post-deal merger integration planning

      • Joint ventures or divestiture/carve out strategy and planning

  • Have every opportunity to demonstrate your creativity and adaptability in solving problems related to complex business issues

  • Work within multinational teams on client-facing projects or program workstreams, you could be developing business cases, performing cost optimization, assessing strategic and investment opportunities, or defining digital solutions

  • Determine appropriate methods and procedures for each assignment and use your judgement to deliver solutions in keeping with the agreed strategic direction

  • Interact with colleagues and clients at all levels on a diverse range of strategic topics


We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Strong experience at a top tier or boutique consulting firm, Big 4 or through an ‘in-house’ consulting / business development role (e.g. Group Strategy, Group Corporate Development)

  • Extensive experience in areas of the M&A lifecycle (e.g., commercial/ IT/ operational due diligence, merger integration)

  • Experience of managing teams for client engagements/ workstreams during a M&A engagement

  • Experience in framing hypothesis and adopting recognized Strategy frameworks and techniques in the problems you are trying to solve

  • Experience of research, quantitative analysis, structured problem solving and executive communication techniques

  • Experience of building relationships at different levels and functions across an organisation

  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural teams in complex strategy/consulting engagements, delivering high-quality output in short timeframes

  • Strong programme management experience

Academic Requirements:      

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Set yourself apart:

  • Ability to understand complex issues, quickly absorb information, and work creatively in a problem-solving environment

  • An appreciation of how technology and digital can contribute to solving clients’ complex business problems

  • Comfort with the quantitative skills required to develop financial/operational models and supervise data analysis

  • Leadership and the ability to quickly build effective teams, establish trust-based relationships and gain valuable insights through collaboration and communication with a results driven attitude

  • Experience in financial modelling and demonstrated understanding of financial statements

  • Experience with staff development and ability to mentor junior to mid-level practitioners

  • Proven presentation skills, personal impact and charisma to lead meetings, presentations and workshops. Confidence to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner with groups ranging from board rooms to business unit leads

  • Some exposure and/or involvement in sales origination and commercial management, coupled with an entrepreneurial mind-set

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days of vacation per year, access to app based fitness classes and discounts on range of gyms, private medical insurance and three days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role to deliver the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 31/12/2022

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Please read Accenture’s Recruiting and Hiring Statement for more information on how we process your data during the Recruiting and Hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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