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Corporate Development Ventures & Acquisitions Specialist

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Job Description

Role: Corporate Development Ventures & Acquisitions Specialist

Location: Dublin, open to remote in Ireland

Career Level: 9 - Specialist

As a team:

We are one of the most active strategic acquirors of other companies in our sector, and use our acquisitions as a catalyst for growing new offerings and scaling existing ones. You'll work as part of a European (and broader Global) Corporate Development team operating end-to-end across the acquisition deal cycle, from M&A strategy definition and origination through deal execution and into integration. M&A is a key component in Accenture’s growth strategy and you will be at the heart of it in a high profile role, with an opportunity to build corporate development skills and relationships, and business knowledge.


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

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant and friendly environment with access to training and a global network of experts, learning a wide range of new skills on the job from experienced colleagues, then this could be the role for you. 

In our team you will learn:

  • Corporate Development and Corporate finance techniques and experience from a highly active M&A programme
  • Relationships and credibility with a broad range of stakeholders across business sponsor and deal roles
  • Professional communication and relationship-building
  • Access to advanced knowledge and experience base building on many closed transactions globally in recent years, and to access to international experts and external advisors
  • Due diligence, both financial and operational
  • Advanced programme management
  • Deal execution, including operational problem-solving, legal agreements and negotiation skills

As a Corporate Development V&A Specialist you will:

  • Support the origination, evaluation, execution and negotiation of Accenture strategic acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, and divestitures, across Europe.
  • Develop acquisition target evaluation criteria, collaborating with business strategy teams
  • Analyse market landscape to find appropriate targets according to specified criteria
  • Business and financial analysis of potential merger and acquisition targets to judge viability and “fit”
  • Develop financial models which demonstrate impact of M&A on Accenture economics
  • Prepare target company valuations
  • Perform appropriate finance due diligence exercises (including interaction with specialist teams), and coordinate across multi-disciplined work streams for other areas of due diligence
  • Support negotiation of key transaction documents.
  • Prepare reports for senior Accenture executive team and Board review
  • Communicate with target management/owners and their advisors
  • Train other Corporate Development team members and share knowledge and techniques


We are looking for the following experience:

  • Experience gained in Big4 or in Mergers & Acquisitions or a Corporate Development department
  • University degree in finance, or a relevant degree in business, and/or ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA qualified
  • Strong programme management skills
  • Excellent analytical (including advanced Excel modelling skills), writing, and verbal skills
  • Professional maturity and personal integrity
  • Robust communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong work ethic and ambition
  • Proficiency in English. Other European languages will be an advantage
  • Willingness to travel for business across Europe

Set yourself apart:

  • Ability to establish strong working relationship and credibility with colleagues and executives
  • Mastery of analytical skills and clear communication of complex topics.
  • Proven history of working on complex projects in a multicultural environment, an active interest in corporate finance and M&A market topics, and examples of tackling problems in an innovative and creative way.

Does this appeal to you? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Please advise if you have any particular requirements, so we can look into arranging reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. You can contact us at

What’s in for you:

At Accenture Ireland, in addition to a competitive base salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes pension, private health insurance, discounts through our employee discount scheme, 20 days of holidays and 2 days’ leave per year for charitable work of your choice! Flexible working arrangements can be discussed depending on the position.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and encourages 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.

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


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