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Accenture Strategy - M&A Consultant

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00599018

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Organization: Accenture Strategy – Global Groups – Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy Manager
Job Location: Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Florham Park
Travel: 80% to 100% (Monday – Thursday)

 

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

 

People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.

 

Strategy professionals apply deep strategy development, architecting value and operating model architecture skills, influence through insight and partner with our clients to make bold decisions on priority C-Suite issues. Provide deep understanding of our clients' industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends.

 

The Business Strategy Consultant applies deep business strategy development, architecting value and operating model architecture skills to influence client agendas through business insight. Partners with our clients to make bold decisions on priority C-Suite issues at the intersection of business, technology and operations. Provides deep understanding of our clients' industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends.

 

Job Description

Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy Consultant
Are you looking to grow a remarkable career in Mergers & Acquisitions? Join the M&A team at Accenture Strategy. We take an insight-led approach to M&A and harness our unrivalled technological expertise to deliver digitally driven M&A strategies for the world’s leading businesses. As an M&A Strategy Consultant, you’ll gain exposure to the full lifecycle of the most prestigious M&A deals – accelerating transformation and redefining business models for global clients.
 
Why Accenture Strategy?
Technology will continue to be the disruptor in the strategy arena. Which makes Accenture the strategy firm of tomorrow. Our 8,700-strong team of strategists combines deep business insight, industry knowledge, and an unparalleled understanding of the digital and technology landscape to address our clients’ challenges and opportunities.
No-one brings all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration as we can. Serving 95 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we’re different to every other strategy firm on the market – which makes us an undeniably exciting place in which to forge a career.
We’re passionate about improving the way the world works and lives. Social purpose lies at the heart of our business strategy, and our employees share this commitment – whether they participate in an Hour of Code event, support the Accenture Skills to Succeed program, or work with our NGO or international development agency clients via Accenture Development Partnerships.
 
Why M&A within Accenture Strategy?
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, Africa and the Western Hemisphere. 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.
Your role
You’ll focus on developing inorganic growth strategies through mergers and acquisitions, partnering and alliances, enabling clients to enter new markets and channels as well as consolidate and leverage scale in existing markets. It’s a role which will give you every opportunity to demonstrate your creativity and adaptability in solving problems related to complex business issues.
Working 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. The role offers the scope to determine methods and procedures for each assignment and use your judgement to deliver solutions in keeping with the agreed strategic direction. You’ll be interacting with colleagues and clients at all levels on a diverse range of strategic topics, and can also expect to be managing small teams either at your home base or at a client’s site.
 

A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

 

  • Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
  • Understands the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
  • Uses considerable judgment to determine solution and seeks guidance on complex problems.
  • Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture.
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance.
    Decisions often impact the team in which they reside.
  • Manages small teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements, when applicable
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the consulting industry or equivalent in an internal consulting role
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in at least one stage of the merger & acquisition life cycle (with either specific delivery pre- or post- merger activity)
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least 2 years of experience in at least one stage of the merger & acquisition life cycle (with either specific delivery pre- or post- merger activity).
  • Experience interacting with all parties associated with a deal setting (e.g. bankers, lawyers, other 3rd party advisors).
  • Experience with pre-deal M&A activities and the ability to interact with a potential target’s management team.
  • Experience with financial analysis and reporting, market analysis and gathering competitive intelligence, particularly in relation to M&A activity.
  • Experience identifying divestiture and acquisition or alliance opportunities to strengthen the firm’s portfolio and capabilities.
  • Master of Business Administration or the equivalent graduate degree preferred
 
Professional Skills Preferred
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills capable of discussing highly complex ideas with various groups, ranging from a board room to business unit leads
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in a team environment. Shown frequent initiative and an eagerness to drive progress with a results-driven attitude
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work across industries often driven by digital and technological disruption, with some focus on information systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills shown by an ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization and build strong relationships
  • Superior management abilities capable of leading the day-to-day execution of the engagement process and organizing work with limited direction
  • Experience with staff development and ability to mentor junior practitioners
All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical, and professional skills development. You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs to help you acquire and build skills quickly. Learning takes place both on the job and through training conducted online, in the classroom, and in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
 
Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
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