Job Description

Organization: Accenture Strategy - Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy Manager
Job Location: Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Florham Park, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C.
Travel: 80% to 100% (Monday – Thursday)
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 476,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
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. They provide deep understanding of our clients' industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends.
About 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.
Nobody 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 accelerate your career.
You’ll collaborate and build your network with some of the best talent in the industry. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values; we welcome men and women from diverse backgrounds and with different perspectives. Our differences combined produce uniquely powerful results driving innovation and giving you a career without limits.
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.
About M&A Strategy within Accenture
Accenture Strategy’s Global M&A practice leads the world’s largest companies through the design and execution of their inorganic growth strategies.
Strong end-to-end M&A expertise
  • Supported >850+ M&A projects in the last five years
  • Our experience spans buy side and sell side and covers all phases of the deal lifecycle from strategy definition, target screening, due diligence and transaction management to integration / carve-out execution
Flexible, experienced, and part of a global team
  • Dedicated global M&A practice with more than 150 highly experienced M&A specialists supported by more than 2,000 professionals with deep functional know how
  • 12 M&A hubs supplemented by in-market resources in 52 countries enable us to flexibly staff and scale our team in all project-relevant locations
Deep in functional expertise
  • Deep functional M&A expertise with dedicated Strategy, Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Sales & Marketing, CRM and IT Strategy practitioners
  • Unmatched cross-industry expertise and deep knowledge of core business processes and support function processes
Leveraging proven tools and methodologies
  • Tried, trusted, and road-tested project accelerators, tools and templates (e.g. playbooks, checklists, leading practices)
  • Proven methodologies combined with deep functional knowledge that help accelerate the analysis, create more certainty for outcomes and increase the value to our clients
Passionate about having a strong execution orientation
  • Track-record of going beyond concepts, defining viable strategies and getting things done with a lean, pragmatic approach for a fast and predictable project execution
  • We are known for our ability to go the distance and perform as a team from design through to delivery and benefits realization, if desired
Supported by Senior Leaders for continued development
  • Executive training provided at Accenture’s global Strategy College to build your expertise
  • Annual M&A Live session – 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
Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy Manager
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. Our M&A Strategy managers:
  • Help clients ensure that their M&A strategy aligns with their broader corporate strategy and help to execute that strategy
  • Research and understand the global trends that impact and disrupt the client’s business, industry, and functions
  • Lead teams across the full lifecycle—target screening, due diligence, pre-deal planning, post-deal integration/separation—of the most prestigious M&A deals while accelerating transformation through next generation analytics and digital tools
  • Define synergy opportunities and costs to achieve by understanding, articulating, and quantifying the client value including levers that drive value and expected outcomes
  • Identify and evaluate potential sources of risk in a transaction and develop remediation strategies to mitigate and manage those risks
  • Drive alignment and balance across transaction, company strategy, and regulatory requirements
  • Effectively leverage all Accenture practices (Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Security, etc.) to bring the best value and solution to our clients
  • Help clients drive a disciplined transaction through coordinated initiative planning, integrated communications, and an orchestrated process to identify and resolve issues, risks, and dependencies
  • Develop written and oral communications to obtain the highest impact and understand how to shape messages in a C-Suite relevant way (even when not personally delivering messaging)
  • Deliver content with clarity, confidence and enthusiasm - effectively presenting insights and advocating a point of view
  • Establish trust with clients through reliable delivery of commitments within timelines and standards of excellence.
  • Understand multiple problem-solving tools and approaches and when to use each for best outcomes
  • Demonstrate commitment to developing our people and leading by example
  • Develop an opportunistic and entrepreneurial spirit, raising key opportunities to leadership and supporting pursuits
  • Manage and guide teams of 10+ clients and consultants with optimism through ambiguity, challenges, and changes in direction
  • Ability to meet travel requirements; up to 80% – 100%, primarily domestic


Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience supporting and/or leading merger integration or divestitures within a consulting firm or equivalent in an internal consulting role in a major corporation
  • Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or equivalent graduate degree
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams, framing, designing and executing solutions for challenging business situations
Professional Skills
  • Collaborative approach with outstanding listening skills and the ability to manage through influence
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills capable of discussing both simple and highly complex ideas with various groups, ranging from a board room to business unit leads
  • Strong interpersonal skills shown by an ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization and build strong relationships
  • Sophisticated executive demeanor and comfortable functioning at the highest levels of client organizations
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Distinctive record of professional achievement and impact specifically in M&A
  • Exceptional intellectual and analytical curiosity
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive
  • Ability to effectively balance client work with firm and practice building activities
All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll 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 at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or 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.
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