EY National/Private Client Services - Senior - Family Enterprise Business Services - East or Central Region Location in Topeka, Kansas
National/Private Client Services - Senior - Family Enterprise Business Services - East or Central Region Location
Requisition # UNI00GMW
Post Date Feb 23, 2021
National Tax Department – Private Client Services/Family Enterprise Business Services – Senior
EY’s National Tax Department (NTD) serves high-profile clients by providing a range of business, tax planning and advisory services. Our combination of knowledge and experience forms the basis of our ability to assist clients in meeting their business objectives. The Family Enterprise Business Services (FEBS) practice operates within the NTD, and focuses exclusively on advising private, family-owned business enterprises. Most of our clients are multigenerational enterprising families with businesses ranging in size from $100 million to over $3 billion. These businesses play a significant and increasingly important role in our economy and communities and, in so doing, are critical to EY’s efforts to build a better working world. As part of the FEBS team, you will have the chance to help business-owning families identify, define and implement strategies to:
Grow larger, more valuable businesses
Secure growth capital for their business while maintaining control
Successfully transition businesses from older to younger generations
Obtain liquidity, when needed, for shareholders
As a member of the FEBS practice, you will provide business and financial advisory support to clients on a variety of Business Growth and Company Capitalization engagements. You will employ critical thinking skills to evaluate and analyze company financial information. As you progress, you’ll become a trusted business advisor to your clients while helping organizations grow. You will also benefit from being mentored by nationally recognized professionals, including some of the firm’s most senior talent.
Your key responsibilities
You will focus on providing clients with business, financial advisory andanalytical support related to their business growth and capitalization plans. This support will include preparing complex financial models and analyzing the output to help evaluate the financial results and funding requirements of various business growth and development paths (including internal or external growth), financial impact of capital investment in new plant or equipment, investment in R&D or innovation, launching new product lines, or operational efficiency or improvement initiatives to help validate or prioritize capital investment opportunities to fund business growth initiatives. You will also assist clients by providing analytical support for mergers and acquisitions, and recapitalization/refinancing transactions. You will help establish and validate key assumptions being considered relative to business growth initiatives, such as performing company, industry, market, customer and competitor research and analysis.
While supporting business growth or company capitalization-plan implementation, you will have the opportunity to work directly with and contribute to the work of the senior team members throughout all phases of growth strategy or company capitalization advice and execution. Activities will also include: drafting memos/reports that include business plans, situation analyses, reports to owners, pitch materials, financing requests and presentations. You will also have the opportunity to assist with analysis of third-party proposals or term sheets related to the purchase or sale of divisions, assets, product lines or financing proposals, and contribute to the development and communication of proposals and advice to current and prospective clients.
Skills and attributes for success
Provide high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations
Build client relationships and demonstrate knowledge of client business
Build on technical competence by keeping up to date on trends, developments and technical authorities and apply them to moderately complex situations
Demonstrate professionalism; maintain the confidential and proprietary nature of client relationships and related work products
Contribute to the success of the team: develop thorough understanding of EY methodologies/tools to enhance service delivery, seek opportunities to provide additional services, challenge procedures used in the past and find new approaches
Possess the ability to work effectively with senior professionals in an engagement team and to help develop staff and other junior professionals by providing effective performance feedback
Be able to prioritize tasks, work on multiple engagements, master new tasks quickly and manage rapidly changing assignments in a team environment
To qualify for the role you must have
Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Accounting or Finance); master’s in Finance or Strategy preferred
Minimum of three years of relevant experience from working in a corporate development department of a fast-growing, upper-middle-market business, or in supporting operating partners at a private equity firm who are charged with the responsibility of working with the management teams of portfolio companies on the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of revenue growth, profit improvement or corporate development initiatives
Understanding of and experience with business valuation principles
Advanced Excel and financial modeling skills; ability to build and edit complex financial models
Strong analytical, quantitative, interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills; problem-solving ability and attention to detail
Ideally, you’ll also have
A CPA certification or membership in the bar; or one of the following certifications: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) or Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) licenses
Fundamental understanding of business valuation principles and formal business credit training, business valuation training or certification, and/or acquisition training
What we look for
We are interested in candidates with strong business development, communication and leadership skills, and the ability to work effectively across multiple projects and deadlines. Successful candidates will thrive in an exciting team environment. If you are ready to progress in your career, take ownership of your development and make a measurable difference in both your career and your community, this role is for you.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus 10 observed holidays and 3 paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.
Plus, we offer:
Support, coaching and feedback from experienced professionals and leaders in the field
Engaging projects that allow you to work with organizations that directly help their communities
Opportunities to develop new skills and advance your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that is right for you
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, knowledge and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world.
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