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Assistant Director, M&A Technology

£70000 - £104000
Salary Frequency  

What impact will you make? The Opportunity

This is your opportunity to join Deloitte's market-leading Post Merger Integration (PMI) team.   You will develop an impressive range of commercial consulting skills that will multiply your career options. Benefiting from early client exposure and learning from some of the top practitioners in the field, you will be involved throughout the lifecycle of some of the largest, most complex and high profile deals in the UK and internationally.
Our team is a growing group of over 80 London-based professionals who provide integration and separation expertise to corporate organisations, Private Equity houses and banks.  Widely recognised as the most experienced, dedicated integration and separation team in EMEA, we support transactions across all industry sectors.  We have worked on over 500 of the largest and most complex integrations, separations and joint ventures including for the leading UK banks.
Our extensive experience, first hand insights and tried and tested methodologies give us a distinct advantage to serve a very diverse range of client needs.  Our team of highly skilled business professionals with cross-border implementation experience and wide ranging language skills is looking for candidates motivated to work on the headline grabbing transactions of tomorrow.

Role description

We require an Assistant Director to support and play a key role in undertaking complex M&A Technology assignments within our Financial Advisory Transaction Services division. This would include IT health checks and exit readiness reviews, support on buy-side, sell-side, IPO and re-financing projects from inception to completion; and cover pre-transaction reporting, Day 1 preparation and integration/separation support.


You will be based in a Deloitte London or Regional office, however travel will be required for client based projects. We work across industry specialisms – our clients are varied, and vary in location. Whilst some clients are London based, we do spend time on site with regional and overseas clients.


This is a permanent role. We do encourage careful consideration of agile ways of working where appropriate and possible. If this opportunity is interesting as a permanent role with a degree of flexibility please do discuss with us.


The role is varied and can cover some or all of the following:

  • Delivering and reviewing high-quality, transaction reports and other M&A work products.
  • Analysis and data mapping skills including depicting and commenting on IT cost trends, the strengths and weaknesses of IT product and support systems and supplier relationships. Also opportunities for cost and revenue improvement through IT innovations.
  • Ability to provide deep insights on IT aspects of deals that are relevant and valued by clients and readers of the ITDD reports - specifically the ability to condense large amounts of technical information into an easy to read non-technical transaction business report highlighting the salient points with supporting cost and benchmark data.
  • Research and analysis of IT information including IT cost data, IT contracts and IT qualitative information - including a broad and deep understanding of core aspects of a typical IT function, including architecture, strategy, service delivery, infrastructure, applications and IT financials.
  • Managing the development and delivery of technical proposals, attending sales meetings and delivering sales presentations.
  • Managing IT integrations and separations and identify IT synergies/ one-off/ ongoing costs either within a larger team or as an advisor on smaller engagements.
  • Excellent report writing skills and the ability to lead client meetings and interviews.
  • Addressing complex technical risks and issues with senior client staff and manage key client relationships and expectations.
  • Drawing on knowledge and experience across all aspects of IT in business, providing insightful, deal-relevant points of view and recommendations based on robust analysis.
  • Interfacing with senior external client stakeholders at executive level, e.g. Private equity directors and CxOs, and internal stakeholders, e.g. Deloitte Partners and Directors.
  • Identification of opportunities by cultivating existing relationships and growing new networks internally and externally.
  • Taking responsibility for areas of internal team management, e.g. people, operational excellence, and act as a role model for the team.
  • Taking ownership for quality and risk management, ensuring that all client work is delivered consistently complying with Deloitte quality and risk rules and guidelines.
  • The ability to learn quickly and leverage skills in new situations and turnaround deliverables within short timeframes in the context large and complex M&A transactions.
  • Flexible with working locations and the ability to manage and work on two or more engagements where required.
  • Strong technical expertise in multiple technology stacks and platforms preferably with experience of implementing and selecting ERP systems.
  • Knowledge of and experience in cloud based transition and transformation projects
  • Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution


We would expect you to have some or all of the following:

  • Expert knowledge of IT project and development processes and methods;
  • Experience and knowledge of IT architectures and new IT trends, E.g. data analytics, SOA, eCommerce and Cloud/ SaaS.
  • Experience of IT advisory/consulting within a professional services environment;
  • Programme management experience and track record of successful delivery of programmes;
  • Experience of IT outsourcing, vendor management and IT procurement;
  • Working within small and large project teams of made up of client and internal staff;
  • Facilitating client workshops and presenting to clients both in a business development context and as part of project deliverables;
  • Business administration or accounting knowledge, e.g. MBA or BA/ B.Sc in Economics or business administration;
  • Deep knowledge in one or more industry sectors and broad IT experience across multiple other industries;
  • Experience in business development, from opportunity identification to conversion into sales; and
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring or counselling colleagues.

Additional desirable experience includes:

  • Private equity and corporate transactions, ideally in performing IT DD assignments;
  • To have worked on confidential transactions with ethical walls in place during the assignment;
  • Experience of the M&A lifecycle from target mapping through to transaction reporting, Day 1 preparation, 100 day planning and post-merger integration/ separation;
  • Writing and reviewing IT DD transaction reports; 

You are here: Financial Advisory

The Financial Advisory practice at Deloitte advises clients ranging from multi-national corporates to private equity, owner managed businesses, creditors, shareholders and governments. We offer expertise in Restructuring, Advisory Corporate Finance, Raising Capital, Forensic, Real Estate Advisory and Transactions as well as a number of specialist services.
We work with our clients at the heart of major and often high profile transactions including mergers and acquisitions, disposals and Initial Public Offerings. We also provide expert advisory and due diligence services, fraud prevention and detection, and rescuing, supporting and improving underperforming businesses. Highly-regarded commercial real estate consultancy services complement our financial capabilities.

Financial Advisory is a fast-paced and challenging environment with both UK and international exposure. We value people who enjoy finding solutions to problems, are comfortable dealing with complexity, have strong business acumen, and can talk to a wide range of people with tact and diplomacy. In return, we offer a career path that’s rich in variety and allows you to gain insight into many different industry sectors.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.
How will this role make an impact that matters with Deloitte?
As an Assistant Director in M&A Technology you will work closely with senior client stakeholders. You will be assisting them in making informed decisions regarding their technology approach to separations and integrations both pre and post-sale.  You will build trusted adviser relationships with clients and colleagues in the UK and globally.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers Global integrated professional services that include Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

What do we value?                  

At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service.  We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have received a Best for All Stages of Motherhood special award in 2016 as a Top Employer for Working Families.

How to apply

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Requisition code: 134080