Senior Associate - Transaction Services

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Financial Advisory

About the company

Grant Thornton Australia has more than 1,300 people working in offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. We combine service breadth, depth of expertise and industry insight with an approachable “client first” mind-set and a broad commercial perspective. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our Transaction Advisory Services team. Transaction Advisory Services forms part of the broader Corporate Finance team including  Partners/Principals dedicated to Transaction Advisory Services, Valuations, M&A Lead Advisory and Financial Modelling. In this role you will be responsible for conducting all phases of Financial Due Diligence on M&A transactions and Investigating Accountant engagements on stock exchange listings across a mixture of industries.

You will have circa 3 years’ or so experience, coming from a strong Audit or Accounting background with a thorough understanding of financial statements and preferably CA or equivalent qualified.


  • Assist the Managers and Partners in the performance of (buy-side and sell-side) due diligence on M&A transactions, IPO assignments (as Investigating Accountants) and other ad hoc advisory projects as required for private equity and corporate clients
  • Assist in/undertake the planning of assignments, including identifying engagement risk, and in that environment, determining the appropriate strategy in conjunction with the Managers and Partners
  • Review and interpret financial statements and other financial data
  • Prepare and review detailed financial analysis to illustrate key business drivers and performance indicators
  • Participate in question & answer sessions with target businesses and their advisors
  • Draft comprehensive and succinct due diligence reports
  • Ensure time and budgetary constraints are met

Skills and experience 

  • University degree
  • CA or equivalent qualification preferred
  • Circa 3 years’ or so Audit/Accounting experience
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

Desired competencies:

  • Strong analytical skills, with a high attention to detail to identify and address issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Strong Excel skillset and competent in PowerPoint;
  • Proven problem-solving and logical reasoning skills
  • A high degree of commercial awareness and professional judgement;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • A broad cross section of industry experience


At Grant Thornton, we encourage our people to bring their whole selves to work. We recognise, appreciate and harness our people's individual skills and talents. You will thrive in our down to earth yet entrepreneurial environment which empowers our people to succeed within a social work culture.  We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work options and family friendly work practices in maintaining a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce able to meet our current and future business needs.


  • Free annual gym membership to keep you flexible, fit, and healthy
  • Blended and continuous learning approach that will see you develop personally and professionally
  • Leading market parental leave initiative and early access to long service leave
  • Become involved in various environmental and social committees that you are passionate about.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the Apply Now button, complete our online application form and upload your CV.

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