Senior Manager Transaction Advisory 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 Manager to join our Transaction Advisory Services team in Sydney. Transaction Advisory Services forms part of the broader Corporate Finance team dedicated to M&A, Valuations, Transactions and Financial Modelling. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing all phases of financial due diligence on M&A transactions and Investigating Accountant engagements on stock exchange listings across a mixture of industries.   

About the role

  • Plan, execute, direct and complete financial due diligence for financial and corporate strategic buyers from a variety of industries
  • Manage client engagements throughout the transaction process, and coordinate the work performed by multiple service lines and cross-functional teams
  • Working alongside an experienced team on larger transactions, you will be responsible for managing the overall financial due diligence report as well as coaching, supervising and reviewing the work of junior members of the team
  • Lead question & answer sessions with target businesses and their advisors
  • Liaise with transaction stakeholders including the client, target, lawyers, bankers and other advisors; 
  • Prepare reports for due diligence and Investigating Accountant reports including executive summary points
  • Monitor completion of work to ensure both time and budgetary constraints are met and lead completion meetings with clients
  • Proactively seeks out business development opportunities and participate in winning new client work, negotiating and closing sales opportunities with Partner input
  • Takes responsibility and ownership of the existing client relationship at the appropriate level in the client's organisation at board level

Skills and Experience

  • Degree qualified with CA or CPA or other relevant professional qualification
  • Substantial accounting experience required including previous experience in Transaction Advisory Services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Proven negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build client relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • A broad cross section of industry experience
  • Managerial experience
  • Experience of developing and mentoring staff
  • Developing ability to build and maintain a network of industry contacts
  • Extensive experience of writing and reviewing reports



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
  • 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
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to wellbeing and mental health resources and support platforms

How to apply

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

If you experience any technical difficulties applying please contact the Grant Thornton People & Culture team on

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