Daily life in Operational Transaction Services

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What would my day be like in Operational Transaction Services?

As part of this team, you might:

  • Work with corporate and private equity clients pre-deal to assess synergies, goals and potential integration challenges
  • Evaluate the challenges, complexities and costs of carving out a subsidiary from its former parent
  • Assess and plan the functional/operational priorities (e.g., finance, HR and IT) within an acquisition or divestiture
  • Help organisations involved in a deal to synthesize cultures, IT, financial and accounting systems
  • Devise employee communication plans
  • Establish metrics, timelines and accountabilities

What skills would I acquire in my first few years?

You'll acquire skills and knowledge, such as:

  • An understanding of each stage of the transaction lifecycle
  • The ability to recognise the challenges and opportunities inherent in a proposed deal
  • An understanding of different types of transactions and the project models we might use to facilitate them
  • Research and analysis techniques
  • How to interpret integrated financial statements and operational information to understand the workings of a business
  • The ability to report clearly on factual information in support of a hypothesis
  • Communication and teamworking skills
  • Client relationship skills

What opportunities would Operational Transaction Services open up?

You could:

  • Use your experience and technical skills to lead transaction integration teams
  • Focus on a particular industry and develop your reputation as a key advisor in that sector
  • Work internationally on cross-border transactions
  • Work in another one of our offices worldwide
  • Take a client secondment to develop your commercial skills and build the client relationship