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M&A Senior Manager - Strategy and Transactions



Thessaloniki, Greece · Reykjavík, Iceland
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Working Location: Thessaloniki or Athens (hybrid)

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too.

Join our continuously growing team, which employs over 2.500 professionals in Greece, and is listed in Greece's Top Employers, Great Place to Work and Best Workplaces for Women for 2024! Experience great flexibility, under our hybrid operating model across our offices in Athens, Patras, and Thessaloniki, while benefiting from personalized learning and career development opportunities. We prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering an environment where everyone's unique perspectives are valued, that supports you in building an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The opportunity

The Greek EY Strategy & Transactions Advisory Services (SaT) practice is the leader in Greece and South-Eastern Europe in professional financial advisory services market. Leveraging an extensive global network, our SaT team provides sector-focused advice in developing business plans, undertaking valuation engagements as well as in participating in M&A and fundraising assignments from funding sources such as venture capital / private equity funds, family offices, strategic investors, commercial banks, International Financial Institutions such as EIB or EBRD and the Recovery & Resilience Fund.

We have ambitious plans, and we are seeking a highly performing managerial level professional, specialized in M&A, to join and gradually lead the team in our Thessaloniki or Athens office.

Working in a multi-national environment, the team works on a range of transactions, from local to cross border multinational disposals or acquisitions. Working in this creative environment, you will be given the opportunity to work and take responsibilities on challenging projects, gaining exposure to various sectors, both within Greece and the CESA region.

What we look for


  • Excellent academic background, including a bachelor’s and masters’ degree from a top tier university in Accounting / Finance / Banking, or other related field
  • 10+ years of relevant working experience, ideally in a consulting-centered role, Corporate Finance / Investment Banking department, Private Equity Fund or Big4 professional services firm
  • Proven experience in handling M&A projects, focusing on target screening, managing/reviewing of marketing material preparation process (i.e. pitchbooks, teasers, information memoranda, management presentations) as well as on the execution of the transactions
  • Strong proficiency in financial modelling, business planning and valuation techniques
  • Experience in projects within RRF subsidized loan framework will be considered a strong asset
  • Monitor macro and sector developments in order to identify trends and opportunities for M&A transactions
  • Undertake business development initiatives and lead marketing pursuit opportunities by overviewing the delivery of proposals or pitchbooks
  • Excellent written and verbal skills both in Greek and English
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Office packages, in particular MS Excel
  • Excellent project management, attention to detail, communication, problem solving, interpersonal and teaming skills
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally
  • Strong numerical / analytical ability and a sound grasp of financial accounting
  • Outstanding organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Willingness to learn, proactivity and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas, while working in a multicultural corporate environment


  • An active CPA/ACCA/ACA/CFA certification (or in a final stage of completion)

What we offer

  • Competitive remuneration package: You’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Depending on your experience, our comprehensive rewards package includes benefits that suit your needs including cutting-edge technological equipment, ticket restaurant vouchers, a private health insurance scheme, life insurance, income protection and an exclusive EY benefits club that provides a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.
  • Flexible working arrangements: We operate under a hybrid working model, which is defined based on both your own preferences and team’s needs, and we enjoy our summers with short Fridays.
  • Personalized learning experience and career development: We provide free and unlimited access to educational platforms and EY Badges, support certifications, and provide coaching and feedback, as a part of our Leadership & Development process, all of which can lead to a meaningful impact and success as defined by you.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
  • International Experience: Become part of international projects and work along multicultural teams, through our global network.
  • Above all, you will be working in one of the Top Employers in Greece for 2023, awarded by the Top Employers Institute.

About EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform, and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.