EY-Parthenon Software Strategy Group, Senior Associate - San Francisco

EY - San Francisco, CA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $68,000 - $94,000 a year
Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Senior Associate within EY-Parthenon, you will help make that happen. EY-Parthenon is a leading advisory organization, focused on strategy consulting. We are committed to combining our unconventional thinking with our clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies. The Software Strategy Group (SSG) is a specialized advisory software practice within EY-Parthenon, serving private equity investors and their portfolio companies from diligence through strategy and execution.

The opportunity

SSG provides investment and acquisition guidance (including commercial, product, and technology diligence), strategy/value creation and transaction advisory services to companies and investors in the software economy. EY-Parthenon’s SSG teams have completed hundreds of successful projects and provide a unique capability to help companies make critical decisions and complete successful transactions.

SSG team members conduct primary and secondary research, synthesize and analyze data, build and test hypotheses, and deliver strategic advice to our clients to help them make informed decisions. We have developed the models, industry contacts, benchmarks and methods designed for the software economy. Additionally, SSG works with internal Executive Directors who have been CTOs and CEOs in early and late stage software companies. The combination of the Executive Director team, our Consultants and Vice Presidents with deep software expertise provides a unique opportunity for you to learn from the best in the field.

You have the ability to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders and, in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Your key responsibilities

Senior Associates participate as valued members of case teams, helping clients address their most pressing strategic challenges. Senior Associates identify information sources, assemble data, perform analyses, structure arguments and develop and deliver presentations. Training is given in key business concepts and analytical methods immediately upon joining the firm and throughout their EY-Parthenon career. Senior Associates are able to quickly gain responsibility, often serving as primary contacts for clients and managing junior case team members.

Skills and attributes for success

Perform secondary research using a variety of sources (e.g., analyst reports, market research reports, news articles)
Executing various analyses (e.g., customer segmentation, market sizing, competitor analysis, macroeconomic forecasting) to support the strategic recommendations
Designing and executing in-depth interview guides with key organizational stakeholders, industry experts and customers
Analyzing business plans and pro-forma financial models to help identify key assumptions and drivers
Participating in meetings and discussions with PE investors and corporate executives
Maintaining relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels and other internal teams on the engagement
To qualify for the role, you must have

Outstanding academic performance, with a bachelor’s degree (computer science a plus) or a graduate degree
At least one year of work experience in strategy consulting, private equity, investment banking, market research, a quantitative type of research function, or experience working at a software company
Ability to make detailed assessments of industry, products, markets, competitors and customers to identify risks and opportunities
Proficient in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment
Effective organization and time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines
Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 20-40%)
A passion for software!
Ideally, you’ll also have

Excellent problem solving, project management, facilitation and interpersonal skills
What we look for

We are looking for candidates who have a strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. A deep interest in software is a must. Being a strong team player is critical, with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 3 weeks of vacation plus 10 observed holidays and up to 3 paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most recognized and engaging leaders in the profession
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

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

Apply now.

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