Advisory Manager

Mergers & Acquisitions

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Position Summary

Deloitte & Touche LLP seeks an Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL.

Work You’ll Do

Play substantive role in engagement planning, economics, and billing. Attain quality internal and external communications and deliverables, including technical content of reports and proposals. Understand clients’ business by reading source documents including confidential memorandum prepared by investment bankers and management presentations. Work with the acquiring company and the target company's upper management to design due diligence procedures, conduct due diligence, and perform complex accounting and due diligence procedures on balance sheets and income statements. Deliver due diligence findings to clients and answer follow-up questions and requests. Respond to ad-hoc client requests when project scope shifts. Participate in proposal development efforts. Build strong client relationships and ensure ongoing client communication. Enhance relationships with audit and tax professionals and support multi-functional engagements with specialized accounting and industry knowledge. Evaluate, counsel, mentor, and provide feedback on performance of subordinates and assist with recruitment retention of professionals.



  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or related field (willing to accept foreign education equivalent, including three year foreign degree).
  • Four years of public accounting experience.
  • Experience must include one year of:
    • Identifying and evaluating transactions for both financial and strategic buyers;
    • Identifying “deal breakers” in potential transactions with a focus on cash flow and earnings;
    • Evaluating targets’ historical and projected earnings and cash flows, hidden contingencies, commitments, tax exposures, asset quality, and net working capital requirements;
    • Reviewing and commenting on financial, accounting, and tax considerations in investment models, bank finance agreements, and public debt offering documents;
    • Assisting in structuring purchase price adjustment mechanisms and relevant clauses and covenants in stock purchase agreements;
    • Identifying integration and post-transaction transition issues;
    • Assisting with divestiture strategy, planning, and execution;
    • Proposing and evaluating allocation methodologies for financial statement line items in the course of preparing carve-out financial statements; and
    • Presenting due diligence findings to clients and third-party stakeholders including lenders, brokers, and insurers.
  • Position requires approximately 20% travel.

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte Advisory" means Deloitte & Touche LLP, which provides audit and enterprise risk services; Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, which provides forensic, dispute, and other consulting services; and its affiliate, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, which provides a wide range of advisory and analytics services. Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP is not a certified public accounting firm. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. These entities are separate subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Requisition code: 129078


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