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Deloitte M&A Strategy, Diligence & Restructuring Human Capital Senior Consultant - Due Diligence in San Jose, California

The US M&A and Restructuring (M&A/R) Offering Portfolio advises our client's as they seek to change the nature of their business and competitive position in the market through inorganic means (acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, and joint ventures). By providing M&A and restructuring services from beginning to end, we bring a large scope of capabilities to the market and opportunity for our practice and firm. Our Human Capital M&A team renders results that help our clients transform their Human Capital practices in ways that lead to significant savings, a leading edge on competition, and greater efficiency.

Our approach to due diligence focuses on identifying potential risks and supporting clients to implement maximum value realization opportunities. Our Human Capital M&A team performs activities across the M&A life cycle including:

  • Support Human Capital due diligence and post-deal integration / separation activities for private equity and corporate clients

  • Review financial statements, trial balance details, government filings, employee census data, employment agreements, CBAs, and employee benefits and compensation documentation

  • Prepare data request lists and call agendas to facilitate diligence

  • Collaborate across internal and external stakeholders, including other Deloitte diligence workstreams, legal counsel, investment banks, and Client's HR leadership

  • Facilitate interviews with Target management team

  • Complete analysis including compensation benchmarking, individual equity proceeds (waterfall analysis or fully diluted share count), employee benefits side-by-side and migration cost analysis, executive compensation review including retention, severance, and transaction bonuses, turnover and open positions

  • Review and analyze HR function stand-alone structure and costs for carve-out situations

  • Contribute material employee-related findings to the Quality of Earnings and Debt-Like analysis

  • Prepare and deliver report findings

Work you'll do

Senior Consultants in Deloitte's M&A/R offering portfolio serve as trusted advisors to corporate and private equity clients. They support the development and testing of M&A strategies and deal theses by:

  • Developing approaches and frameworks to test deal hypotheses and derive critical insights to inform client recommendations

  • Leading workstream delivery within a broader due diligence or M&A strategy engagement, including developing presentation deliverables, data analysis, and primary research

  • Conducting financial analyses to understand and uncover value creation opportunities

  • Support development of eminence and "point-of-view" publications

  • Perform Human Capital due diligence (some or all of compensation, benefits, HR compliance, labor relations, HR communications, operations and technology, talent and culture) identifying and quantifying transaction risks and opportunities

  • Coordinate findings with other diligence teams at Deloitte, the Client, and external advisors, including accounting, tax, information technology, and legal

The team

Our Human Capital professionals work closely with clients around the world to develop effective and efficient people-centered solutions. Our team helps clients define their talent strategy and align it with their executive business vision using innovative strategic frameworks that enhance HR service delivery models, set the stage for continuously improving operational excellence, and reimagines the HR brand.

New technologies, platforms, processes and systems are meaningless without the capability to leverage them to the fullest. We are often amazed at how much investment is put into new solutions as compared with the time taken to upskill the HR organization itself. After all, it's the HR professionals who are truly impacting and delivering the customer experience. Working with Deloitte enables you to focus on building the culture and capabilities you need to deliver for the future so that they don't get stale in the context of today's ever-evolving business demands.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 4+ years consulting and/or industry experience.

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in a consulting and/or industry role focused on employee related matters. Other applicable skills include financial due diligence, compensation and benefit program design, retirement or health care consulting, HR strategy or operations, and /or talent solutions.

  • Experience supporting and/or delivering work related to corporate transaction or restructuring projects; other applicable experiences includes enterprise cost reduction, assessment of transaction risks, target screening, integration planning and execution, spin-off/divestiture, and/or post-merger integration.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HR functions & processes, with experience in one or more of the following areas: HR Strategy, HR Employee Experience, HR Operating Models, HR Mergers & Acquisition (M&A), HR Outsourcing Advisory, Rewards/Compensation, and HR Technology

  • Ability to travel up to 50% (While up to 50% travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice).

  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.


  • Actuarial exams or designation, other HR credential (CCP, GRP, CEMS, CMS, etc.), MBA, or graduate degree in HR or Organizational Behavior (preferred but not required).

  • Experience in HR, Consulting, and/or Corporate Communications.

  • Demonstrated experience in financial statement and operations analytics

  • Experience supporting workshops, large meetings, or presentations to senior leaders.

  • Ability to execute a project plan, managing to deadlines and paying acute attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated strong business acumen and ability to work effectively across teams, levels and varying cultures.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS PowerPoint), data analysis (MS Excel, Tableau, or SQL) and report writing.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment.

    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.