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Deloitte M&A Risk Manager - National_Office in St. Louis, Missouri

M&A Risk Manager - Manager - Fulltime

Quality and Risk Management (QRM) is seeking an experienced Manager to support all aspects of quality and risk for the Mergers, Acquisitions & Restricting Services (MARS) Offering Portfolio. QRM is an internal organization aligned under Deloitte Consulting's Delivery Excellence function.

The Delivery Excellence organization partners with the business to innovate our delivery, enable efficiency and collaboration, and bring meaningful insights to manage risk and improve quality in the way we sell and deliver projects. This results in market differentiation, improved client outcomes, and positions our business to navigate the growing complexity in our engagements.

The QRM team advises business leaders as they go to market, to sell and deliver M&A services. We advise teams on business, legal and independence risks, we consult on deal structures, new client acceptance, conflicts, confidentiality, and data security. We oversee quality delivery and use early warning indicators to mitigate for potential cost of quality issues. We provide overall risk mitigation for our M&A practice.

Key responsibilities for the QRM Manager will include assisting in risk consultations and helping to address potential risk issues; work with the business teams to advise on third party access and executing Access letters, working through new client acceptance, and address other engagement matters. The QRM Manager will also support external communications, eminence and proposal risk reviews, develop and deliver M&A risk training, assist with compliance responsibilities such as policy manual updates, coordination of practice reviews, and litigation surveys. This position can be filled from any of our M&A US offices and will involve limited travel.

Work you'll do

The M&A QRM will be dedicated to M&A risk matters for all Deloitte Consulting services industries and will be responsible for the following:

Consultation Responsibilities and support to M&A Risk Management

  • Understand the latest geopolitical, economic, global trends and impact to M&A (e.g., SPACs, covid, sanctions, ESG etc.)

  • Advise on potential conflicts including:

  • Bankruptcy conflicts and disinterestedness considerations

  • Litigation matters involving M&A clients/counterparties

  • Business relationships

  • Consult with engagement team, N.O. Conflicts, OGC on such conflict matters

  • Research and monitor media/articles regarding above as needed

  • Address Confidentiality, including:

  • NDAs or clean room agreements involving target

  • Drafting ethical wall letter

  • Draft and manage Audit, tax and other professional advisor access letters to be signed by us, including

  • Mastering work paper access policy and other firm access letters

  • Co-investor policies, practices and letters

  • Lender access policies, practices and letters

  • Manage New Client and engagement acceptance and retention matters

  • Review and scrub the client acceptance submission

  • Manage any modifications to the client acceptance policy and forms (including BIS form)

  • Assess Inter-Firm Agreements (IFAs), including:

  • Reviewing IFA, obtaining member firm engagement letters, as needed, to assess subcontractor protections and touchpoints with the US (e.g., third party reliance)

  • Advise on Independence (SEC and AICPA) - Scope of Services and Affiliate Rules

  • Need to assess during the scrub of client acceptance

  • Gaining an understanding the M&A business cycle, including strategic and private equity clients and potential risks across each phase

    Administrative and Compliance Responsibilities

Assist with the following:

  • Coordination, monitoring and tracking of practice reviews for annual selection of AERS PPDs

  • Identify lessons learned for broader M&A practice

  • Any changes to M&A policies manual including 1) changes to lender and co-investor access letters and interpretations of policies

  • Request executed lender and co-investor access letters in an effort to track and maintain precedent library

  • Revising the various M&A engagement, access and other form letters for modifications / streamlining.

  • Posting updated letters to the internal contract maker and M&A Deloittenet site

  • Coordination, monitoring and tracking of annual litigation survey process

  • Monitoring Firm/Function Alerts and related impact on M&A practice

  • Monitor changes to Firm-wide policies that may have impact on M&A and prepare briefing

  • Monitor SEC and PCAOB websites for recent speeches (provide copy of actual speech and briefing)

    Presentations/ Training

Assist with the following:

  • Development, coordination and presentation of M&A risk management and M&A independence training (including staff meetings and special risk topics)

  • M&A New Hire Training Materials

  • Update and present M&A risk training materials

  • Update new hire M&A risk e-learning course

  • Monitor confidentiality e-learning course

  • Monitor new hires taking the confidentiality e-learning within two weeks of joining the M&A practice

    Review, Pre-Clearance Concurs

Assist with the following:

  • Review of the Global DTTL member firm referral instructions

  • Pre-clearance of DPM10640 - External Communication Reviews (eminence/marketing materials, proposals, etc.)

  • Pre-clearance of client acceptance and continuance approvals

    Other Risk Management Matters

Assist with the following:

  • Preparation and distribution of risk and practice alerts

  • Developing guidance to emerging practice issues to be included within risk/practice alerts

  • Researching hot topics in the marketplace

  • Lender access benchmark statistics

  • Special projects (automate access letters, matters involving tools/assets used in M&A, new Firm systems, etc)

  • Developing SOPs around our Risk Management role and guidance for business teams to leverage as they develop proposals, engagement letters and Statements of Work

    M&A Policy Manual

  • Lead the effort to update the M&A policy manual as needed

    The team

QRM is seeking innovative, forward-thinking professionals who are energized by bringing ideas to life that help shape and transform how the M&A Consulting practice delivers to clients. We are a strategic, fast paced, "roll up your sleeves" team with a passion for mergers and acquisions and enabling our Business leaders to maximize sales and set them up for success.



  • Minimum 5+ years of business experience in a corporate environment

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Strong writing, oral communication, and executive presentation skills

  • Ability to travel up to 20%, on average, based on the clients and industries/sectors you serve


  • Risk Management, Finance, Private Equity, Deal Desk/Deal Strategy and Execution, Strategic Transaction, Contracting and Negotiations, Client Commercial and Contract Management, and Contract Negotiations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sales lifecycle

  • Professional Services industry experience

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities at once in a fast paced, dynamic and demanding environment and is highly responsive to numerous and varied requests

  • Working with various cross - functional stakeholders and executives

  • Flexibility, critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, organization, creativity, emotional intelligence, attention to detail, takes responsibility and is proactive, and has the ability to glean complex topics and respond back to business teams in a timely manner

  • Positive, collaborative with a takes imitative attitude

  • Interest in and understands the Mergers & Acquisitions market and sales lifecycle

  • Desire to learn, grow, lead and build a career in M&A QRM

    You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $114,000-$209,000.

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

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.

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.