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Senior M&A Analyst

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Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: PA Home City, PA, US, 17101 San Jose, CA, US, 95134 Atlanta, GA, US, 30304-9998 San Diego, CA, US, 92121 Los Angeles, CA, US, 90026-9988 Louisville, KY, US, 40216-9998 Baltimore, MD, US, 21229-9998 Orlando, FL, US, 32826 Miami, FL, US, 33126-9998 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217 Dallas, TX, US, 75260 Nashville, TN, US, 37203 Jersey City, NJ, US, 07302 Washington, DC, DC, US, 20018

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.



The Senior M&A Analyst is responsible for providing support to the M&A Finance Team, engaging in all aspects of M&A target evaluation and financial due diligence. The individual will be expected to lead workstreams in key functional areas including, but not limited to, data analysis of sales trends (geographic, type of licensing and industry), quality of revenue, and quality of earnings. Additional responsibilities will include P&L/other key management metrics reporting, forecasting, financial modeling, valuation, and special projects as assigned.



  • Streamline collection and evaluation of raw data. Utilize data analysis skillset to conduct financial analysis, identify trends and/or findings and report such findings in an understandable format
  • Analyze target company information, which includes review of historical and projected financial information.
  • Perform detailed review of key financial metrics and KPIs and operating trends, highlighting potential risks which may impact valuation
  • Assist in the development of projected financial statements and operating budget for post-acquisition based on target company information and business case operating plans, including presenting projected impact on overall annual corporate operating plan and quarterly guidance
  • Build and maintain financial models, including discounted cash flow, market approach analysis and scenario analysis, to support the M&A planning and decision-making process
  • Collaborate with management, other key stakeholders, and cross-functional M&A team to provide customer data, sales performance, market statistics, competitor performance and financial understanding based on due diligence findings in a way that is meaningful to all users with varying levels of financial acumen
  • Leverage understanding of M&A target and U.S. GAAP to support Global Accounting Team with financial reporting needs for integrating businesses post-acquisition
  • Perform market analysis utilizing tools such as Pitchbook and CapIQ to maintain data on comp set multiples and comparable transactions
  • Understand the business issues that are influencing the industry, relevant applications, and competitive intelligence to drive strategic initiatives and influence decision-making
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree with a four-year college or university required
  • A minimum of 4 years of finance and/or accounting experience
  • Established analytical skill set with a proven history of financial modeling, forecasting, analysis, and financial reporting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, relational and communication skills, with poise to present to senior management
  • Ability to work independently while still meeting project deadlines and commitments
  • Willingness to drive projects to completion in a complex, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work additional hours during evenings and weekends during peak periods



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related discipline preferred
  • Experience in M&A due diligence, buy- or sell-side investment banking, venture capital or private equity preferred
  • Professional certification such as CPA/CFA preferred
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field and/or MBA is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of financial markets, including trends and market dynamics specific to technology companies
  • Understanding of software or other technology industry as a business
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Excel through creating custom financial models and ad hoc requests, including but not limited to variance and trend analysis, chart creations, and presentation tables
  • Experience creating management-level presentations
  • Extensive usage of modern tools for data analysis
  • Highly motivated and proven ability to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Written/verbal fluency in other languages is a plus


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg