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Senior M&A Analyst - Remote

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Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: PA Home City, PA, US, 17101 Nashville, TN, US, 37203 Orlando, FL, US, 32826 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217 Chicago, IL, US, 60699-9208 Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Richmond, VA, US, 23232 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104-9998 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761 Dallas, TX, US, 75260 Kansas City, MO, US, 64116-9998 Miami, FL, US, 33126-9998 Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Washington, DC, DC, US, 20018

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.


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
  • Professional certification such as CPA/CFA preferred
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field and/or MBA is a plus
  • 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


Due to the federally mandated COVID-19 vaccination requirement impacting federal contractors like Ansys, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your start date.  If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws including state and local mandatory vaccination orders.


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • 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 leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a 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. 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.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is 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, empowering our customers to 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 member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com


We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

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