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Manager, Corporate Development (Mergers and Acquisitions)

Location:Dresher, PA
Level:Full Time
Category: Executive Management


Ascensus is the largest independent retirement and college savings services provider in the United States, helping over 7 million Americans save for the future.  We are experiencing exceptional growth.  Just recently, Ascensus was named to the Inc. 5,000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in U.S. by achieving 65% revenue increase over the last three years! 

Due to our successful growth initiatives, we are adding this new position to the M&A team! We are looking for an experienced professional with corporate or business development experience with mergers and acquisitions to work closely with the EVP and VP Corporate Development and M&A. Successful candidate's goal will be to drive the company’s inorganic growth agenda.  Involves: managing the deal flows; performing acquisition target research and prioritization; participating in due diligence; creating and maintaining valuation models; and supporting documents and supporting integration, when applicable. Candidate must possess demonstrated business analytics, modeling, strategic thinking, problem solving and executive communications skills across multiple deals and projects.


  • Consistently track and procure deal flow, research and identify new opportunities.
  • Monitor and track acquisition targets, including creating company profiles and synthesis.
  • Work with the VP to execute market reach out strategy and support call outs where applicable.
  • Develop and maintain complex financial models which support management decisions to act upon corporate initiatives and acquisition targets.
  • Perform forecasting, valuation and scenario analysis.
  • Assist in post-close integration, as necessary.
  • Play an active role in the post close governance and monitoring of acquisition portfolio
  • Support Executive Committee and Board presentations.


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2-4 years relevant experience working in M&A, corporate or business development.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in an analyst role in investment banking, private equity or corporate development.
  • Ability to engage with middle/senior management to understand needs, communicate findings.
  • Ability to plan and communicate the strategy and pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and be accountable for results.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft products especially Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organizational, time management, planning, and problem solving/decision making skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines to meet strategic business objectives.
  • Capability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Some travel required.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.


Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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