Our client, an award winning global consulting firm, is seeking to hire a Manager within their M&A Finance Consulting team based in London.
The Integration Advisory Team works with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal Integration and Separation issues related to M&A or similar transactions.
The Finance in M&A team is a specialist capability which supports the growth of the Integration & Separation practice. The team is built using a mix of consultants and industry-trained finance professionals, and has the ambition to be the advisor of choice for M&A issues which impact the finance function.
You will be working with highly motivated and high calibre individuals to build the leading team in the industry and work regularly on 'front page headline' deals for a client base comprising a wide range of publicly listed corporates, private companies, private equity houses and public sector organisations.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a well established team with ambitious growth plans and help build a market leading Financial Management in M&A capability.
You will gain exposure to the high pressure, fast-paced world of transactions through delivering operational finance integration and separation projects. Your role on a project will include:
*Assisting CFOs and finance stakeholders on the buy-side or sell-side to plan and execute changes in the finance organisation as required by the transaction. This will be across the deal cycle from pre-deal to post-deal phases of the transaction.
*You will work across a variety of industry sectors and locations with clients of varying size and complexity. We also work with other advisory firms (banks, law firms, technology companies, and other accounting firms) on deals, as required, which depends on the nature and scope of the engagement.
*Providing day to day support to project office activities, and lead PMO activities on small to medium sized engagements.
*Lead analytics on synergy and separation type projects and be responsible for first draft of significant sections, if not all, synergy commentary reports.
*Lead the support to the finance workstreams on integration / separation projects, supporting client workstream leads to fulfil their workstream objectives.
*Ownership and maintenance of financial models on an engagement and on larger engagements oversee the work of more junior staff.
*Background in Management Consulting or an operational finance role in industry.
*A good understanding of the component parts of a finance function and the typical organisational structure, processes, controls, systems and performance metrics/ benchmarks.
*Experience of leading finance change projects and business improvement in industry or a consulting environment.
*Professional qualification preferred (ACA, CIMA, MBA or equivalent).
*Exposure to the operational finance issues created by finance integrations, separations and carve outs.