Assistant Manager, Advisory Corporate Finance M&A, Open to flexible working & returners
Assistant Manager, Advisory Corporate Finance M&A, Financial Advisory
Deloitte Advisory Corporate Finance provides corporates, private equity houses, owner-managers and other clients with a full suite of M&A services advising on acquisitions, divestments, buy-outs and capital raisings, a significant number of which are cross-border or international in nature.
Deloitte has been named as the most valuable “commercial services” brand in the world for the 2nd year running by Brand Finance, a leading brand consultancy, ranking ahead of all major professional service competitors. Furthermore, Deloitte has also been named the #1 Financial Advisor in Europe and Worldwide by M&A activity - 487 deals worldwide in 2020.
This service line is divided into regional, product and sector teams. The regional teams are split geographically and are largely sector agnostic. This role, within the Leeds M&A team, sits within the northern region (consisting of Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh). The product teams cover debt advisory, plc advisory, special situations (difficult/distressed M&A) and valuations. The sector teams comprise Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Real Estate, THL (Travel, Hospitality and Leisure) and TMT.
Our regional team also works alongside both the product and sector teams, which draws on experts from our global member firms to provide our clients with the highest quality professional advice and relevant M&A experience. Our Global team includes over 6,000 M&A professionals in over 150 countries.
We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.
Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?
For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.
The M&A Lead Advisory team in Leeds has enjoyed considerable success and remains one of the most active and prominent teams in the region. We have grown to 12 individuals and we plan to continue growing to support our significant pipeline of deal flow.
Our market-leading team advises shareholders, investors and the management teams of companies predominantly across Yorkshire and the North East of England. You will work alongside senior members of the team providing you with good exposure to the key decision makers.
We are currently looking for an Assistant Manager to join our growing and successful team. You will be responsible for:
- Supporting on a range of buy-side and sell-side transactions.
- Assisting with the day to day management of transactions which includes preparation of information memoranda, management presentations, valuation analysis and taking responsibility for the preparation of information and client communications.
- Industry research for both deal origination and transaction analysis.
- Valuation and financial modelling, including Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Leverage Buyout (LBO) analysis.
- Contribution to marketing and business development opportunities.
- Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.
We are looking for someone who is motivated, driven and eager to learn. You need to have good communication skills as we deal with CEOs, MDs, and investment decision makers on a day-to-day basis. The work is challenging but rewarding with transactions generating new scenarios where innovative solutions are required. We can be required to work longer hours to deliver to tight timetables, so being prepared to be flexible and roll your sleeves up is important.
Your work, your choice
At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.
Location: You will be based in the Deloitte Leeds office, however the role may also involve travel and will require the flexibility to meet peaks of work inherent in the cycle of a deal.
We specify full mobility for our financial advisory roles, but we make arrangements respectfully. Working from home days are available and flexible depending on clients, deadlines, and projects.
Work pattern: Permanent full-time
Your professional experience:
- Strong academics, including ACA/CFA or equivalent (desirable but not essential depending on other experience).
- Excellent numeracy skills with keen attention to detail and the ability to absorb and interpret large amounts of data quickly.
- Client and team focus, with ability to work quickly and establish effective working relationships.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- A good level of meeting and presentational skills.
- Logical and meticulous approach to problem solving.
- High level of project management and organisational skills.
- Ability to undertake detailed financial/commercial exploration for inclusion in client reports.
- The desire and ability to be involved in business development activities.
Your service line: Financial Advisory
Advising clients in the moments that define their business takes multiple layers of expertise. Much more than due-diligence, this is about diverse teams of specialists coming together, crossing service lines and international borders to tackle the many, complex issues involved in major transactions. And we have one of the broadest networks in the business. Here, you’ll find fascinating, career-building projects, market leading approaches, cutting-edge resources, huge clients and inspirational colleagues. As well as opportunities to develop a deep industry or product specialism.
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