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Associate Director - Transaction Services (Big 4 Opportunity)

Job Description

Job Title: Associate Director - Transaction Services (Big 4 Opportunity)


Country: United Kingdom


Location: Birmingham


Function: Deal Advisory


Service Line: Transaction Services


Service Line Information: My client’s Transactions and Restructuring group is focused on continually enhancing value for their clients across the deal and economic cycle. The teams comprise of specialists capable of helping clients right through from conceptual thinking of buying a business to turning their business around in times of difficulty.


Job Description:

Are you looking for an exciting career in a rapidly growing team at my client? Do you want to work in a lively and energetic team where you will have the opportunity to advise their clients from a cross-section of industries during strategic business transactions? Do you have extensive experience of delivering Advisory or Transaction Services projects?

If so, then you should consider a career within the Midlands Transaction Services Team at my client.


Job Summary:

The Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to my client’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the Firm's agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle. Within this structure, the Midlands team comprises c20 professionals focussed on advising regional corporates, private equity houses and PLCs.

They provide M&A advice and assistance to a wide range of clients, and help them to deliver successful transactions. They focus on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, buy-outs, debt financing, initial public offerings (IPOs) and other transactions. They identify, structure and execute all manner of public and private market transactions, and provide support from initial analysis of strategic options and deal evaluation through to completion. They help their clients to identify upside opportunities and risks in their transactions and also assist as Reporting Accountants during Capital Markets processes to satisfy the due diligence requirements of underwriting investment banks.

My client is driven by a passion to help their clients to execute transactions efficiently and maximise value.

The team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of their One Firm agenda.

Due to the increase in the number of transactions currently taking place in the local market my client is expanding the size of their team and have a need to recruit an Associate Director in order support the growth of their Midlands TS business. Specific experience of financial due diligence and/or capital markets reporting will be highly regarded, but my client would be open to receiving applications from exceptional staff who have the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills or market skills.


Key roles and responsibility:

Associate Director appointments are made on the basis of demonstrated track record. As engagement managers, Associate Directors are expected to play a key role in the development of all aspects of the practice:

Engagement management: individuals will be required to structure and lead multiple large, complex workstreams in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments

Business development: individuals will be required to build, commercialise and sustain relationships with management team members for the benefit of the Firm. Individuals will be required to develop propositions, focussing on specific themes and/or clients.

Risk management: individuals will be required to identify and manage risks, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.

Developing People: individuals will need to identify team member development needs and accelerate development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer. They will act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm.

Delivering quality services: individuals will be required to monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.

Advisory Skills: individuals will use their extensive skills and experience to provide advice as a trusted adviser.

The role will be based in Birmingham but is likely to involve some travel to support the wider Regions team together with a high level of flexibility to meet the demands of working in a transaction based environment.


Required Skills and Qualifications:

To succeed in this varied and demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

- Strong academic background with financial qualifications such as ACA.

- Extensive experience of managing advisory or transaction related engagements

- Strong personal impact and self-awareness

- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

- Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions

- Evidence of working successfully with top management teams at clients

- The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams

- It is expected that successful candidates would have either significant transaction services experience or the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills.


If you are really excited about this role and believe it can be a good fit with your previous profile and experience, please send an email with a cover letter and CV attached to  

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Nausherwan Akram
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