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Transaction Services Associate - Big 4 Opportunity

Job Description

Transaction Services - Associate


Reading, UK

Job Summary:

My client’s Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to their 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 Transaction Service Regions practice consists of a team of 100+ advising corporate’s, private equity houses and PLCs. The practice is driven by a passion to help their clients to execute transactions efficiently and maximise value.

My client’s 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 the One Firm agenda.

My client has an immediate need for an Associate (Assistant Manager) to join the Regions team based in the Reading office, to support the growth of the regions Transaction Service business. Whilst the team has a particular focus on the Technology, Retail, Private Equity and Healthcare sectors, the nature of regions business means that staff work on a wide range of deal types and sectors.  

Individuals are also expected to be flexible and to work across the regional practice according to the needs of the business. My client is seeking to fill this position on a permanent basis but will also consider applications from individuals wishing to undertake a secondment.

Specific experience of financial due diligence will be highly regarded but is not essential. We welcome applications from exceptional staff who have the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills. Individuals must have a recognised financial qualification such as ACA.

Key Roles and Responsibility:

Key responsibilities in this role include:

Team work:

Individuals will be key team members on larger, complex assignments as well as smaller transactions in which individuals will work closely with senior members and manage/assist more junior team members.

Building relationships:

Individuals will be required to assist senior team members in building and sustaining relationships with clients and members of client pursuit teams for the benefit of the Firm.

Developing people:

Individuals will need to demonstrate the ability to give clear directions as well as positive and constructive feedback. They will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others. They will also be expected to prepare and present training sessions for new joiners and less experienced members of the team.

Delivering quality service and time management:

Individuals will need to assist in the delivery of high quality service. They will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be expected to upward manage senior members on the team to ensure timely reviews take place to enable timely completion of deliverables. They will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.

Risk management:

Individuals will be required to assist in the identification of and management of risks and ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

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

- Strong academic background with financial qualifications such as ACA.

- Experience of financial due diligence will be highly regarded but is not essential.

- We will consider candidates with other skills and the aptitude to learn.

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

- Excellent written and oral communication.

- Strong personal impact.

- Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure.


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Nausherwan Akram
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