Deloitte, Director (Financial Services/Private Equity), Transaction Services, London

Role description

This is your opportunity to join Deloitte's growing Financial Advisory Transaction Services team. Working on high profile assignments with some of the best in the field, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, with a mix of both corporate and private equity transactions, within a highly commercial, client focussed environment.

Our team provides clients with dedicated support for a transaction or potential transaction. Typically, this involves the investigation of the target from a variety of perspectives to ensure significant value items, risks and other matters have been identified and considered by our client and assisting them in making an informed decision regarding the transaction.

Our core services include acquisition and vendor due diligence, bid defence and support and reporting accountant services for capital market transactions. Typically, we work within a wider deal team which accesses the firm's vast range of specialist expertise including commercial and operational due diligence, sale and purchase agreement negotiation, real estate, treasury, pensions, modelling, fund placement, merger integration, IT and business intelligence. We also often work on international assignments involving cross-border as well as cross-service line teams requiring our people to build wide networks across both the UK and International firm.

The Director role will include the following activities:

  • Quickly developing an understanding of the target business and its drivers
  • Interpretation and analysis of information memoranda, business plans, publicly available information on the target business
  • Review and analysis of historical trading, cash flow and balance sheets
  • Review and analysis of projections, and underlying assumptions
  • Review of the adequacy of working capital facilities, including consideration of financing limits, term and covenants
  • Evaluation of potential synergies
  • Reporting of potential key issues for our client including identification of risk or price affecting considerations
  • Review of sale and purchase agreement and correlating findings of due diligence process therein
  • Review of financial structures and associated credit agreements
  • The role may involve a significant amount of travel within the U.K. and overseas, and will require the flexibility to meet peaks of work inherent in the cycle of a deal.

Responsibilities

The Director role will have responsibility for:

  • Project management of mid to large scale due diligence/reporting accountant assignments including: client interface, managing an assignment team, managing project risk issues and monitoring costs/recovery.
  • Production of quality deliverables (usually detailed written reports) within agreed timescales, briefing Partner/Director/Assistant Director accordingly. On larger deals this will involve responsibility for the production of discrete report sections
  • Various marketing initiatives and practice development activities (e.g. client presentations, key client account, industry, geography, and product programmes, develop and maintain own network of contacts and to display an awareness of sales opportunities).

To have a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; have a clear understanding of the firm's commitment to creating a more inclusive culture

Requirements

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • An ACA qualification (ideally first time passes) or equivalent qualification/experience
  • A 2:1 degree from a leading university with strong 'A' level results (or equivalent qualifications/experience)
  • Relevant transaction services experience
  • Evidence of team leadership and management ability
  • Broad financial and commercial experience, having demonstrated achievement either within a professional services organisation or corporate
  • Strong report writing and reviewing skills, with an appropriate focus on conciseness and risk management
  • Client focused, ensuring high quality service

Additional desirable experience includes:

  • Knowledge of the UKLA Listing Rules and knowledge of the takeover code would be an advantage
  • Fluency in a major European foreign language would be an advantage
  • Experience of sale and purchase agreement negotiations would be an advantage

We are Financial Advisory

The Financial Advisory practice at Deloitte advises clients ranging from multi-national corporates to private equity, owner managed businesses, creditors, shareholders and governments. We offer expertise in Restructuring, Advisory Corporate Finance, Raising Capital, Forensic, Real Estate Advisory and Transactions as well as a number of specialist services.

We work with our clients at the heart of major and often high profile transactions including mergers and acquisitions, disposals and Initial Public Offerings. We also provide expert advisory and due diligence services, fraud prevention and detection, and rescuing, supporting and improving underperforming businesses. Highly-regarded commercial real estate consultancy services complement our financial capabilities.

Financial Advisory is a fast-paced and challenging environment with both UK and international exposure. We value people who enjoy finding solutions to problems, are comfortable dealing with complexity, have strong business acumen, and can talk to a wide range of people with tact and diplomacy. In return, we offer a career path that's rich in variety and allows you to gain insight into many different industry sectors.

About Deloitte

Deloitte offers integrated services that include Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with global business and industry expertise to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

We deliver outstanding impact on the reputation and success of our clients, in the UK and globally. In pursuing this we contribute to a sustainable and prosperous society, and are firm believers in the positive impact business can and should have on the world it operates within.

At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service through our expertise and professionalism.

We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture. We are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support agile working arrangements. We recognise that our people are juggling demanding careers with commitments and interests outside of work.

Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways.

We are proud to have received a special award for Best Innovation for our WorkAgility Time Out programme in the 2015 Top Employers for Working Families awards.

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