Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst

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Key responsibilities

  • Provide accounting support to the Mergers and Acquisitions team
  • Assist in accounting and financial due diligence
  • Provide post acquisition support - integration of accounting policies and procedures, migration / harmonization of accounting systems
  • Finalization of purchase price allocation
  • Provides standardized monthly reporting and occasional ad hoc reporting related to target company performance: closing books of accounts, review country / region Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, and Statements of Cash Flows.
  • Identify variances and engage with stakeholders to ascertain reasons / business drivers
  • Prepare commentary and variance analysis for management
  • Research accounting issues and provide guidance based on current AFM (Accounting and Finance Manual) policy.
  • Prepare support reports for SEC, Tax, and Legal.

Other responsibilities
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement and policy development and engages in the design.
  • Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert.
  • Frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors.
  • Leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives.
  • May provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees

Education and Experience Required
  • First level university degree with a focus in business or economics; advanced degree or accounting certification (e.g., CPA, CA MBA, CIMA) preferred.
  • Typically 6+ years of experience as a financial analyst.

Knowledge and Skills
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Strong business application skills (e.g., SAP Business Warehouse, YOTTA, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint).

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