Your opportunity You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of high profile projects, with a mix of both corporate and private equity transactions, within a highly commercial, client-focused environment. You will work on some of the largest M&A projects for the most influential clients across the UK and North West Europe.
Your role As an Assistant Director in our Transaction Services team the core services you will provide include acquisition and vendor due diligence. You will typically work within a wider deal team which accesses the firm's vast range of 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. This allows our people to build wide networks across both the UK and International firm and acquire knowledge and experience they would not otherwise have exposure to.
You will have responsibility for:
Quickly developing an understanding of the target business and its drivers
Interpretation 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 financial structures and associated credit agreements
Project management of due diligence assignments including: client interface, managing an assignment team, managing project risk issues and monitoring costs/recovery.
Participating in various marketing initiatives and practice development activities
Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution Your work, your choice How long does impact take? How long is a piece of string? How many seconds does a solution contain? How can we possibly tell? After all, impact can be huge or small. Immediate or years in the making. At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We, therefore, carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements.
Location: You will be based in the Leeds office, however the role may also involve a significant amount of travel within the UK and overseas, and will require the flexibility to meet peaks of work inherent in the cycle of a deal.
Suggested work pattern: Permanent full-time
Your professional experience
ACA qualified or equivalent qualification
Broad financial and commercial experience, having demonstrated achievement either within a professional services organisation or corporate
Exceptional report writing and reviewing skills, with an appropriate focus on conciseness and risk management
Client focused, ensuring high quality service
Experience of coaching and developing more junior members of staff
Additional desirable experience includes:
Knowledge of the UKLA Listing Rules and knowledge of the takeover code
Experience of sale and purchase agreement negotiations
Fluency in a major European foreign language would be an advantage
Relevant transaction services experience/exposure 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. About Deloitte Our Purpose & Strategy To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.
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