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Executive (Junior Manager) - Financial Services, Transaction Diligence - Edinburgh

Location:  Edinburgh
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jun 28, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  53862

The integration of our Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) practices means that the FSO    Strategy and Transactions team now comprises almost 300 people across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.  Our UK FSO Strategy and Transactions practice currently comprises approximately 100 people, and as a result of significant market activity in the Financial Services sector (partly driven by the impacts of the ongoing global financial crisis for our clients) the team continues to grow across all of our services and now is a great time to be a part of what we are looking to achieve.


As part of this wider team, the Financial Services Transaction Diligence (FSO TD) team currently comprises around 35 people based in the UK. Candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the leading practitioners in the domain and work on challenging client engagements, and benefit from being part of a practice that places high emphasis on learning and development.  Our projects are typically complex, integrated assignments that frequently involve working with colleagues across a variety of disciplines, as well as other professional advisers.  Our clients include leading global companies across the Insurance, Banking & Capital Markets and Asset Management industries as well as private equity, central banks and Government treasury departments.


Many of our projects involve international travel, and the integration of our EMEIA practice has made longer-term mobility a genuinely accessible option for those who wish to develop their career internationally.


The Opportunity


Our FSO Transaction Diligence team aims to assist clients throughout the entire transaction process, and works closely with other specialists both within Strategy and Transactions and other Service Lines.  Whilst traditional financial due diligence is a key element of our work, transaction support is much broader, incorporating assistance with strategic assessment, transaction management, negotiation and documentation, and post-completion processes.


Typically, you'll analyse the financial and operational results of companies targeted for sale by reviewing financial information and participating in interviews with management. You'll work effectively as a team member by demonstrating your commitment to quality, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress. You'll also help to create a positive learning culture for junior team members and support their development.  And as part of your role in the wider team, you’ll have a role to play in other team initiatives – for example, account management and recruitment.


Your key responsibilities

  • Based on understanding the key business drivers, prepare analyses of historical and pro forma financial information to assess trends and fluctuations that may impact funding requirements and deal valuation
  • Perform industry and company research utilising online tools and publicly available information
  • Assist in researching technical accounting issues to evaluate implications on transaction valuation and structuring
  • Prepare client deliverables including excel databook analysis, reports, presentations and discussion packs
  • Assist in managing the input of other service lines to the assignment, gaining a good overall understanding of the key issues for the proposed transaction
  • Develop and maintain an external and internal network of contacts through personal contacts and previous client assignments.


Skills and attributes for success

  • ACA or equivalent qualified
  • Commercial awareness gained through direct experience of the financial services sector (either from within an Audit or Transaction Support role) 


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Strong academic record including a degree
  • Experience working within the financial services sector
  • Excellent analytical, IT and interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas
  • Strong word, excel and PowerPoint skills


What we offer


We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


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