Assistant Manager, Corporate Finance (Lead Advisory)

Thames Valley
Highly competitive salary and flexible benefits
31 Jan 2023
28 Feb 2023
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Assistant Manager, Corporate Finance (Lead Advisory)

About Crowe

Crowe is a leading national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm with global reach and local expertise. We are an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the top 10 accounting networks in the world, with access to more than 40,000 people in more than 150 countries and across more than 700 offices globally.

We pride ourselves on looking after our people, whether you’re working in corporate tax, statutory audit or you’re a marketing or HR specialist - at Crowe we invest in our people to help them be the best they can be.

We understand that it is often the culture and values of a firm that are most important when looking for a new workplace, that’s why at Crowe our people-focused culture means we value new ideas and innovation, and welcome people who are committed to making a difference by delivering excellent services to our people, clients and communities.

Following continued growth and success, we are looking to strengthen our Corporate Finance (Lead Advisory) team in our Thames Valley office with the addition of an Assistant Manager.

Role Overview

This will be a broad role, encompassing deal origination, structuring and execution, research and analysis, valuation and modelling – spanning buy and sell side for UK and international businesses across all sectors.

As Assistant Manager you will make a direct contribution within a Partner-led team, gaining exposure to a range of clients, transaction structures and business development activities in a supportive and growing environment.

Key Responsibilities

As an Assistant Manager you will be an integral part of the team, delivering all aspects of advisory work. The role will enable you to:

  • Manage a wide range of transactions (including sale mandates, fund raising, MBOs, financial modelling and other advisory work including vendor preparation and buyside advisory services) from origination through to completion, acting as a key point of contact for the client;
  • Participate in driving the team’s business plan and exploring opportunities to build the pipeline;
  • Establish and grow a network of key contacts and participate in the team’s marketing initiatives.

As an Assistant Manager, reporting directly to the Partner and with the support of the wider team, you will be expected to:

  • Project manage a transaction process throughout and ensure the day to day requirements of a deal process are fulfilled;
  • Identify key issues impacting transactions at an early stage and be able to plan for numerous outcomes and present solutions to the client;
  • Have a strong understanding of typical mid-market deal structures involving financial buyers or trade buyers and the common issues arising therein;
  • Have a strong understanding of the legal documentation associated with typical mid-market M&A transactions and be comfortable reviewing the same;
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal skills required for regular client and contact liaison, managing legal advisers and specialist advisers throughout a deal process;
  • Undertake detailed research on companies and associated sectors, analysing trends, opportunities, potential transactions and potential investors/buyers;
  • Possess strong writing skills in order to prepare Information Memoranda, Business Plans and similar funding packs/documentation and have a track record of preparing the same;
  • Be well-versed in Excel with strong financial modelling skills – able to model integrated operating financial models, funding models (including the appropriate equity/debt funding overlays) and financial models suitable for the appraisal of investment opportunities or buyouts;
  • Take responsibility for project risk issues and billing/cost recovery;
  • Actively participate in practice development activities and deal origination initiatives;
  • Participate and take an active role in completion meetings/presentations with clients and funders;
  • Regularly attend and participate in relevant networking events;
  • Each member of the Team is required to attend relevant Corporate Finance training held both externally and internally.

The role requirements

  • ACA/ACCA qualified (or equivalent), or relevant work experience with some corporate finance or transaction services experience being desirable.
  • Be commercially minded, displaying high levels of accuracy and diligence in their work.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with an ability to grapple and understand business issues quickly.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint to be utilised for excellent report-writing and presentation.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Why choose Crowe?

Crowe is where talented people can realise their potential, are successful and enjoy what they do by making a positive difference to our clients, communities and each other.

Our vision is to be recognised as essential to the future success of our clients by helping them to answer tomorrow’s questions and make smart decisions that have lasting value through the highest quality audit, tax, advisory and risk services.

We offer you an opportunity to develop your career and work for a firm that offers stability and growth. In addition, you can work alongside experienced professionals who put the client at the heart of everything they do.

At Crowe, you will find the expertise, the resources and, above all, the commitment to help you build a satisfying and rewarding career. In return we can offer you continued career development, highly competitive salaries and flexible benefits. Plus, an opportunity to work for a firm that truly values its people.

Crowe is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in recruitment and employment. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to our organisation and believe that diversity and inclusivity are key to providing our clients with a quality service.

Closing Date: 16 January 2023

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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