Deloitte Belgium

Manager – Financial Sale & Purchase Agreement Advice (M&A Transaction Services)

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Competitive salary with fringe benefits
20 May 2024
20 Jun 2024
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Description of the position

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Your journey with us

At Deloitte in our M&A Transaction Services – Financial SPA Advice Team we solve important M&A problems that stand in the way of value being created, sustained, realised or protected for our clients. Our M&A Transaction Service practice is an exciting, fast-paced environment, as well as a consistently growing business that focuses on M&A deals for our clients.

We provide valuable support, insight and analysis to our clients and other players involved in M&A transactions, with a focus on accounting and financial aspects.

Our specialist Financial Sale & Purchase Agreement (SPA) advisory team provides expert support to clients, partners, and deal teams in all financial aspects of SPA work. Our clients come to us to obtain our advice on the key value items in a transaction, including supporting them in their equity price negotiation as well as the drafting of the accounting and financial elements in the SPA. As the Sale & Purchase Agreement (SPA) advice team we support clients in the process leading up to the signing of SPA, but also thereafter, in the process leading up to the determination of the final Purchase Price for the transaction.


We work with clients during the negotiation of the Purchase Price on their transactions (either buying or selling) and ensure that the parties’ commercially agreed terms are reflected in the financial aspects of the transaction documentation.

Our key focus is increasing and protecting deal value for our clients through the SPA negotiation process, working alongside our client’s other advisors (investment banks/M&A teams, lawyers, due diligence teams and other advisors) to ensure no money is left on the table.

With this goal in mind, we advise and assist our clients in the value negotiation of a transaction. More specifically, we analyse net working capital and net debt in order to create and protect value for our client. We advise our clients on the risks and options relating to which purchase price mechanism is best suited (typically either locked box or completion accounts) to their particular transaction. And we read and comment on the underlying SPA, as accountants and financial specialists (and not as lawyers).


We assist our client with the final purchase price determination process, be it via completion accounts, or leakage reviews and/or earn-out calculations.

Your job responsibilities will include

  • Support clients throughout their transaction process
  • Provide analytical support to our clients and their advisor team to assess the value impacts of different treatments of purchase price adjustments and provide arguments to support them in their negotiations
  • Support successful transaction execution, including drafting and negotiating the key financial aspects of the sale and purchase agreement, in order to ensure the purchase price mechanism is appropriately drafted, due diligence observations and recommendations are included and our client is appropriately protected by the warranties and indemnities
  • Post-transaction support to clients for the preparation or review of completion accounts, earn out mechanisms, and support on disputes on purchase price adjustments
  • Trusted advisor: work closely with clients, due diligence teams, investment banks, lawyers and other deal advisors to optimise value and mitigate risk for clients
  • Coaching, training and supervising team members both on the job and through more formal technical training
  • Develop, build and manage client relationships and cross teams within Deloitte to continue to deliver and identify business opportunities

Let's talk about you

  • You hold a Master's university degree in Finance or Economics
  • Minimal 5 years professional experience in a M&A Transaction Services and/or audit environment (combination of an audit and M&A Transaction Services environment is considered as a plus)
  • You are passionate about client service and have commercial awareness
  • Strong knowledge of how financial statements work and an understanding of the relationships across balances and earnings
  • Interest in understanding businesses and value drivers
  • Agility to work with and move between numerical analysis and written documents (e.g. reports, contracts)
  • Strong analytical skills, an ability to grasp complex issues and explain them clearly, particularly to a more senior audience
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Excellent time management, being able to work with a number of different clients and internal stakeholders
  • Our ideal candidate speaks English. Dutch and/or French is a plus

Our story

This is your opportunity to join our Deloitte Financial Advisory team. We are the global leader in integrated M&A Services. By cooperation between various specialists in M&A Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Value Creation/Growth & Turnaround, Restructuring, M&A Tax and Consulting, Deloitte provides integrated solutions for every transaction process. We define and execute growth strategies for our clients and guide them through every stage of a transaction, so they achieve their aspirations.

Our Restructuring team drives value creation either from radical improvement in the performance of a company or a significant change in strategy and structure, be it financial and/or operational. In a Merger & Acquisition situation, we advise clients in realising their full post-deal value creation. Identifying and capturing synergies, convincing transition blueprints & plans, managing all stakeholders in a volatile or locked situation are critical elements in our role. Restructuring is working on the intersection between Corporate Finance and Strategy Consulting, focusing from pre- to post- M&A solutions. Restructuring rapidly creates significant & sustainable company value through radical improvements in different stages of corporate crisis.

Who is Deloitte? World-leading professional services firm, we offer value added services in audit & assurance, risk advisory, accounting, tax & legal, consulting and financial advisory.

+6000 dedicated professionals, active in +10 offices throughout the country, take great pride in supporting our clients with multidisciplinary expertise, industry knowledge, and innovative solutions. We offer services to a wide variety of clients, from national and international companies, small, fast-growing and large organizations to public institutions and governmental authorities.

Why Deloitte?

Be the true you! We foster diversity and inclusion and encourage you to bring your authentic self to work. Explore, question and collaborate while building a career that inspires and energises you.

Never stop growing! Diversity of thought makes us stronger. At Deloitte, we tailor a personalized learning experience, offering you the opportunity to grow at your own pace and achieve maximum impact.

We practice what we preach! As a Purpose-led organisation, at the heart of everything we do is a set of timeless principles and unifying values.

Life looks different for each of us, so we created a varied benefits package that you can tap into:

  • My Benefits My Choice, a flexible rewards plan tailored to your lifestyle and priorities
  • Sustainable transport options offered by Mobility@Deloitte
  • Flexible work arrangements for all and initiatives supported by Parents@Deloitte
  • Wellbeing tips and activities powered by Energise@Deloitte
  • Topped off with other health benefits and insurance opportunities

Empowering our employees with flexible work arrangements remains essential in today's reality:

  • Hybrid workplace: combination of home office and on-site (+10 offices in Belgium or client's premises).
  • Part-time employment: all our jobs are open to part-time work under a 90% or 80% regime.

Join us to make an impact together!

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