Transaction Services - Financial Due Diligence Manager - Midlands
About the team
Our TS Midlands team comprises c.30 Financial due diligence specialists who support a wide variety of transactions across the Midlands marketplace. Clients include a combination of corporate and financial (private equity) sponsors, who invest in a whole range of opportunities, from small privately owned businesses to bigger household names.
Over the past year, the team has been involved in a number of local high profile engagements. Whilst a large proportion of our work is local, a number of the team have supported the wider national practice and international network firms in delivering due diligence services to an array of private and publicly listed businesses and international investors.
Given its market heritage, the core of the team have deep knowledge of the Industrial Manufacturing sector, working closely with the rest of the firm as part of the Industrials Hub in in the Midlands. This is complemented by a wealth of experience across other sectors including Technology, Media and Telecoms; Healthcare & Pharma; Leisure (with a specific focus on football clubs and holiday parks); Retail & Consumer and Financial Services.
Our financial team is supported by a further c.15 individuals who provide deals support across Valuations, SPA, Data & Analysis and Financial modelling, bringing technical expertise to complement our wider Deals offering.
Significant investment is planned as we look to double the size of the team in the Midlands as we transition into our new hub office in Birmingham in 2019, with opportunities across all grades and specialisms.
About the role
Specifically, at this time we’re recruiting for Managers to join our team in the Midlands.
The role will involve the following:
Analysing financial and non-financial business information;
Identifying and understanding key drivers of a business and potential deal breakers (financial and non-financial);
Writing financial due diligence (buy-side, sell-side or refinancing) reports for our corporate, banking and private equity clients;
Sharing your experience and developing other team members through the deal process
Understanding the processes in due diligence work including dealing with risk management processes and procedures
Interaction with senior levels of Management, and exposure to business owners to understand areas such as historical and projected business performance, wider commercial issues, etc
Development of internal and external networks, and adopting a business development mindset
Whilst the role is based in the Midlands, travel may be required, which is dependent upon the client/ target’s location
Essential Skills & Experience
ACA/ICAS qualified (or equivalent)
Good business writing and Excel skills
Strong analytical skills and commercial awareness
A flexible working style
Interpersonal skills (lead teams, coaching and developing staff, confident interacting with clients and management)
Strong communication skills (questioning and listening skills)
Report writing skills
Passionate about client service
Able to adapt to change
Project manage assignments
Proactive with regard to self-development
Wide range of client experience
Due diligence experience
Leaders of the future - willingness to lead is a positive
Who we’re looking for
The successful candidate(s) will be motivated and determined, with the commercial awareness, investigative mind and flair for detail that underpin sound advice. You’ll work in multidisciplinary teams, build lasting relationships and meet clients often, so excellent interpersonal skills are also vital. You’ll also need to be flexible about where and how you work.
Equally important is your intellect, willingness to learn and ability to build relationships, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.
Birmingham, East Midlands, Milton Keynes