Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date Posted: May 12, 2023
Job title: Multiple opportunities: Analyst to Managing Director (KSA Nationals only)
Location: Riyadh, KSA
Business unit: Global Transaction Advisory Group, Middle East
Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.7000+ staff and over 70 offices worldwide. We provide a broad range of professional services including Transaction Advisory, Restructuring, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services.
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results.
A&M’s Global Transaction Advisory Group (“TAG”) is the largest transaction advisory practice outside the Big 4 audit firms. Our award-winning practice includes over 600 professionals in 25 offices across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, India and Asia Pacific. We are an established and highly active Transaction Advisory practice working for premium clients including sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms, multinational corporations and family offices on high profile M&A and capital markets transactions. We are completely free from audit-based conflicts.
In 2021, we successfully launched our Transaction Advisory practice in the Middle East and our team is led by a highly established Dubai based Managing Director. Our Transaction Advisory team is an integrated part of our established and fast-growing offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Riyadh.
A&M is a fast-paced environment with a highly dynamic culture which emphasizes diversity and inclusion. Our TAG employees at all levels have extensive client exposure and the opportunity to be involved in business development activities. We empower, coach and mentor future leaders and endorse meritocracy to develop skilled professionals who deliver tangible results and build long-lasting relationships. Our entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who positively impact our clients and shape our industry. We are unrestricted by any conflict with audit mandates and the resulting issues caused that are typical in many of our competitors.
The collaborative, supportive environment, and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means just that–we embrace diversity and foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.
We are ambitious and keen to grow our Middle East TAG team. We are actively recruiting exceptional Transaction Advisory professionals in Riyadh across all levels from Analyst to Managing Director (Partner) with experience in Financial Due Diligence. Successful candidates will provide Financial Due Diligence and related services to sovereign wealth funds, global and regional private equity firms, multinational corporations and family offices on M&A and capital markets transactions in the Middle East and internationally.
This is a unique opportunity to join an established and successful global Transaction Advisory business in a new team and play an instrumental role in building a new practice. Our Transaction Advisory team members work in multi-disciplinary teams on projects across a number of geographies so you would have the opportunity to build and leverage broad international deal experience.
A&M is an environment that presents a real opportunity for ambitious individuals. Our base salaries and benefits are highly competitive, and our bonuses are uncapped and well known for their fairness and generosity correlating with the employees' contribution in business development and project execution to grow both Transaction Advisory and other A&M services. If you love what you do and want to do it in an organisation that generously reflects your contribution to business development and project execution both in your compensation and career progression, then get in touch.
As part of a select and highly skilled team, you will have the opportunity to:
Work on multiple Transaction Advisory engagements in the Saudi Arabia, UAE and across the Middle East and internationally, working closely with our Managing Directors;
Gain constant exposure to our Managing Directors, leveraging their substantial deal experience providing you the opportunity to learn on the job as well as through formal technical and soft skills training programs offered by A&M globally;
Be proactively involved in commercial activities, business development, and marketing;
Use the commercial aspects of your financial analysis skills, in addition to gaining exposure to the key drivers and valuation considerations which drive a transaction;
Work alongside operational, commercial and tax due diligence professionals in integrated due diligence project teams enhancing your understanding of the broader due diligence and wider deal process;
Network internally with our service lines and work on external marketing events to build cross- service line relationships; and
Be active in the market, supporting and enhancing existing client relationships and in originating new client relationships.
Experience in Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence) at a Big 4 audit firm is essential, preferably gained in the Middle East
A strong academic record and professional qualifications are helpful
Fluent business level English is essential. Additional language skills including Arabic are advantageous
Well-developed communication skills and the ability to work with diverse and complex stakeholder groups
Strong MS Excel and MS PowerPoint skills are critical
Experience with additional data analytics tools (e.g., Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI) is an advantage
In addition to the skills and qualities detailed above, the desired candidate will also demonstrate the following attributes.
Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Strong facilitation skills, forging consensus around credible, executable solutions
Highly ambitious and motivated with an entrepreneurial mindset
Excellent written and oral communications skills, impactful presenter
Unbiased, fact-based approach to problem solving
Guided by values and integrity, talks straight, builds confidence and shows by example
A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.
It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.