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Manager / Assistant Director, Transaction Advisory

Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2023

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Manager / Assistant Director, Transaction Advisory Group

Alvarez & Marsal


Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.7,500+ staff and over 70 offices around the globe. We offer a broad range of professional services including Transaction Advisory, Restructuring, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services. 

Our Paris practice is well established and one of the fastest growing advisory businesses in France. Our leadership team is a collection of highly experienced professionals and they are supported by an exceptional team drawn from industry and professional services. Our Paris based TAG practice is lead by twelve highly experienced and established Managing Directors and Senior Directors. The team has earned an exceptional reputation for excellent work & they are highly active in France, working for premium clients on high profile deals: large and mid-cap private equity, fast growth premium small cap deals, multinational corporates, and French LBO’s. Their work comprises French situations and cross border activity in addition to international situations around the world.

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 800 professionals in 35 offices across the U.S., Middle East, Europe, Latin America, India and Asia Pacific.  In 2021 we launched our TAG practice in Dubai, Madrid & Geneva & all of our existing teams are expanding. We have established A&M as the leading provider of Financial Due Diligence globally outside the big four & the no.1 firm to develop a pan European career in Transaction Advisory today.

A&M TAG is a hugely supportive environment - Managers and Assistant Directors gain extensive exposure to Managing Directors and Senior Directors enabling them to fast track their career progression and significantly improve their technical skills.

We are expanding, and we are looking for an experienced and ambitious Individuals to join our Transactions Advisory team in Paris.

The successful candidate will;

  • Join a growing team with strong leadership, bright, energetic people with a truly entrepreneurial spirit
  • Work across the entire deal life cycle in a hands-on role, including both buy-side and sell-side work
  • Benefit from more diverse and exciting career opportunities
  • Deliver international projects on behalf of many of the most prominent organisations worldwide 

As part of a select and highly skilled team, you will have the opportunity to;

  • Work with a variety of large-cap and mid-cap Private Equity houses, corporate clients and financial institutions providing broad industry exposure
  • Lead projects reporting directly to the Managing Directors or Senior Directors
  • Work as part of multi-disciplinary teams in France and across geographies and build broad international deal experience
  • Gain exposure to senior members of the team in France and internationally gaining ‘on the job’ learning & development in addition to established formal training
  • Use the commercial aspects of your financial analysis skills, in addition to analysing the key drivers and valuation considerations that drive a transaction
  • Work alongside A&M’s operational and commercial professionals in combined project teams enhancing your understanding of the broader due diligence & wider deal process
  • Network with our service lines and work on external marketing events to build cross- service line relationships
  • Be active in the external market, supporting and enhancing existing client relationships and developing new client relationships

A&M is an environment that presents a real opportunity for ambitious individuals as all employees are supported to develop their technical skills in addition to client network and business development skills. All employees are substantially & fairly rewarded in bonus and enhanced career advancement and we completely embrace diversity, and this impacts how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business and support our clients.  

Essential experience;

  • Graduated from a leading “Grande Ecoles” in Business and / or Engineering, or equivalent
  • Big 4 trained - Previous financial due diligence experience is essential
  • Exposure to blue-chip Corporates and/ or Private Equity is useful
  • Fluent business level English and French is essential. Additional European language skills including Dutch, German, Swedish, Italian or Spanish are highly desirable

Our base salaries are highly competitive and bonuses are un-capped. Employees are equitably rewarded for their contribution to growing both TAG and A&M and our bonus system is well known for both its fairness and generosity.

A&M Culture

All TAG employees enjoy client exposure and the opportunity be involved in business development activities. All team members join the weekly TAG meeting where WIP, project pipeline, resourcing, marketing and business development initiatives are discussed. TAG employees are very much encouraged to build relationships with their client peers, planning and participating in relationship building activities. We recognise that building relationships is crucial to building a platform for promotion and career development.

Diversity & Inclusion

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.

Voluntary Inclusion

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.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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.

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