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Associate, Restructuring

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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2023

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Associate, Restructuring

Alvarez & Marsal

Amsterdam

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 and a broad range of professional services including Operational & Financial Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services. 

Our Restructuring practice offers critical assistance to companies that are under-performing or experiencing a full-blown liquidity crisis. Working directly with company management, Alvarez & Marsal helps stabilise financial and operational performance by developing and implementing comprehensive profitability and working capital improvements. Alvarez & Marsal's involvement reassures creditors that the company is taking important steps to address its problems and maximise its value.

We are expanding our practice in Amsterdam and we seek a talented and entrepreneurial recruit who is interested in developing their career in the Turnaround & Restructuring space & join us as an Associate.

Main responsibilities;

  • Contribute to high profile Dutch and European Restructuring projects reporting to Managing Directors & senior members of their teams  
  • Work with the team to offer critical assistance to companies that are under-performing or experiencing a full-blown liquidity crisis
  • Develop the skills to ascertain & understand a client’s rapidly changing situation and to enable creative and innovative solutions/options for the businesses and its stakeholders
  • Assist company management & help to stabilise financial and operational performance
  • Gain exposure to senior management in the Netherlands and internationally, gaining ‘on the job’ learning & development in addition to established formal training programmes
  • Enhance your technical & financial analysis skills and gain a broad range of advisory experience working on a variety of restructuring projects
  • Support business development activities including the creation of client pitches and proposals to win new mandates

Examples of projects include;

  • Financial and Operational Restructuring
  • Balance Sheet Restructuring
  • Asset Sales
  • Cash & liquidity management and forecasting
  • Cross-border wind-downs
  • Preparation and validation of business plans for company management teams
  • Detailed contract reviews
  • Independent business reviews
  • Short term cash flow forecasting frameworks
  • Stakeholder reporting on PMO cost saving initiatives
  • Profit Improvement (Sales Improvement and Cost Reduction)

Applicants;

  • Strong academic track record with 1 - 3 years of experience in Big 4 firm or similar accounting firm / corporate restructuring, investment or commercial banking
  • Experience of working with operational & finance teams within large, distressed organisations – as an employee or an advisor is advantageous
  • Well-developed communication skills & the ability to work with diverse and complex stakeholder groups
  • Strong understanding of financial knowledge with experience of building or working with integrated financial models and have Excel/PowerPoint skills
  • Previous experience in contributing to work streams ensuring effective deliverables to deadlines
  • Native or fluent Dutch & English is essential. Additional European languages are advantageous

    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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    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, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

    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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