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PEPI Manager - M&A Finance (Open to all US locations)

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Location: Boston, MA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2024

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Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement

Manager, M&A Finance

Alvarez & Marsal is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, is seeking to expand its Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) – M&A team. With more than 3,500 professionals based in 40 locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation.  Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.

A&M’s Private Equity Performance Improvement Services (PEPI) practice, with offices throughout the US, focuses on serving upper middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve operating results at their portfolio companies.  The companies we assess are upper middle market in the 50 million to 1 billion plus range. 

Our professionals are aligned with a PEPI service line to promote the development of deep functional skills & experiences and to maximize our ability to tailor solutions to solve our clients' business issues. 

Our PEPI services include:

  • Commercial Due Diligence/Strategy
  • Merger Integration & Carve-outs
  • IT- pre-acquisition diligence
  • IT- post-acquisition implementations and integration
  • Interim Management 
  • Supply Chain
  • Interim Management
  • M&A Services
  • HR M&A
  • Rapid Results
  • Supply Chain
  • CFO Services

Private Equity Focused Professionals – Finance & Accounting (F&A)

We bring a structured and disciplined approach to create and capture value. We provide private equity buyers with a broad continuum of knowledge and tools for any deal related scenario, including mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs, spins, joint ventures and alliances.

PEPI’s F&A M&A team is comprised of seasoned Finance & Accounting consulting professionals experienced in providing practical advice to private equity clients and their portfolio companies; across the full spectrum of the deal lifecycle from pre-deal activities, operational, financial and synergy reviews, through 'Day-1' planning, to post-deal implementations and future-state operating model.  PEPI F&A M&A professionals provide pre-deal and post-deal advice across a number of areas within Finance & Accounting operations, while also supporting cross-functional teams in Commercial, Supply Chain, IT, HR etc. by adding a Finance, Accounting and Risk lens to the transaction’s operations. 

The PEPI F&A group is a growing business targeting high growth in the next one to three years. We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and build leadership skills. The leadership team is focused on providing development opportunities, training and exposure to high-growth oriented individuals.

F&A Manager - Responsibilities

We are seeking a F&A Manager within our PEPI M&A practice.  A strong candidate will have 5-8+ years of experience in F&A; candidates with depth in a given area will be strongly considered; including treasury, financial diligence, internal controls / audit, FP&A, Controllership.  Some level of M&A experience is a requirement; depth of experience with private equity clients will be heavily considered.
The Manager of M&A will have exposure to key client contacts, including the C-suite and Board. The Manager will be responsible for supporting the full spectrum of finance and accounting operations in connection with the transaction, including but not limited to: due diligence phase through deal execution; including coordination across third parties like, valuation specialists, bankers, and lawyers, performance or coordination within the Finance team and to enable the smooth operational execution of the deal. The role reports to the Director of PEPI’s F&A M&A team, and will have regular direct exposure to the Senior Director / Finance Leader of PEPI’s M&A team and A&M’s Senior Leadership Team.

Typical responsibilities for the F&A M&A Manager could include:

  • Support business in ensuring Day-1 readiness across all F&A sub-functions.
  • Manage the mapping of Chart of Accounts, Accounting policy alignment, and necessary close and reporting calendars for management, statutory and regulatory purposes
  • Coordinate all aspects of the finance and accounting integration (Revenue and AR, Expenditures and AP, Month-end close and reporting, Payroll and Treasury, FP&A etc.)
  • Own the integration plan and execution while driving a team of cross-functional leaders to orchestrate impactful integration planning and execution while proactively navigating challenges as they arise.
  • Engage with functional teams through the M&A process and ensure deliverables are on time.
  • Assist in the execution of business initiatives during integration/transition period.
  • Analyze target company historical data to identify historical and projected trends, and support with diligence.
  • Collaborate with Target to obtain necessary financial, tax, operational information.
  • Establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect with client at all levels, and be viewed as a team player with exceptional communication, analytical, and leadership skills.
  • Design and stand-up interim and future-state operating model for the Finance function.
  • Manage project updates and communication within the organization in cross-functional meetings.

F&A Manager – Qualifications

  • Business Leadership Skills: Strong, team-oriented leadership skills with 4+ years of managing teams. Able to independently identify, frame, and escalate issues and support with decision making. Strong initiative while being a self-starter with the ability to forecast and meet deadlines. Detail oriented with the ability to work with minimal supervision. Accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Executive Communication Skills: High EQ, persuasive, executive presence. Exceptionally strong communicator equally adept at communications strategy and execution, with the ability to independently craft a full range of clear, high-impact communications with top-level company executives. Ability to communicate in an open and authentic manner in all situations.
  • Influencing and Interpersonal Skills: Able to establish and build close working relationships. Strong personal credibility and counseling skills. Team-oriented planner and decision-maker. Ability to motivate, collaborate, and work successfully in a team environment. Able to creatively drive consensus. Change ambassador and influencer.
  • Project and Program Management Skills: Experience in estimation, planning, design, and implementation of complex cross-functional business efforts. Effective in influencing and making high-quality decisions and taking decisive action. Ability to work well under deadlines and determine the priority of multiple and at times conflicting efforts. Strong meeting management and coordination skills.
  • Process Improvement Skills: Ability to analyze poorly defined areas and processes within a cross-functional organization. Effective in implementing new and improved processes.
  • Analytics: Strong critical thinking skills. Experience applying various methodologies or practices to assess processes, business issues, and people. Ability to extract key messages from detail and translate them into audience-appropriate messages.
  • M&A / Accounting / Finance Experience: Strong understanding of GAAP and related purchase accounting requirements. Experience working in various aspects of Finance operations, including Controllership, Treasury, FP&A, Operational accounting (AR, AP), Payroll, Internal Controls / Internal Audit highly desired.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required with a concentration in Accounting, Finance, or Business / Management, required.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing and executing finance or / and accounting operations, including experience supporting with integrations or finance transformations.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel and Powerpoint skills.
  • MBA with a Finance concentration or CPA preferred.
  • Top-tier strategy firm, niche advisory firm, or Big-4 Consulting experience preferred.
  • 3-5+ years of M&A accounting, financial diligence experience preferred.

The salary range is $125,000 - $190,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details.


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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.

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