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Director / Assistant Director, Global Transaction Advisory Group

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Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Nov 29, 2023

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Director / Assistant Director

Global 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, Digital 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 has attracted top performers at Partner and every experienced level from our competitor firms. We are independent and unrestricted by any conflict with audit mandates and the resulting issues caused. We are also able to operate cross-border seamlessly.

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. We work for premium clients on high profile deals, large and mid-cap private equity, fast growth premium small cap deals, multinational corporates and LBO’s. Our teams have established A&M as one of the leading providers of Financial Due Diligence globally and the no.1 firm to develop an international career in Transaction Advisory today.

We are ambitious and keen to expand our established UK teams in London and Birmingham, so we are looking to hire Assistant Directors / Directors with experience in Transactions Advisory to support our Managing Directors & wider team.  Successful candidates will deliver on UK and pan European projects to leading Private Equity clients, Financial Institutions and Corporates.

As part of a select and highly skilled team, the successful appointee will;

  • Lead teams and deliver complex Transaction Advisory engagements, working closely with our Managing Directors
  • Evaluation potential transactions in the context of a clients’ investment strategy, assist with financial due diligence & help to identify key risks and potential deal breakers, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a business against industry benchmarks
  • Gain broad industry exposure working with a variety of large-cap and mid-cap PE houses, corporate clients and financial institutions
  • Expand the commercial aspects of their financial analysis skills, in addition to gaining exposure to the key drivers and valuation considerations which drive a transaction
  • Collaborate with operational and commercial professionals in combined project teams enhancing their understanding of the broader due diligence and wider deal process
  • Coach & develop more junior colleagues while befitting from established formal and informal training programme and mentorship
  • Internally network with our other service lines and work on external marketing events to build their network internally & externally

A&M is an environment that presents a real opportunity for ambitious individuals as all employees are encouraged to develop their client network and business development skills. High performing leaders who successfully develop business for the firm are substantially rewarded in terms of attractive remuneration and fast track career advancement.

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

Essential experience:

  • Qualified accountant and/or an exceptional academic record – professional qualifications can include and are not limited to ACA and ACCA
  • Proven senior level experience in Transaction Advisory / Financial Due Diligence is essential in addition to experience across Private Equity and/ or blue-chip Corporates
  • Trained at a Big 4 firm or an established Transaction Advisory (Transaction Services) practice
  • Fluent business level English is essential. Additional European language skills including French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Italian or Spanish are highly desirable

The successful candidate will;

  • Join a pan European team with strong leadership, bright, energetic people and a truly entrepreneurial spirit
  • Deliver international projects on behalf of many of the most prominent organisations world- wide

A&M’s deep operational and industry expertise provides TAG with a unique opportunity to perform more insightful due diligence by providing an integrated and differentiated approach enabling us to deliver more value to our clients. We are free from audit conflicts and our platform is less restrictive, enabling us to operate cross-border seamlessly.

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.

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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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