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Opportunities for Associate / Senior Associate in Operational Restructuring & Turnaround

Location: Milan, Italy
Date Posted: May 23, 2024

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

A&M has successfully managed some of the largest Restructuring crises in the world as well as preserving iconic brands through restructuring. We have earned multiple industry awards and our Operational Restructuring & Turnaround team in Milan is hugely respected. A&M has attracted top performers at Partner and every experienced level from our competitor firms and our Milan practice includes highly experienced professionals across Operational Restructuring & Turnaround, Performance Improvement, Financial Restructuring and Due Diligence.

Our Company side Restructuring team focus on big ticket company side financial and operational restructuring assignments in addition to Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) /CEO/ CFO appointments. Within the last few years, we have delivered on some of Europe’s largest restructuring cases such as Abengoa, Heijmans, Bouwfonds, Intertoys, Toys R Us, Nyrstar and Seadrill. A&M advise on every aspect of the restructuring process – from the business strategy to cash conservation/liquidity management, to business plan development and implementation.

The opportunity

This is a great opportunity for professionals at Associate / Senior Associate level to join Alvarez & Marsal’s Operational Restructuring & Turnaround team in Milan. We are interested to speak with experienced Restructuring & finance professionals who are interested in putting their financial background and problem solving skills into practice and become an integral part of our ‘hands-on’ team.

As part of a highly skilled team, you will;

  • Have the opportunity to work on multiple and challenging engagements across operational restructuring & turnaround
  • Work closely with Senior & Managing Directors and you will have direct exposure to senior client stakeholders
  • Use the commercial aspects of your financial analysis skills while performing company-side advisory projects, short term cash flows and contingency planning assignment
  • Gain broad industry exposure and benefit from established formal training in addition to ‘on the job’ learning and development.
  • Network internally and externally, both with our internal service lines and with the wider business community

Examples of projects may include preparation and challenge of business plans models, short term cash flow forecasting models, Interim CFO support, PMO and implementation of performance improvement initiatives and operational due diligence.

Successful candidates will gain an exceptional range of experience, working on assignments across the restructuring spectrum. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to be involved in business development activities including, identifying potential clients who may need support, the creation of client pitches and proposals to win new mandates. In addition to the above, successful candidates will also benefit from our flexible culture and hybrid working policy.

The person

  • Ideally have a high grade of bachelor’s degree from an accredited top-tier university in accounting, business economics, management engineering or a similar discipline;
  • Prior experience in Consulting or within the Restructuring team of a Big 4 or other large national practice or regional professional services firm
  • Excellent analytical and financial modelling skills
  • Fact-based and analytical approach, solution-focused, action-oriented;
  • Demonstrate the desire to build on existing skill sets and develop additional knowledge of all restructuring offerings
  • Evident project experience in some / all of the following: company-side advisory projects, short term cash flow, insolvency and contingency planning
  • Fluency in English & Italian (both written & spoken), additional European languages are also desirable

Soft skills

In addition to the skills and qualities detailed above, the desired candidate will also demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging, and uncertain environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Objective, fact-based approach to problem solving
  • Driven by values and integrity, builds confidence and leads by example

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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