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Associate Director / Director – Business Modelling

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

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Associate Director / Director – Business Modelling

Alvarez & Marsal


Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with over $2+ billion in revenues and c.7,500+ staff offering a broad range of professional services including Operational & Financial Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Valuations & Modelling, Performance Improvement and Disputes & Investigation Services.

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal for leadership, action and results.

Our Valuation & Modelling Services business is a dynamic and fast-growing business. Over the last 7 years we have established teams in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Munich, Paris and Madrid. We are unrestricted by any conflict with audit mandates and the resulting issues caused that are typical in many of our competitors. We are also able to operate cross-border seamlessly.

We provide a full suite of valuation and modelling services in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Infrastructure portfolios, Contentious Valuations, Complex Financial Instruments, Financial and Tax reporting and Business Modelling. All of our teams are expanding, and we have established A&M as one of the leading providers of Valuation & Modelling services globally & a leading firm to develop a pan European career today.

Our Paris based Valuation & Modelling team is highly active in France and is involved in landmark transactions. Due to increasing demand, we are expanding this team and seeking an experienced business modelling professional to join us at  Associate Director / Director level.  The successful applicant will benefit from attractive career progression opportunities, complemented by A&M’s highly competitive base pay and bonus scheme and its entrepreneurial and stimulating working environment.

“It has been a ground-breaking year for our French team, having been strongly involved on a number of landmark projects across Europe, including some of the largest M&A transactions. As we doubled the size of our team in FY22, we look forward to FY23 as we continue to invest in our talent pool.” MD Valuations, Paris

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

  • Work closely our Managing Directors in France and across Europe on business development activities including proposals, pitches & networking
  • Lead multiple and high profile and complex modelling engagements whilst collaborating closely with a range of industry leading specialists across different teams
  • Deliver industry leading financial models incorporating the relevant operational, tax, accounting and financing principles
  • Prepare and support client workshops to assist in scoping and designing models, gather input data, review and validate calculations and hand over models to clients when they are complete
  • Support project teams in other service lines as and when required, through the application of financial modelling (and occasionally analytics and other related areas) techniques to generate insights and influence clients to shape how they make their decisions, guiding them through and facilitating the decision-making process
  • Support the development of new capabilities and promote collective skill set development across the team through the development of templates, training courses and exercises, harvesting modules from previous models and proactively conducting relevant reading and research
  • Contribute to the smooth and harmonious functioning of the team by assisting with organising formal and informal team events, attending such events and supporting other team activities

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


  • Extensive Modelling experience gained at a leading accounting or consulting firm, investment bank or boutique modelling firm
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant accounting, corporate finance and tax principles, and experience of applying this in a modelling context
  • Graduated from a leading “Grande Ecoles” ideally combined with an exceptional academic record, including a strong focus on Finance and/or Mathematics or similar
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Relentless and uncompromising attention to detail and quality
  • Resilient and able to function effectively under pressure while managing competing stakeholder demands
  • Self-starter with the drive to succeed in an entrepreneurial culture
  • Fluent business level French and English is essential. Additional European languages are highly valued
  • Ambitious with a desire to succeed in an entrepreneurial culture

A&M delivers tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.

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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