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Associate, Global Transaction Advisory Group

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2023

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Associate, Transaction Advisory Group
Alvarez & Marsal Benelux,

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

A&M TAG has attracted top performers at Partner and every experienced level from our competitor firms across Europe.  Our Benelux practice is an established part of A&M and our MD leadership team is a collection of highly experienced professionals across Financial and Operational Due Diligence, Restructuring, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation and Valuation services. They are supported by an exceptional team drawn from industry and professional services.

Our established Transaction Advisory practice is an award-winning team in the Netherlands and they 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. A&M TAG is independent and unrestricted by any conflict with audit mandates and the resulting issues caused. We are also able to operate cross-border seamlessly.

Our TAG professionals provide Private Equity, Corporate & Financial Services clients with buy side and sell side financial accounting due diligence. TAG professionals actively engage in assessing a target’s quality of earning, analysing cash flows, reviewing working capital, identifying key business drivers, reviewing forecasts, and conducting comprehensive discussions with management and their advisors.

Our team is expanding and we are looking for an Associate to join our Amsterdam office and train in Financial Due Diligence. We welcome applications from individuals currently pursuing careers in Big 4 firms in Audit or advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions or Private Equity and looking to make a switch to a career in Transaction Advisory Services.

Why join our TAG team?

The successful candidate will:

  • Join a growing team with strong leadership, bright, energetic people with a truly entrepreneurial spirit
  • Work across the entire deal life cycle in a hands-on role, including both buy-side and sell-side work
  • Benefit from more diverse and exciting career opportunities
  • Deliver international projects on behalf of many of the most prominent organisations across Europe

Responsibilities:

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

  • Work with a variety of large-cap and mid-cap PE houses, corporate clients and financial institutions providing broad industry & client exposure
  • Contribute to & lead projects & work streams reporting directly to the Managing Directors & Senior Directors
  • Work as part of multi-disciplinary teams in the Netherlands and across Europe and build broad international deal experience
  • Gain exposure to senior members of the team gaining ‘on the job’ experience in addition to established formal training programmes lead by our Learning & Development team
  • Use the commercial aspects of your financial analysis skills, in addition to analysing the key drivers and valuation considerations that drive a transaction
  • Work alongside A&M’s operational and commercial professionals in combined project teams enhancing your understanding of the broader due diligence & wider deal process
  • Network with our service lines and work on external marketing events to build cross- service line relationships

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.

Essential experience:

  • Strong educational background and exceptional academic record, including a strong focus on Finance and/or Mathematics
  • Experience (including via internships) of Big 4 firms, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity is advantageous
  • Qualified (or interested in studying for) professional qualification, including and not limited to: RA, RC, ACCA, CMA or CFA
  • Fluent business level Dutch and English is essential. Additional European language skills are highly valued

A&M Culture

A&M is a growing business and TAG employees have extensive client exposure and the opportunity to be involved in business development activities. Team members join the weekly TAG meeting where WIP, project pipeline, resourcing, marketing and business development initiatives are discussed. TAG employees are very much encouraged to build relationships with their client peers, planning and participating in relationship building activities. We recognise that building relationships with clients is crucial to building a platform for promotion and career development.
Our culture is a highly dynamic and responsive one that has evolved out of excelling in complex and urgent situations. We are unrestricted by any conflict with audit mandates and the resulting issues caused that are typical in many of our competitors.
Our Transaction Advisory teamwork in multi-disciplinary teams on projects across a number of geographies, so you have the opportunity to build and leverage broad international deal experience.

Our base salaries are highly competitive and bonuses are un-capped and well known for both its fairness and generosity. Employees are rewarded for their contribution to growing both TAG and A&M.

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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