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Associate (m/f/d), Financial & Operational Restructuring

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Date Posted: Jun 17, 2024

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Associate (m/f/d) - Financial & Operational Restructuring (FOR)

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.10,000+ staff and over 70 offices worldwide. We offer a broad range of professional services including Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Valuations, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax and Disputes and Investigation Services.

As the world’s largest Turnaround & Crisis management firm, with a market leading practice in Financial & Operational Restructuring, we are here to help & support our clients with the financial & operational impacts of Covid and the subsequent worldwide economic & inflationary pressures.  We have offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Hamburg and we are highly active across Germany and Europe.

This is a unique opportunity for an Associate to join an established & growing business and play an instrumental role in delivering exciting projects to clients. The successful candidate will work with experienced colleagues to deliver multi-stakeholder, multi-national and domestic restructuring advisory engagements.

Main responsibilities:

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

  • Advise companies, investors, lenders or any other stakeholders facing distressed situations; assess Group-level financial performance in addition to high-level studies of the financial viability of subsidiary companies
  • Conduct Independent Business Reviews, Initial diagnostic assessment of key issues and business outlook, appraisal of options & contingency planning and cash flow assessments
  • Evaluate business plans and financial projections, including assessments of risks and opportunities - Contribute to performance monitoring following business plan implementation
  • Develop trusted relationships with key stakeholders in the Germany and European Restructuring community through the delivery of value added client engagements
  • Contribute to business development activities including the creation of client pitches and proposals to win new mandates

Associates at A&M will benefit from established formal and informal training programmes and mentorship. They will also be encouraged to internally network with our other service lines and work on external marketing events.

Candidate profile

  • Strong academic background combined with experience within a Restructuring team at a leading consultancy firm or a Big 4 accountancy firm
  • The ability to demonstrate experience contributing to restructuring projects that can include; independent business reviews, short term cash flow assessments, capital structure analysis and lender restructuring options analysis
  • Expertise and aptitude to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses, particularly in constructing integrated financial models, analysing financial under-performance and related services
  • Fluent business level English and German are essential. Additional European language skills are advantageous  
  • Ability to maintain relationships with key executives and a network of professional organisations or affiliations
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint)

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

  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging, and uncertain environment
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, confident and impactful presenter
  • Objective, fact-based approach to problem solving
  • Driven by values and integrity, talks straight, builds confidence and leads by example

A&M is an environment that presents a genuine opportunity for ambitious individuals to embark on a journey to develop their technical skills & knowledge, client network and business development skills.

At A&M, we believe in the power of diverse teaming to solve complex problems, create value and drive change for our clients. We encourage our professionals to apply our company values of integrity, quality, objectivity, fun, personal reward and inclusive diversity daily, and to embrace enriching and diverse experiences with clients and colleagues. The result is superior client service and gratifying careers in a collaborative and inclusive environment.

A&M’s employee resource groups support you through all stages of your professional development and connect you with others to make great things happen. No matter your gender, experience or walk of life, at A&M, your rich and diverse perspectives are valued. Here, diversity is celebrated and the vast talents that our employee pool around the world brings is what makes A&M an inclusive place.

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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