Location: Sydney, Australia
Date Posted: Nov 20, 2023
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With over 8,700 people across six continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders and their teams, leverage A&M’s restructuring heritage to 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.
ESG Advisory Services (part of Global Transaction Advisory Group, TAG): holistic range of services along the entire private equity investment lifecycle
A&M's ESG Advisory Services practice supports private equity general partners and (portfolio) companies as they look to mitigate ESG-related risk and drive improved valuation, return on investment and other tangible uplift. We offer a holistic range of ESG services at all stages of a company’s lifecycle, from private equity and transactions to steady-state company initiatives. We do so in providing an integrated delivery model jointly with our Global Transaction Advisory Group (TAG) and the Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) team.
Our services include, buy- and sell-side ESG due diligence, private equity and portfolio company ESG strategy & performance advisory on matters such as strategy, risk identification and mitigation, value creation potential and disclosure around issues such as climate resilience & decarbonisation, supply chain, social challenges relating to both the workforce and wider society. For example, we conduct impact assessments of climate risks onto the business strategy and revenue drivers, and in turn advise on measures to improve climate resilience and strategic adjustments (incl. 100/ 200 day plans and performance improvement programs).
We are looking for a Senior Consultant, full-time, for our Sydney or Melbourne office. Employees are rewarded for their contribution to growing both TAG and A&M and our bonus system is well known for both its fairness and generosity.
Role and responsibilities
As part of the ESG Advisory Services practice, you will have the opportunity to:
Work on a variety of ESG Transaction Advisory and ESG Performance Improvement engagements, working closely with our Managing Directors and senior ESG professionals with hands-on coaching and training
Gain experience across a variety of global and Australian PE houses as well as corporate clients (including portfolio companies) providing a broad industry exposure and understanding of how different businesses are impacted by ESG risks & opportunities
Contribute to the delivery of buy- and sell-side ESG due diligence, including analysis of the maturity and performance of PE targets’ ESG programs to manage risks and opportunities in relation to key ESG issues, and how they compare to peers and industry best practice
Support engagement managers in ESG advisory services, such as peer benchmarking, materiality assessments, maturity & performance evaluation, gap analyses against sustainability reporting standards, or strategy development & program implementation
Assist in business development, client engagement and sales activities (preparation & participation)
Who will you be working with?
We are not a typical consulting firm. We are a group of entrepreneurial accounting professionals who embody the A&M Core Values – integrity, quality, objectivity, fun, personal reward, and inclusive diversity while delivering a tailored and scalable approach to working with private equity, infrastructure funds, and corporate clients. We present you with opportunities, not a playbook, and we reward you based on performance, not your tenure.
Skills and qualifications
Proven experience in audit, management consulting and/ or due diligence – at a Big 4 or MBB firm (at least 2 years)
Passion for (and preferably experience with) private equity/ asset management and its role in financing the green transition & ESG in general
Fundamental knowledge and familiarity with ESG industry standards (such as GRI, SASB, ISSB, CSRD/ ESRS, TCFD, TNFD, SFDR, GFANZ…)
High proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint
Strong oral and written communication skills and ways of interreacting with clients
Chartered Accountant/ CPA or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is a strong plus
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.
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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
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