Manager | Transaction Advisory Group
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date Posted: Jan 22, 2024
Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. With more than 7,000 professionals based in locations across North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.
OUR TRANSACTION ADVISORY PROFESSIONALS
The A&M Global Transaction Advisory Group (“GTAG”) is comprised of former Big Four CPAs and CAs who provide private equity and corporate clients buy side and sell side financial accounting due diligence. GTAG professionals actively engage in assessing a target’s quality of earnings, analyzing cash flows, reviewing working capital, identifying key business drivers, reviewing forecasts, and conducting comprehensive discussions with management and their advisors. GTAG professionals routinely team with the firm’s operational, tax, commercial, ESG and information technology professionals to deliver a truly integrated solution to clients.
- Lead the core financial due diligence, helping to identify key risks and potential deal breakers, assess the strengths and weaknesses of the business against industry benchmarks, and assist with the evaluation of the potential transaction in the context of their clients’ investment strategy.
- Analyze detailed financial statement information including income statement, balance sheet, cash flow and key operational data. Synthesize and convert the data into meaningful information that is used to drive discussions with target management and drive observations and conclusions.
- Assess the quality of the target company's reported earnings, net assets and cash flows.
- After an investigative analysis, lead the engagement team in the construction of deal-oriented reports and presentations for clients that highlight the key financial, commercial and other findings facing investments and the drivers behind maintainable profits and cash flows. Lead the engagement team in further articulating how such findings should be incorporated into the client's valuation and sale / purchase agreement, and provide other negotiating points.
- Lead or participate in meetings and conference calls with target company management and with client personnel and serve the key day to day point of contact for client personnel with respect to deal and execution matters.
- Displays the ability to manage and prioritize assigned responsibilities and proactively consults with superiors as appropriate
- Ability to assist with multiple chargeable and non-chargeable projects of varying size and complexity including business development
- Possesses the review and critique project databooks created by engagement team members
- Possesses appropriate report writing skills in order to lead the engagement team in writing the due diligence report
- Ability to lead the engagement team in Quality of Earnings, P&L, Working Capital and Net Debt analysis with a level of guidance from the engagement Managing Director or Director.
- Able to assist the engagement Managing Director or Director with engagement issues (e.g., billing, status updates, scope changes) including preparation of engagement letters, information request lists, etc.
- Works with engagement Managing Directors / Directors to develop and propose creative solutions to engagement and transaction risks
- Consistently displays desire to take on more responsibility
- Gathers applicable client acceptance and conflict check information and coordinates with Managing Directors to set up engagement codes and other engagement requirements
- Bachelor's or master's degree in accounting and/or related major
- CPA or CA certification preferred
- Big Four experience required
- Ability to travel within the country (where practical and possible)
- Strong excel and power point skills required. Experience with data analytics and visualization software (i.e., Alteryx, Power BI, Tableau) strongly preferred.
- The ideal candidate for the Manager position will have at least 2 years of audit or private client experience at a Big Four accounting firm as well as at least 3 years of experience in a financial due diligence group.
- The successful candidate will be ranked a Top Performer in his or her peer group and furthermore, driven to success, a self-starter, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. The individual will be insightful, decisive, a critical thinker, and commercial. Further, the individual will be able to work well on teams however will develop the knowledge and maturity to work with our clients independently.
Specific characteristics include:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to articulate to senior members of target management, client representatives and colleagues
- Highly analytical mind-set
- Strong project management skills
- Deep accounting skills including a working knowledge of IFRS
- Team-oriented personality
- Professional in style and demeanor/exercises good judgment
- Motivated and effective in a fast-paced culture
Applications close 29 February 2024
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