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Associate , Financial & Operational Restructuring (FOR)

Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: May 23, 2024

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Associate, Financial & Operational Restructuring (FOR) 

Alvarez & Marsal 

 

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2.3+ billion in revenues, 9,000+ staff and almost 80 offices around the globe. We offer a broad range of professional services including Financial & Operational Restructuring, Debt Advisory, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations and Disputes and Investigation Services.  

 

A&M’s established European Financial & Operational Restructuring practice advises companies, investors, lenders and secured creditor groups in complex restructuring processes to evaluate the risks and opportunities of a company’s business plan, manage short term liquidity pressure,  stabilise financial and operational performance, assess restructuring options, be the lead financial advisor through a restructuring transaction and implement comprehensive profitability, working capital improvements and restructuring solutions in order to maximize outcomes for our clients.  

 

Our Paris based Financial & Operational Restructuring practice (FOR) is lead by 2 highly experienced & established Managing Directors and the team have earned an exceptional reputation for excellent work. They are highly active in France & across Europe and due to continued growth we are recruiting a talented individual to join this expanding team at Associate level. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a career in advisory with the leading global name in Restructuring. 

 

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 build a career in Restructuring.
  

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 & operational performance in addition to the financial viability of subsidiary companies 

  • Conduct Independent Business Reviews, Initial diagnostic assessment of liquidity, key business issues and 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 

  • Work closely with company management to deliver high profile operational restructuring projects at company site including supporting interim management positions 

  • Develop trusted relationships with key stakeholders in the French and European Restructuring community through the delivery of value-added client engagements 

  • Gain ‘on the job’ learning & development in addition to established formal training programmes 

 

The person: 

  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses combined with exposure to constructing integrated financial models and analysing financial underperformance. This could include experience in Restructuring at a ‘Big 4’ firm, a leading Advisory firm or as an employee of a company that has been through a restructuring. 

  • Ability to build relationships within a team and with clients  

  • A high grade Bachelor’s degree from a top “Grande Ecole” university 

  • Native French & fluent English is essential. Additional European languages are advantageous 

 

Working directly with company boards and management teams on behalf of our clients, A&M stabilises crisis situations, drives agreement between stakeholders and creates a stable platform to drive growth.  

 

Examples of projects include: 

  • Financial and Operational Restructuring 

  • Corporate Turnaround projects 

  • Balance Sheet Restructuring 

  • Restructuring options review 

  • Being lead financial restructuring advisor 

  • Cash & liquidity management and forecasting 

  • Cross-border wind-downs 

  • Preparation and validation of business plans for company management teams 

  • Independent business reviews 

  • Stakeholder reporting on PMO cost saving initiatives 

 

Employee Benefits - Our comprehensive benefits package is best-in-class for one reason: our commitment to our people. 

 

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. 

 

A&M 

The regulatory changes impacting audit practices across Europe have had a significant effect on the Restructuring practices of the Big 4 accounting firms leading to divestures and change previously unthinkable. These changes have created a huge opportunity for growth and A&M has expanded its Restructuring practice significantly across Europe since 2017. As a business we have grown over 30% every year and this has created exceptional career opportunities for our employees. 

 

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. 

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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