Director, Operational & Financial Restructuring

Alvarez & Marsal

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Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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Director Turnaround & Restructuring

Alvarez & Marsal

London

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is the leading independent global professional services firm with more than $1.3+ billion in revenues and 3000+ staff around the globe. We deliver world-leading performance improvement and advisory consulting – for restructuring, transformation, and healthy company situations. This allows organisations to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action.

Through our Turnaround and Restructuring practice, Alvarez & Marsal offers critical assistance to companies that are under-performing or experiencing a full-blown liquidity crisis. Working directly with company management, Alvarez & Marsal helps stabilise financial and operational performance by developing and implementing comprehensive profitability and working capital improvements. Alvarez & Marsal's involvement reassures creditors that the company is taking important steps to address its problems and maximise its value.

Our clients include leading Global private equity houses and their portfolio companies on an international basis as well as high profile investment banks and multi-national companies.  We pride ourselves on listening to our clients, understanding their business and combining solutions and implementation to preserve and generate value for our client’s businesses. Our goal is to improve cash flow and EBITDA and to provide earnings benefits through hands-on involvement in our clients’ operations and transactions. Furthermore, our job is to support PE firms, bank syndicates and hedge funds to ensure their portfolio companies have credible plans and the ability to execute and deliver the financial results required.

Due to unprecedented growth an opportunity exists for us to grow our team at Director level. We are seeking a talented, ambitious, experienced and entrepreneurial Director that is interested in developing their career in the much sought-after turnaround and restructuring space.  

The successful candidate will be adept at building a 13-week cash flow forecast and will have a firm understanding of liquidity management. A working knowledge of corporate finance in restructurings and insolvency regimes is preferable as is an understanding of P&L and asset efficiency (working capital) performance improvement processes.

Examples of projects include:

  • Financial and Operational Restructuring
  • Debtor Restructuring
  • Balance Sheet Restructuring
  • Asset Sales
  • Cash & liquidity management and forecasting
  • Cross-border wind-downs
  • Preparation and validation of business plans for company management teams
  • Detailed contract reviews
  • Independent business reviews
  • Short term cash flow forecasting frameworks
  • Stakeholder reporting on PMO cost saving initiatives
  • Profit Improvement (Sales Improvement and Cost Reduction)

In addition, the successful candidate will also possess excellent negotiating skills, ideally gained in an operational restructuring environment, whether in the context of commercial / supplier agreements, closure of an entity/divestment of assets, negotiating with banks, or dealing with management teams or trade unions.

Ideally, a Director will be able to successfully identify client needs and win client trust. Ultimately, the successful appointee will be recognized by the client as the lead for value contributed on engagements and therefore build his/her own credible network of contacts and referral sources with clients, professionals and institutions.

The ideal applicant will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • ACA / ACCA qualification is preferable with a robust understanding of financial and analytical accounting (ratio analysis)
  • Experience gained with the Corporate Recovery / Restructuring practice of a ‘Big 4’ firms or a leading Advisory firm dealing with turnaround projects
  • Fluency in or native English is essential and other European languages are highly desirable
  • Experienced in building 13 week cash flows, integrated financial models and strong Excel/PowerPoint skills
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering complex projects and exceptional stakeholder management
  • A strong desire to build on their existing skill set and develop knowledge of all restructuring offerings
  • Experienced in working with operational and finance teams within large distressed organisations

Voluntary Inclusion


It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy 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, 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 in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. 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.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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