Transaction Advisory - Associate

Alvarez & Marsal

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive


Associate, Transaction Advisory Group
Alvarez & Marsal Benelux,


Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $1.7+ billion in revenues, c.4000+ staff and 60 offices around the globe and a broad range of professional services including Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services.

Our Benelux practice is an established part of A&M and our MD leadership team is a collection of highly experienced professionals across Financial and Operational Due Diligence, Restructuring, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation and Valuation services. They are supported by an exceptional team drawn from industry and professional services.

Our Benelux Transaction Advisory team is an established part of our global Transaction Advisory Group (“TAG”) and we are the largest global transaction advisory practice outside the Big 4 audit firms. TAG includes over 350 professionals in 22 offices throughout the North America., Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Our TAG professionals provide Private Equity, Corporate & Financial Services clients with buy side and sell side financial accounting due diligence. TAG professionals actively engage in assessing a target’s quality of earning, analyzing cash flows, reviewing working capital, identifying key business drivers, reviewing forecasts, and conducting comprehensive discussions with management and their advisors.

In the Benelux area, we work with premium clients on high profile deals for large and mid-cap private equity firms as well as for large Corporates. We are active on many international and cross border situations. Our team is expanding and we are looking for an Associate to join our Amsterdam office and train in Financial Due Diligence. We welcome applications from individuals currently pursuing careers in Big 4 firms, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and looking to make a switch to a career in Transaction Advisory Services.

Why join our TAG team?

The successful candidate will:

  • Join a growing team with strong leadership, bright, energetic people with a truly entrepreneurial spirit
  • Work across the entire deal life cycle in a hands-on role, including both buy-side and sell-side work
  • Benefit from more diverse and exciting career opportunities
  • Deliver international projects on behalf of many of the most prominent organisations across Europe


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

  • Work on a variety of Transaction Advisory engagements, working closely with our European team leaders
  • Gain experience across a variety of large-cap and mid-cap PE houses, corporate clients and financial institutions providing broad industry exposure
  • Benefit from formal training in addition to ‘on the job’ learning and development
  • Help identify key risks and assess the strengths and weaknesses of a business against industry benchmarks, and aid in the evaluation of a potential transaction in the context of our clients’ investment strategy
  • Analyse detailed financial statements including income statements, balance sheets, cash flows and key operational data. You will convert this data into meaningful information that can be used to drive discussions with target management and drive observations and conclusions
  • Develop the commercial aspects of your financial analysis skills
  • Work alongside operational and commercial professionals enhancing your understanding of the broader due diligence and wider deal process
  • Network with our service lines and to work on external marketing events to build cross- service line relationships

A&M is an environment that presents a real opportunity for ambitious individuals as all employees are encouraged to develop their client network and business development skills.

Essential experience:

  • Strong educational background and exceptional academic record, including a strong focus on Finance and/or Mathematics
  • Experience (including via internships) of Big 4 firms, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity is advantageous
  • Qualified (or studying for) professional qualification, including and not limited to: RA, RC, ACCA, CMA or CFA
  • Fluent business level Dutch and English is essential. Additional European language skills are highly valued

A&M Culture

A&M is a growing business and TAG employees have extensive client exposure and the opportunity to be involved in business development activities. Team members join the weekly TAG meeting where WIP, project pipeline, resourcing, marketing and business development initiatives are discussed. TAG employees are very much encouraged to build relationships with their client peers, planning and participating in relationship building activities. We recognise that building relationships with clients is crucial to building a platform for promotion and career development.
Our culture is a highly dynamic and responsive one that has evolved out of excelling in complex and urgent situations. We are unrestricted by any conflict with audit mandates and the resulting issues caused that are typical in many of our competitors.
Our Transaction Advisory teamwork in multi-disciplinary teams on projects across a number of geographies, so you have the opportunity to build and leverage broad international deal experience.

Our base salaries are highly competitive and bonuses are un-capped and well known for both its fairness and generosity. Employees are rewarded for their contribution to growing both TAG and A&M.

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.

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 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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