Senior Associate / Associate - Business Modelling

Alvarez & Marsal

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Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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Senior Associate / Associate - Business Modelling

Alvarez & Marsal

London

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with over $2+ billion in revenues and c.5,000+ staff offering a broad range of professional services including Operational & Financial Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Valuations, and Disputes & Investigation Services. Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal for leadership, action and results.

Our European Valuation & Modelling business has offices in London, Paris, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Munich and Amsterdam and we provide a full suite of valuation and modelling services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, complex financial instruments, illiquid securities, and private equity. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively on behalf of our clients. We are unrestricted by any audit conflicts and we offer our clients a fully integrated international approach across different teams and offices.

To help lead the growth of the team given increasing demand for Modelling services, we are looking for a Senior Associate / Associate to join us in our London office.  As an early joiner to the practice, the successful applicant may reasonably expect to benefit from attractive career progression opportunities, complemented by A&M’s highly competitive base pay and bonus scheme and its entrepreneurial and stimulating working environment.

Responsibilities

Core

  • Support the senior team with project delivery, primarily through the delivery and testing of leading-practice financial models incorporating the relevant operational, tax, accounting and financing principles;

  • Prepare and support client workshops, meetings and calls to assist in scoping and designing models, gather input data, review and validate calculations and hand over models to clients when they are complete;

  • Support project teams in other service lines as and when required, through the application of financial modelling (and occasionally analytics and other related) techniques to generate insights and influence clients to shape how they make their decisions, guiding them through and facilitating the decision-making process;

Additional

  • Assist with business development activities including drafting proposals and pitch documents, researching potential clients and issues and organising client meetings and events, and where possible, referring opportunities from own network;

  • Support the development of new capabilities and promote collective skill set development across the team through the development of templates, training courses and exercises, harvesting modules from previous models and proactively conducting relevant reading and research;

  • Support compliance aspects of taking on of new clients – although as a non-audit firm the applicable regulations are less stringent at A&M than in certain other environments;

  • Contribute to the smooth and harmonious functioning of the team by assisting with organising formal and informal team events, attending such events and supporting other team admin activities.

Attributes

Core

  • Bachelor’s degree from a leading university;

  • Strong working knowledge of relevant accounting, corporate finance and tax principles, and experience of applying this in a modelling context;

  • 2-6 years’ work experience, preferably in a financial modelling role in a leading accounting or consulting firm, investment bank or boutique modelling firm;

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;

  • Relentless and uncompromising attention to detail and quality;

  • Resilient and able to function effectively under pressure while managing competing stakeholder demands;

  • Self-starter with the drive to succeed in an entrepreneurial culture;

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;

Desirable

  • A relevant professional qualification such as ACA or CFA, or to be working towards one;

  • Knowledge of VBA programming;

  • Knowledge of UK and other jurisdictions’ insolvency principles and associated modelling techniques (e.g. EPM);

  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages such as French or German, in addition to English.

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. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

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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