Associate, Restructuring & Company Turnaround

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas

Associate, Operational Restructuring

Alvarez & Marsal


Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.6000+ staff and over 70 offices around the globe and a broad range of professional services including Operational & Financial Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services. 

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Alvarez & Marsal’s established Restructuring & Company Turnaround team in London as an Associate.

Our Restructuring practice 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.

The A&M European Restructuring team has focused on big ticket company side financial and operational restructuring assignments in addition to CRO/CEO/ CFO appointments and, within the last few years, we have delivered on some of Europe’s largest restructuring cases such as Abengoa, Edcon, Toys R’ US, Nyrstar, Seadrill,   Intertoys, Debenhams and Isolux.

Main responsibilities:

  • Quickly understand a client’s rapidly changing situation to enable creative and innovative solutions/options for businesses and their stakeholders
  • Offer critical assistance to companies that are under-performing or experiencing a full-blown liquidity crisis
  • Work directly with company management & help to stabilise financial and operational performance
  • Work with Senior Directors and Directors to deliver European and International client projects through the management of multiple work streams
  • Support business development activities including the creation of client pitches and proposals to win new mandates

Examples of projects include;

  • Financial and Operational 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)

The ideal applicant must have:

  • Experience gained with the Corporate Recovery / Restructuring practice of a ‘Big 4’ firm or a leading Advisory firm dealing with turnaround projects
  • An accountancy qualification (ACA, ACMA or ACCA) with a robust understanding of financial and analytical accounting (ratio analysis)
  • Exposure to managing diverse and complex stakeholder groups in Restructuring situations
  • Experience working with operational and finance teams within large distressed organisations
  • Previous experience in contributing to work streams ensuring effective deliverables with minimal supervision
  • Experience of building or working with integrated financial models and have strong Excel/PowerPoint skills
  • Interested in business development activities including the creation of client pitches and proposals

In addition to the skills and qualities detailed above, the desired candidate will also demonstrate the following attributes;

  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong facilitation skills, forging consensus around credible, executable solutions
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, impactful presenter
  • Unbiased, fact based approach to problem solving
  • Guided by values and integrity, talks straight, builds confidence and shows by example.

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, gender identity, 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


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