Finance Transformation - Associates

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas
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Finance Transformation - CFO Services

Associate level (3-6 years experience)

This opportunity is suited to new or recently qualified accountants or, those with some initial exposure to finance or working capital.

Alvarez & Marsal is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.6,000+ staff and over 70 offices world-wide.  We offer a broad range of professional services including Financial & Operational Restructuring, Performance Improvement and Business Transformation. Our fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients while living our core values of integrity, quality, fun, objectivity, inclusive diversity, and personal reward.

Corporate Transformation Services offers expertise and a “take-action” approach to dramatically improve performance and unlock top and bottom-line results across sectors including Consumer, Retail, Hospitality, Leisure, Technology, Industrials, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and, Pharmaceuticals. We blend world-class consulting talent with senior operational executives from industry to assist CEOs and Boards to address and activate change, execute corporate strategies, align organisational structures, integrate acquisitions, accelerate innovation, improve efficiency and, always focus on driving profitable growth.

The Opportunity

CFO Services helps CFOs and key finance leaders re-imagine the finance function and deliver finance transformation and performance improvement activities. The team blends independent perspectives with practical solutions based on real industry experience to build and deliver roadmaps that enable the change required to transform the operating model and organisation by leveraging best practices, digital processes, organisational redesign and technology.

As an Associate you work closely with Managing Directors in a flat team structure. You will lead key work streams and benefit from constant exposure to experienced members of the team and the senior management of the client. You will deliver client projects including finance function transformation, crisis cash management, cash flow forecasting and working capital optimisation. Assignments may include organisational design, operating model assessments, G&A cost reduction, working capital benchmarking, data analytics, integration or carve-out planning and, digitally enabled finance and accounting.

In addition, Associates also have the chance to contribute to business development activities, develop innovative client offerings and considerably nurture and enlarge their professional network. We frequently provide opportunities to take on higher responsibility and always support employees in professional development.


Ideally the successful candidate will have;

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a professional qualification – ACA / ACCA / CIMA
  • 3-6 years experience at a Big 4 accounting firm, specialist consulting firm, blue chip corporate or investment bank
  • Well-developed analytical skills combined with strong IT skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability plus strong business financial acumen
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ambition with a desire to succeed in an entrepreneurial culture
  • A willingness to travel for project work
  • Additional European languages including French, German, Dutch, Italian or Spanish are advantageous

The successful candidate will enjoy an international and collegiate environment that emphasizes diversity and inclusion with minimal hierarchy and bureaucracy.

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