Senior Associate

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • MilleniumAssociates AG
  • 24 Nov 17 2017-11-24

Exciting opportunity for self-motivated and focused individual looking to take their career to the next level in a dynamic international M&A organisation.

MilleniumAssociates is a leading international M&A and corporate advisory firm and currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join their Zurich head office. The well-established boutique firm is headquartered in Switzerland with a fully owned subsidiary operating out of London. The firm specialises on M&A and corporate finance advice to both the global financial services industry, as well as to entrepreneurial and corporate business owners around the world.


The Role: Senior Associate
The position is an essential part of both the Swiss and UK deal teams, and involves supporting all phases of an advisory transaction process from origination to execution including project management, research, detailed financial analysis, and valuation. The role will support both the FIG and Entrepreneur and Corporates practices which will mean involvement on a diverse range of projects at any given time, working on each transaction as part of a 2-4 person cross border deal-team.


Role and Responsibilities:
Support the senior team in all marketing and transaction execution activities including:

  • Play a critical support role on deal processes from start to close including day-to-day project management and, where required, coordination of work streams with clients and advisers;
  • Designing and drafting new business proposals and client deliverables;
  • Performing detailed financial modelling and quantitative analysis including constructing valuation and other financial models;
  • Developing and maintaining internal and external networks and building client relationships ;
  • Researching industry conditions and developments and maintain information databases/repositories;
  • Analysing acquisition and divestiture transactions and various attributes of publicly traded and privately held equity, debt and derivative securities;
  • Contributing to and supporting marketing initiatives.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Ideal candidates will have 3 to 5 years of relevant M&A transaction experience in a major Investment bank or Corporate Finance institution, with FIG transaction experience being particularly preferred.
  • Strong educational background including a degree from a leading University and relevant professional qualification (e.g. ACA, CFA, MBA etc.) being an advantage.

Preferred Skills:

  • Well-organised, detailed and adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously within tight time frames
  • Hard working, entrepreneurial and driven to succeed with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Resourceful, proactive and able to effectively operate in a highly collegial but demanding cross border team
  • Strong data analysis skills and highly proficient in MS Office, especially Excel
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Some client facing advisory experience and an understanding of working in an international regulated environment 
  • Ability to pick up & digest new detail quickly
  • Ability to think outside the box, solve problems and contribute ideas to the management team
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English and German (written and spoken). Other languages an advantage.

Differentiators

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Discretionary cash bonus
  • Collaborative and respectful team environment – all team members are encouraged to have a say on a transaction
  • Active participation in client marketing, meetings and execution
  • Participate in the development of a rapidly growing firm
  • Focused training and development – both formally and through mentorship

Additional Notes

  • Will need to be able to travel (Europe and/or international) on behalf of the Group as required.


For more information on MilleniumAssociates please visit www.milleniumassociates.com

To apply for this role, please send your CV with a covering letter to:
roz.palmer@milleniumassociates.com