Integration Finance Adviser

  • Salary:65000
  • Location:London, England, United Kingdom
  • Job Type:Permanent, Full time
  • Company:Alexander Ash Consulting
  • Updated on:14 Apr 19

My client a BIG 4 consultancy is searching for individuals with finance experience who have experience in defining and shaping a finance function. This role is part of an M&A practice and the ideal candidate would have worked within the deal advisory space or has extensive finance transformation projects experience around cost efficiency. It is expected that the candidate understands all areas of finance and can identify inefficiencies through quick assessments and then provide recommendations.

My client a BIG 4 consultancy is searching for individuals with finance experience who have experience in defining and shaping a finance function. This role is part of an M&A practice and the ideal candidate would have worked within the deal advisory space or has extensive finance transformation projects experience around cost efficiency. It is expected that the candidate understands all areas of finance and can identify inefficiencies through quick assessments and then provide recommendations. 

You will be supporting the growth of the integration advisory practice assisting finance stakeholders across all industries to plan and execute changes in the finance organisation as required by the transaction. This will be across the deal cycle from pre-deal to post-deal phases of the transaction.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting CFOs and finance stakeholders on the buy-side or sell-side to plan and execute changes in the finance organisation as required by the transaction. This will be across the deal cycle from pre-deal to post-deal phases of the transaction. 
  • You will work across a variety of industry sectors and locations with clients of varying size and complexity. We also work with other advisory firms (banks, law firms, technology companies, and other accounting firms) on deals, as required, which depends on the nature and scope of the engagement.
  • Providing day to day support to project office activities, and lead PMO activities on small to medium sized engagements.
  • Lead analytics on synergy and separation type projects and be responsible for first draft of significant sections, if not all, synergy commentary reports.
  • Lead the support to the finance workstreams on integration / separation projects, supporting client workstream leads to fulfil their workstream objectives.

Skills

  • Background in Management Consulting or an operational finance role in industry.
  • Professional accountant qualification preferred (ACA, CIMA, MBA or equivalent).
  • Operational finance experience could include activities such as planning, budgeting and forecasting, finance business partnering, management reporting, ERP systems implementation, cash management or design and operation of core end-to-end processes (Record to Report, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash etc.).
  • A good understanding of the component parts of a finance function and the typical organisational structure, processes, controls, systems and performance metrics/ benchmarks.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of core finance processes.
  • Awareness of current leading practice and future trends in creating efficient and effective finance functions, including supporting business strategy, operating model design and implementation, disruptive technologies and creating insight from data.
  • Exposure to the operational finance issues created by finance integrations, separations and carve outs.
  • Experience of leading finance change projects and business improvement in industry or a consulting environment.
  • Experience of organisational change in finance/ back office functions.