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Corporate Finance Specialist - Financial Due Diligence

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00597613

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Role: Financial Due Diligence Specialist
Location: London
Travel: 25% of the time
Salary: up to £50,000  dependent on experience  + excellent benefits
 
Introduction:
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.
 
Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.
 
Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.
 
What responsibilities will you have?
 
Support the financial due diligence team for European V&A activity (ventures and acquisitions and equity investments) which Accenture makes as a strategic investor:
 
You will comprise part of an internal due diligence team working closely with external advisors to analyse target company financial performance and position.
Financial due diligence focus includes assessing quality of earnings and key operating metrics of the industries where Accenture has interests in, and evaluating balance sheet items such as net financial debt and net working capital.
 
You will report to the lead financial due diligence manager for Europe and advise the corporate development deal team on financial risks and commercial topics with implications for negotiating the shares purchase agreement (including purchase price adjustment mechanisms), and on items requiring commercial or financial integration actions.
 
The role broadens beyond the pure identification of financial risks, adding commercial evaluation with the wider goal of protecting Accenture’s economic and strategic interests. You’ll work closely with the corporate development team and with other functionally specialised diligence teams, and will provide continuity/transition to the post-merger integration and operational finance teams post-closing.
 
There will be the opportunity to gain experience in adjacent disciplines across deal execution and integration.
 
What skills & experience are we looking for?
 
  • Experience in professional services or consulting in major accounting/financial firm
  • Experience with a Big Four firm in a due diligence capacity or similar background at a large corporation. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Advanced financial analysis and Microsoft Excel skills
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting
  • Supported multiple financial due diligence projects
  • German/French languages are a plus 
Preferred academic qualifications do you need?
  • Chartered Accountant ACA or CPA/MBA/CFA preferred
  • University Degree
What’s in it for you?
 
All our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
 
What are the next steps?
 
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
 
About Accenture
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
 
Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2018
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found
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