Interim Corporate Development Analyst

Location
London
Salary
£400 - £450 per day, depending on experience
Posted
30 Sep 2021
Closes
14 Oct 2021
Ref
MA51828
Contact
Temp Team
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Accounting, Analyst, Finance
Contract Type
Contract / Interim
Our client has a ‘buy and build’ acquisition strategy in place and has already completed 28 acquisitions with a healthy pipeline of more to come. They now wish to recruit an Interim Corporate Development Analyst as the group continues to scale for an initial period of 3-4 months.

The successful individual will help to get acquisitions over the line and be committed to understanding, valuing, integrating and accounting for those acquisitions as well as calculating consideration payments. The postholder will also take a key role in group restructuring activities.

This is a high-profile role with lots of contact with senior stakeholders, business owners, external specialists and non-financial staff. An ability to assess and communicate the commercial status of businesses as well as the associated risks will be key, as will an ability to explain tax and financial concepts to non-accountants. Teamwork and ownership of deadlines will also both be vital.

The role provides a great opportunity to participate in a successful growth story and will suit candidates with drive to ‘make the deal happen’. With multiple projects ongoing at any one time, strong organisational skills and an ability to prioritise will also be key. Candidates must have strong due diligence and accounting skills and be comfortable working in a dynamic environment.

Description
  • Liaise with business owners – understand their businesses, inclusive of financial risks and opportunities.
  • Own the financial due diligence process, managing and performing due diligence and reviewing externally-prepared reports.
  • Calculate valuations and earn-out payments
  • Ensure that acquisitions are correctly accounted for.
  • Prepare completion accounts in line with group accounting policies.
  • Provide insightful financial information for reports for the Acquisitions Committee and main board.
  • Liaise with external specialists, such as lawyers and tax specialists, reviewing and disseminating professional advice and ensuring that financial risks identified in the due diligence process are mitigated in the legal drafting.
  • Support the external audit and tax processes.
  • Group restructuring; step plans, accounting, liaison with experts and reviewing legal documentation. 

Skills
  • Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent preferred).
  • Experience of share and asset acquisitions.
  • Due diligence experience.
  • Audit experience desirable but not essential.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge.
  • Experience of working with and interpreting legal documents.
  • Experience of/exposure to tax computations and tax implications of deals and restructurings.
  • Good communication skills – confident dealing with senior internal and external stakeholders, non-financial colleagues and external specialists.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

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Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see the Walker Hamill website.

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