Mergers & Acquisitions -Financial Due Diligence Specialist

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Job Description

Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist

Location: London

Career Level: CL9

 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

 

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

 

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

and face your new challenge: to understand and question companies and their business models analytically. We at the management and technology consulting company Accenture follow a smooth and risk-focused approach to M&A. Obsessed about finding the right fit of strategic acquisition opportunities and maintaining post-integration momentum, we work hand in hand with our deal execution colleagues and other functionally specialized diligence teams to realize value in any acquisition. Ready to work in an interdisciplinary environment, along with other experts to follow Accenture’s economic and strategic interests? Welcome to the team.

 

 

Do you enjoy diving into the financial data of a company and acting as the financial due diligence function? And is working in a truly international environment right up your alley? Then you’ll love being part of our visionary mergers & acquisitions (M&A) team.

 

We find the right fit for strategic acquisition opportunities and maintaining post-integration momentum.

Ready to work in an interdisciplinary environment, along with other experts to follow Accenture’s economic and strategic interests? We work hand in hand with our deal execution colleagues and other functionally specialized diligence teams to realise value in any acquisition. .

 

Your responsibilities

  • Acting as an internal financial due diligence advisor, you’ll accompany deals from early stages to closing and beyond and report directly to our Europe Financial due diligence Lead.
  • You’ll analyse target companies’ financial performances and positions and assess the quality of earnings and key operating metrics.
  • This will also involve evaluating balance sheet items such as net financial debt and net working capital.
  • Our corporate development deal team can count on your advice: on financial risks and commercial topics with implications for negotiating shares purchase agreement –including purchase price adjustment mechanisms – as well as on items requiring commercial or financial integration actions.

Qualifications

What we’re looking forward to

 

  • Degree in Economic Sciences, Business Administration, Finance, or a related topic, ideally combined with a CA, ACA, CPA, MBA, or CFA qualification (completed or in the process of completion)
  • Relevant experience – for example in financial due diligence or an audit role – within the M&A Due Diligence department of one of the big four professional services firms or another big corporation
  • Strong track record in working on several financial due diligence projects
  • In-depth skills in financial analysis and MS Excel and fluency in English and one or more of the following languages: German/Italian/French

 

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

 

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent- and innovation-led company with approximately 742,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology and leadership in cloud, data and AI with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients reinvent and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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