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This is your opportunity to join Deloitte's growing Financial Advisory Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) team, working on high profile M&A assignments within Deloitte’s market-leading SPA team at Deloitte.
What impact will you make:
Advising clients in the moments that define their business takes multiple layers of expertise. Much more than due-diligence, this is about diverse teams of specialists coming together, crossing service lines and international borders to tackle the many, complex issues involved in major transactions. And we have one of the broadest networks in the business. Here, you’ll find fascinating, career-building projects, market leading approaches, cutting-edge resources, multibillion-dollar clients and inspirational colleagues. As well as opportunities to develop a deep industry or product specialism.
Our team works side-by-side with the client and its legal advisors providing dedicated SPA support both pre and post signing the deal. Typically, this involves advising clients in developing contractual solutions to financial and commercial issues identified through due diligence, including advising on purchase price adjustment mechanisms and completion accounts policies in the transaction agreements being and supporting clients in the negotiations thereof.
Main Purpose of Job
To work within a wider deal team including financial due diligence and corporate finance advisory. Supporting Global M&A deals involving cross-border as well as cross-service line deal teams.
Working closely with due diligence teams to identify areas of risk;
Review of transaction documentation to identify key issues, including;
Assessing the suitability of the pricing mechanism (for example, locked box; completion accounts and/or earn-out) and associated accounting based definitions;
Considering the appropriateness of key financial warranties and indemnities;
Developing robust accounting policies for completion accounts based mechanisms;
Working directly together with Partner/Associate Director to develop appropriate client recommendations;
Reporting key issues and delivering recommendations to clients (private equity, corporate clients and investment banks).
Project management of assignments including: client interface, managing project risk issues and monitoring costs/recovery;
Production of quality deliverables within agreed timescales, in close cooperation with Partner/Associate Director;
Various marketing initiatives and practice development activities (e.g. client presentations, key client account, industry, geography, and product programmes, and to display an awareness of sales opportunities).
An accounting qualification (qualified CA(SA)) and / or equivalent qualification/experience (3 years due diligence, transaction services experience)
Attention to detail
A flexible working style and an ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities
Strong writing and reviewing skills, with an appropriate focus on conciseness and risk management
Broad commercial acumen coupled with a robust personality capable of operating effectively under the pressure and fast-pace of the deal marketplace
Excellent interpersonal skills required to challenge, negotiate and operate at a senior level;
Client focused, ensuring high quality service
Experience of working on transactions or transaction disputes would be an advantage
Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities
Living our Purpose - Fosters broad commitment to our purpose and values; inspires peers and teams to make an impact that matters
Talent Management - Manages the development of a strong pipeline of talent for current/ future success; owns and drives a talent experience that differentiates Deloitte
Performance drive - Builds a high performance culture by cultivating individual and team strengths; drives outstanding client service, often through large cross-business and/or cross-border teams
Influence - Builds long-term, trust-based relationships with senior stakeholders and influencers, and uses highly developed influencing skills to drive impact, often in complex situations
Strategic Direction - Sets & communicates strategic direction, excites people around the vision and goals and aligns diverse, cross-functional and cross-border teams to achieve success
Competitive Edge - Anticipates market and competitor trends to develop and deliver bold and innovative solutions that differentiate Deloitte with clients
Inspirational leadership - Leads from the front, acting as an exemplary role model for leaders at all levels; promotes a strong sense of loyalty and followership and energizes others to act
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