Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

Corporate Finance Manager

£55,000 / Darlington / Jun 11, 2024

Corporate Finance Manager

Our client is one of the top North East based independent accounting and advisory firms – second largest by headcount with around 150 people. Striving for excellence, with integrity and innovation at its core, it provides first-class solutions, strategies and outcomes for its customers. This is an exceptional career opportunity to join as Corporate Finance Manager, working alongside a newly appointed partner with extensive M&A experience.

Part of an expanding team in a dynamic and supportive environment, you will play a pivotal role in driving growth and success, liaising with clients and professional contacts in preparing financial analysis, drafting financial models and business plans to support the Corporate Finance Partner in the delivery and completion of corporate finance activity such as company mergers and acquisitions.


Your main responsibilities as Corporate Finance Manager will include:


  • Supporting the partner in the leading of M&A transactions from commencement through to completion, including liaising with clients, lawyers, funders, and other advisers
  • Undertaking and reviewing valuations of a variety of businesses either as a standalone engagement or to support the assessment of M&A options
  • Preparing and reviewing guidance and information memoranda as a crucial element of business sale processes
  • Undertaking potential acquirers and target reviews
  • Preparing and reviewing financial projections, working closely with clients to identify and challenge underlying assumptions
  • Assisting the partner and clients with fund-raising assignments, including identifying appropriate funding sources, liaising with funders and clients, and responding to information requests
  • Alongside the broader company team, undertaking financial due diligence to support fund-raising, private equity and M&A transactions
  • Undertaking initial research and analysis to support new business pitches as well as assisting in the preparation and delivery of the pitch
  • Undertaking all line management duties for your team including reviewing and allocating work, reviewing timesheets and working arrangements, undertaking weekly updates, providing regular one to one feedback, supporting development and undertaking appraisals
  • Monthly billing
  • Demonstrating and promoting the firm’s values, leading by example and where appropriate discussing the values with team members who do not demonstrate them
  • Actively participating in department and management meetings
  • Undertaking relevant CPD to maintain technical knowledge and remain up to date with any industry and economic changes
  • Making suggestions for updating and improving the department’s process and systems
  • Maintaining and develop a network of contacts across the North East professional community, acting as an ambassador for the firm


As Corporate Finance Manager you will need:


  • Proven recent experience of delivering excellent client service gained Corporate Finance or a closely related field such as Fund or Investment Management, Venture Capital, Private Equity or similar
  • ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Confidence with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A flexible and proactive approach to managing multiple priorities
  • Desire to take ownership of tasks and assignments from start through to completion
  • Desire for accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills
  • The ability to travel to clients’ premises and attend networking events as required


Benefits and rewards:


  • Salary £50,000 to £55,000 + bonus + pension + benefits
  • To maximise pay/rewards, you must possess all outlined experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications
  • Full time, permanent role
  • Engaging team working environment
  • Office based with flexibility to work from home for a day or two per week depending on nature of work


Please note: High levels of interest mean we will only contact you if your application is shortlisted and this will happen within five working days. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.


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