Job title: M&A Finance Manager
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Financial Services
Salary: GBP £80,000.00
Location: London
Job published: 26/10/2021
Job ID: 35204

Job Description

The Role

This role reports to the Group Finance Director. The individual will also have exposure to the main board, CEO, external advisors and the target vendors and their management teams. Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Manage a small team, which may grow in time
  • Liaise with business owners to understand the financial risks and opportunities
  • Own the financial due diligence process
  • Calculate valuations and earn-out payments
  • Ensure acquisitions are correctly accounted for
  • Prepare completion accounts in line with group accounting policies and SPA terms
  • Assist with financial integration of new acquisitions
  • Provide insightful financial information for the Acquisitions Committee and main Board
  • Liaise with external specialists, reviewing and disseminating professional advice, and ensuring 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

The Person

This role is going to suit an accountant with existing experience of buying companies. These acquisitions tend not to be mega deals, so we need someone who can manage multiple concurrent transactions, at various stages.

  • Qualified accountant (preferably ACA)
  • Experience of share and asset acquisitions
  • People management - leader and coach
  • Financial due diligence experience
  • Audit experience is desirable but not essential
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge – UK GAAP, IFRS
  • Experience of working with and interpreting legal documents
  • Experience of/exposure to tax computations and tax implications of deals
  • Confident dealing with senior internal and external stakeholders, non-financial colleagues and external specialists
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Intermediate Excel user