Financial Analyst - M&A

EC2A 1AN, London (Greater); Hook Hampshire; Remote-working Nationwide
£60000-£70000 + bonus + benefits
07 Sep 2021
05 Oct 2021
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Private Equity-backed technology business requires an M&A Manager to work closely with the CFO / Head of Finance on M&A process from initial target identification / negotiation through to execution.

The ideal profile for this role is an ambitious newly/recently qualified ACA (1-3 years PQE) with experience in transaction services / M&A, looking to make first move from public practice into commerce and industry with a fast-growing, private-equity-backed, highly acquisitive technology group.

The company has offices in the City of London and Hampshire, but they are looking for an individual who is comfortable with remote-working; visiting the office (either Hampshire of London City) 2-4 times per month. 

We welcome applications with this profile from across the country who are happy to work on this basis.

Reporting to the CFO, the M&A Analyst will work closely with senior management to increase group efficiency and profitability by assisting with the formulation of the short, medium, and long-term financial plan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting throughout an M&A process from initial target identification / negotiation through to execution
  • Owning the budgeting and forecasting process including meeting PE reporting requirements
  • Improve and challenge month end processes, including reporting packs and trend analysis
  • Develop and enhance financial reporting to provide accurate and insightful information to decision makers in a timely matter
  • Drive financial assessment of business cases for future investments e.g. into ERP systems and calculating ROI
  • Bring and instil best practice approach to building reports and models
  • Transform and continuously improve existing FP&A processes to better address business needs and to create scalability (e.g. via automation, simplification, centralisation, standardisation)
  • Provide any ad hoc reporting or analysis as requested
  • Take on managerial responsibility from Day 1 and as we grow and develop / mentor team members

Required skills and experience

  • 1-3 years post-qualification experience
  • ACA qualification or equivalent
  • Experience across M&A and financial planning
  • Ideally Big 4 / Top 10 audit and Transaction Services experience
  • Proven experience of challenging and influencing senior stakeholders and the ability to think and support strategically
  • Proven experience in developing and delivering high quality financial reporting, trend analysis and forecasting
  • Proficient in excel and experience in building 3 statement financial models
  • Strong communicator
  • Capable of leading and developing a team

This is an excellent time to join this ambitious and fast-moving technology group.

They have recently acquired 3 established businesses and have plans for more in the coming months.

Ideally you will be on one month or less notice.

Remote / Flexible Working

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