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Corporate Finance Executive

Looking for a step up in your career in Corporate Finance?

If so, we could have the perfect role for you. We are Shaw Gibbs, a leading independent accountancy, corporate finance, financial services and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London’s West End. We are an ACCA platinum approved training practice. At Shaw Gibbs we have a strong focus on using technology to give our clients insight and information to help them make decisions on how to grow their business. We are currently recruiting for a Corporate Finance Executive to join our Corporate Finance division in our Oxford office.

The Role

We are looking for someone who is ACCA/ACA qualified with 3-4 years’ experience in an accountancy practice. Full training and support will be given to further develop your skills and abilities for a long-term career within our practice. 

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Building productive working relationships within Shaw Gibbs and with clients
  • Developing and applying your technical knowledge through on the job training and formal qualifications
  • Supporting with the preparation of due diligence and valuation reports
  • Preparation of business plans, financial models and business forecasts for a range of businesses in a diverse array of sectors
  • Research market conditions and developments
  • Play an active role in business development through the attendance of networking events and assisting with marketing activates
  • Preparation of fee estimates, proposals and client on-boarding

What we can offer you

  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
  • An experienced Line Manager who will work closely with you to support you through your development and provide day to day guidance and help
  • Friendly, supportive and fun team environment
  • Light and airy, modern offices
  • Competitive salary and flexible benefits package
  • 30 days holiday including bank holidays increasing with service, plus the opportunity to buy/sell holiday to fit your lifestyle
  • Online Employee Retail Discount Scheme
  • Contribution based pension scheme & life assurance
  • A comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

About You

We would like to hear from you if you are a quick learner and can tick all of the below:

  • ACCA or ACA Qualified
  • 3-4 years’ experience within an Accountancy practice
  • 2 years of due diligence experience
  • Basic awareness of how corporate deals are structured
  • 2 years’ experience in corporate finance is desirable but not essential
  • Able to work independently
  • Proven communication skills, verbal and written
  • Fully fluent in English, verbal and written
  • Strong IT skills, specifically Excel and able to pick up new IT packages very quickly
  • A positive, confident and proactive attitude
  • Create a positive impression with clients and staff
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and meet tight timeframes with high quality output
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and self-motivated
  • Able to work within procedures on job aspects which will deal with facts, standards and quality

Please do not apply if you cannot tick all of the above criteria.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this opportunity please send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you think you are suitable for the role to

For more information on what it is like working at Shaw Gibbs, visit our career page:

If you want to discuss this further please contact Clifford Brown.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 23th March.

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