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Corporate Finance Manager – Transaction Support

Growing firm, flexible & hybrid working

Are you looking for a progressive and exciting firm for the next step in your career? Do you want interesting and varied client work?

Shaw Gibbs is a top 100 accountancy practice who provide expert solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in Central and Southern England. Shaw Gibbs invest in their teams of high-quality specialists who work with the best-in-breed technology to create value for our clients which exceeds expectation.  

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of collaborative, respectful, innovative and expert.  We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression.  Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills.  We put our people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience.

We are seeking a highly motivated and analytical individual to join our Corporate Finance team as a Transaction Support Manager. This position will be responsible for supporting the execution of various corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), debt and equity offerings, and other strategic transactions. The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant possessing strong financial modelling skills, a solid understanding of corporate finance concepts and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

This role could be based in either our Oxford or London office.  It is a full-time permanent position offering hybrid working and flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days to suit your lifestyle). 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide full assistance at a senior level to our Managing Partner and other Partners of the practice on a diverse portfolio of CF clients
  • Lead and undertake due diligence assignments for clients and financial institutions and undertake business valuations, for commercial and tax purposes
  • Assist with the preparation of financial presentations, including pitchbooks, transaction memorandums, and other client and target facing materials
  • Conduct financial analysis and modelling to support various corporate finance transactions, including M&A, debt and equity offerings, and other strategic transactions
  • Conduct industry and market research to support transaction execution and business development efforts
  • Collaborate with senior team members to execute transactions including due diligence, negotiation, and deal structuring
  • Interact with clients and external advisors, including investment bankers, lawyers and accountants, to execute transactions
  • Participate in internal and external meetings to provide analytical support and present findings to clients and stakeholders
  • Support other corporate finance activities, including business valuations, capital structure analysis, and strategic planning
  • Responsible for assisting in the firms internal M&A activities. As a private equity backed business, Shaw Gibbs is on a journey to expand the business through a buy and build. Assisting in managing the acquisition pipeline, carrying out initial due diligence work and then working with our external advisors to manage the transaction through to completion.
  • Conducting financial analysis and modelling to evaluate the financial performance and position of the target company or the client’s business
  • Preparing financial due diligence reports to assess the risks and opportunities associated with the transaction, including the review of historical financial statements, projections, and other relevant financial data
  • Performing industry research and benchmarking to support the valuation and negotiation of the transaction

What we can offer you

  • Exposure to a broad range of clients across many industry sectors
  • Partner level mentor and a tailored career progression plan
  • Immediate entry to our Management Development Programme
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, cycle to work, hybrid and flexible working
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays and additional holiday with service
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing.  We also offer all employees a Wellbeing Day each year – a day dedicated to boosting your wellbeing
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

About You

  • ICAEW or ACCA / ACA qualified in addition to having a degree in Finance, Economics or related field
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience in corporate finance, investment banking, private equity or related field
  • Strong analytical and financial modelling skills, including proficiency in Excel
  • A solid understanding of corporate finance concepts, including valuation, financial statements analysis and capital markets
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team-orientated environment
  • Vigorous attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • A self-starter with a demonstrated ability to take the initiative, solve problems and work independently alongside a solid work ethic and commitment to excellence

How to Apply

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Additional Information

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and we look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

* Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the EU/UK region*.  We are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK.  Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights. 

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