Mergers and Acquisitions Associate or Senior

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



The GHJ Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team provides a challenging, rewarding and entrepreneurial opportunity for individuals to improve their skill set and career trajectory while advising companies across numerous industries through a transaction process. The TAS practice is part of GHJ's larger Advisory practice, offering a broad exposure to forward thinking services, exciting clients and a rewarding professional environment. Responsibilities * Participate in buy-side and sell-side transaction engagements with corporate entities, investment bankers, private equity firms and strategic corporate buyers. * Prepare calculations of EBITDA adjustments, and work with data to prepare financial models, identify trends and stimulate conversation * Prepares operating and financial metrics including graphs, charts for discussion highlighting trends, areas of concern, etc * Identify and conduct appropriate validation procedures around key financial statement items * Documents work completed by preparing write ups and easily to follow methodology, taking into account possible alternatives and specific client circumstances * Assists in proofing financial statements and other documents if appropriate. * Prepares and indexes client files, and internal working papers * Build relationships with, and speaks to, client personnel to obtain an understanding of their business operations, processes and functions. * Some travel may be required (up to 30%), subject to COVID-19 considerations. Qualifications * Undergraduate degree in accounting and/or finance with a desire to build practical experience in an advisory/transactional arena * CPA achieved or in progress * At least 2 years of full time experience in a professional services environment * Experience in professional services accounting, especially as it relates to working with and validating various sets of data. Ideally some experience in transactions related diligence * Delivers high quality work under pressure in a high-pressure environment * Plans and presents well-organized work product * Desire to develop project execution skills and client deliverable experience * Strong analytical and communication (written and oral) skills required * Demonstrates ability to apply learnings from one transaction to the next, implementing new skills and techniques * Applies knowledge of the client's industry when reviewing information, including preparing for clients discussions and focusing on specific areas for diligence. * Seeks to improve skills through self-development

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