A career in our Financial Due Diligence practice, within Deals Transaction Services, will provide you the opportunity to help organisations realise the potential of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and capital markets. In short, we help some of the worlds leading companies originate, create, execute, and realise value from deals. Through data driven insights we help our clients move in the right direction ensuring maximum value for their company.
Our team assist organisations with both buy side and sell side due diligence. As part of our team, youll help us provide both corporate and financial buyers with peace of mind by analysing and validating all the financial, commercial, operational and strategic assumptions being made.
Our Transaction Services team in London has c.180 financial due diligence (FDD) specialists, supporting a wide variety of transactions in the UK and internationally. We advise both top and mid-tier, corporate and financial (private equity) clients, who invest in a range of assets, from smaller privately owned business to large household names.
Over the past year alone, the team has been involved in a number of landmark deals. Whilst a significant proportion of our work is local, we also support our clients internationally, working alongside our network firms in Europe and globally.
Our FDD team members are industry aligned and have deep experience and knowledge across the following industries
Industrial Products and Services,
Technology, Media & Telecoms,
Healthcare & Pharma,
Retail, Consumer & Leisure,
Energy, Utilities, Mining & Infrastructure, and
The London FDD team is supported by a further 160 individuals who provide deals support across Valuations, SPA, Data & Analytics and Financial modelling, bringing technical expertise to complement our wider Deals offering.
You will be a motivated and determined FDD Manager, with the commercial awareness, investigative mind and flair for detail that underpin sound advice. Youll work in multidisciplinary teams who build positive relationships with a range of internal and external stakelholders. Youll also need to be flexible about where and how you work.
As an FDD Manager within PwC you will be involved in the following:
Analysing financial and non-financial business information;
Identifying and understanding key drivers of a business and potential deal breakers (financial and non-financial);
Writing financial due diligence (buy-side, sell-side or refinancing) reports for our corporate, banking and private equity clients;
Sharing your experience and developing other team members through the deal process
Understanding the processes in due diligence work including dealing with risk management processes and procedures
Interaction with senior levels of Management, and exposure to business owners to understand areas such as historical and projected business performance, wider commercial issues, etc
Development of internal and external networks, and adopting a business development mindset
Whilst the role is based in London, travel may be required, which is dependent upon the client/ targets location
ACA/ICAS qualified (or equivalent)
Good business writing and Excel skills
Strong analytical skills and commercial awareness
A flexible working style
Interpersonal skills (lead teams, mentoring and developing staff, confident interacting with clients and management)
Strong communication skills (questioning and listening skills)
Report writing skills
Passionate about client service
Able to adapt to change
Project manage assignments
Proactive with regard to self-development
Wide range of client experience
Due diligence experience
Leaders of the future - willingness to lead is a positive
Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.
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