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Director – Transaction Advisory – Commercial Due Diligence – Canada

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 24, 2023.

Director
– Transaction Advisory
– Commercial Due Diligence
– Canada Companies, investors, and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action, and results.

Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.

When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.

With over 7,000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges.

Our senior leaders, and their teams, leverage A&Ms restructuring heritage to help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results.

We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators, and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients whats really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk, and unlocking value at every stage of growth.

Global Transaction Advisory Group A&Ms Transaction Advisory Group (TAG) has an exciting opportunity to join a growing team in Toronto.

TAG is a subsidiary of A&M, an established leader in providing global leadership and advisory services to a variety of diverse industries.

A&M TAG is seeking a Director to bring their energy, passion, and expertise to help our clients get the answers they need to the get the deal done.

We provide private equity and corporate clients buy side and sell side commercial due diligence (CDD).

CDD professionals actively engage in developing well-constructed hypotheses, completing detailed research and analysis, and conducting comprehensive discussions with industry experts, along with management and their advisors.

What will you be doing?

As a Director, you will have the opportunity to work with our highly motivated and effective team of professionals on a variety of interesting projects across different industries including but not limited to manufacturing, distribution, consumer, retail, waste management, business and industrial services as well as healthcare, software & technology, energy and financial services.

You will provide our clients with an integrated due diligence approach that goes beyond traditional CDD output and focus on key value drivers for sponsors and lenders.

Our integrated due diligence approach combines our deep operational, functional and industry expertise with high quality insights that drive value throughout the investment lifecycle.

Responsibilities will include: Counsel and mentor Associates, Senior Associates and Managers.

The Director will collaborate with our clients and internal project teams across the entire deal life cycle, and effectively lead the team in conversations with clients and lenders.

Manage and prioritize team responsibilities and proactively consult with Senior Directors and/or Managing Directors, as appropriate.

Oversee all aspects of deals with limited guidance from Senior Directors and/or Managing Directors.

Manage multiple chargeable and non-chargeable projects of varying size and complexity.

Identify potential transaction risks and implement strategies to address risks.

Generate a full due diligence report.

Lead the Quality of Earnings, P&L and Working Capital analyses.

Communicate regularly with clients regarding engagement matters (e.g., billing, status updates, preparation of scope of procedures, scope changes, request lists).

Effectively manage day-to-day client interaction and relationships and continue to emphasize the capabilities of A&M to clients.

Develop and propose creative solutions to engagement and transaction risks and effectively manage problem resolution.

Help engagement executives in maximizing the value the client is receiving from A&M (i.e., monitors engagement leverage, efficiency of staff, and appropriateness of T&Es billed by all team members).

Proactively recruit, train, and develop individuals of all levels for TAG.

Engage in training initiatives, including developing and teaching courses as appropriate Display a core understanding of all TAG services (FDD/ODD) and strive to cross-sell TAG and other A&M services, as opportunities arise.

Abides by risk management guidelines and engagement review memo procedures.

Gather applicable conflict check information and coordinates with Managing Directors to set up engagement codes and other engagement requirements.

Assist Managing Directors and Senior Director in sales and business development efforts.

Contribute to sales pursuits by generating new client business and/or adding on business from current client.

Appropriately manage engagement risk and potential client or engagement issues.

Who will you be working with?

We are not a typical consulting firm.

We are a group of entrepreneurial accounting professionals who embody the A&M Core Values integrity, quality, objectivity, fun, personal reward, and inclusive diversity while delivering a tailored and scalable approach to working with private equity, hedge fund, and corporate clients.

We present you with opportunities, not a playbook, and we reward you based on performance, not your tenure.

How will you grow and be supported?

As a demonstration of A&Ms strong commitment to its people, we offer benefits to support your career, personal and professional developments.

This includes performance-based career progression and promotion process, high quality practice-wide training programs, a global mobility program, rotation opportunities in other practice areas, employee resource groups, and a health and wellness program.

Click here to learn about our commitment to your well-being .

A&M recognizes that our people fuel our growth, and you and your team will be provided with the best available training and development resources, as well as networking opportunities.

Click here to learn more about why A&M is a great place to work.

Qualifications: A minimum of 8-10 years of financial accounting due diligence experience at a top accounting firm Bachelors or Masters degree in Accounting and/or related major Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), or MBA preferred, not required Ability to conduct detailed research on products, markets, competitors, and customers to identify risks and opportunities Analytically inclined with strong problem-solving skills Comfort with qualitative and quantitative aspects of business problems; with the ability to link business strategy to performance and due diligence findings High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Flexibility to work as both a team member in a collaborative setting and as an individual contributor Ability and willingness to learn and adapt in an ever-changing environment to meet client needs Ability to thrive and be effective in fast-paced settings Ability to interface with team members and client personnel in demanding, deadline-driven situations Experience using Think-Cell, Tableau, or other data visualization software/tools LI-BD1 Diversity & Inclusion A&Ms entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry.

The collaborative environment and engaging workguided by A&Ms core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversityare the main reasons our people love working at A&M.

Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness.

It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors.

It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion It is Alvarez & Marsals policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening.

Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.