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SPA Advisory Manager



£55,000 - £68,000 p/a


Accounting and Finance



Job description

Overall Role Purpose

A TAS SPA manager role involves analysing financial information for the purposes of advising on completion mechanisms and the enterprise to equity value bridge and the financial aspects of SPAs. The role includes liaising with client/target management, financiers and other professionals. The candidate will ideally have obtained 2-4 years' experience in transactions and/or SPAs.

Main responsibilities:

Commercial understanding
*demonstrates good commercial thinking to understand the client and the business issues
Business development
*takes an active part in networking events and undertakes a direct approach to target
*aims to build a personal network from which to generate leads
*is actively involved in marketing events and is an ambassador for the firm
*demonstrates an understanding of the full range of the firm's products, services and capabilities and takes an active role in identifying cross line of service opportunities
*builds an understanding of the potential for selling into clients and intermediaries
*seeks to participate in business development activities and contributes to sales pitches and drafting proposals
Credibility as a representative in TAS
*creates a positive impact with colleagues and clients, projecting a professional image and working as a team player / team leader
Client relationships
*takes a second level client relationship position behind associate director / director/ partner and can fill in for an associate director as primary contact whilst they are absent. Look to leverage and develop client relationships post transaction
*understands the perspective of different clients on the same job / assignment
*engenders trust and respect from a range of clients by responding to client demands and keeping clients up to date on progress
Client take on/risk management
*resolves and identifies risk management issues and applies knowledge to manage site issues
*mitigates risk through review and involvement of senior people and other specialists
*drafts letters of engagement accurately
*ensures client take-on is completed prior to associate director/director review prior to submission and kept updated thereafter
Operations and results
*prepares fee estimates and budgets for client assignments and can make and justify any required changes to these as the assignment progresses
*ensures assignments are delivered to budget and that any variances are escalated at an early stage
*ensures own time is utilised effectively, as well as time of staff on their assignments, and identifies opportunities to work more efficiently
*ensures fees are collected in a timely manner and debtors kept to a minimum
*adheres to the Firm's risk management policies and is aware of changes in the Firm's approach to risk management


*ACA / ACCA (or equivalent)


*Previous experience in Transaction Advisory, and / or completion mechanisms and SPAs ideally in a professional services environment
*Managing a team
*Experience of client-facing work
*Experience of applying commercial judgement
*Developing ability to build and maintain a network of industry contacts
*Extensive experience of writing and reviewing reports
*Good working knowledge of MS Powerpoint, Excel & Word, internet and email

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