Corporate finance jobs
Corporate finance involves the technical structuring of deals from an equity perspective, including mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings.
- Assistant manager
An assistant managerial role involves the identification of possible opportunities for mergers or acquisitions. This process will involve in-depth research, which must be presented to a client. Execution will then involve the technical and analytical structuring of deals, requiring activites such as company valuations. M&A teams often specialise in specific sectors, with a focus on a particular industry. Dealing with private equity and venture capital also involves the research and execution of strategies, to raise capital for start-up companies, or the expansion or purchase of an established company.
- Forensic accountant
Forensic accountants have a unique job, with responsibilities involving accounting, auditing and investigative skills. Forensic accountants are hired to investigate, analyse, interpret and present complex financial and business information.
A forensic accountant can also assist with the protection and/or recovery of assets. In the event that a white-collar crime has occurred you may be called upon to assist in civil action or criminal prosecution, often working with other experts such as private investigators and forensic document examiners.
Investigations can include, but are not limited to:
- Criminal investigations
- Shareholder and partnership disputes
- Personal injury claims
- Business interruption
- Fraud investigations
- Matrimonial disputes
- Business economic losses
- Professional negligence
- Mediation and arbitration
Internal audit jobs
- Internal auditor
A role in internal audit will provide you with an overview of a company and its global operations. This position is unique in that you work at every level of the business, and cover every aspect of the business. In your role you will deal with day-to-day reviews and the strategic impact to risk on projects.
Work is varied and can be project based. It will involve: assisting in the development of the corporate risk map, defining controls solutions, managing the review process to evaluate a company’s efficiency and compliance with corporate policies and procedures. Departments primarily focus on operation and controls reviews, as well as financial reviews.
Candidates will typically spend between 18 months and two years in this type of role before moving into a management role. As an internal auditor there is often the chance for international travel as a part of a team of auditors.
Finance consulting jobs
- Assistant manager, senior associate, executive, consultant
Working within financial consulting you will be tasked with liaising with clients, and analysing and interpreting their finance functions. You will advise and prepare financial strategies to improve their accuracy and efficiency with regards to the decision making, support processes and supporting technologies. You will also be responsible for conducting market research. Roles in this area offer the opportunity to work with a broad range of clients on different projects, dealing with senior company operators. Projects will include:
- Finance transformation – assessing the current performance of the finance function to identify and implement potential efficiency improvements.
- Planning and performance management – analysis on finance function to improve the speed and quality of internal and external reporting.
- Budgeting, planning and forecasting – involvement in modelling and strategic planning, and improving financial processes.
- Shared services – setting up shared services and outsourcing options for a company, to make efficiency and cost gains. Supporting the client through the outsourcing or shared service process.