For every initial public offering, merger, acquisition, or divestment, a team of professionals work behind the scenes to help companies plan and execute each transaction.
What are a transaction’s value adders and deal breakers? Financial transactions advisors dig deep for answers on behalf of their clients.
Financial transactions advisory work can be demanding and fast-paced. It may involve pouring over a lot of financial documents and performing painstaking analysis to assess the potential value and risks of a transaction. Financial transactions advisors may perform a wide array of tasks: due diligence and financial modeling, valuation assessments, design appropriate accounting, finance and tax structures; ensure regulatory compliance, as well as advice on post-transaction and integration issues. They must be able to develop creative approaches to complex problems, be flexible, and be able to quickly respond to shifting situations.
At the end of the day, whether a company is a seller or a buyer, it wants to be sure that it is getting good value for money. Financial transactions advisors work alongside management, boards, bankers, lawyers, and other parties. Good teamwork is critical, and team leaders must be able to manage expectations. Transactions advisory offers the opportunity to work on various projects with diverse clients across different sectors. For a young professional, this kind of exposure helps hone expertise and offers valuable learning opportunities. The world’s largest accounting firms are among the leading providers of transactions advisory services and are active recruiters of fresh graduates and young professionals with strong quantitative, analytical, organizational, and communication skills are important.