Transaction Services | Mergers & Acquisitions | Associate

Qatar | Financial Advisory | Posted on 10-Nov-2022

Position Summary

Location
Doha

Financial Advisory | M&A Transaction Services – Associate

When you work for us, you commit to a career at one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the world. Looking for a rewarding career? Take a closer look at Deloitte & Touche ME. You'll understand that Deloitte is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

In an international firm like Deloitte, our strong global presence is complemented by our local reach and market knowledge. A career in Financial Advisory Services with Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited will equip you with a deep understanding of the local and regional business landscape, enabling you to identify opportunities and risks to our clients’ businesses. In addition, your breadth of vision will be engaged, as you match our global resources to our clients’ advantage. Our FAS practice encompasses a broad range of specializations and services but whose common goal is to offer strategic services to clients throughout every phase of the economic cycle. With such a wealth of specializations, you will have the opportunity to pick the one most suited to you.

Our Purpose

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most—for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

  • Lead the way
  • Serve with integrity
  • Take care of each other
  • Foster inclusion
  • Collaborate for measurable impact

During your tenure as an Associate in M&A Transaction Services, you will demonstrate and develop your capabilities in performing financial due diligence covering the following areas:

  • Support on specific client and engagement pursuits and proposals
  • Industry and market research to support research and business development initiatives
  • Acting as the junior member of engagement execution teams for acquisitions, disposals, IPOs, rights issues, financial forecast reviews or other bespoke financial advisory engagements. This will involve supporting senior team members with:
    • Review large sets of data including financial information, operational metrics, material contracts and other information to assess completeness of information provided  
    • Collection and assimilation of client, target, or market data using standard tools and data visualizations
    • Organization and analysis of financial information in a clear and coherent manner to support the due diligence or review engagement 
    • Interpret financial information and articulate key insights and other considerations for the wider engagement team  
    • Organizing calls and meetings with clients or other stakeholders to the transaction
    • Participating in calls with clients or other stakeholders and maintaining meeting notes
    • Processing changes to proposals, data analysis and report documents as recommended or requested by senior team members 
    • Support on engagement administration functions including contracting, independence, risk management, compliance, and review processes
  • Support on engagement and client take-on and on-boarding process. This will include liaising with the risk and compliance teams to fulfil regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Supporting the wider team on administrative matters

Leadership Capabilities:

  • Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact
  • Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent
  • Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track
  • Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable, recognized institution
  • Strong academic track recordHolding or Willingness to pursue a financial designation (CFA/CBV/CF/CA) concurrent to a full-time role
  • 2 years of experience in a finance, accounting, or investment related position, preferably with prior financial due diligence experience
  • Detailed understanding of financial statements, accounting principles and policies and performing financial due diligence
  • Advanced level of technical proficiency and computer literacy particularly with spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and presentation of analysis (Microsoft Powerpoint and Microsoft Word)
  • Attention to detail in analysis and presentation with a focus on self-review
  • Focus on personal accountability for maintaining high performance
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills  
  • Strong sense of commitment and dedication to quality of service
  • Motivated self-starter with a focus on personal learning, development, and career trajectory
  • Alignment with our core values of integrity, ethics, diversity, and inclusion
  • Dual English/Arabic language proficiency is preferred but not essential