Senior Manager – Transaction Diligence – Johannesburg

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Manager, you will be required to lead in executing the due diligence procedures. Understand the engagement scope and assist more junior members in performing the procedures assigned to them. You’ll be responsible for writing significant parts of the report deliverable and communicating findings to the client. Helping our clients determine the right deal to do, and then assist them in doing the deal right. Our team works to understand profit drivers and trends, challenge assumptions of future performance, and assist with purchase agreements and post-closing transaction matters.

Skills and attributes for success

Analyse financial/operational results of targets through reviewing accounting records and conducting interviews with management
Participate in due diligence engagements related to acquisitions by private equity investor groups and strategic corporate buyers
Prepare/evaluate pro forma financial information
Identify issues for purchase price reductions, deal structuring or deal termination
Identify post-acquisition action steps to achieve anticipated earnings/cash flow improvements
Evaluate effects of seasonality on cash flow requirements. Perform industry and company research
Correlate due diligence findings with client valuations.
Manage expectations of service.
Develop people – supervise staff effectively and provide constructive feedback/training and conduct performance reviews

To qualify for the role, you must have

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Accounting and/or related major.
CPA or CA certification
Minimum of 5 years post articles relevant working experience
Minimum 8 years of financial due diligence experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills – reports need to be ready for Partner review
Good Computer skills
Project Management Skills
People Management Skills
Big 4 Corporate Finance experience in Transaction Support Management Role
Exposure to large transactions that are complex and involve cross boarder activities
Ability to utilise strong local insights to the Due Diligence
Africa experience preferable
Experience in running multiple projects ssimultaneously

Ideally, you’ll also have

Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
Dedication to teamwork
Strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas