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Corporate Finance (Manager)

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Working for a PE backed property company and reporting to the CFO, this is an interesting role to ensure that all asset and corporate acquisition activity undertaken by the group is managed to the highest quality, and to lead on collaboration between the Transaction, Portfolio Management and Finance teams, as well as other business departments, in driving the growth strategy of the business. The ideal candidate will have worked in corporate finance, M&A, transactions or re-structuring.

Responsibilities

• Project manage the acquisition of assets and entities into the group.
• Work closely with the Transaction teams to progress & execute opportunities in line with agreed timescales.
• Drive engagement and collaboration from property and logistics teams into DD and legal processes in assessing impacts on projects and post-completion asset management strategy, and identifying any additional information requirements of the Group.
• Act as a key point of liaison for commercial finance teams within the Group (Logistics finance, FP&A) and support them in understanding impact of new acquisitions on group finances and internal reporting.
• Support during meetings with 3rd parties and act as a key point of contact for legal advisors and other 3rd parties in answering queries and providing updates / information needed throughout deal processes.
• Manage & document the handover of acquired assets to internal management teams and panel legal firms for ongoing asset management.
• Lead on commercial contribution of Onboarding function through close collaboration with other business areas, including:
o Insurance – work with in-house and external insurance teams and manage external brokers and advisors in ensuring all new asset insurance obtained is in-line with group strategy and within the acquisition business case.
o Legal – support in managing key legal relationship with incumbent acquisition advisors, managing fee levels and ensuring consistency of process and service across all acquisition activities.
o Company Secretarial – manage projects covering incorporation of new entities for acquisition purposes and ensure legal / regulatory compliance with relevant jurisdictions. Responsible for obtaining board approvals for acquisitions and all funding (debt and equity) instruments required for each asset / portfolio.
• Maintain acquisitions / onboarding process documentation and implement process improvements to drive efficiency and support strategic goals of the Group, including input into new systems implementation projects.
• Support any other ad hoc project or task as required by the Group finance team, including strategic disposals of property / development schemes from wider areas of the group.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Corporate Finance

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: £75,000 - £80,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: London

Job Reference: 51027403/001

Date posted: 17 May 2024

Consultant: Hannah Bottrill

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