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Financial Advisory, Manager / Associate Director



4d ago

  • Job
    Senior (5-8 years)
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Leeds

AI generated summary

  • You must be a qualified accountant with restructuring experience, strong analytical skills, knowledge of insolvency legislation, excellent interpersonal skills, and fluent in English. Strong project management skills are necessary to lead teams and develop people.
  • You will manage client engagements, review business plans, provide financial restructuring services, lead insolvency strategies, develop talent, support business development, and focus on sector-specific initiatives.


  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA or equivalent), both time and exam qualified.
  • Restructuring experience gained either as an advisor within a professional services company, consultancy or bank.
  • Understanding of financial statements and related data to assess historical financial performance and future outlook for client companies and prospects.
  • Good understanding of the restructuring marketplace, its trends, and key players (principals and advisers).
  • Very strong analytical skills, including: business analytics, business planning, short term cash flows, financing options.
  • An understanding of insolvency legislation and practice, with experience working on insolvency assignments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong project management skills, with ability to lead teams and develop people.
  • Ability to conduct business in fluent oral and written English is a pre-requisite.


  • Client service:
  • Preparation of engagement letter(s)and ensuring adherence to all compliance requirements.
  • Manage parts of the engagement, providing support to the Senior Managing Director/ Director in managing external stakeholders.
  • Support management teams in preparing and challenging business plans, short term cash flow forecasts and turnaround / restructuring plans.
  • Providing comprehensive financial restructuring and cash management services to identify working capital and other cash flow improvements.
  • Reviewing and stress-testing integrated business plans, budgeting and forecasting models using a fact-based, data driven approach.
  • Develop, analyse and present Financial Advisory options using input from other teams, e.g. tax analysis, sector and financial modelling.
  • Liaise with the company’s / lender’s legal advisors to understand key aspects of legal documentation and also drive any documentation processes (term sheets, waivers, loan documentation, insolvency sale and trading agreements etc.)
  • Developing and inputting into insolvency strategies.
  • Delivering key aspects of insolvency assignments including trading, sales process, asset realisations, monitoring, reporting and liaising with the insolvency delivery team to ensure all statutory compliance completed.
  • Apply an understanding of engagement economics, financial and risk management.
  • Knowledge acquisition:
  • Build client relationship skills, sector knowledge and continue to develop leadership skills.
  • Continue to build technical expertise, broader business advisory and people management skills.
  • Understand the market, topical issues and our Financial Advisory propositions.
  • People and leadership:
  • Support practice and talent development.
  • Provide on-job coaching and development to staff.
  • Develop junior staff outside of jobs through appraising and mentoring.
  • Support wider Financial Advisory training initiatives.
  • Manage diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.
  • Business development:
  • Start to own elements of business development including actively supporting business development activities, building and expending your own contact network and supporting Director/ Senior Managing Director-led marketing and sales activities.
  • Participate in existing business development programmes and key client accounts.
  • Identify opportunities to expand jobs as well as opportunities to provide wider Teneo services to existing clients.
  • Take responsibility for leading marketing initiatives aimed at specific channels to market, or events.
  • Take sector focus responsibilities.


What kind of companies will I be working with in this role?

You will have the opportunity to work with a full spectrum of companies, ranging from SME to PLC, who are underperforming or facing financial stress.

What kind of responsibilities will I have as a Manager / Associate Director in this team?

As a Manager / Associate Director, you will lead on a diverse range of engagements, manage junior staff, support Directors and Senior Managing Directors in client-facing delivery, and handle workstreams for various projects.

Can you provide examples of some recent high profile insolvencies the North team has led?

Yes, some recent examples include the Black Sheep Brewery, WN VTech, and TXM Plant Administrations.

How experienced are the practitioners in this field that I will be working alongside?

You will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most experienced practitioners in the field who will support you to utilise and enhance your advisory and insolvency skills and experience.

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Mission & Purpose

Teneo is the global CEO advisory firm. We partner with our clients globally to do great things for a better future. Drawing upon our global team and expansive network of senior advisors, we provide advisory services across our five business segments on a stand-alone or fully integrated basis to help our clients solve complex business challenges. Our clients include a significant number of the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100, as well as other corporations, financial institutions and organizations. Our full range of advisory services includes strategic communications, investor relations, financial transactions and restructuring, management consulting, physical and cyber risk, organizational design, board and executive search, geopolitics and government affairs, corporate governance, ESG and DE&I. The firm has more than 1,500 employees located in 40 offices around the world.