Analyst, Private Equity Performance Improvement at Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC in New York, New York

Posted in General Business 1 day ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Department: Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI)

Alvarez and Marsal's dedicated PEPI professionals work with Investors and their portfolio companies to provide independent analysis and end to end services across the investment life cycle that deliver results in every economic cycle.

Whether serving in a performance improvement advisory capacity for an under-performing company or in interim management roles, we draw on a deep operational heritage and proven approaches, such as our proprietary diagnostic - the Rapid Results Program, which helps to quickly and effectively assess business process management risks and identify key areas impeding performance.

Through our PEPI practice, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) offers assistance to private equity owned portfolio companies that are under-performing or with a need of re-organisation and re-positioning. Working directly with company management, A&M's involvement reassures all stakeholders that the company is taking important steps to address its problems and maximise its value.

Purpose of the Analyst role:

Alvarez & Marsal's Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) business is a rapidly growing its high performance European team. To continue our success and to support our ambitious growth plans for the future, we are currently looking for an Analyst to join our Stockholm team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to use your prior professional services experience, outstanding financial background and problem solving skills to become an integral part of our successful 'hands-on' team. As a valued member of the A&M Pan-European PEPI team based in Stockholm you will be working on high-impact pan-European projects across the entire private equity life cycle, from pre-acquisition support (operational due diligence, carve-out, merger integration), to transformation, performance improvement and operational turnaround/restructuring through to supporting the exit.

As an Analyst, you will be working closely with Directors, Senior Directors and Managing Directors. You will benefit from constant exposure to the senior members of the team and client, and gain 'on-the-job' learning and development, leveraging on their substantial experience. You will have the chance to considerably nurture and enlarge your professional network as well.

Responsibilities:


  • Being an active part of the teams supporting private equity firms and their portfolio companies in their pre-acquisition and performance improvement activities;


  • Producing extensive financial modelling and analysis including cash flow models and projections;


  • Synthesizing information after research and analysis into high quality client reports and recommendations;


  • Produce integrated models with balance sheet, P&L and cash flow, identifying key trends and red flags;


  • Supporting Managing Directors and other senior members of the team with client pitch production


  • Build models based on financial and/or operational data and as such have excellent knowledge of Excel (to analyse the data) and PowerPoint (to present the analyses);


  • Begin building own network of contacts/referral sources with professionals/institutions;


  • Analyse heavy data sets using pivot tables;


  • Read financial statements and derive immediate conclusions from it (mainly P&L and cash flow statement) whilst linking to operations;


  • Find key information on companies reporting, know what to look for to understand company business performance and key information;


Requirements:

Essential:


  • A high grade bachelor's degree from an accredited top-tier university in engineering, accounting, business, or a similar discipline;


  • Prior experience in Consulting is preferable. If not, we require experience from either within Private Equity, Corporate Finance or Operations;


  • Strong problem solving skills and financial background combined with deep understanding of key business and operational drivers;


  • Excellent analytical, financial modelling, writing and presentation-building skills; attention to details and striving to produce zero-defect deliverables;


  • Fact-based and analytical approach, solution-focused, action-oriented, determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo; self-starter with entrepreneurial flair


  • Familiarity with the private equity lifecycle;


  • Ability to prioritise - especially in highly pressured situations;


  • High integrity that is characterised by the ability to deliver messages even when they are difficult to hear;


  • Excel modelling skills - structure data within Excel in a way to draw conclusions and support timely decision making with our clients;


  • Ability to quickly understand and piece together very vast or very limited amounts of data and to draw certain conclusions/actions from it;


  • Fluency in Swedish & English (both written & spoken) is essential;


  • Ability to travel at very short notice, 4/5 days a week pan-European, most weeks.


Desirable:


  • Additional MSc or MBA qualifications highly desirable;


  • Preference will go to candidates with relevant work experience for a PEPI Analyst position;


  • Established customer facing/client handling skills (from any industry);


  • Autonomous & entrepreneurial- A&M is an entrepreneurial business going through high growth;


  • Additional European languages are also desirable.


Why A&M?

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. A&M's leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively. Clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our objectivity.

Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.

With over 4,500 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what's really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.

Our lifestyle and values:

Attracted by our meritocratic culture and the opportunity to build a business with like-minded individuals, our people have joined A&M from senior roles industry and commerce, the Big 4, top tier strategy houses, private equity firms, hedge funds and leading financial services institutions. A&M is an outcomes focused business founded on the principles of objectivity, pragmatism and tangible and measurable success.

Our people have built their credentials through careers that combine experience in industry management and professional services. A&M has a proven track record of managing complex, high profile situations and delivery through world class expertise and excellence in execution. The culture of the business offers variety of skill, language, heritage and professional background and therefore is unique in terms of style and approach. This is a business where your colleagues are your best allies and ideally, your best friends. A business where good friendships thrive and trust is as true internally as with the client. Furthermore, the values of the business which include integrity and fun as well as just reward for great work comes to life when you become part of the team.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M's entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work-guided by A&M's core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity-are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal's policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.





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