Job Detail

Job Reference:
7 - 001DO - IJD
Date Posted:
3 February 2017
On Application
Corporate Finance
Job Type:
Work Hours:
Full Time
Ian Douglas

Job Description

We act for a Big 4 client looking for an Assistant Director in its Dublin office. As the only integrated global TAS business worldwide is one  one of the leading providers of transaction advisory services with over 60 experienced professionals based across our Dublin, Cork and Belfast offices.
As a TAS Assistant Director you'll work with a high-performing, integrated team which focuses on a wide variety of clients and delivers a range of assignments focusing on mergers and acquisitions, valuations and business modelling, restructuring and transaction support. You'll have a diverse range of stretching experiences which will give you continuous learning and development opportunities as well as a great sense of achievement.
This growing team focuses on building strong relationships which will ultimately help you and your clients reach their potential. The group is seeking to recruit Assistant Directors who will be able to build on their current transaction, advisory and commercial experience to lead a number of diverse and demanding assignments. Due to the variety of services we provide to our clients, the work requires a high level of adaptability, flexibility and innovation.
Your duties and responsibilities
  • Working with a Partner or Director, leading the day to day execution, within TAS as well as other client  departments, both in Ireland and internationally, on the following assignments:
  • Due diligence
  • Mergers, buyouts and disposals
  • Business modelling
  • Valuations
  • Business planning
  • Strategic advice
  • Lead assignments by defining scope and in consultation with Directors or Partners ensure that assignments are executed in compliance with our policies and protocols.
  • Understanding our client’s needs, co-developing our approach with the client, and providing value to the client through insights, factual conclusions and advice.
  • Project manage teams, work closely with all members to lead the day to day progression of assignments to include; planning and preparation of deliverables as well as review of these deliverables.
  • Responsibility for providing support, maintaining communication and updating both junior and senior members, as required.
  • A focus on anticipating and identifying risks that require escalation and subsequently escalating these risks to more senior staff as appropriate.
  • Working closely with colleagues you will ensure that work is properly executed, documented and concluded in compliance with our Quality & Risk Management guidelines.
  • Working to tight deadlines, thinking clearly under pressure and maintaining team morale during lengthy and challenging engagements.
Client responsibilities;
  • Assisting in the financial management aspects of assignments by organising staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to engagement leaders. 
  • Demonstrating professionalism and confidence to deal with a range of stakeholder groups and management teams, gaining client acceptance and demonstrating value through advice and sector insight.
  • Participating in business development initiatives by leading the development of pitch documents and taking a lead role in dealing with clients.  
  • Building strong internal relationships within TAS and across other service lines to identify opportunities and leverage relationships.
  • Develop your own business network with a view to increasing your origination capabilities over the medium term.
  • Understanding the capabilities of the firm and looking for opportunities to bring other specialists in to TAS assignments to achieve the best solution.
People responsibilities;
  • As an influential member of the team, you will help to create a positive learning culture. You will be responsible for mentoring, coaching and developing more junior members of staff as well as providing constructive feedback on both a formal and informal basis.
  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff.
  • Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training our professionals.
  • Maintain an education program to continually develop personal and technical skills.
  • Play an important role in the growth and development of the TAS team.
Technical skill requirements;
  • Experience of working on and a deep technical knowledge of any of the following areas;
  • Due diligence
  • Mergers, buyouts and disposals
  • Business modelling
  • Valuations
  • Business planning
  • Strategic advice
  • Ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders.
  • High level of commercial acumen.
  • Proficient in detailed financial and commercial analysis and ability to identify potential areas of sensitivity.
  • Ability to identify key issues on assignments and suggest workable solutions.
  • Experience in presenting findings clearly in reports and other deliverables to clients. 
Additional requirements;
  • Have an ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification with a minimum of three years relevant post qualifying experience
  • Insolvency qualification not essential but desirable  
  • Strong commercial experience and/or relevant industry experience
  • Excellent communicator, both oral and written
  • Strong IT skills, to an advanced level in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Project management skills
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to keep calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
 If this position interests you and you would like further information or a discreet discussion please contact Ian Douglas at