JOB SUMMARY

The Associate will play a key role within CMA’s restructuring team by providing analytical & financial modeling support for corporate restructuring engagements.  The position is based in New York City and there may include significant travel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting consulting teams during client engagements
    • Developing integrated financial modeling/projections,13 week cash flow budgets, and other support as needed
    • Preparing preliminary financial statement analysis and projections
    • Synthesizing and analyzing large amounts of data
    • Drafting and participating in the preparation of client reports
  • Performing research on companies and industries to assist in the development and critique of client business plans, as well as for proposal efforts for potential new clients
    • Gathering and presenting information on industries, companies, and competitive environments.
  • Interacting with clients, potential investors, attorneys and others as required
    • Responding in a timely manner to requests for data, research, analyses, etc. as needed

REQUIREMENTS

  • Technical Skills
    • Intermediate accounting and financial modeling skills
    • Ability to construct cash flow models with proficiency to manipulate/distill large amounts of data
    • Solid understanding of key financial analyses (ratios, bridges, sensitivity analyses, etc.)
    • Strong forecasting capabilities including integrated model (IS/BS/SCF/Debt)
    • Ability to write well and prepare presentation materials
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Proven understanding of Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Soft Skills
    • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a lean-team, results-based, interactive environment
    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in order to successfully interact with all levels of constituents and stakeholders
    • Comfortable organizing, synthesizing, and presenting data to team members and/or clients
    • Ability to quickly grasp understanding of client operations/processes/business objectives in order to deliver thereon
    • Comfortable in challenging and turbulent client situations
    • Ability to work under deadlines, prioritize and multi-task
    • Appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information; Proven exemplary work ethic
    • Ability to complete tasks with limited supervision
  • Work Experience
    • 3-5 years work experience in accounting, corporate finance, restructuring advisory or management consulting.  Ideal candidate will have turnaround experience from prior employment
    • BA or BS in accounting or finance; 3.5+ GPA preferred
    • Demonstrated understanding of managerial accounting and relationships of income statement/balance sheet/statement of cash flows
    • Working towards or already have professional designations such as CPA/CFA
    • Additional business experiences a plus.
    • No relocation provided. Local candidates with direct experience will be given preference

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