Mergers & Acquisitions Accounting and Finance Specialist

Benchmark International CSSB LLC – Austin, TX

Are you a controller that understands both finance and accounting as well as business operations? Are you seeking a new career in a company where you can impact clients and help drive revenue? If you thrill in a fast pace environment, then look no further as we have the role for you! Join our growing M&A firm to help analyze client?s financials, present their opportunity in a confidential information memorandum, and help support our negotiation team during negotiations and due diligence. As you progress in your career at Benchmark International, you may also have the opportunity to lead a team of analyst and help develop their career. This is a client interacting role and very hands on. You will work within a team of other professionals and be surrounded by people with a ?can do? attitude.

Job Description

Benchmark International is looking for an experienced and driven Associate to add to our growing team. As an Associate, you will be a part of Austin?s busy office. The Associate will collect, analyze, summarize, and discuss Benchmark International?s clients? most sensitive data; preparing our clients to enter the mergers & acquisitions market. Pulling key attributes from financial statements, contracts, and other corporate documents; the Business Associate will learn how to identify risks, value businesses, and set or adjust client expectations. The Associate will also help with various financial activities related such as deal analysis, working capital analysis, and other task needed to serve our clients.


Job Responsibilities

Your experience throughout the years will be a great resource for the Benchmark team, however as an Associate, you will act under the instruction of and be trained by Benchmark Internationals experienced leadership team, with combined experience of over 40 years in the M&A markets.

Your specific duties as an Associate will include:

  • Develop and maintain client relationships by communicating effectively to ensure expectations of both buyer and seller are met
  • Gather comprehensive information about clients business through multiple sources to ensure a thorough and accurate analysis for client promotion
  • Prepare and routinely update marketing materials, financial statements and business intelligence reports focusing the companys strengths and opportunities
  • Analyze clients financial situation, including historical, current and expected future performance and prepare financial statements
  • Conduct outreach to prospective buyers and update marketing materials with current information
  • Ensure the CRM system is up to date with information about each client
  • Provide consultative guidance on accounting, financial and valuation matters
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill
  • Comply with all policies, practices and procedures and report all unsafe activities to supervisor
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Job Requirements

    As an Associate, you must be highly energetic and passionate individual with a positive and highly motivated can do attitude. You must have the strong desire and ambition to succeed in this hugely rewarding industry. It is also vital for your role as an Associate that you possess excellent verbal and written communication, analytic, mathematical, and interpersonal skills as well as presentation abilities.

    The Associate is a client-facing role that must be able to convey bad news and deal with clients unique sensitivities while keeping each client moving through the company sales process at a steady pace.

    Specific qualifications for the Associate include:

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
  • Proficient personal computer skills include electronic e-mail, recordkeeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to handle a rigorous schedule of deadlines
  • Experienced in professional business writing preferred; including writing business plans and information memorandums
  • Prioritization and organization skills
  • Proficient in financial-modeling, financial-analysis, and Excel
  • Commercial understanding and awareness of business and operations in various industries
  • Possess valid and current driver license
  • No personal history of enforcement actions by the Securities Exchange Commission, FINRA, or any state securities regulatory bodies
  • Bachelors degree with a concentration or advanced degree Finance, Marketing, or Accounting or an unrelated degree with significant work experience in one or more of these fields
  • Availability for occasional travel
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