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Transaction Services Director / Senior Manager

Price Bailey
Cambridge, London, Norwich or Peterborough
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice
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Full Time
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Make your career count

At Price Bailey, we provide exciting opportunities for training, personal growth and career engagement. We believe in fostering happiness and fulfilment in your work, whilst supporting and inspiring you to grow. We understand that your life extends beyond the workplace, which is why our Smart Working culture promotes flexibility, allowing you to choose when and where you work, whilst still providing excellent client care.

A well-established firm of chartered accountants and business advisors, we offer a wide range of services, including auditing, accounting, tax and corporate finance. We proudly serve a diverse client base across the UK and internationally, with a strong focus on entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses that share our passion for innovation.

What do the team do?

The Strategic Corporate Finance (SCF) team provides powerful, insight-led strategies to enterprising organisations, supporting them through every stage of their business lifecycle. The team has significant cross-sector knowledge and provides advisory services including; financial modelling and due diligence, growth through M&A, business owner exit strategies, and company valuations to name just a few.

As part of this team, you will front our transaction services offering, which will include pre-acquisition or pre-investment due diligence and feasibility reporting assignments for a variety of banks, institutional investors and corporate SME's from a range of sectors. You will also support the partners on other lead advisory and valuation projects from time to time.

This role is the next stage in the development of our cross practice SCF team and will bring the number of full time dedicated team members to 21. There is a realistic opportunity to develop this role and build a business case for partner.

What will I be doing?

As a Transaction Services Director / Senior Manager you will have ownership of the following tasks:

  • Managing the wider team in the delivery of financial due diligence reports, valuation reports, information memoranda and similar technical output for partner review.
  • Attending meetings with Partners & clients, providing technical and transaction advisory support; liaising with portfolio holders and other team members to bring together necessary advice and information for client projects.
  • Managing multiple assignments concurrently and producing well-written, comprehensive reports to a high standard and minimising Partner review time.
  • Networking with your own intermediary contacts, particularly in the SME sector and the relevant private equity/venture capital communities, to support the Partners in creating and converting a pipeline of new business opportunities.

What experience do I need?

You might not have all of the experience below, but if you meet the minimum criteria and are passionate about developing yourself, we'd love to hear from you:

  • Significant experience of working in a senior level corporate finance role, with a particular specialism and interest in due diligence assignments (minimum criteria)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of accounting standards and tax (minimum criteria)
  • Proven ability to network and build strong relationships, both internally with colleagues and externally with introducers and other contacts.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading on pitches and creating and presenting compelling propositions.
  • Strong experience of managing multiple projects in different locations, supervising team members of varying levels and ability.
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills.

What's on offer?

In addition to your salary, we also offer the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days holiday)
  • Private medical 
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 4x life assurance
  • All employee share scheme
  • Company car and fuel card via salary sacrifice 
  • Family friendly policies e.g. paid time off for dependants 
  • 2 days paid for volunteering
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including shopping discount

Price Bailey aspires to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people, regardless of their social background, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We are an equal opportunities employer and place inclusion at the heart of what we do. Our workplace is one where diversity is embraced and where everyone is empowered to be their authentic selves.


We are an award winning, top 30 accountancy and business advisory firm serving private clients and regional, national and international businesses.

Company info
01279 755888
Causeway House, 1 Dane Street
Bishop’s Stortford
CM23 3BT

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