Job Description

Our Transaction Services team is an award winning team and highly regarded in the market place. The team specialises in financial due diligence, advising clients on business acquisitions and investments. Deal values are typically in the £5m to £100m range.

This role provides an opportunity for you to join the fast moving world of Corporate Finance and Transaction Services. Working alongside a team of other professionals you will play an integral role in the delivery of financial due diligence projects.

You will work for a variety of clients from a broad range of industries and sectors including private equity, entrepreneurs, large corporates and banks looking to acquire, invest in or fund a variety of businesses. You will see what makes a business successful, and attractive to acquirers / investors and learn about possible funding options for companies looking to grow.

The team in Southampton is large and well established with 4 partners. The team works with a variety of private equity and corporate clients on both domestic and cross-border transactions. The role will provide exposure to a wide range of interesting and exciting transactions across a range of sectors and locations. The role would suit those with a background in audit and although transaction services experience is preferable, comprehensive training will be provided for those without direct experience.

Overall Job Purpose
To assist in the execution of financial due diligence assignments on both buy side and sell side transactions and support the team in new business generation.


  • Performing financial analysis on target businesses for inclusion in due diligence reports
  • Liaising with clients, target businesses and other professional advisors during execution of transactions
  • Reviewing and analysing financial models
  • Due diligence report writing (in Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Researching, preparing, and supporting presentations / sales pitches for new business
  • Relationship building with potential clients and intermediaries (private equity houses, banks, and corporates)
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Personal and Professional Qualities

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Some exposure to due diligence is preferable but not essential
  • Genuine interest in, and enthusiasm for, understanding how businesses generate profits and cash
  • High intelligence, evidenced by strong academics
  • Self-starter with energy to work to tight deadlines from time to time
  • Displays high level of accuracy, diligence and integrity
  • Commercially minded and a critical thinker
  • Able to form relationships with wide range of people and strong team player
  • Willing to travel as required