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The Financial Advisory Team at Teneo

Teneo’s global Financial Advisory business advises corporates, creditors and other financial stakeholders in situations of financial stress and distress. No two situations are the same. Our advice and approach is tailored to each situation and each client. At Teneo, we believe such occurrences present new opportunities for our clients. Opportunities to restore value, raise new capital, pivot in a new direction and ultimately, identify certainty amidst chaos. Teneo partners with clients to find viable opportunities that will protect and enhance value and help them to build strategies that will most benefit their business and/or investment goals.

Integrating the disciplines of financial advisory, management consulting, investor relations, strategic communications, government affairs, risk analysis and talent advisory, Teneo’s global Financial Advisory team guides companies and their stakeholders through periods of uncertainty and stress. We help address the challenges a business faces, whether that is targeted performance improvement to financial Financial Advisory, or delivering a route to recover value, our focus is delivering certainty from uncertainty.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside our established team in Bristol who will support you to utilise and enhance your advisory skills and experience. You will work alongside some of the most experienced practitioners in the field advising the boards, management teams, lenders and shareholders of companies which are underperforming and/or facing financing issues. 

You will be exposed to a wide variety of projects within a highly commercial, client focused environment. You will work on high profile assignments ranging from insolvency to advising on the restructuring and financial turnarounds for high profile mid-market, national and international clients.

As a Manager in the team you will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of engagements across all sectors, with plenty of responsibility for leading workstreams, managing junior staff and supporting Directors and Managing Directors in client-facing delivery. 

Key aspects of the role will include:

  • Client Service – Being part of and leading project teams advising corporates, creditors and other financial stakeholders on Restructuring Advisory, Contingency Planning and Insolvency projects.
  • Business Development – Playing an active role in the team’s business development and targeting activities, developing your network in the financial advisory market.
  • People and Leadership – Manage, coach and provide guidance and support to team members, helping to support talent development and foster an inclusive environment.

Key Responsibilities

Client Service

  • Project managing parts of the engagement and appointments, providing support to the Director/ Managing Director (or often directly Senior Managing Director) in managing external stakeholders
  • Supporting management teams in preparing and challenging business plans, short term cash flow forecasts and restructuring plans
  • Developing, analysing and presenting restructuring options
  • Liaise with the Company’s lawyers to understand key aspects of legal documentation and also drive any documentation processes (term sheets, waivers, loan documentation etc.)
  • Understanding and actively managing the Company’s risk from take-on through to completion of engagements

Business development

  • Actively supporting business development activities , building your own contact network and supporting Director/ Managing Director-led marketing and sales activities
  • Participating in existing business development programmes and key client accounts
  • Identifying opportunities to expand jobs as well as opportunities to provide wider Teneo services to existing clients
  • Taking responsibility for leading marketing initiatives aimed at specific channels to market, or events

People and Leadership

  • Actively supporting practice and talent development, including on-the-job coaching, mentoring and participation in wider business training initiatives
  • Develop junior staff outside of jobs through appraising and mentoring
  • Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution

Key Skills & Experience

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA or equivalent), both time and exam qualified.
  • Financial restructuring, insolvency or transaction experience gained either as an advisor within a professional services Company, consultancy firm or bank.
  • Good understanding of the restructuring, insolvency and transaction marketplace, its trends, and key players (principals and advisers)
  • Very strong analytical skills, including: business analytics, business planning, short term cash flows, financing options, an understanding of insolvency procedures and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • Excellent reporting writing and financial analysis skills
  • Ability to lead small teams and develop people
  • Ability to conduct business in fluent oral and written English is a pre-requisite;

What can we offer you?

New joiners are supported by an induction programme.  As well as this we offer a whole host of benefits and reward including;

  • Market-leading Salary
  • 28 days holiday
  • Cash benefits allowance
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Extensive investment in personal development & learning
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave (depending on length of service) and shared parental leave
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work schemes
  • Regular social, cultural and charitable activities

About Teneo

Teneo is the global CEO advisory firm. We partner with our clients globally to do great things for a better future.

Drawing upon our global team and expansive network of senior advisors, we provide advisory services across our five business segments on a stand-alone or fully integrated basis to help our clients solve complex business challenges. Our clients include a significant number of the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100, as well as other corporations, financial institutions, and organizations.

Our full range of advisory services includes strategic communications, investor relations, financial transactions and restructuring, management consulting, physical and cyber risk, organizational design, board and executive search, geopolitics and government affairs, corporate governance, ESG and DE&I.

The firm has more than 1,500 employees located in 40+ offices around the world.

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