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Financial Advisory, Senior Consultant

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The Role

The Manchester-based Financial Advisory team have led many of the largest and most complex assignments in the region over the last few years.  Recent administration projects include Studio Retail plc, Urban Splash Haus, Missguided Retail, Broadway Fibre LLP.  The team has a market-leading advisory presence and works with a broad range of corporates (including both plc and privately-owned), PE and lenders.  Recent disclosed projects include advising McBride plc on its refinancing, Matalan group on its refinancing and restructuring and Eddie Stobart Logistics plc on its rescue transaction, as well as a number of mid-market and/or confidential assignments.  Opportunities also exist throughout the year to work with the broader Teneo Financial Advisory practice on national and international assignments. 

As a Senior Consultant you will support the leadership team with:

  • Client Service – Be a part of project teams on a diverse range of challenging engagements – this will involve advising corporates, creditors and other financial stakeholders on Restructuring Advisory, Contingency Planning and Insolvency projects.
  • Business Development – Support business development activities and generating sales in the market.
  • People and Leadership – Provide guidance and support to team members to create an inclusive environment.

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 Advisory, or delivering a route to recover value, our focus is delivering certainty from uncertainty.

Key Responsibilities

Client Service

  • Is a key team member working on financial restructuring engagements on a day-to-day basis, including managing junior staff.
  • Produces high quality deliverables within planned timescales.
  • Develops ‘distinctive’ client relationships.
  • Innovates new approaches.
  • Supports and contributes to client presentations.
  • Helps to meet team specific performance targets.
  • Applies understanding of financial engagement economics and engagement risk and quality management.

Knowledge Acquisition

  • Builds client relationship skills, sector knowledge and continues to develop leadership skills.
  • Continues to build technical expertise, broader business advisory and people management skills.
  • Understands the market, topical issues and our Restructuring propositions.

People and Leadership

  • Supports leadership in creating an inclusive environment.
  • Proactively supports the development of colleagues by providing timely feedback and identifying development opportunities e.g. mentoring/ buddying, supervising less experienced colleagues.
  • Continues to develop personal brand.

Business Development

  • Starts to own elements of and proactively contribute to business development.
  • Demonstrate an expanding network of external and internal peer level contacts which provide opportunities to meet and share ideas on initiatives.
  • Assist in the running of a sector or marketing key account team, including participating in, and organising, marketing events.
  • Assists in preparing research documents, pitches and client presentations.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Strong academic background at A level / degree level.
  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA or equivalent), both time and exam qualified.
  • Analytical with strong IT skills e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook packages.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Restructuring Services/Insolvency with either directly relevant experience, or strong transferrable skills gained in a client facing role within a professional services company (e.g., corporate audit).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to support working in a high-performance team.
  • Commitment and willingness to work under pressure, sometimes long hours, always putting the client at the centre.
  • Flexibility to transfer skills into complementary offerings such as Debt Advisory or Performance Improvement if market conditions change.
  • Ambition to learn and develop further.

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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