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M&A Financial Associate, Corporate Development
ICF, a publicly-traded (NASDAQ: ICFI) global consulting firm, is seeking an M&A Financial Associate in the Corporate Development group to help support the execution of the company’s Merger & Acquisition efforts. This highly-visible position, can be based at our corporate headquarters in Fairfax, VA or remotely for those willing and able to travel along the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic corridors, will report to the Senior Director of M&A and work closely with the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and the company C-suite.
Develop, track and maintain a proactive acquisition pipeline including engagement with governance meetings with business unit leadership and teams.
Play an integral role in large-scale, Corporate-led transactions, leading target analysis, business case development, executive-level presentations, and overall transaction execution.
Support Corporate Development processes including pipeline, due diligence, valuation/financial modeling, bid negotiations, contractual points with advisors and coordinating deal process with function heads and related parties including the Business Unit Leadership Team and C-Suite.
Assist in planning of and preparation for M&A pipeline, including building out M&A target profiles and developing presentations for meetings with business leaders, bankers and targets
Liaise with investment bankers, attorneys and internal stakeholders regarding new M&A opportunities
Assist in conducting preliminary financial and other due diligence on M&A targets, including identification of associated risks
Build detailed valuation models, including accretion/dilution, discounted cash flow, internal rate of return, return on invested capital, and weighted average cost of capital analysis. This includes assessment of comparable company trading multiples, research precedent transaction multiples and build / maintain proprietary internal deal intelligence database
Build bottom-up operating model based on a contract-by-contract/client basis as well as work with business units to identify potential synergies
Facilitate and manage the execution of all M&A related agreements (e.g., non-disclosure agreements, indications of interest, letters of intent, exclusivity agreements, purchase agreements, etc.)
Communication - Lead or assist with the creation of all phases of a business case (market analysis, strategic fit, economic models) and the communication of these components to all internal stakeholders
Assist tracking and maintaining strategic and operational relationships with third-party Investment Banking firms, due diligence advisors, and potential targets
Assist in conducting integration assessments and planning and support M&A Post-Mortems - documenting lessons learned to ensure process enhancements
Prepare weekly summary of corporate development activities for internal team meetings
Prepare other memorandums, presentations and other materials fit for executives
Organize and manage special projects as required
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related course of study required
2+ years of experience in finance/accounting within Corporate development, transaction services, valuation practice or investment banking required
Strong understanding of valuation methodologies and corporate finance theory (e.g., NPV, DCF, IRR, WACC, ROIC, accretion/dilution, precedent transaction multiples, trading multiples, etc.)
Proven analytical, project management, and organizational skills with strong written and verbal communication skills required
Exceptional presentation skills and the demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and externally (inclusive or C-Suite executives)
Business Acumen - Exercises strong analytical judgement in understanding the Merits of a Deal including any contractual risks
Prior experience in professional services/consulting, technology or marketing services sector a plus
Absolute fluency with financial statements and financial statement analysis
Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment, at the most senior level of organizations, and be able to prioritize and push forward multiple initiatives simultaneously while taking direction from multiple team members
Unwavering work ethic, willingness to roll up sleeves, ability to do whatever is required to push things forward– including putting in longer hours to drive things to successful completion as business needs dictate
If not based near Fairfax, must have a willingness to travel as needed, especially for live presentations or team related activities and huddles (once travel restrictions are lifted)
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email email@example.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.
Fairfax, VA (VA01)