Corporate ﬁnance is a very general term used to describe a particular function in the front ofﬁce of an investment bank and is a highly active area in the ﬁnancial services sector.
The role is by nature a client facing position, working with blue-chip clients on often very lucrative and prestigious deals.
Corporate ﬁnance involves:
- Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
- Management buy-outs (MBOs)
- Management buy-ins (MBIs)
M&A is the area most synonymous with corporate ﬁnance for the majority of newly qualiﬁed accountants and is the most common entry point for individuals straight out of practice.
M&A is essentially concerned with advising clients on how to conduct a merger or acquisition. Corporate ﬁnanciers are then involved in actively transacting the deal on behalf of the parties involved.
Why choose corporate ﬁnance?
Corporate ﬁnanciers are often perceived as playing an important role in ‘selling’ the bank and its services to the outside world. The role is by nature client facing, working with blue-chip clients on often very lucrative and prestigious deals.
Most newly-qualiﬁed accountants begin their careers in corporate ﬁnance assisting in the execution of deals by doing ﬁnancial modelling and due diligence work. They may also get involved in preparing market information for organisational purposes, which is usually presented to clients by more senior ﬁnanciers.
Interested in a career in corporate finance? Contact Ronan Farrelly in Robert Walters Dublin on +353 (0)1 633 4111 or email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.