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Acquisition Lead Accountant


Type: Permanent

Salary: £45000 - £55000 per Annum

Location: Houghton le Spring, Tyne & Wear

If you’re looking for an opportunity to use your corporate finance skills, your lead advisory or M&A experience, and develop your accountancy career in the private sector, here’s your chance to make that first move.

Pacifica Group is the UK’s largest Independent Repairer of Electrical Appliances and one of the UK’s largest Installer and Repairer of Central Heating Systems. The group trades under the 0800 Repair brand and is home to over 400 Engineers throughout the UK.

The group has created a new role to support growth in strategic areas and is now looking to appoint a Corporate Development Manager to take a leading role lead on the acquisitions process and other internal and external strategic initiatives. 

Where you fit in

The Corporate Development Manager will report to the Chief Operating Officer and work closely with the CFO to help identify acquisition targets, develop and execute origination strategies, build strategic and financial business cases, and lead the coordination of due diligence efforts.

On average, you’ll be dealing with one acquisition every month. Target businesses are likely to range between £400,000 to £1.5m, so although most deals will not be overly complex, there will be a steady volume of transactions for you to handle to expand your experience.

When deals are close to completion, you’ll be intensely occupied with making sure everything happens on time and with minimal fuss. There’ll also be times when M&A activity is quieter, and it’s then you’ll support the CFO, finance team and broader business by adding value in other ways, so no two weeks will ever be the same.

You’ll gain exposure operating at a senior level, regularly presenting to the Board as well as coordinating the launch of post-merger integration efforts.


About you

You’ll be a qualified Accountant seeking a move from the profession into the private sector. You won't necessarily have trained or worked with corporate finance, but you'll be keen to develop your experience in this exciting area.

To successfully drive research efforts into private companies and manage acquisition pursuits, you’ll need to lead projects and have a self-starter initiative.

You’ll have strong analytical skills and excellent financial modelling capabilities, both of which will be required to enable you to prepare investment case presentations.

To thrive in this pressured commercial environment, you’ll need to be organised and able to prioritise a demanding workload.

Your communication skills will allow you to influence and engage people at all levels, from the Board table to the owners of businesses you’re looking to acquire to field-based engineering teams. Forming new relationships with ease will make your journey alongside this motivated senior team all the more rewarding.

Find out more

To find out more about the rewards, the business, and the role itself, please contact our retained recruitment consultant, Paul Card, at Paul Card Recruitment on 01740 617667, email paul@paulcardrecruitment.co.uk or click “apply” now.

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Type: Permanent

Salary: £45000 - £55000 per Annum

Location: Houghton le Spring, Tyne & Wear