Financial Advisory - Transaction Services - Associate Director

  • 27 Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051, South Africa
  • Full-time

Company Description

Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. Every day, approximately 264,000 professionals in more than 150 countries demonstrate their commitment to a single vision: to be the standard of excellence, while working towards one purpose – to make an impact that matters. Click here to read more about Deloitte.

In South Africa, Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organisations, specialising in providing Audit, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory and Financial Advisory services. We serve clients in a variety of industries from financial services, to consumer business, energy, mining and manufacturing, tourism and the public sector, and we provide powerful business solutions to some of the world's most well-known and respected companies, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 100.

Our professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities. We understand that our professionals hold interests outside of the workspace and we aim to encourage work/life balance, supporting them in all aspects of their lives.

Our talented professionals and our clients understand the link between a strong learning and development programme and the ability for Deloitte to deliver on its promise of consistent, high-quality service delivery worldwide.

Whatever your age, gender or culture, take your career to the next level with the talents and capabilities you will develop at Deloitte.


About the Division

Deloitte Financial Advisory is building a scale in core African markets and aims to deliver world class integrated solutions seamlessly and consistently whilst addressing challenging transactions and restructuring.

Mergers & Acquisitions lifecycle

Deloitte’s dedicated Mergers & Acquisitions professionals have been serving corporations and private equity investors for many years. Our breadth of experience and industry insight enables us to deliver value-added services, from strategy and execution through to integration and divestiture. We position ourselves around advising clients to achieve their business objectives together with unlocking maximum value.


When a company is facing financial problems, whether it concerns cash flow shortfall, falling sales or excessive debt, we deliver restructuring solutions designed to build a platform for swift recovery and sustained success.

Job Description

Main Purpose of Job

Serving the client, growing the business and creating an impact that matters through quality service delivery.


Key Competencies required / Key Performance Areas:

  1. Strategic Impact - Drives the implementation of strategy of the Service Line  in relation to specific area of expertise

  2. Budgets / Profitability - Resources engagement teams with suitable talent, balancing correct levels and numbers and providing input into recruiting as necessary


Financial Advisory Core Technical/Professional

  1. Delivery Excellence - Aligns all key stakeholders and establishes the appropriate governance structures to ensure transactions deliver a superior client experience

  2. Executive Presence - Acts as a trusted advisor to and projects confidence with clients at all levels

  3. Financial Acumen - Maximizes deal value by influencing the business on financial and operational decisions.

  4. Knows the business and Industry - Provides subject matter expertise on sector trends and leading practices to add significant value to the client

  5. Manages Risk & Upholds Confidentiality - Anticipates risks and continuously improves existing controls and procedures to mitigate risks and uphold confidentiality throughout engagements

  6. M&A Lifecycle Acumen - Serves as a subject matter expert in one stage of the M&A lifecycle and maintains a vast network of professionals in others to lead complex transactions


Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities

  1. Living our Purpose - Fosters broad commitment to our purpose and values; inspires peers and teams to make an impact that matters

  2. Talent Management - Manages the development of a strong pipeline of talent for current/ future success; owns and drives a talent experience that differentiates Deloitte

  3. Performance drive - Builds a high performance culture by cultivating individual and team strengths; drives outstanding client service, often through large cross-business and/or cross-border teams

  4. Influence - Builds long-term, trust-based relationships with senior stakeholders and influencers, and uses highly developed influencing skills to drive impact, often in complex situations

  5. Strategic Direction - Sets & communicates strategic direction, excites people around the vision and goals and aligns diverse, cross-functional and cross-border teams to achieve success

  6. Competitive Edge - Anticipates market and competitor trends to develop and deliver bold and innovative solutions that differentiate Deloitte with clients

  7. Inspirational leadership - Leads from the front, acting as an exemplary role model for leaders at all levels; promotes a strong sense of loyalty and followership and energizes others to act


*Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.



  • Honour’s degree in Finance/Investment Management/ CA(SA)



  • Honour’s degree in Finance/Investment Management/ CA(SA) (CFA MBA advantageous)

  • 8 years’ working experience majority spent in a Due Diligence environment

  • More than 10 years’ experience in similar environment

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