Industrials - Senior Analyst - Junior Associate

190714 Requisition #

Senior Analyst / Junior Associate


Lazard has a simple and powerful model, focused on two businesses: Financial Advisory and Asset Management.  Through our Financial Advisory business, Lazard advises clients around the world on strategic and financial matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital structure and capital raising. Lazard provides advisory clients with a quality of service we believe no other firm can match. Our client relationships are built on trust and discretion. We are deeply established in business centres around the world, with meaningful local relationships and insight. As the world’s largest advisory-focused firm, we have exceptional depth of expertise across industry sectors and geographies.


Senior Analyst / Junior Associate – Industrials Team – London


Lazard is seeking to recruit a Senior Analyst / Junior Associate to join the Industrials Team in London. The individual will report into senior bankers on a variety of assignments.


Role and Responsibilities:


Responsible for the day-to-day support of transaction and marketing efforts and conducting company and industry analysis on new transaction opportunities.

The candidate will:
  • Demonstrate strong technical and analytical skills with an ability to build financial models with ease;
  • Research, analyse, sensitise and adapt both internal and client-facing financial and statistical analysis/ models;
  • Efficiently evaluate qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Be responsible for the accuracy of numerical work produced by junior bankers before delivering the final product to senior bankers;
  • Be responsible for assisting in the preparation and production of presentations and marketing materials for clients and prospective clients, in consultation with other team members;
  • Effectively manage their own work and that of juniors, taking responsibility for accuracy and quality-checking finished products with regards to content, consistency and language
  • Assist MDs and senior bankers on an ad hoc basis as needed with various reports and analyses;
  • Handle execution and process matters flawlessly, assisting in due diligence efforts as appropriate;
  • Understand client objectives and recommend potential solutions;
  • Show an ability to identify ideas for the creation of new business;
  • Use their own knowledge and judgement to add information to presentations where appropriate;
  • Identify issues arising and offer potential solutions. Create productive relationships with clients and advisors;
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately;
  • Turn ideas into concise and comprehensive presentations;
  • Be a proactive team participant with a natural ability to develop their profile across Lazard groups and regions;
  • Anticipate needs and be proactive in making value-added contributions;
  • Independently develop sound and logical views whilst understanding both the big picture and the minutiae;
  • Show confidence, professionalism and accountability at all times;
  • Contribute to firm-wide initiatives including recruiting, training and professional development.
  • The successful candidate will have gained significant M&A experience within an investment banking environment. Previous Industrials M&A transaction experience would be helpful but is not essential;
  • Robust understanding of the accounting principles that underlie typical financial analyses used in advisory (particularly valuation);
  • Outstanding financial understanding that can be readily translated into modelling that is used for both marketing and execution purposes;
  • Self-motivated, with demonstrable ability to manage conflicting priorities and requests in a high pressure environment;
  • Ability to take initiative and function independently, balanced with strong team skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to maintain relationships with colleagues and clients at all levels;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to deliver requested materials to senior bankers in a timely manner;
  • Strong awareness of the regulatory environment;
  • Must maintain high standards of professional and ethical conduct, adhere to legal and regulatory requirements of the banking environment and follow Lazard policies and procedures;
  • Minimum 2.1 university degree classification (or equivalent if studied outside the UK);
Salary: Competitive

Opening date: Wednesday, 7th August 2019

The closing date for all applications is: Tuesday, 3rd September 2019


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