• Ian Barker

Management Consultant - Commercial Finance - Closes 5th August 2022

Updated: 7 hours ago

This vacancy has now closed.


Transaction Advisory / M&A / Commercial Modelling Consultant


About the job


We are a fast growing boutique consultancy, with a passion for doing great work for our clients – becoming their trusted advisors to help them solve their most complex challenges.


You will form part of a team driving significant and exciting transformation across our energy and utility clients. Some recent project examples have seen working on large asset disposals, undertaking commercial due diligence for M&A activity, modelling out P&L and cash flows to forecast the impact of transformation programme initiatives.


These skills will be hugely important as we face into the energy transformation towards net zero, and we're looking to build our team further.


Role 'Super Summary'

  • Great Salary and Package (detailed below)

  • We're looking for someone who is brilliant at Commercial and Financial Modelling. You will have great financial literacy (P&L analysis, balance sheet review, cash flow modelling)

  • We want someone who has been able to deploy these skills within an M&A (buy side or sell side) or Transaction Advisory (e.g. asset disposal, project finance, debt raise) environment

  • You'll be part of a high performing team

  • You have strong attention to detail, and a drive for high quality work, and be an awesome human

  • You'll need to follow the instructions under the section 'How to apply - Important' in order to be considered




What our people say

Rachel Littlewood, Principal – “I love the huge variety in my work, the autonomy I have to shape our projects and influence senior clients, and even the occasional unpredictable nature that comes with working in the energy industry – no two days are ever the same! I get real job satisfaction from doing great work for clients, who trust us to deliver the messages and the changes that are needed – and I’m really proud to be able to do this with small teams of great people.


Ed Breslin, Senior Consultant – “I love working at BFY because I am trusted to deliver challenging projects, and I know that I’ll always be able to lean on support from everyone at BFY regardless of their level. I get a great deal of satisfaction from seeing clients implement the work we do. We have a great balance here too, consulting work is challenging and rarely ‘9-to-5’, and having just had my first child in January I love the flexibility I’ve been given to support my family, and genuinely felt that BFY care about our wellbeing. We have also have great fun, which helps us perform better as a team.


What are we looking for?

We have vacancies at the Consultant grade. These are client facing roles with expected travel / mobility. We recognise that everyone has a unique set of circumstances, and we’re committed to supporting your work life blending – please let us know if you have any flexible working requirements.


We want you to support us in delivering transformational change in a project environment. Our mission is to deliver exceptional work for clients – we need people who passionately care about high quality output, have a great work ethic and pride in the quality of your work.


You will have experience of financial modelling - building P&L and cash flow models, but also able to read and analyse a balance sheet. Note - we don't need a purely technical accountant, this is a commercial finance role. You'll be great at Excel - and your models should be Zoolander level of good looking.


You understand financial statements. You can interpret financial information, use it to identify what is important to the business and communicate your reasoning to BFY team members and client stakeholders.


You have transaction experience - M&A (buy side or sell side) or Transaction Advisory (e.g. asset disposal, project finance, debt raise)


We want people who can contribute to building a high performing team, supporting team members and clients to deliver exceptional outputs.


We’re looking for people who have a growth mindset, and are committed to their continuous personal development. In exchange you will be rewarded and recognised as your skills and capabilities grow.


We have tried to limit the specific skill requirements and focus on the outcomes we're looking for you to deliver. If the role sounds interesting, and you think you would be a good fit, and you'd like to know a bit more before applying, please reach out to one of the team in the comments. If the role isn't right for now, there may be other more suitable roles available in the future.


The package

  • Competitive salary, in line with your capability and experience. Our Consultant salary band is £40k - £50k plus 15%-18% personal bonus

  • 33 days holidays (25 days plus 8 bank holidays) plus a holiday purchase scheme

  • Private medical care with AXA

  • Investment in your learning and development

  • Two promotional reviews per year, with promotion driven based on your own performance

  • Bonuses are paid twice a year, in line with the performance review process


The culture

  • We’re focussed on delivering exceptional work for clients, as part of a high performing team

  • Our results focus allows us to be really flexible on working location, and hours. We’ve successfully been able to accommodate fully remote working, flexible working, compressed hours, variable hours etc – long before lockdown

  • We are an adhocracy – the opposite of a bureaucracy. You will not find layers of bureaucracy and form filling. The Netflix book ‘No Rules Rules’ nicely synthesises many of our approaches

  • We only want to hire grown ups. You will be given huge amounts of trust, freedom, and support where you need it to deliver in your role.

  • We have great fun. We do a company wide check in 3x a week, a team quiz on a Friday, regular social events, and we have an awesome selection of memes for all occasions.


Our hiring process


We are typically over-subscribed on job applications, and we’re looking for stand out candidates.

Candidates should follow the instructions in the section “How to apply – Important”. If you don’t follow these instructions, we will not be able to provide feedback on your application.

Candidates who pass the CV review will go into a 3 phase recruitment process.


Phase 1: Getting to know you

An initial 45 minute virtual interview on Microsoft Teams, and a 45minute Verbal and Numerical on-line test. This is to understand the person behind the CV and confirm suitability for the type of work we are delivering for clients. You're also welcome to have a 15 minute coffee with any member of our team to understand what working at BFY is like.


Phase 2: Competency Assessment

A 45minute online test to understand your decision making preferences, and a case study - which will be discussed at a 45-60minute structured competency based interview.


Phase 3: Consulting Fit

An interview with a Partner and a member of the Senior Management team, with some structured questions and a walkthrough of how we expect your career in consulting to look like.


How to apply – Important

  • You should apply by emailing recruitment@bfygroup.co.uk

  • Please provide your standard CV, and a short covering letter, letting us know a bit more about you, what interests you about a role at BFY, which role and grade you are applying for, and what is your salary / package expectation

  • Your cover letter should also confirm that you have the right to work in the UK

  • Your covering letter should also let us know your favourite 'La Bouche' song


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