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Corporate Finance Placement Student

Cooper Parry Castle Donington

Job description

Corporate Finance 12 Month Placement

Searching for the right place to do your Placement year and want to work for one of the best companies in the UK (we have the awards to prove it) where you get support but also excitement and an amazing culture?

Do you have an interest in business? Are you full of ideas with excellent research & analytical skills?

Would you like to work with one of the UK’s most innovative and unique accountancy practices, better known as the Rebels of Accountancy?

Brilliant! Then you don’t want to miss this placement year opportunity with our Corporate Finance Team….

What you'll be up to

  • Working within the Deal Origination Team, which builds a pipeline of deals for the wider Corporate Finance team
  • Using research tools to find interesting businesses for the Corporate Finance team, creating target lists and highlighting key businesses we should get to know
  • Researching markets that are attractive for M&A, using webinars, industry experts’ publications etc
  • Creating insight pieces, using knowledge from the wider Corporate Finance team and original research, to help build relationships with new and existing targets
  • Working to deadlines and multi-tasking to support other members of the origination team
  • Taking responsibility for Cooper Parry Corporate Finance’s social media presence – posting on LinkedIn to attract the right audience and monitoring our coverage

What will you gain from your placement year?

  • An insight into a career in corporate finance (selling privately owned companies to trade and private equity, and advising private equity houses on their platform investments and bolt on acquisitions. What makes businesses attractive to buyers and adds to company valuations.
  • A greater understanding of the key sectors for mergers & acquisitions such as healthcare, technology and tech-enabled business services.
  • An insight into business development will be useful for all future careers
  • We’ll make sure you’re challenged and supported every step of the way with your career development.

We look for people who:

  • Can demonstrate an interest in business
  • Is articulate and can write written pieces
  • Has excellent research and analytical skills
  • Is creative, proactive, enthusiastic, full of ideas and a great team player
  • Want to stretch themselves and go above and beyond the norm
  • Play all in to support the wider team

To help set people up for success we prefer students to have a minimum of 112 UCAS points, however – drive and ambition is just as important! As such we welcome applications from all backgrounds – we want to hear from you!

What's in it for you...

At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1. We start doing that by putting our people at the heart of our culture. Why? Pretty simple really… if our people love working here then then they do amazing work. That’s why we offer things like:

• Open holidays

• No dress code - Just “Wear something!”

• A truly flexible approach to work, balancing working from home, in office or with clients.

• Cooper Parry social/sports clubs

• Interest free season ticket loans

• On site gym or corporate rate gym membership

• Discounted vouchers & Cashback

• Company wide volunteering days

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