Lexington has an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our growing boutique corporate finance advisory business. We are looking to recruit graduates for a full-time, three-year training contract. We will provide in role training while you complete your professional qualifications.

The role will be based in our Cardiff city centre office and is offering a competitive package (competitive market salary, fully subsidised training support, private healthcare, salary sacrifice pension scheme and more).

As an Associate you will form a key part of our dynamic and entrepreneurial deal team, assisting the team in delivering the day-to-day corporate finance advisory services to our clients.

Key responsibilities will include:
-Financial analysis of financial statements and Excel models
-Research, including buyer research and valuation research using software and databases -available, including S&P, Mergermarket, Companies House and others;
-Production of strategic buyer and funder lists
-Input into client deliverables including teaser documents and Information Memorandums, typically in PowerPoint
-Preparation of client pitch and presentation materials
-Initial contact with potential buyers and funders including the issue of Non-Disclosure Agreements;
-Firm Compliance work including onboarding checks and preparation of new client engagement materials
-Liaising with clients and attendance at meetings, where required
-Attendance at some networking events alongside other team members
-Assistance and compilation of business development materials, including target lists
-Undertake initial ACA exams (or other relevant professional qualification) alongside the job role

Essential experience:
-Will be working towards a degree (1st or 2:1) in a relevant subject
-An understanding of, and a desire to complete, a further professional qualification such as the ACA
-Strong writing and verbal communication skills
-General IT proficiency and understanding of MS Office Applications
-Driven, ambitious and determined to succeed

Application process
Please send your CV and a covering letter to Lucy Evans (levans@lexingtoncf.co.uk).
Please include the following in your covering letter:
-Your relative experience and qualifications
-Your understanding of corporate finance and M&A advisory
-Your interest in pursuing a career within corporate finance
-What you feel you will bring to Lexington

For selected candidates there will be a two stage interview process followed by a case study exercise to complete.

All applications must be submitted by 3rd February 2023.