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Corporate Development Financial Associate

  • United States Virtual / New York City Metro Virtual / Atlanta / Chicago / Miami / Santa Ana
  • R-96135
  • Strategy Staff
  • Full Time
  • Added

Corporate Development Financial Associate


The Corporate Development Financial Associate is a highly visible role; involved across all aspects of corporate development projects (i.e., acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic investments. You will be responsible for providing support to the Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Development team. The Associate will be an integral part of the team and will be expected to show continued growth, increasingly contributing to the M&A decision-making process which in many cases will have significant strategic consequences for Assurant. This is a remote position however this position will be expected to come onsite periodically for key meetings and presentations.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Highly visible role; involved across all aspects of corporate development projects (i.e., acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic investments).

  • Lead development of complex valuation and financial models used to evaluate deal proposals and deal structures ensuring alignment with Assurant’s business model and risk appetite

  • Coordinate an efficient and comprehensive due diligence process with cross-functional teams.

  • Assist in screening deal opportunities, develop C-Suite level presentation materials, coordinate with other teams as appropriate and manage work streams and virtual teams on each deal.

  • Build complex financial models and valuations (including discounted cash flows, accretion/dilution, investment returns, and sensitivity analysis) for potential M&A transactions.

  • Analyze financial and operating data of target companies and perform strategic and quantitative analysis to inform valuation assumptions.

  • Support and coordinate due diligence efforts with global deal teams including both internal business unit and corporate functional teams and external advisors.

  • Support development of clear presentations for leadership teams and other stakeholders.

  • Accountability for valuation models both developed and presented from other resources.

  • Research potential targets and industry trends using public and private sources of data.

  • Help evaluate deal prospects & targets and gather input from key stakeholders at Assurant.

  • As part of the business evaluation process, lead the development and validation of key model parameters, assumptions, drivers, and scenarios.

  • Be a liaison with business units and corporate functions and build a network of internal relationships across the global organization.

  • Support in-house Corporate Development team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required (MBA/CFA preferred)

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in financial services or financial analytics

  • M&A or related Corporate Development experience required

  • Experience in deal valuation and other financial modeling

  • Strong analytical & quantitative skills

  • Expert level Excel and other analytical tools

  • Strong communication & reasoning skills

  • Experience creating & presenting presentations to senior levels

  • Experience working independently as well as in a team environment

  • Strong attention to detail and highly motivated

  • Ability to shift priorities quickly and work on multiple projects

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Company Overview
Assurant is a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products and other specialty products.

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