Assistant Manager/Manager (Sports Transactions), Sports Business Group, Financial Advisory

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Your opportunity We are currently recruiting for three Deloitte Sports Business Group roles; candidates are requested to only apply to one of the opportunities. The Sports Business Group at Deloitte is a market-leading team of specialist advisors working exclusively on sports assignments, bringing commercial, financial, strategic and business knowledge to solve the key challenges facing sports’ leading organisations. The Sports Business Group also publishes renowned industry commentaries, including the Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance and the Deloitte Football Money League. We are currently looking to expand our team by recruiting for an Assistant Manager/Manager based in Manchester. The successful candidate will have responsibility for delivering, and leading, the Group’s projects in the sports investment market. This includes advising purchasers and vendors on prospective acquisitions and divestments of sports related businesses (e.g. sports teams, leagues, international sports federations, media rights agencies, etc.) Examples of previous Sports Business Group client projects can be found in the Case Studies section of the Group’s Your role As an Assistant Manager / Manager you will have the opportunity to be instrumental in the delivery of the most impactful transactions within the sports sector, and you will: Work effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution; Gain experience of the sports transactions market, developing expert knowledge of the business side of sports; Conduct financial and / or commercial due diligence exercises for clients acquiring and / or divesting the most high-profile sports assets around the world; Manage, or be a key contributor to, project teams to deliver an impact that matters for our clients; Be comfortable working to deal related deadlines, adding value on high-profile projects; Deliver sports business, finance and commercial analysis; Lead and manage client relationships as part of project delivery; Be provided with coaching from significantly experienced advisors within the Sports Business Group who have advised on major sports transactions; Manage the Sports Business Group’s sports transactions database; Coach and develop other more junior team members to become high-performing advisors on sports transactions; and Collaborate with colleagues in producing the Group’s key publications (Annual Review of Football Finance and Deloitte Football Money League). Your work, your choice At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you. Location: Manchester Work pattern: Permanent full-time Your professional experience M&A experience at a leading professional services firm, boutique transaction advisory firms and / or the sports business market itself; An accountancy or other financially led professional qualification or MBA; Experience of delivering financial and / or commercial due diligence exercises; Proven interest in, and understanding of, the sports business market, with a particular focus on the topic of investment in sport; Experience of leading workstreams within a context of a deal and managing projects is desirable; Strong financial and analytical skills; Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written; Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (in particular Microsoft PowerPoint & Excel); A committed, flexible and team-oriented working style; A clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture; A broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them. For a full job description please visit our online Deloitte Careers portal.