Senior Corporate Strategy and Development (M&A)

Location: San Diego, California - Hybrid
Category: Accounting & Finance
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Job ID: 5697
Date Posted: 03/28/2023

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About the Opportunity:
Our client is looking for a Senior Corporate Strategy and Development (M&A) who efforts to support the company’s vision and future growth plans. The position provides financial, valuation, and strategic expertise of potential investment and divestment opportunities that align with company’s strategy. The position must be proficient in most technical aspects of M&A (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and can help to solve complex and non-traditional assignments assigned to the team. Additionally, this position must be able to effectively communicate issues and solutions impacting the company to management.

Salary: $145,000 + ICP 
Please note this range is an estimate and actual pay may vary based on qualifications and experience.

  • Financial Analysis: perform advanced financial modeling to support acquisition and divestiture efforts, including pro forms, valuation, EPS accretion/dilution, credit, etc.; partner with senior members of the team to model complex and nuanced transaction / financing structures, such as joint ventures, swaps, earnouts, non-conventional financing securities, etc.; advanced understanding of company’s corporate structure with the ability to anticipate financial and economic implications of transactions at various levels of the organization; advanced understanding of various financial instruments and their uses and implications on financial metrics and rating agency treatment.
  • Strategic Analysis: exhibits strong creativity skills and ability to think creatively and find solutions; capability to evaluate issues from multiple angles, “connect all of the dots”, and distill the issues and solutions into a clear, concise story for senior management; ability to handle and analyze most projects, which can span several complex topics (e.g., financial, strategic, tax, commercial, corporate structure, corporate vision, etc.); exhibits commercial mindset specific to the industry and energy value chain.
  • Project Management: supports certain phases within an M&A process, including documentation, due diligence, project calendar, and other administrative processes; coordinate efforts in a proactive manner between internal subject matter experts, senior management, and external resources / advisors; develops critical interpersonal relationships.
  • Sector Ad-Hoc Analysis: create summaries and assessments of transactions, competitor activity and other market developments to keep senior management abreast of industry trends and potential M&A opportunities; perform ad-hoc analyses to support senior management-decision making (e.g., cost of capital, sector trends, etc.)
  • Strategic Plan Development: support the Corporate Strategy function and senior management in the development of the company’s annual strategic plan presented to the Board.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree or professional certification (e.g., CFA) is a plus.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, preferably with an energy / utility company or Wall Street / investment banking.
  • Can work independently with mentorship and also partner with senior-level members of the team.
  • Must reside in Southern California or be willing to relocate upon hire.
  • We offer a hybrid work environment. Although the schedule may vary, typically this will allow you to work from the office two to three days per week and work remotely on the remaining workdays.

About Sayva: Sayva Solutions is an accounting, finance, and technology professional services firm whose focus is on long term relationships created through teamwork and doing what is in the best interest of others. By working with Sayva to identify your next career move, you will get the benefit of working with an experienced team who not only has a strong network of trusted clients, but expertise in the markets, and functions, we serve. We can provide insight on what your market value is, what companies have to offer, and what opportunities align best with your professional and personal goals. We are your trusted advisor throughout your search process and can help ensure you are prepared for interviews, have the information to make the best decisions, and receive a strong offer to land you that perfect job. Making a career move is not easy and can be stressful; Sayva can be your partner in making the process smooth, transparent, and rewarding.