About the job
At GoCardless we believe bank payments are the best way to pay and get paid. We also believe that bank account data is a powerful tool to make better, faster decisions. We’re making it easy to use both- for businesses everywhere.
GoCardless is used for domestic and international payments by 75,000+ organisations and counting, processing more than $30 billion across 30 countries. We’re an award-winning London based fintech, with additional offices in Riga, Paris and Melbourne.
We are looking for a Senior Associate to drive our Corporate Development ambition and deliver on GoCardless’s inorganic growth strategy. The role reports directly to the VP, Head of Corporate Development, Kamila McWilliam, and has significant visibility across the organisation as well as externally. The role will focus on all aspects of M&A, including origination and end-to-end execution of potential transactions.
GoCardless’s vision is to become the world’s bank payment network, and M&A is embedded in the Company’s strategy as a core lever for growth. Over the near and medium term, GoCardless will be actively identifying opportunities to consolidate, enhance, and diversify its already strong market positioning. This role is core to the delivery of this ambition.
For the timing being, this team is small, but mighty and includes only two people! As part of any M&A process, we would lead and leverage a broader virtual cross-group team to execute any potential transaction.
What excites you:
Being up to date on fintech and market developments. Engaging in industry dialogue with key players (investors, bankers, other advisors)
Aligning across the business on its strategic priorities regularly and identifying areas where M&A can contribute. As part of this role, you will own the target Company database and refine that across business-identified parameters
Using your corporate finance skills. We expect you to be familiar with and understand corporate finance building blocks, from company modeling through to valuation, capital management, and returns analysis
M&A process management including due diligence process, transaction documentation execution, etc
Preparation of Executive Management team and Board materials
What excites us:
Minimum 3-4 years of experience in Corporate Development, preferably gained through roles in industry and/or Investment Banking/Corporate Finance Advisory
Worked on a number of M&A transactions including investments, acquisitions, mergers, and capital raising, amongst others
Strong financial modeling and corporate finance skills
A good understanding of the payment and fintech space
Excellent Excel, Powerpoint, and presentation skills
Can-do approach, collaborative attitude, and strong communication skills
Knowledge of the legal execution side of M&A is a plus, but not required
(some of) The good stuff
Wellbeing – stay healthy with dedicated support and medical cover
Work away scheme – you can apply to work away from your country of residence for up to 90 days in any 12 month period
Adaptive Working – allows you to work flexibly, around your lifestyle
Equity -all permanently employed GCs get equity to help you make a valuable contribution
Parental leave – to suit everyone embarking on life’s great adventure
Time off – generous holiday allowance, + 3 annual volunteer days, + 4 annual business-wide wellness days (‘GC Fridays’)
Life at GoCardless
We’re an organisation defined by our values; We start with why before we begin any project, to ensure it’s aligned with our mission. We make it happen, working with urgency and taking personal accountability for getting things done. We act with integrity, always. We care deeply about what we do and we know it’s essential that we be humble whilst we do it. Our Values form part of the GoCardless DNA, and are used to not only help us nurture and develop our culture, but to deliver impactful work that will help us to achieve our vision.Diversity & Inclusivity:
We’re building the bank payment network of the future and our ambition is to move money anywhere, for anything, for anyone. If we’re going to achieve this goal, we need to build a team of ‘GeeCee’s’ that is as wonderfully diverse as the world we live in - with a multitude of perspectives, experiences & backgrounds.
We’ve got a long way to go, but here’s how we’re doing as of June 2023;
42% identify as women
28% identify as Black, Asian, Mixed or Other
9% identify as LGBTQIA+
9% identify as neurodiverse
2% identify as disabled
We’re rooting for you during your application and GoCardless aims to provide reasonable adjustments to make our recruitment process as remarkable and accessible as we can. Please speak to your Talent Partner if you need extra support.
If you want to learn more, you can read about our Employee Resource Groups and objectives in our latest D&I Report.
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