Senior Associate II, Restructuring
Duff & Phelps Corp
Birmingham, United Kingdom
3d ago

Our professionals balance analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to deliver solid, defensible analysis and practical advice to our clients.

As an organization, we value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives that enable us to think globally. We create transparency in an opaque world, and we encourage our people to do the same.

That means when you join our team, you’ll become part of a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel.

If you’re ready to share your perspective with the world, then you can make a real impact here. This is the Duff & Phelps difference.

Duff & Phelps’ Restructuring practices’ aim is to provide effective solutions to its clients. Our clients include major high street banks, asset-based lenders, private equity houses, accountants, solicitors, financial sponsors, lenders, creditors, corporates and individuals.

We are tasked with assuming direct responsibility for a portfolio of cases, principally Administrations, Liquidations and CVAs as well as offering advice and guidance to organizations in distressed situations across virtually every industry and every situation.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the new Progression Team based in our Birmingham office. The Team is primarily responsible for the progression of all case types, working closely with the firms’ Corporate Simplification and Delivery Team to ensure that all statutory matters are dealt with in a timely manner and that cases are progressed to closure efficiently

In addition, the Progression Team will also be responsible for continuous improvement to the Firms’ templates and proformas, systems and processes and internal training.

Due to the technical nature of this team, professional training opportunities will be available to successful candidates to maintain the high technical standards.

At Duff & Phelps, your work will help protect, restore and maximize value for our clients. Join us and together we’ll maximize the value of your career.

RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Updating the Technical Team planner and report on workstreams to Team Leader;
  • Participate in weekly team calls reviewing ongoing objectives and the previous weeks’ work;
  • Ability to plan and manage a case from outset to closure and proactively ensure progression of all cases in a timely manner;
  • Be able to work on a portfolio of different assignments efficiently at one time;
  • Suggest suitable strategies for effective case progression from claims agreement, distributions to creditors and closure;
  • Complete pre-appointment client and engagement acceptance procedures
  • Assist with pre-liquidation due diligence and preparatory steps
  • Produce statutory documentation to effect the appointment of liquidators and advise clients on execution
  • Complete statutory filing, advertising and notification requirements
  • Assist with day-to-day appointment matters, includingrealising assets,seeking out and adjudicating and, where applicable, paying creditor claimscorresponding with shareholders / creditors and calculating distributionsobtaining tax clearances from HM Revenue & Customs
  • Prepare analysis as required to be delivered to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client management and / or shareholders and other key stakeholders, as required
  • Assist in the preparation of initial and ongoing progress reports for shareholders and creditors, investigation reports and submissions via DCRS and use appropriate standard documents and forms;
  • Ensure adherence to all compliance matters and comply with standard statutory procedures on all cases;
  • Review and oversee junior case team members’ work, delegate when appropriate and take control of tasks when required;
  • Identify and discuss issues and obstacles with Managers and Appointment Takers as they arise, suggesting solutions to overcome and progress matters and provide regular updates to senior staff
  • Maintain good working relationships with the Corporate Simplification and Delivery Team to promote collaborative working;
  • Use IPS case management system for all cases, proactively addressing upcoming diary events as appropriate;
  • Responsibility for ongoing improvements to statutory documents, reports and Insolvency templates and proformas;
  • Assist with company research, business development initiatives and other ad hoc tasks, as required
  • Assist in the creation of guidance and training to Restructuring staff on key topics as necessary;
  • Suggest suitable responses to technical queries on cases as they arise;
  • Mentor and assist junior members of the team.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of both Duff & Phelps’ assignments and your own duties;
  • Adhere to Duff & Phelps’s systems, policy requirements and relevant Health & Safety policy.
  • REQUIREMENTS :

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • Engaging personality;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and manage challenging situations;
  • Strong team player with ability to manage specific case tasks to meet deadlines;
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and Word;
  • The ability to produce accurate, clear, structured, well presented and concise written work with good spelling and a sound understanding of grammar
  • knowledge of IPS for diary, record book entries and maintenance of clear and up to date receipts and payments;
  • Good understanding of how to carry out insolvency investigations, prepare reports
  • Experience of Insolvency case types, especially Members’ Voluntary Liquidations, Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidations and Administrations;
  • A minimum of 4 years’ insolvency experience;
  • Good knowledge of Insolvency Act and Rules relating to the above procedures;
  • Strong academic track record;
  • ACCA / ACA qualification and / or CPI Qualification preferable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that help represent diverse communities
  • Experience working with diverse teams
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