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ACAs moving into Corporate Broking roles

The low down on moving into Equity Capital Markets in the UK midcap sector

 

Are you nearing the end of your ACA contract?

Follow Alan Mitchell on LinkedIn to read the series of articles about your options

In the fifth and final instalment of our insights into the career opportunities available to newly qualified accountants in Front Office Investment Banking we are considering the move into the Equity Capital Markets teams of UK Midcap focused Investment Banks.  These teams are also sometimes called Corporate Finance or Corporate Broking.  Different firms use different terms, and for consistency we will be using the term “corporate broking” in this article.  To register your interest in finding out more about career options and live vacancies please click […]

ACAs moving into Corporate Broking roles2022-04-13T14:25:55+00:00

ACAs moving into Equity Research

The low down on moving into Equity Research

Are you nearing the end of your ACA contract?

Follow Alan Mitchell on LinkedIn to read the series of articles about your options

In the third instalment of our insights into the career opportunities available to newly qualified accountants in Front Office Investment Banking we are considering the move into equity research. To register your interest in finding out more about career options and live vacancies please click here.

The job

Equity Research is a detail orientated role which involves focussed work investigating trends, competition statistics, market movements, economic data and predicting accurately potential impacts of the findings.  You need to have an eye for detail and genuine interest in what you are researching.  Your time will […]

ACAs moving into Equity Research2022-04-13T14:26:45+00:00

ACA’s into M&A

ACAs into Investment Banking

The low down on what it is really like moving into M & A

Are you nearing the end of your ACA contract?

Here’s the low down on what it is really like moving into Mergers & Acquisitions.

Follow Alan Mitchell on LinkedIn to find out more about your options – click here.

In the first instalment of our insights into the career opportunities available to newly qualified accountants in Front Office Investment banking we are considering the move to corporate finance, M&A

The job

The day to day job of an M&A Analyst is varied and full of challenging work.  In many smaller firms you can be client focussed from day one, the main duties include:

  • Assisting with creating valuation models, DCF, […]
ACA’s into M&A2022-03-28T14:18:11+00:00

ACA Opportunities in Front Office Banking

Are you nearing the end of your ACA contract?

Considering career opportunities in Front Office Financial Services?

Follow Alan Mitchell on LinkedIn to find out more about your options. We will be publishing articles weekly on LinkedIn to fill you in on the opportunities available to newly qualified accountants in Front Office Investment banking. Letting you know what they involve, who they would suit and the honest feedback on the good and bad aspects of every role. These roles are all financial rewarding, challenging, interesting and offer the real opportunity for careers progression. You have the opportunity to work in many different types of firms including specialist boutiques, securities firms, investment banks. So, there is a work environment to suit everyone. If […]

ACA Opportunities in Front Office Banking2022-03-28T14:08:02+00:00

Looking to hire a Researcher into the Alan Mitchell team

Alan Mitchell Researcher

Manage the candidate database

  • Calling candidates, book in relevant ones, get referrals, get leads
  • Manage “Talent Pools” on database – e.g. “ACA 2019”
  • Work with consultants on jobs and projects – finding candidates from database and LinkedIn

Advert Management

Mailshot Management

  • Friday/weekend mailshots
  • Monday/Tuesday deal with response
  • Update database with information

Interview/Placement Management

  • Schedule candidate’s client interviews – occasional
  • Confirm all necessary information is on system for candidates (address, passport/visa info)
  • Organise Champagne for placed candidates
  • Follow up champagne delivery and book lunch with candidate – ask for testimonials
  • Book lunch with client – ask for testimonials

Social Media

  • LinkedIn – news stories and adverts.
  • Share any adverts
  • News stories and job ads on […]
Looking to hire a Researcher into the Alan Mitchell team2022-01-13T10:42:56+00:00

Will a job in the City make it difficult to start a family?

In the third article of the series considering what it is really like for women working in the City, I will be exploring the difficulties of having a family whilst working in the City and dispelling misconceptions of maternity leave holding you back.

 

A common preconception of women going into the City, especially corporate finance, is that it will be difficult to start a family. Although, at the beginning of their career the thought of matters such as maternity leave are far from most women’s minds, it is often still a subconscious drawback. It is