Transactions Disputes, Senior Associate


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Guardian is currently offering Transactions Disputes, Senior Associate position for qualified individuals who are willing to work Full Time at their office in London, England, UK Be sure to check job specifications carefully before proceeding.

Job Title: Transactions Disputes, Senior Associate
Company Name: Guardian
Job Location: London, England, UK
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Guardian
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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About the job


In Deals we solve the important problems that stand in the way of value being created, sustained, realised or protected for our clients – working together to aid responsible recovery and growth.

Working on iconic deals with national and global clients, we put together major mergers and acquisitions and resolve business crises – from international take-over bids to financial crime investigations and cases of insolvency.

We draw upon our deals experience across many industries to support and partner with our clients, to positively impact society and the communities in which we operate.


In Transactions we support private equity firms, investment funds and corporate clients through mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Advising throughout the lifecycle of the deal, we work on both the buy and sell side of the work, where our people develop specialist sector understanding and build key skills in financial due diligence. We have an excellent reputation of bringing deep industry expertise, actionable insights through analysis and deals experience.

A career in our team will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients navigate through complex disputes, including those related to Sale of Business Disputes, International Arbitration, Litigation and other claims and controversies. We prevent, respond to and remediate a wide range of business threats, risks and complex issues.

Our team helps organisations to pre-empt and avoid disputes where possible, as well as dealing with them effectively if they do happen. You’ll assist with local and international matters.

Who are we looking for?

In order to achieve our growth plans, we are looking to recruit a Senior Associate who is a ACA/ACCA qualified accountant and can demonstrate a strong desire to learn and willingness to share knowledge and coach others.

Your skills should include:

  • Strong analytical skills, with ability to critically challenge a point of view
  • A commercial and analytical aptitude as well as a forensic eye for detail
  • Confident and articulate communicator, able to deal with people at all levels internally, as well as clients.
  • Comfortable working independently, as well as in teams of varying sizes, prioritising your own workload, juggling multiple tasks and adhering to tight deadlines.


As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with specialist experience, helping our clients deal with complex disputes from pre-claim to resolution. Under supervision you will have the opportunity to work on both Transaction and Shareholder Disputes (“TSD”) and International Arbitration (“IA”) engagements. You will have responsibility for helping to deliver client projects though:

  • Liaising with external contacts to source the information we require and critically reviewing that information
  • Identifying areas which may warrant further investigation / give rise to potential adjustments to price (for TSD engagements)
  • Support preparation of financial models (for IA engagements)
  • Management of engagement set up for new projects
  • Preparing initial drafts of client deliverables
  • Verification of client deliverables
  • Proactively suggesting better / more efficient ways to deliver our work

You will also be expected to get involved in business development within the team.

Where will you be based?

Projects will mainly be carried out at our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds or Belfast, with travel (international and domestic) also sometimes required to client sites and for arbitration hearings; however, PwC allows greater flexibility for post-pandemic working.

You may also need to travel to other PwC offices for work, training and meetings. Any such requirements would be discussed with you in advance of starting a new project.

Skills And Experience

  • ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Awareness of different approaches to damages calculations eg DCF, wasted cost, loss of opportunity
  • Experience in preparing underlying damage calculations
  • Awareness of business valuations concepts (Enterprise Value vs. Equity Value) and price adjustment mechanisms (completion accounts vs. locked box)
  • Experience in drafting reports

What is in it for you?

This is a fast paced, challenging environment which can provide you with varied opportunities and clear career progression. We are a highly skilled client facing team who support clients in a variety of dispute-related situations. The value we bring is often directly visible to clients, in terms of savings they will make or value they will gain, making our work highly rewarding and interesting. The right candidate will therefore have the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting and complex assignments, gaining valuable experience.


Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.

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