Insolvency + Restructuring Consultant (ACA/ACCA Recently Qualified)   London              


Are you ACA/ACCA or equivalent?  Recently qualified?  With corporate insolvency or restructuring experience? 

Our global business advisory client is recruiting a switched on, ambitious, commercial, recently qualified accountant with insolvency and/or restructuring experience, to join its restructuring team in London, to focus on contingency and insolvency planning.

This is fantastic, rare opportunity in a varied and challenging high speed environment.

The successful candidate is likely to have gained experience working for a top 10 practice, or boutique restructuring practice, or an accountancy firm with a strong insolvency practice.  

Our Client

Our client is a global business advisory firm, dedicated to helping organisations navigate and manage a diverse range of complex issues and business challenges. Their expertise covers the spectrum of Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Strategic Communications and Technology.

Our clients' professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their fields, and advise across a range of industries. Our client is instructed by high-stakes concerns or emerging opportunities that require specialised expertise, and over the past two decades they have been engaged to work behind the headlines on some of the biggest news stories to date.


This role is within our clients restructuring team, with a focus on contingency planning and insolvency.

  • Insolvency projects span the full range of corporate appointment types, although experience in all types is not essential.
  • A significant proportion of contingency planning work is undertaken as part of a wider project, typically in conjunction with colleagues who are providing restructuring advice to lenders and / or delivering an independent business review.
  • Our clients practice generally focuses on complex cases; they are not a volume insolvency practice.

Main Responsibilities

  • Insolvency Projects:
  • Assisting on new appointments – work to include statutory, compliance and commercial aspects which will vary according to the requirements of each project.
  • Case progression – including statutory, compliance, dividends, reporting, employee matters, and asset realisation.
  • Financial aspects of insolvency cases – IPS cash book / trial balance, fee budgets, estimated outcome statements, trading cash flows, trading P&L’s – actual and forecast
  • Contingency Planning Projects:
  • Reviewing group structure, intercompany and security / guarantee structure.
  • Undertaking commercial diligence / liaising with the Debtor to understand its business.
  • Contributing to consideration of the appropriate appointment strategy or contingency planning scenarios.
  • Preparing or assisting in preparation of estimated outcome statements / entity priority models.
  • Assist in the development and management of the business through:
  • Contributing to updates of insolvency technical knowledge / procedures.
  • Assisting with insolvency practice management.
  • Research and pitch preparation.
  • Attendance at client relationship building events.
  • Coaching and development of more junior team members.
  • Sharing best practice experience with team.

Education and Qualifications

  • ACA, ACCA or equivalent (1st time passes)
Skills and Competencies

  • An enthusiasm to learn and a clear vision for their career in insolvency / contingency planning.
  • An active interest in the insolvency / restructuring market and awareness of high profile cases in the market / media.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact with team members and clients at all levels.
  • Working in small teams, candidates should have excellent teaming skills, be flexible in approach and able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Logical, and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Highly numerate with the ability to absorb a high quantum of information
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills and confident in dealing with a range of stakeholders.
  • Professional and proactive approach.
  • Computer literate with strong Excel and PowerPoint skills.

  • Newly qualified with up to 18 months post qualification experience.
  • Previous experience working within a ‘big 4’, restructuring boutique or an accounting firm with a strong insolvency practice.
  • Relevant insolvency experience required, and contingency planning experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Insolvency Act / Rules and SIPs, and appreciate the importance of compliance.
  • Experience in dealing with a range of commercial, compliance and statutory aspects of insolvency projects.
  • Ideally, some awareness of the main tax / VAT considerations in insolvency or contingency planning projects.


An excellent salary package in the region of £50-55k with a discretionary bonus circa 10-25% of base salary.

If you are interested in the above opportunity then please contact us in the strictest confidence quoting the job reference/title