M&A Lead Advisory Partner

03 / 04 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Banking & Finance / Investment Banking


Grant Thornton New Zealand is on an exciting growth trajectory and is looking for an experienced and highly proactive M&A advisory partner to contribute to this growth in its Auckland office.

Grant Thornton delivers all the services you would expect from a global accounting and advisory firm, but this is where the similarities stop. Here at home and across its global network, Grant Thornton is famous for being down to earth and personable. Clients enjoy a more personalised service, delivered by people who have a passion for their work and a genuine desire to make a real difference. This passion creates a unique environment within the professional services industry, one where both clients and their people feel genuinely supported, can be themselves, and can thrive and grow. The only things treated like a number at Grant Thornton New Zealand are … the numbers.

As a M&A lead advisory partner at Grant Thornton, you will join a rapidly growing practice and inherit a portfolio of high-calibre clients that tell a unique NZ business story, as well as an international one. You will ensure the highest quality of transaction advisory services are delivered to them while playing an active role in contributing to the firm’s vision and growth.

As a senior member of the firm, you will also be a role model and a people leader, working alongside a diverse and market leading financial advisory team and embodying the firm’s culture and behaviours of: ‘be brave’, ‘trusted to deliver’, ‘we not me’, ‘go beyond’, and ‘have fun and keep it real’. Culture is what sets Grant Thornton apart, and you will quickly become an integral part of the fabric of the firm and its success story.

Naturally, you will also be expected to maintain your technical currency to ensure the highest quality transaction and financial advice is delivered to your clients at all times.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining a portfolio of client and referrer relationships for the firm and ensuring high levels of client satisfaction whilst retaining a network of personal, professional contacts.
  • Comprehending the needs of clients to identify and implement the most appropriate solution by providing advice and supporting documentation that clearly address and fulfil client’s needs and are consistent with Grant Thornton’s branding and client service approach.
  • Proactively observe and act on opportunities that develop new client and referrer relationships, whilst consulting with other Partners and other stakeholders to ensure an excellent collective and comprehensive approach.
  • Provide leadership to the Auckland office whilst ensuring high levels of mentorship by contributing to the development and training of team members, whilst participating in the review and monitoring of regional team members performances.
  • Participating in setting annual budgets and establishing work plans for your team and divisional productivity, working in conjunction with the Service Line Leader to monitor performance against targets, and reporting on progress on a monthly basis.
  • Identifying and cultivating business development opportunities by providing additional services to clients, ensuring these are consistent with the firm’s overall strategy and cross-function collaboration.

About You
You have a minimum of five years of corporate finance experience in a senior leadership role within a relevant firm (including consultancies, investment banks, private equity and family offices or similar). You have an existing network and an excellent understanding of New Zealand’s corporate finance landscape whilst having demonstrate experience in generating a fee base and managing a portfolio of clients and referrers. You enjoy working with clients and managing teams, and are seeking a firm that matches your values and aspirations – a place where people come first and satisfaction comes from a job well done. If this sounds like you, then Grant Thornton is waiting for your application.

To Apply
To find out more about this opportunity please contact Kyna Harmon on kynah@huntercampbell.co.nz or 021 242 9807 at Hunter Campbell.

  • Additional partnership opportunities
  • Auckland office
  • Big firm ability with smaller firm agility

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Kyna Harmon
Senior Consultant, Financial Services

I specialise in the recruitment of finance professionals across Investment Management and Investment Banking. I feel that success comes after the development of long-term relationships and in-depth sector knowledge. I gained the fundamentals of my Investment Management recruitment knowledge from over 6 years of financial services recruitment experience from two market leading agencies in London….

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