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Due Diligence Director

Full Time

We have a brand-new role within our corporate finance team, for a dedicated Due Diligence Director. You would be reporting directly to the Corporate Finance Partner and will be responsible for undertaking regular due diligence assignments for several corporate acquirers and funders, well known across the Midlands.

The Dains Corporate Finance team is rapidly expanding, and this exciting role is an opportunity for a due diligence specialist to further their career and work for several different funders and corporate acquirers, advising on multi-million-pound transactions.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their career and work directly with the Partner. You will also be managing junior members of staff and providing a supportive team structure. The current team will provide a great platform for development and career progression.

Dains is the fastest growing accountancy firm in the Accountancy Age Top 50 + 50 rankings and now ranks 33rd largest nationally. A former winner of the mid-tier firm of the year at the British Accountancy Awards.

We believe our employees are our greatest asset, and we look to provide the best working environment. We listen, learn, and evolve as we strive to make Dains a great place to work.


  • Provide support to the Partner who is leading the financial due diligence engagement and provide support in managing day-to-day assignments

  • Hold responsibility for delivering assignments to the Partner for sign-offs

  • Complete client acceptance procedures to a high standard

  • Be able to write effective and relevant commercial advice reports to deliver to clients

  • Be responsible for managing junior members of staff and ensuring they are developing consistently. This includes holding key roles in practice development through coaching and mentoring

  • Liaise with external clients and advisors

  • Build strong relationships with clients and potential clients

  • Be responsible for new business generation

  • Internally liaise with other service lines within the business

  • Confidently take overall responsibility for cost management, reporting and monitoring of recovery rates against budgeting and invoicing

  • Be able to identify the deal implications of due diligence findings and present recommendations

  • Provide detailed financial analysis to assist with the identification of commercial and deal issues

  • Deliver annual fee budget for due diligence for the firm

  • Confirm key findings after reviewing large reports and present recommendations


  • ACA/ACCA qualified

  • Previously worked in a corporate finance team

  • Display high levels of accuracy, understanding and diligence

  • Have extensive experience in financial due diligence

  • Be able to demonstrate experience in project management, including several numbers of engagements at the same time

  • Confidently be able to manage a team of staff and provide support where necessary

  • Have strong Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Have a technical understanding of UK GAAP

About Dains - Top 60 firm, Investors in People, Climate Positive Company and Workforce

Our Commitment to you

Job CategoryCorporate Finance
Benefit 1.25 days annual leave increasing with length of service (plus statutory bank holidays)
Benefit 2.Buy and sell annual leave
Benefit 3.Cycle to work scheme
Benefit 4.Greener car scheme
Benefit 5.Regular development reviews and training
Benefit 6.Group staff pensions scheme
Benefit 7.Wellbeing refreshments
Benefit 8.Discounted shopping platform

How to Apply

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Application Process

Step 1

Please complete the application submission form at the end of the job spec or send your full CV to Nicola Jones.

Step 2

If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted, and a telephone screening interview will be scheduled.

Step 3

Following a successful telephone screening interview, you will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4

You will be notified of the outcome of your interview and provided with feedback.