Transaction Advisor 1

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Los Angeles, United States of America

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Transaction Advisor 1

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Los Angeles, United States of America

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Client Services

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2400ZC

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Working at Lockton

At Lockton, we’re passionate about helping our people achieve their ultimate potential. Our people are curious, action-oriented and always striving to make ourselves and those around us better. We’re active listeners working to ensure understanding and problem solvers developing innovative solutions. If you can see yourself delivering excellent service to clients, giving back to our communities and being a part of our caring culture, you belong here.

Business unit

West Series

Salary

$94,500-$152,250

Schedule

Full-time

Job type

Experienced Professional

Workplace

Hybrid

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Your Responsibilities

The Transaction Advisory Practice provides consultative property & casualty insurance and employee benefits due diligence advisory services to the private equity community and Lockton’s existing client base. This team of experienced professionals provides a comprehensive assessment of the financial impact of insurance and employee benefits on a potential acquisition from both a purchase price and ongoing operational perspective.

As a Property & Casualty Transaction Advisor, you will analyze and evaluate data gathered from the target company to assess potential deal issues and cost impacts to your client, the buyer. You will have co-ownership, with your employee benefits counterpart, of a written report summarizing your findings, identifying risks, and providing recommendations and opportunities for the post-transaction entity related to their insurance program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.    Responsible for managing the insurance due diligence process for our private equity and corporate clients, including:

a.    Requesting, gathering and organizing applicable documentation;

b.    Reviewing and analyzing applicable documentation with an eye for identifying and quantifying deal impactful issues relevant to a financial or strategic buyer;

c.    Soliciting subject matter expertise, where necessary, from internal Lockton resources;

d.    Coordinating with other third-party due diligence work streams and their respective advisors, including legal, financial, and business strategy, as the primary Lockton deal contact person; and

e.    Drafting a written analysis of the insurance program in place and how they will be impacted by the contemplated transaction. Findings to include a coverage analysis, financial analysis and projections; identification of program deficiencies, compliance concerns, and transition issues; as well as purchase and transitional service agreement recommendations, where applicable.
2.    Responsible for delivering and communicating transactional deal issues as they arise, and final written findings to the client — the private equity buyer or operating company C-suite executives.

3.    Responsible for liaising with Lockton service teams and the client on the transition of new business to Lockton.
4.    May supervise and/or provide cross-training to other advisors or analysts to enhance understanding and application of processes, projects and procedures.

5.    Proactively applies judgement and creativity and makes work plan alterations based on data and resource availability and time constraints to meet time sensitive deadlines.
6.    Performs other responsibilities and duties as needed.


Supervisory Responsibilities                               

    n/a

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Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS
Required Education and Experience
1.    Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or equivalent education and/or work experience.
2.    5 to 6 years of relevant experience 

3.    Experience in the insurance industry with a broad understanding of the various property & casualty insurance coverages, programs and services.
4.    Experience advising buyer clients and/or management on insurance matters related to mergers and acquisitions, preferably private equity financial buyers.

5.    Experience analyzing U.S. based insurance programs, evaluating financial statements and applying insight to program recommendations; and creating written reports, is desirable.
6.    Related professional designations and certifications are desirable.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1.    Knowledge of the M&A process, buyer and transaction types, role of advisors, and the due diligence process, with an emphasis on the employee benefit workstream.

2.    Strong analytical and reasoning skill set, including data analysis, research, critical thinking, creativity and communication skills with an attention to detail, demonstrating the ability to collect and examine large volumes of data to spot trends, draw inferences or conclusions in data observed/gaps, and make decisions, recommendations and/or projections based on findings. Ability to collect information and research topics for further understanding and/or recommendations and ability to explain findings and patterns observed.

3.    Strong written and verbal communication skills to articulate thoughts clearly and succinctly. Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information and offer clear suggestions to non-benefit professionals either one-on-one or while speaking to a group.
4.    Advanced organizational, planning, and time management skill set, demonstrating understanding of project workflow and keeping an eye on overall project while maintaining focus on details. Ability to anticipate resources needed, assemble resources, and alter plan based on resource availability and time constraints. Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize tasks, time and workload are needed to meet time-sensitive deadlines.

5.    Solid understanding of financial statements in relation to insurance concepts.

6.    Advanced proficiency of MS Excel, including ability to analyze data using pivot tables, and MS Word.

7.    Ability to operate comfortably in a dynamic, changing, and fast-paced environment.

8.    Knowledge of group health plan underwriting, advanced understanding of U.S. federal laws and regulations to which employee benefit plans are subject (e.g. ERISA, COBRA, PPACA, and Internal Revenue Code), related controlled group provisions, state regulations applicable to insured group benefit products, and local ordinances impacting employer-sponsored programs, as well as familiarity with non-U.S. employee benefit programs, individual life and disability insurance products, and total reward strategies desirable.

9.    Ability to complete continuing education requirements as needed

10.    Ability to attend company, department, and team meetings as required, including industry training sessions

11.    Ability to comply with all company policies and procedures, proactively protecting confidentiality of Client and company information

12.    Ability to efficiently organize work and manage time in order to meet deadlines

13.    Ability to travel by automobile and aircraft

14.    Ability to use office equipment such as a computer, keyboard, and calculator

15.    Ability to work on a computer for a prolonged amount of time

16.    Ability to work outside of normal business hours as needed

17.    Legally able to work in the United States

 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockton Companies is proud to provide everyone an equal opportunity to grow and advance. We are committed to an inclusive culture and environment where our people, clients and communities are treated with respect and dignity.

At Lockton, supporting diversity, equity and inclusion is ingrained in our values, and we believe that we are at our best when we fully embrace everyone. We strive to cultivate a caring culture that learns from, celebrates and thrives because of our breadth of differences. As such, we recognize that recruiting, developing and retaining people with diverse backgrounds and experiences is vital and enabling our people to thrive personally and professionally is critical to our long-term success.

About Lockton

Lockton is the largest privately held independent insurance brokerage in the world. Since 1966, our independence has allowed us to serve our clients, take care of our people and give back to our communities. As such, our 10,000+ Associates doing business in over 100 countries are empowered to do what’s right every day.

At Lockton, we believe in the power of all people. You belong at Lockton.

How We Will Support You

At Lockton, we empower you to be true to yourself in all that you do. Your success is our success, and we provide opportunities to help you grow and create a rewarding career path, however you envision it.

We are ready to meet you where you are today, and as your needs change over time. In addition to industry-leading health insurance, we offer additional options to support your overall health and wellbeing.

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