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Winter Internship - Transaction Advisory Services

Company: Houlihan Lokey
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Houlihan Lokey's Transaction Advisory Services group is made up of former Big Four CPAs and accounting professionals working across all our industry verticals. Drawing on Houlihan Lokey's market leadership in middle-market M&A transactions, our diligence team provides candid, unbiased, and rigorous support on the accounting and financial matters most impacting deal value. Our Financial and Accounting Diligence services assist investors in identifying and evaluating key value drivers and risk factors. We enable our clients to:

  • Gain an understanding of significant patterns and event impacts in the historical performance
  • Evaluate the quality and sustainability of the reported earnings and free cash flow
  • Analyze the quality and potential realizability of the balance sheet
  • Understand historical working capital trends and provide insights to develop an appropriate peg
  • Identify and evaluate the potential impact of key assumptions and sensitivities on the achievability of management's financial and operating forecasts
  • Address key accounting and financial reporting risks to purchase agreement negotiations

Scope of Internship

As a Winter Intern from January - March 2022, you will be teamed with a highly experienced and dedicated group of M&A Transaction Advisory professionals, which will provide you broad exposure to M&A transaction issues. You will have a unique opportunity to work on live transactions across a variety of industries on an investment banking platform, providing exposure to the broader corporate finance and capital markets industries. You will develop and extend your financial and interpersonal skills as you perform M&A financial due diligence related to the purchase and sale of private and public companies. The environment at Houlihan Lokey is collegial and entrepreneurial and rewards Interns with substantial responsibility and interaction with senior-level professionals.


  • Participate in buy-side and sell-side M&A financial due diligence engagements
  • Analyze target company financial information and other data to identify items such as historical and projected financial and operating trends and potential liabilities and risk which impact valuation and negotiation of the target company
  • Develop, review, and manipulate financial data
  • Build industry skills and qualifications
  • Support group strategy, marketing, and client development efforts

Basic Qualifications

  • Junior accounting majors with an MSA graduation date between December 2022 and May 2023
  • Coursework in accounting and finance, must be eligible for CPA licensure upon graduation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong analytical abilities and financial and computer skills (Excel / PowerPoint in particular)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and be a team player
  • Basic knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

We are seeking interns in New York, Houston, Dallas, and Chicago.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Houlihan Lokey, New York , Winter Internship - Transaction Advisory Services, Other , New York, New York

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