So, here's the deal: I've recently completed the second and final round of the interview process for a Treasury Analyst position at one of the world's largest private spirits companies, based outside of the U.S.. Although I don't yet have an offer in hand, recent emails with the new Global Treasurer and Director of HR indicate that I will bring " a lot of value to the new team." Either way, I will be notified of their decision next week (fingers crossed).
As a Treasury Analyst, my responsibilities would include:
Monitoring Cash/Debt Levels to ensure compliance w/ corp. guidelines and uses of financial resources; Participation in Treasury projects, providing analyses and developing models; participating in Group reporting (interest expense, FX G/L and cash position analysis); analyzing cash flow forecasts for Cash and FX Mgmt, and participating in monthly closing of Treasury activities and reporting for the Company.
The Good: Breakfast & Lunch provided; $2500/yr contributed to gym membership of your choosing; Happy Hour every Friday (open bar); work hard/ play hard corporate culture; work life balance (think 7:30 as a late night); interesting work; low $100k base + bonus
The Bad: Career development; potential exit opportunities
My concerns regarding the Treasury Analyst pos:
I'm worried that if I want to one day make it to C-suite, this path may contain quite a few obstacles, as employees tend to camp out and become complacent in their roles, opposed to IB / Public Accounting, that promote the "up or out" culture. I also am not to sure where I could exit to, should that time come.
I've also just completed my first round interviews with an Associate/VP and MD of a fairly unusual, however lucrative, financial services company also based outside the U.S. I would like to add that almost every member of this Company is a former partner/employee.
This afternoon I received a call from their HR informing me that the two gentlemen with whom I met earlier this week very much enjoyed our conversation, and as such, would like me to come back to meet with 4 additional members of the Company sometime next week.
As an M&A Analyst, my responsibilities would include:
Tracking M&A opportunities; developing/maintaining origination progress, deal pipeline and client outreach efforts; working on new business development; valuation of transactions; quantitative / qualitative analysis of acquisition opportunities, et al.
The Good***: Working with some very intelligent people, interesting work; fast-paced corporate culture; $80-100K base + bonus, career development / potential exit opportunities
The Bad***: Work-life balance; potential exit opportunities
My concerns regarding the M&A Analyst position***:
Work-life balance will be virtually non-existent.
***I can't give specifics on this position yet, as I truly don't have any basis upon which to draw any conclusions.
I welcome any and all thoughts/comments as they pertain to the above.