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Associate Director, Corporate Advisory

Are you a senior corporate advisor who is passionate about making a difference?

Do you have the desire to work with some of the most accomplished minds in the Australian financial services industry?

Do you want the chance to join a world-leading ‘business-for-purpose’ at the cutting edge of business/non-profit partnerships, and to play a key role in building and showcasing this model globally?

Adara Partners is seeking a full-time Associate Director to work as a key member of our high performing corporate advisory team advising the boards and senior management of ASX 100 and large private companies on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital management, and complex commercial problems.

To be considered for this position, professionals require 5+ years of experience within a bulge bracket investment bank, independent corporate advisory firm or large consulting firm; and a strong desire to promote social justice and international development.

The role of Associate Director requires working closely with our Panel Members (some of the most experienced leaders in the industry) – it is imperative for the candidate to be adept at working with senior stakeholders.

To read more about Adara Partners, head to our website here: https://www.adaragroup.org/partners/


You will be responsible for:

  • Working with Panel Members, the candidate will be responsible for leading all analytic work required to successfully execute advisory mandates.
  • Project managing day-to-day tasks on transactions across a broad scope of sectors.
  • Reviewing and co-ordinating the preparation of internal and external reports, presentations, financial models, transaction terms and agreements, and other materials.
  • Supporting deal origination, pitch preparation and relationship management for top-tier advisory opportunities.
  • Monitoring relevant transactions, capital market trends, company results, industry, regulatory and other economic developments.

To excel in this position, you will need:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of strong deal execution experience within Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, and/or M&A.
  • A degree in commerce, finance, or a relevant discipline and completed (or completing) a post graduate qualification (CFA or master’s preferred).
  • Experienced in building and maintaining relationships with senior stakeholders (internally and externally).
  • Outstanding financial analytical skills and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of finance, valuation, accounting, capital structures, corporate governance, and transaction documentation.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and client management skills.
  • A healthy sense of urgency for working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated high levels of integrity, an ability to maintain complete confidentiality with respect to all engagements and values aligned with those of Adara.
  • Alignment with Adara’s mission to bridge the world of business and the world of people in extreme poverty, and to support vulnerable communities with health, education and other essential services.
ABOUT adara partners

Adara Partners acts as a trusted advisor to boards, senior management and significant shareholders of leading Australian corporate and institutional investors, providing independent advice on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets advice and complex commercial problem solving.

The Adara Partners Panel is a collaboration of 16 of the most senior members of the Australian corporate advisory sector. Undiluted access to these individuals working collaboratively on a mandate is not otherwise available in the market. Panel Members jointly lead mandates, without recompense, using their deep experience to provide advice and wise counsel to our corporate clients, supported by our highly experienced team of corporate advisory professionals.

The profits of Adara Partners funds the critical work of Adara Development.  Adara Development are experts in maternal, newborn and child health services, and remote community development, in some of the world’s remotest locations. In 2022, we touched the lives of more than 200,000 people living in extreme poverty and countless more through our knowledge sharing work.

As a BCorp® and participant member of UN Global Compact, we are committed to meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. We align our work with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Our offices are located in The Rocks, Sydney.

To support the safety of our teams and their families, and if you are not already vaccinated, candidates will be expected to agree to obtain COVID-19 vaccination and any booster vaccination in accordance with the recommendations and advice of local health authorities and/or the manufacturer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

How to apply

Please submit a Cover Letter and your CV to people@adaragroup.org. Ensure ‘Adara Group Associate Director application’ is the subject line.

All questions in relation to this role are to be directed to people@adaragroup.org or call 02 9395 2800.

Please read the detailed Job Description with Adara’s Cultures and Values found here.