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Encore Fire Protection Corporate Development Analyst in Needham, Massachusetts

Are you a finance or accounting professional seeking to make an immediate impact in a high-growth, entrepreneurial company that is focused on making the world a safer place? Encore is a full-service, people-focused fire protection company with offices ranging from Maine to New Jersey. Our mission is to create the best fire protection company in the industry, and part of that mission means adding like-minded, high-quality businesses to the Encore platform. We have significantly ramped up our M&A over past year to join forces with several high-quality teams, and we are looking to add an Analyst to our small Corporate Development team to help support our rapid growth.

What you'll be doing:

The Corporate Development Analyst will be an important hire for our organization to help scale our M&A function. This role provides an immediate opportunity to gain hands-on transaction experience while making valuable contributions across all aspects of M&A, including:

  • Research and evaluate potential high-quality companies to join our team

  • Analyze financial and operating results of merger and acquisition targets

  • Communicate results of quantitative and qualitative analysis to help guide key investment decisions

  • Draft Letters of Intent to submit to targets

  • Conduct due diligence and manage and track information flow between sellers and Encore

  • Liaise with third-party providers across various functional diligence and integration areas (Quality of Earnings, insurance, benefits, etc.)

  • Summarize diligence findings for Encore leadership team and private equity sponsor

  • Interact directly with sellers and sellers’ advisors

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other departments such as accounting, HR, and finance

  • Manage the M&A pipeline tracker and participate in pipeline calls with management team

  • Provide support for post-acquisition integration, such as facilitating employee onboarding and assisting with the migration of customer accounts to Encore’s systems

    Perform other ad-hoc responsibilities as required to support the growth of the organization


In order to excel in this position, candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar field

  • Minimum 1 to 3 years of professional experience in Investment Banking, Corporate Development, Public Accounting, Transaction Advisory, or similar roles

  • Foundational knowledge of accounting, finance, and valuation principles

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with a focused attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment

  • Willingness to “roll up the sleeves” and synthesize various sources of information into organized and meaningful analyses

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Desire to be part of a successful team but able to work independently

  • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to adapt to the situation at hand

  • Ability to build trusted relationships with internal stakeholders and business owners

  • Self-starter who takes initiative and isn’t afraid to ask questions or voice their ideas

  • Ability to learn quickly and grasp financial and business terminology and concepts

  • Excellent work ethic with the ability to work under pressure and effectively prioritize duties to meet deadlines

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and above average proficiency with technology

  • M&A transaction experience preferred but not required


As a company, Encore is hyper-focused on developing a culture that thrives on success and is energized by the fact that we get to make peoples' lives better and safer each day. One of the ways we do this is by generously rewarding all those who contribute to our continued growth. But we also believe that not all rewards are monetary. Here are just a few perks that a successful individual in this role can expect:

  • Salary commensurate with experience with opportunity for a results-driven bonus

  • Freedom to express ideas - a culture of willingness to test, try, modify, adopt, enhance, improve and CHANGE as needed

  • Real-time performance feedback and coaching

  • Participation in Fidelity 401(K) that includes employer match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits through Blue Cross

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • Company-paid life insurance policy of $25,000

  • Snacks and coffee every day and weekly office lunches and breakfast