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Deal Finance M&A Analyst

Location Waltham, Massachusetts, United States Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-121565 Date posted 13/10/2021

At AstraZeneca, we pride ourselves on being a talented, global team that’s powering AstraZeneca to better serve patients, every day. The fuel behind our evolving, rapidly growing enterprise, we’re here to help unlock the power of what science can do and ultimately have a huge impact on patients’ lives.

Our Finance professionals are coordinated and closely aligned with the whole enterprise. We offer our expertise, and use exciting new technology and digital innovations, to accelerate our evolution. We do all of it strategically, looking ahead to the new challenges we’ll face and improving the way the enterprise operates today.

The Deal Finance team helps control the financial analysis, valuation, and structure of AstraZeneca's external pipeline investing activities. The team is a highly centralized function and coordinates with external investment banking advisers, management consultants, private equity and venture capital professionals, and management from other companies across the full transaction cycle.

The Deal Finance M&A Analyst position is a career-track role and offers senior-level exposure, access to thought-leaders across the organization, and ample opportunity for personal and professional growth. Successful team members are given greater responsibility, with the ultimate goal of growing into a Manager-level position.

This role may consider Waltham-MA, Gaithersburg-MD, Cambridge-UK locations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Deal Finance is an integral part of AstraZeneca and participates in all aspects of the investment process, from initial screen and due diligence, to transaction closing and post-closing transition to AstraZeneca’s operational functions. The position responsibilities are as follows:

  • Design, build, and maintain sophisticated financial models to perform analyses under different operating scenarios using inputs from management and research.
  • Perform full valuation analyses, including DCF, SOTP, M&A, and comparable trading and precedent transaction studies.
  • Help supervise and evaluate current events related to specific transactions.
  • Help prepare investment presentations for AstraZeneca’s leadership, and stakeholders that highlight transaction risks and opportunities.
  • Support the broader team with ad hoc analyses as necessary.


A sophisticated level of interpersonal skill is required for this role. High enthusiasm and passion about our mission and dedication to the patients and science is top priority. Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience in a relevant role, including Corporate or Business Development, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Management Consulting, or Investment Management. Experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology sector viewed favorably.
  • Prior experience must include at least one (1) year crafting and building complex financial models and presentations to reflect financial projections, financing structures, and key structuring terms for transactions greater than $100 million.
  • Proven financial modeling, valuation, and analytical skills; including: discounted cash flow, three-statement models, and combined pro forma models.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of merger and acquisition structures, partnership structures, and licensing structures.
  • Knowledge of capital markets and capital products.
  • Experience with S&P Capital IQ.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or a related field. Master of Business Administration, Finance, or Economics viewed favorably.
  • CFA Designation viewed favorably.
  • Coursework in finance, accounting, economics, and strategic management strongly recommended.

Be a trusted partner in a fast growing organization, and make an even bigger impact on our patients worldwide!

Sound like what you have been looking for? Join us today!

AstraZeneca has taken critical steps to protecting colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants.  COVID-19 vaccination is required for all US employees, and weekly PCR COVID-19 testing is required for those who are unvaccinated or have an approved accommodation.

Competitive salary package and benefits

Applications open: Oct 13, 2021

Applications close: Oct 27, 2021

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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