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Vice President - Financial Advisory Services (Transaction Advisory Services - Healthcare)

Houlihan Lokey Chicago Full-Time
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Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, valuation, financial restructuring, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of our commitment to client success across our advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 15 years, and the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, please visit www.HL.com. 

Financial Advisory Services – Transaction Advisory Services (TAS)

Over the past 40 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial advisory practices. Our transaction expertise and leadership in the field of due diligence inspire confidence in the financial executives, boards of directors, special committees, retained counsel, investors, and business owners we serve Our stability, integrity, technical leadership, and global capabilities make us a trusted advisor for clients worldwide, across a wide range of services, including Transaction Opinions, Transaction Advisory Services, Tax & Financial Reporting Valuation, Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services, Real Estate Valuation & Advisory Services, Dispute Resolution Consulting, and Tech+IP Advisory.

 We team closely with our corporate finance and restructuring colleagues across all our industry platforms, on a variety of projects and accounts. 


Our Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice is looking to add talented financial due diligence professionals at the Vice President level to our fast growing team.  As a professional in the group, you will be teamed with a highly talented and dedicated group of M&A professionals, providing you broad exposure to different transactional issues affecting businesses within the M&A market today. We offer a unique opportunity to work in a variety of industries on an investment banking platform, providing exposure to the broader corporate finance industry and capital markets. You will develop and extend your financial and interpersonal skills as you perform M&A financial diligence procedures related to the purchase and sale of private and public companies within Healthcare.


  • Participate in buy-side and sell-side transaction advisory engagements

  • Must have the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously

  • Assist in leading discussions with senior client executives and target management

  • Execute and review diligence through fieldwork, management meetings and desktop review

  • Review target company historical and projected financial information and other data to identify:

  • Financial, operating and commercial trends;

  • Adjustments impacting the quality and sustainability of the target’s earnings;

  • working capital and net debt considerations, and

  • potential liabilities and risks which impact valuation and negotiation of the target company

  • Draft and review tailored transaction advisory reports specific to key issues such as normalized earnings, achievability of management’s budget, indebtedness considerations, and post-transaction working capital analysis

  • Develop and review financial models including database systems

  • Oversee and summarize first generation research

  • Extend industry skills and qualifications

  • Develop professional network and relationships with firm, client and target professionals

  • Review transaction agreements, customer and supplier contracts and develop deal considerations

  • Assist in initiating and extending group marketing and client development efforts

  • Collaborate closely with corporate finance, valuation and financial restructuring colleagues

  • Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will be highly motivated with an exceptional work ethic, and have a demonstrated ability and desire to work cooperatively with team members and client professionals

  • Demonstrated professional achievement and client service excellence

  • A minimum of 2 years of audit experience and 4 years of financial due diligence experience (or combination thereof) with a Big 4 firm

  • CPA required

  • Healthcare concentration is required

  • Demonstrated understanding and application of capital markets and valuation concepts

  • Strong current knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles including transaction related issues

  • Strong analytical abilities

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong command of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and common database systems

  • Ability and desired willingness to travel

    Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Skills required

Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Provide Actionable Feedback
Project Management
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