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Centrica • United Kingdom

M&A Risk Director

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Centrica has an active M&A agenda and is now seeking value adding inorganic growth in its core markets, as well as acquisitions to help deliver its strategy. Working within the Group Financial Risk team the M&A Risk Director is responsible for understanding and communicating the financial risks associated with M&A activity. Working closely with the M&A transaction team, the role holder will analyse M&A deals and provide independent challenge to draw conclusions of the inherent risks. The M&A Risk Manager will be expected to report their conclusions and recommendations to the decision-making authority.

  • Location: Windsor UK, flexible with travel as required

Key Accountabilities

Responsible for ensuring that Group-wide financial risks are understood for all M&A deals, under the responsibility of the Group CRO. More specifically:

  • Managing internal team members and supporting the development of M&A risk analysts

  • Evaluating business cases and providing independent challenge to fully understand the inherent risks and mitigations associated with the deals

  • Ensuring that efficient and effective due diligence has been carried out

  • Building relationships with M&A Transaction team, Treasury, and Corporate Finance

  • Co-ordinating with wider risk team for specialist input as required

  • Prepare regular updates for the Group CRO, summarising key risks and progress updates on live transactions

  • Reviewing data provided by the M&A transaction team, including briefing materials, due diligence, risks register and dataroom, as appropriate

  • Evaluating the risks associated to M&A transactions including buy-side transactions, sell-side transactions, joint ventures, and partnerships

  • Validating M&A financial models used for valuing assets and financial impact analysis, providing an independent perspective of key financial risks

  • Leading the development of appropriate risk metrics and the calculation of Risk Capital associated to the M&A deal pipeline

  • Ensuring deal pipeline and anticipated risk capital requirements captured in shape and risk reporting processes

  • Developing strong work relationships with the different Business Unit Risk teams

  • Presentations to senior team members, senior executives of Business Units and/or Centrica Group executives relating to financial risks associated M&A transactions under consideration

  • Presenting risk review papers at the Financial Risk Management Committee


  • Several years commodity price risk management experience, ideally gained in the energy commodity space

  • Ideally having experience in M&A, business development and corporate finance transactions

  • Experience in dealing with Senior Executives directly or their key team members

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with good stakeholder management and ability to effectively challenge the business

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to produce high-quality output with minimal supervision

  • Well organised, proactive and hands on to manage multiple projects to aggressive timelines

  • Highly analytical, able to assess large volumes of complex information and distil the key themes for presentation to the Exec and Board

  • Good attention to detail

  • Confident, resilient, and pragmatic. Comfortable dealing with uncertainties and incomplete information

  • Graduate degree in analytical/quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, quantitative finance, operational research, science, engineering, etc.)

  • Strong understanding and ability to apply corporate finance theory

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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