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Ankura Senior Director, Turnaround & Restructuring in New York, New York

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Ankura Turnaround & Restructuring Senior Director Role Overview

The Turnaround & Restructuring (T&R) Senior Director role is an experienced senior level position that leads and delivers on client engagements involving challenging in-and-out of court turnaround and restructuring situations.


  • Leads the review of and provides guidance on complex analyses

  • Leads team in the development and understanding of analytical tools including and outside of Excel

  • Leads and supervises team working directly with Client to obtain relevant data

  • Leads and provides direction on disaggregate complex problems and into simpler parts

  • Leads in challenging assumptions and hypotheses generated by early career consultants

  • Leads the review of complex accounting and financial concepts to the situation at hand

  • Analyzes risks to existing or proposed covenant packages

  • Leads and provides guidance on analyses on different credit products

  • Provides guidance and clearly articulates restructuring concepts and applies to the situation at hand

  • Responsible for building fully integrated financial and transaction models from start to finish including supervising all parts of the analysis and drawing preliminary conclusions

  • Takes ownership and manages key elements of bankruptcy case management

  • Effectively plans engagement workstreams and manages multiple sections of work plan

  • Prepares and supervises deliverables including identifying and writing issues and situations at hand for review by senior professional

  • Determines an effective approach / content level based on audience in most situations

  • Serves as the communication conduit between senior and early career professionals on the team

  • Builds lasting relations with clients beyond initial engagement

  • Coordinates with team on prioritization plans

  • Provides leadership to junior professionals and shapes the work of the team


  • Minimum 7 years of relevant restructuring / distressed experience in a professional service or consulting firm environment

  • An undergraduate degree from a top academic institution

  • Advanced degree(s) and applicable professional certification(s) are preferred (CFA, CIRA, CPA)

  • Prior hands-on experience building / developing / overseeing integrated 3-statement financial and 13-week cash flow models

  • High energy style, flexible and adaptive, with the ability to work well in a very fast paced environment

  • Ability to adapt to complex client environments and situations

  • Proven track record of effectively planning for and proactively mitigates risks on projects and work streams

  • Exceptional negotiation skills with complex/sophisticated situations involving senior level stakeholders

  • Able to develop credible recommendations under shortened time constraints and imperfect information

  • Quickly recognizes critical areas requiring analysis and review while understanding the big picture

  • Experience synthesizing complex unstructured information rapidly and applies good business judgment driving quickly to deep insights into possible impacts and solutions

  • Expert written communication skills, self-directed with preparation of client ready document and presentation development

  • Articulate, persuasive, communicator who is adept at handling executive and difficult audiences well including ability to adapt style to audience

  • Ability and willingness to undertake extensive travel is required

  • Willingness to work at times, long hours during the week and on weekends due to client demands may be necessary

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to change, risk, disputes, finance, performance, distress, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,500 professionals in more than 30 offices globally who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative lateral thinking, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivaled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Value . For more information, please visit: http://www.ankura.com