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First Investors Corporation | New York, New York
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Job Description

The Intern will play an integral role in coordinating and supporting all aspects of M&A, joint venture,

secondaries and asset acquisitions transactions for the L&A and Asset Management sectors, including researching potential acquisition targets, conducting in-depth financial valuation, and due diligence. Given the small size of the team, the candidate must be very well-organized, self-motivated, display a strong attention to detail and have extensive modeling and presentation experience. This internship offers significant responsibility and broad exposure to many aspects of the business. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in corporate finance and excellent quantitative and analytical skills.

Key responsibilities/accountabilities

* Assist in all aspects of merger & acquisitions activities
* Develop and maintain complex financial models to support management decisions
* Help with the coordination of cross-functional teams during due diligence, execution and integration
* Communicate results of financial analysis, research and due diligence, both verbally and in writing, to senior management
* Prepare presentation materials for senior management
* Assist in preparation of internal strategic planning presentations and analyses
* Prepare valuation, industry and competitor analyses

Key qualifications/competencies

* Must be a graduate students pursuing an MBA or Ms in Finance or Economics
* Background in finance, accounting or related area
* 1-2 years of experience in strategic consulting, M&A,investment banking or private equity
* Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
* Strong collaboration, coordination and facilitation skills
* Advanced Excel skills & proficient with other Microsoft Office applications

Other details:

* This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student to experience the corporte world by assisting in various challenging projects and gain solid hands on experience in the field of mergers and acquisitions and corporate development
* Must be available to work Monday through Friday, 4 hours per day
* This is a paid internship

Foresters Financial is committed to supporting diversity and accessibility. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

About First Investors Corporation

Company Description

First Investors has been serving the needs of clients from all walks of life since the Company was founded in 1930. Using a face-to-face approach to investments and life insurance, our team of registered representatives offers the highest level of customer service. We strive to help our clients achieve long-term goals such as providing for their children's college educations and enjoying a comfortable retirement.

Mission & Values

First Investors seeks to enhance the lives of our clients by helping them reach their financial goals.

We are committed to providing our clients with a high level of personal service, along with quality investment and insurance products and services.

We strive to put clients' interests first — Serving clients' needs is the cornerstone of our business. We know that by serving our clients well, our own success will follow.

We will not compromise our integrity — The women and men of First Investors maintain the highest ethical standards in everything we do.

We have a passion for excellence — We are motivated to perform to the best of our abilities, while constantly striving for improvement.

We treat everyone with respect — In all of our interactions with clients and colleagues, we strive to be kind, caring, and courteous.

We have a strong work ethic — All members of the First Investors family are committed to working hard, and together, to deliver a high level of service to our clients and each other.

Working Here

Our Company is dedicated to personalized, devoted client service, and we feel the only people capable of leading our representatives are those who have shown that they understand what this means. That's why all our sales managers start out as representatives. As they advance in their careers, qualified representatives will be offered the opportunity to train for a management position, and when the time comes, open a new office or take over an existing operation.

Hiring Information

A career in financial services can be financially rewarding. Just as important, it can be challenging and personally fulfilling as well. Working one-on-one with clients, our financial services representatives offer guidance and assistance. They help sort through the maze of financial vehicles that are available today. Our representatives take the time to understand their clients' goals, needs and attitudes toward risk. Only then do they make custom-tailored recommendations.

If you enjoy helping people achieve their financial goals while building your own business, consider the benefits of becoming a First Investors representative. First Investors is actively recruiting new representatives to join our sales offices across the country. As we continue to grow and reach into new markets, and as more people seek the services we provide, we need more talented, motivated people than ever before. So if you would like to help people while at the same time experiencing personal success, consider joining the First Investors family.


First Investors representatives are given the opportunity to fulfill their true earnings potential. It all depends on their commitment and hard work. Our representatives also enjoy a more flexible worklife than many other professionals. But we don't just want you to succeed, we want you to excel. To that end, we offer a variety of incentives to motivate and reward you.

In addition to a generous compensation structure, top performers are eligible to earn a variety of cash bonuses based on their performance. There are monthly prizes as well as sizeable annual awards for top performers in the Company.