Wolters Kluwer Director, Corporate Development in Kennesaw, Georgia

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting is one of the world's leading providers of tax, accounting and audit information, solutions and services. We integrate deep local knowledge with leading workflow technology solutions to deliver insightful, industry-leading resources, as well as step-by-step guidance, on a wide variety of tax and accounting issues.

We serve as a strategic partner to professionals, helping them advance their businesses by providing innovative, integrated and customer-focused solutions that support the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments, tax attorneys and auditors to enhance their productivity and profitability. These market-leading solutions help them research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advise clients with speed, accuracy and efficiency. Our key customers include accounting firms, corporate tax and auditing departments, national and state government agencies, universities and libraries.

The Director, Corporate Development is accountable for activity relating to acquisitions, divestitures, and major partnerships across Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Division ("TAA") globally. Leveraging knowledge of TAA's strategic priorities, you will provide thought leadership on inorganic expansion opportunities to complement TAA's product offerings, and lead activities to explore adjacent market opportunities.

As a successful candidate, you will need to demonstrate prior success in rigorous analysis and financial modeling of quantitative and qualitative data, and ability to provide thoughtful insights. You will have meaningful experience leading analysis of acquisitions through development of business and financial cases. Experience translating raw financial and operating data into concise, informative reports, and communicating and explaining the results in plain language is required. You must also have strong written and verbal communication skills, and will be accountable for summarizing due diligence data into digestible critical analysis for key executives within TAA and Wolters Kluwer Corporate organizations.

This is a critical role within the Corporate Development Department and requires building credibility with colleagues of all levels throughout the organization.


  1. Analyze potential mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and make recommendations as to their impact on TAA's strategic goals

  2. Write formal proposals in collaboration with TAA business unit leaders to present acquisitions and divestitures to senior executives

  3. Lead preparation of valuation models following the Wolters Kluwer Corporate M&A standards

-- key analyses include Return on Invested Capital (ROIC), accretion/dilution analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, and comparable company analysis.

  1. Work closely with TAA business units to develop a robust M&A pipeline, and continuously work with the teams to actively manage the pipeline

  2. Scan business environment for potential acquisitions which align to strategic growth goals; Present market scan of potential acquisition opportunities, including how respective opportunities would accelerate TAA objectives

  3. Manage M&A opportunities through each stage to ensure targets meet our strategic goals

  4. Lead creation of Income Statement and Cash Flow financial models from an operating perspective using key performance indicators (KPIs) and other variables as drivers to estimate sales, revenue and expenses over a multi-year projection period on a monthly/quarterly basis

  5. Lead due diligence activities across all functional areas evaluated in a transaction including financial, commercial, product, technology, operations, sales and marketing

  6. Compile due diligence reports and integration plans with collaboration across deal teams

  7. Support planning and post acquisition integration activities

  8. Support market research projects and translate information including customer needs, threats, trends, opportunities, etc., into strategic initiatives

Performs other duties as assigned by Vice President, Corporate Development. During peak periods, this position will require long hours and work on weekends.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or related field; Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials are preferred.


  1. A minimum of 5-years of experience working in a role that is highly focused on corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Hiring manager will consider a less experienced candidate at the Sr. Manager title level.

  2. Preferred: Experience in the enterprise software, service related, or transaction software industry

  3. Preferred: Experience at a leading strategic consulting firm

  4. Prefered: Experience at a investment banking, private equity and/or venture capital firm

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

  1. Experience in the enterprise software or transaction software industry.

  2. Strong Business Acumen: Demonstrated the ability to identify customer needs and use market driven information to create effective strategies and programs to drive business growth. This person must have the skills, experience, and market/customer insight to identify and capitalize upon emerging business trends and opportunities

  3. Analysis and synthesis of quantitative and qualitative information to determine the financial impact of M&A opportunities against the overall TAA business

  4. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills: Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the organization

  5. Results Driven: Ability to set compelling goals and will be tenacious in accomplishing them. An ability to set priorities, take accountability, and achieve results

  6. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments while managing details, and integrity to maintain strict confidentiality of projects

  7. Must be comfortable delivering presentations to small and large groups including executive level management internally and externally

  8. Advanced written, and verbal communication skills

  9. Advanced knowledge with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

30% both domestic and international travel.

Normal office environment.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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