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Associate Principal, Corporate Development Operations

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Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, USA - USA - Remote

Description & Qualifications


The Associate Principal, Corporate Development Operations role is a key member of the corporate development / M&A team. This is a new role created to scale UKG Corporate Development operations by assisting the development, maintenance and optimization of the end-to-end M&A processes, including target research and database management, quarterly financial reporting and analysis on acquisition and UKG-specific metrics to inform financial modeling, continuous process improvement of the M&A process, and support of post-merger integration planning / execution. The position will require intensive data analysis, spreadsheet modeling, Powerpoint presentation development, and project management work.

Responsibilities include:

• Financial Reporting and Analytics:
o Develop and maintain benchmark metrics and KPIs on UKG financial performance and acquisition performance, to inform transaction financial modeling.
o Develop ad-hoc financial reporting and analysis to support internal initiatives and transactions as needed.
o Design and maintain reports on both financial and non-financial KPIs that measure budget vs. actuals for acquired businesses
o Prepare reports and presentations for senior management
• Corporate Development Operations:
o Develop and maintain acquisition target database based on both inbound and outbound activity. Includes managing data quality and continuous analytics / data mining to cultivate insights
o Enhance current processes and systems to increase efficiency of the M&A process
o Prepare quarterly summary reporting on pipeline activity, market valuation benchmarks, and other market activity / trends
• Transaction Support
o Conducting ad-hoc research on markets and companies to support the Corp Dev M&A process
o Support select diligence / integration process workstreams, including collaborating with functional groups to schedule meetings, manage working groups, prepare meeting agendas / minutes, and follow up on action items
• Post-Merger Integration Support:
o Support monitoring of acquisition performance against plan, including preparation of quarterly summary reports


• Experience
o 1-2 years of experience in management / strategy consulting, investment banking, or corporate development, or 3-5 years corporate finance / financial planning
o Data analysis and financial modeling experience
o Software/Technology background strongly preferred
• Skills
o BS/BA degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or Engineering strongly preferred
o Advanced MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word skills are required
o Experience with ERP, Reporting and Project Management systems (incl. MS Project / Access / Teams and Smartsheet) a plus
• Key characteristics:
o Superior organizational and communication skills
o Strong collaborative team player
o Strong attention to detail
o Ability to handle multiple deadlines
o Proactive approach to learning new skill sets on an accelerated learning curve

Company Overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.

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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.