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Principal, Corporate Development

General Information

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Atlanta - Georgia - USA, Austin - Texas - USA, Chicago - Illinois - USA, Dallas - Texas - USA, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, Raleigh - North Carolina - USA, USA - USA - Remote

Description & Qualifications


The Principal Corporate Development role is a key member of the corporate development / M&A team. This role will initially be responsible for select aspects of the M&A process, including sourcing, business case development, valuation modeling, and due diligence related analysis. Overtime, there will be opportunity to take on more ownership of the full end-to-end process, based on demonstrated ability and performance. The position will require intensive data analysis, spreadsheet modeling, and PowerPoint presentation development.

• Sourcing / Deal Flow
• Support outbound outreach to acquisition targets as well as inbound solicitations from investment bankers
• Update / maintain acquisition target database with current deal activity, and monitor / review for opportunities for follow-up
• Valuation Modeling
• Lead the end-to-end process to develop the financial valuation model and budget for assigned acquisitions
• Collaborate with functional groups to gather and synthesize business assumptions and corporate financial metrics to inform financial forecasts
• Manage cross-functional diligence process to build investment layer / cost synergies / operational budgets for valuation models
• Due Diligence
• Support data room management and due diligence process by working collaboratively with cross-functional diligence teams
• Conduct ad-hoc analyses to support diligence priorities for a given acquisition opportunity
• Support preparation of materials for Executive Committee and Board communications regarding acquisition opportunities
• Transaction and Corporate Development Operations
• Support development of business case presentations and Board transaction committee presentations
• Support ad-hoc analyses to inform business case development and corporate development benchmark KPIs, including acquisition performance, corporate performance, market opportunity analyses, and pricing analyses


• 5+ years of experience in investment banking, strategy / management consulting or corporate development with formal training in financial modeling / valuation analysis
• Data analysis and financial modeling experience
• Software/Technology background strongly preferred

• BS/BA degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or Engineering strongly preferred
• Advanced MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word skills are required
• Experience with ERP, Reporting and Project Management systems (incl. MS Project / Access / Teams and Smartsheet) a plus

Key characteristics:
• Superior organizational and communication skills
• Strong collaborative team player
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to handle multiple deadlines

*Commutable to the Lowell, MA office, or open to future relocation to the area strongly preferred*

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

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