Grégoire Potel

Director

Who am I?

Grégoire Potel, 28 years old, a former student of the ESCP Europe (class of 2005).

I joined Accuracy in September 2008 after three years’ experience in the Transaction Support Department of one of the Big Four companies.

Grégoire Potel

Director

Why Accuracy?

My decision to join Accuracy was influenced by a number of factors. At the beginning, what really made a difference was the general impression I took away from my interviews. From the welcome I received to the discussions about myself, I felt comfortable. I spoke with professionals who were happy to listen and fully understood my career concerns after three years spent with one of the Big Four (many of them had spent a large part of their own careers with Arthur Andersen). Above all, I had the impression that I was meeting people who enjoyed their profession and who were well at ease in their jobs.  Today, looking back, I am very pleased that I trusted these initial impressions. In general, Accuracy offers new arrivals the possibility to achieve self-fulfilment through all kinds of assignments.

Grégoire Potel

Director

My work

The simplest way to describe my day-to-day work to you is to give an example of an assignment in which I have participated. This was a corporate recovery project for a company involved in the distribution of sofas via a network of 30 stores in France. The assignment included both a legal and financial aspect with an assessment of the situation regarding the company's cessation of payments, and estimate of short and medium term financing requirements and an estimate of the impact of the launch of bankruptcy proceedings upon the company's cash flow. Much of this mission took place on the client’s premises. We supported him throughout the observation period to confirm short-term cash forecasts, to calculate the envisaged restructuring measures, and to present a turnaround plan to the Commercial Court.

Apart from these assignments, I'm also involved in the day-to-day life of the company, and in particular in the recruitment of applicants, training, intra-office exchanges, and seminars.

Grégoire Potel

Director

My favourite project

My favourite project at Accuracy was a due diligence assignment (advising the acquirer) concerning the acquisition of a company specialising in electrical engineering by an investment fund. During this assignment we succeeded in going beyond a simple "service provider and client" relationship and developed a genuine constructive, trust-based relationship with our client.

Grégoire Potel

Director

My advice to candidates

Be natural and ask as many questions as you wish.

Grégoire Potel

Director

My hobbies

I like to make the most of my time on weekends. As a native Parisian, I like nothing better than to get out of Paris at the weekend to discover new regions. Next weekend I will be visiting the chateaux of the Loire.

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