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Graduate Programme 2019 - Technology - Financial Modelling

Date: Feb 3, 2019

Location: Bristol, UK

Company: KPMG UK

Programme: Graduate Programme 2019 - Technology - Financial Modelling
Job Function: Technology - Financial Modelling
Location: Bristol
Country: UK
Intake Year: 2019

Our people are at the heart of our continued success. Being part of KPMG is being part of a community of talented and innovative people, working together to have a positive, lasting impact on clients. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. Whoever you are, there is a place for you here.

About the programme

Our Financial Modelling practice helps clients utilise information to answer their business questions, by integrating large volumes of data from disparate sources and applying subject matter knowledge and technical expertise to build models. We work across all sectors and support the strategic direction of the whole business or parts of a business through a variety of capabilities.

Our clients depend on models to make critical financial and business decisions. The models we build provide numerous benefits, deep insights into data, efficient automation of processes, and dynamic analysis of options and opportunities. High quality, robust modelling reduces the potential of misapplying business logic or encountering data errors, and decreases the risk that organisations will make poor decisions.

Our three year graduate programme is designed to offer the client exposure and the support you need to secure a successful career in Financial Modelling. You will develop core consulting and technology skills, whilst building models across a broad range of tools such as Excel, VBA, SQL, Qlikview, Tableau, Power BI and etc.

Key skills required

People who excel within Financial Modelling are passionate about continually adapting their skills and knowledge to find solutions that meet our clients' needs. We also ask for a keen interest in technology and business issues, as well as good communication skills and the desire to take on early responsibility. 

Whilst you don’t necessarily need to be a technical guru we are looking for individuals who have a keen interest in Financial Modelling and typically come from STEM, Economics or Finance backgrounds. Most importantly, you’ll have an appetite to learn about Financial Modelling and how we can best support our clients.

We encourage applicants who are interested in a career in Financial Modelling and display a willingness to learn new technical roles. All graduates get the chance to acquire and deepen technical skills and navigate their career as suits them best.

What are we looking for you to show us?

During the recruitment process, you will need to demonstrate KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities which will give us the confidence that you’ll be successful in the firm. By this, we mean the skills and behaviours that every person here at KPMG shares. To us, ‘behaviours’ are more than the way you act – they represent the set of values that underpin our business.

KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities are:

- Career Motivation

- Delivers Quality 

- Drives Collaboration and Inclusion 

- Strives for Continual Improvement 

- Exercises Professional Judgement 

- Makes an Impact

- Seizes Business Opportunities 

- Demonstrates Innovation and Curiosity 

- Resilience 

Further information on these behaviours can be found at

What your job will involve

A career in Financial Modelling will result in two skill profiles, ‘financial modelling & valuations’ and ‘data modelling & analytics’. During your career pathway you will also acquire cross-pillar skills from other pathways to enable you to have a strong understanding of the work the Financial Modelling capability performs for clients.

In ‘financial modelling & valuations’ we scope, design, build and test bespoke complex models to help our clients make informed decisions. These models incorporate financial, statistical and mathematical calculations using various tools and leveraging data from different sources. 

In ‘data modelling & analytics’ we deliver data & analytics services to enable data-driven decision making using multiple platforms, including Access, SQL, C#, R and Alteryx. Alongside this we have a proven methodology for developing visual reports and dashboards. Using our reporting solutions delivery methodology, we design, build and deploy high-impact visual reports and dashboards with a focus on information and interface design. These are developed across a range of platforms including Qlikview, Tableau, Power BI and SQL Server.

Your training and development

Training will continue throughout your career at KPMG but during your first couple of years, we focus on equipping you with further technical and industry knowledge. The exact shape of your training will be influenced by the type of work you’re engaged in, but will involve learning market-leading technologies and industries, and formal training on a number of delivery and consulting approaches. We’ll also assign you to projects that put your formal training to practical use.

Plus we offer on-the-job coaching, the chance to study for relevant industry qualifications and access to wide-ranging training that will help you to manage your time, influence stakeholders, manage finances and lead others.

You may also have the opportunity to study for CIMA or CFA, depending on the team you join. Both are industry accredited qualifications focusing on finance and accounting concepts that will help you through your graduate programme and into your future career.

What do we look for?

Within our recruitment process, we look for more than just your academic results. This wider perspective helps us ensure that we are giving you the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We assess your application against KPMG’s Global Behavioural Capabilities and a number of other metrics including technical background and/or experience, and how you perform in our recruitment process to build our confidence in whether you will be a success at KPMG.  

As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements: 

- Minimum grade B GCSE* Maths 

- Minimum grade B GCSE* English Language 

- Minimum of 300 UCAS Tariff points*

- Minimum 2:1 degree in a STEM, Economics or Finance specific subject

* or equivalent

Please note that we only consider a candidate's top 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

Due to the nature of the work, applicants applying to our Bristol office should either hold or be capable of obtaining UK security clearance.

Additional details

- Salary is competitive 

Your KPMG experience

At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development,  the chance to work with a wide range of clients or volunteering opportunities - you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re proud of our culture – it’s one that recognises hard work, encourages new ways of thinking and embraces diversity and inclusion. We also have an innovative spirit which inspires what we do and how we do it – striving to be better lies at the heart of who we are.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best – that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. They’re our way of recognising and rewarding our colleagues for giving their best at work. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From preferential banking to cash towards student loan payments and your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Applying with a Disability

KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of The Employers’ Forum on Disability we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

KPMG’s commitment to diversity:

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG here.

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