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Analyst - Value Creation

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG’s Deal Value Creation practice is looking for recently graduated Analysts with a keen interest in deals and M&A to support delivery of high quality value creation engagements for our Private Equity and Corporate clients and to play a key supporting role in building out the practice.


Context


The Deal Value Creation team – part of KPMG Deal Advisory (~£450m revenue; ~2,500 professionals) – is developing an innovative Value Creation proposition to support investors, shareholders and C-suite throughout the ownership cycle of a Business. This proposition provides our Private Equity and Corporate clients with a holistic, integrated portfolio of implementable value creation opportunities in all deal situations (pre-deal, post-deal, buyside and sellside), underpinned by advanced data analytics, industry insights, strategic and operational capabilities and execution experience.
The team is a cross functional (commercial, operational and digital) agile practice that architects and delivers value creation by bringing to bear the vast array of capabilities available inside the practice as well as the wider KPMG Advisory business (including Customer Experience, Pricing, Cost, Digital Transformation, ESG and Integration & Separation among others).
This role is ideal for bright, high-energy, analytically minded and intellectually curious individuals that thrive in a fast-paced Deals environment and want to develop and operate with an investor mindset. You will have the opportunity to learn, grow and be involved in shaping the team’s culture, and we will provide you with the necessary training, including our VC bootcamp to enable you to perform at your best.


Role and responsibilities


To be an effective Analyst within our Deal Value Creation team, applicants will be expected to:


Support engagement teams with delivery of complex client engagements


Conduct market and company research and analysis


Collect and analyse large quantities of data, conduct client & SME interviews and develop presentation decks


Contribute to shaping the development and articulation of key insights and recommendations


Work collaboratively with other team members and the wider KPMG Deal Advisory team


Participate in regular internal team meetings and contribute to the delivery of initiatives to support growth and development of the team (client propositions, people development, practice development, etc)


Develop a quality control mindset and learn and adopt consulting best-practices (analytical accuracy, best-in-class data insights, infographics, reports and written/verbal delivery)


Support business development activity including thought leadership, pitches preparation and proposal writing


Understand and learn the Firm’s risk management frameworks and ensure these are adhered to at all times


Be able and willing to travel when necessary to support the delivery of client engagements as appropriate


Characteristics


The following are key characteristics required to be successful:
Ambition • Analytical rigour • Creativity and intellectual curiosity • Confidence • Efficiency & pragmatism • Empathy • Engagement • Entrepreneurialism • Financial acumen • Impact • Team player


Experience


1-2 years of experience and exposure (including internships) to M&A deals in one of the following areas would be advantageous:


Value Creation; Commercial Due Diligence; Operational Due Diligence; Strategic Reviews; Growth Strategy, Performance Improvement


Experience working in any of the following: Strategy House, Deals strategy / value creation team of a Big 4; Turnaround House; Operations consultancy; Operations team of a large cap PE house; Corporate strategy/development team in industry


Strong financial acumen with experience of analysing and using large quantities of data; understanding P&L / financial statements


Skills


Demonstrable interest in deals and M&A, and understanding of the deal lifecycle (pre-deal, in-deal and post-deal)


Personal presence and impact, with the ability to earn trust and respect


Evidence of strong research, problem-solving and quantitative & analytical capabilities


Structured thinking skills combined with creativity (‘both brains’ thinking)


Excellent interpersonal and English written & oral communication skills; other language skills would be a bonus


Strong presentation skills, organisational skills, teamworking and the ability to multi-task effectively


Versatility and desire to be involved in a variety of client engagements and a learning mind-set


Desire to get involved in supporting the practice building activities for a fast-growing team


Skilled PC User (MS Excel, MS Powerpoint); Working knowledge of Alteryx, PowerBI and Tableau a strong plus




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