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Assistant Manager - Financial Services - Strategy

Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) is looking at hiring a number of exceptional candidates, across grades, to join their London office. The team is looking to attract professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying and creating innovative solutions for clients.

The role of GSG is to work with C-level Executives to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues across the economic and transaction cycles. As part of a fast-paced and dynamic group, our consultants offer strategic advice on financial, business and operating models to corporate, public sector and private equity clients. Our consultants also receive a superior level of training and coaching to enable them to meet the needs of our global client base.

It is an exciting time to join GSG as we are growing rapidly due to our unique propositions and the strength of our client relationships. As a team, we are a group of bright individuals who are passionate about having fun both inside and outside of work.

In this role, you will work within the Financial Services team. The Financial Services (FS) sector is undergoing unprecedented change in order to adapt and grow in a fast moving environment where demographic shifts, changing customer needs and expectations, technology advancements, geo-politics and regulatory change are increasing pressure on financial, business and operating models and driving disruption and sector convergence. We are looking for professional, talented individuals with a passion for identifying and creating innovative solutions for our FS clients

Roles and responsibilities

To be a successful Senior Associate within GSG, you will be expected to:
• Work as part of a team to address complex market, strategic, operational and organisational issues
• Undertake financial and operational analysis (including modelling) to support the development of strategic insights for our clients
• Conceive and undertake primary and secondary research to help clients assess the impact of these insights on their organisations
• Develop business cases and business plans underpinned by robust financial analysis in support of strategic initiatives
• Lead work-stream analysis on engagements and take responsibility for small teams when required
• Contribute to the delivery and presentation of client deliverables
• Work collaboratively with client staff and management, often working in joint teams in the development of and delivery of recommendations. Present findings to senior client management
• Be involved in business development activity, showing initiative in building relationships with clients during engagements and while at client site
• Contribute to thought leadership and knowledge management to support practice development.

The Person

To succeed in this role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
• Intellectual agility, inquisitiveness and an ability to work independently; be comfortable developing answers and solutions often when the client requirement remains unclear, or changes
• Goal driven - focused on helping the client to understand issues and resolve key questions; ability to drive through to an outcome and to gain stakeholder support in circumstances of complexity and ambiguity
• Strong numerical and analytical skills combined with sound commercial/financial acumen
• Problem solving: A pragmatic and logical approach to analysis and problem solving
• Personal drive to deliver results within tight deadlines
• Strong judgement and decision making capability
• Ability to assess technical information to distil the key strategic insights and convey these succinctly, clearly and confidently orally and in written form
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills – compelling and well structured written English is a critical requirement for the role
• Flexibility to adapt to a variety of different engagement types, work environments and locations

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