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Assistant Manager - Modelling

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

We help our clients understand their business through building models, reviewing models and data analytics. We work across a broad range of tools (Excel, VBA, SQL, Power BI) to support decision making and effective execution. If you enjoy translating complex problems into models, this is the team for you.

The Role

• Devising compelling and well thought out modelling based solutions to support clients in tackling business issues
• Working within a network of modelling specialists, sharing experiences to develop technical and non technical skills
• Building constructive working relationships to develop internal and external networks

Role Description

You will deliver real solutions by translating complex business problems into models which capture the drivers of values and risk
• You will work closely with teams across all functions at KPMG providing solutions to a diverse range of clients
• You will have an opportunity to further develop your technical modelling and consulting skills
• You will act as workstream lead for some of your projects
• You will have the opportunity to support senior team members in the presentation of deliverables to senior client management
• You will have the opportunity to contribute to our business development initiatives and be an integral part of the sales team
• Contribute towards the development of the team and our propositions; contribute towards organising/guiding training and development of team

The type of work includes:
- Financial forecast and scenario modelling
- Transaction modelling such as valuations and option appraisals
- Reviewing financial models for quality sign-off
- Developing tactical solutions that automate finance and other operations (i.e. remediation)
- Development of data models to support modelling and analytics deliverables
- Using visualisation and analytical software (such as the Power BI, QlikView or Tableau) to drive insights from data to inform client decisions

The Person

• Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
• Shares experiences with others to assistant their learning and understanding
• Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
• Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns

Essential & desirable skills and experience

Essential:
- Experience in designing and building financial models in best practice
- A first-class or upper second-class degree in a numerate subject
- Strong IT skills (Excel, VBA and preferably SQL)
- Strong analytical and interpretative skills
- Ability to describe complex technical issues in a clear and non-technical way
- Initiative, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
- Ability to quickly assimilate and apply new techniques and knowledge
- An understanding of accounting and financial concepts
- Knowledge of financial services products and key concepts

Desirable:
- A recognised finance or accounting qualification and/or MBA or PhD
- Data visualisation experience in Power BI stack, QlikView or Tableau


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