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Economics Assistant Manager

Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG UK’s Economics team, centred in the London office, is made up of around 30 Economists, who apply economic theory and quantitative techniques to real world problems, helping corporate and public sector bodies understand markets and improve their decision making.

The team’s activities cover a range of practices that include competition economics, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and financial economics. The team works in a range of sectors including financial services, technology, healthcare, retail, telecoms, energy, transport and water. Examples of recent work carried out by the team include advising the European Commission on the Google Shopping abuse of dominance case, a cartel damages dispute, an impact assessment for a large retailer in the UK, providing macro-economic forecasting and scenarios to large banks, advising on regulatory price control appeals in the water sector, and advising on UK and EU merger investigations.

Economists at KPMG often work closely with academic advisers on client projects and research. They also collaborate closely with KPMG colleagues in other parts of the UK firm, for example Data Analytics, Disputes, Deal Advisory or Tax. The team frequently collaborates with other member firms within the KPMG network, including several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and North America.

The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Economics team as an Assistant Manager focussing on financial economics.

Responsibilities:
• Be a key member of our successful team, delivering high quality economic advice to our clients.
• Support our clients in cases covering financial economics, regulatory finance and accounting topics. Specifically, this may involve preparing information requests, data collection, preparation and analysis, industry research, literature reviews and drafting of client deliverables.
• Support business development and practice development activities within the team.
• Clearly and effectively communicate economic and financial concepts and findings to non-economist audiences, verbally and in writing.
• Help to manage projects on a day to day basis, including client interaction.

The Person

Qualifications and skills:
• MA/MSc/MPhil or above in Economics. Candidates without a masters (or above) in economics but who hold a CFA (or other similar professional qualification) with strong relevant professional experience will also be considered
• Experience of financial analysis in a regulated sector e.g. telecoms, transport, energy, water, aviation, post.
• Expertise in at least one of the following areas of work: economic profitability analysis including economic asset valuation, cost of capital, price control modelling, network modelling, cost allocation processes etc.
• Ideally, experience of regulatory processes – consultations, investigations, disputes and appeals
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• An ability to work as part of a team, towards tight deadlines, and a keen willingness to learn.
• An ability to explain complex economics clearly and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.
• Professional accounting qualification and/or CFA is desirable.
• Experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics and the handling of large datasets desirable.
• Knowledge of programming languages such as R, Stata or others is desirable.


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