Deal Advisory Data Analytics and Technology

Graduate Programme

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In Deal Advisory we help our clients to buy, sell, fund, fix and partner with confidence, taking them from an initial idea right through to delivery. It’s all about blending our deep sector expertise with our execution skills, and working with teams from the wider firm to help each client make the right decisions.

As a graduate, you can expect real variety here in Deal Advisory. On this programme, you’ll join either our Deal Analytics or Technology in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) team, undertaking client-facing work, providing advice and adding value at every stage of the deal cycle – including on some very high profile deals.

Deal Analytics is a fast-growing team within Deal Advisory that adds value for clients across a wide variety of industries, using data-enabled solutions. Our team uses big data tools and our own analytics platform to transform large volumes of financial data into a user-friendly format, in order to provide insights into what really boosts performance. We provide insights on customers, products, and other areas including, but not restricted to, sustainability, revenue, pricing, profitability drivers, concentration risk, ‘winners & losers’ and wallet share.

The Technology in M&A team at KPMG has ambitious growth plans and you will be part of a growing and dynamic team. We work globally with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal technology challenges in M&A transactions while also developing technology-enabled in-house tools to best support our clients. Working alongside our colleagues within Deal Advisory, we provide an integrated and value-adding service to our clients to support them to make their transactions successful.

We need to be agile and innovative in the way we interact with our colleagues and clients in the current environment and we embrace technology and new ways of working to continue to provide our clients with the advice and support they need.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Deal Advisory

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB)

Entry requirements

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 128 UCAS points* under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline

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

At KPMG, we look at more than just your academic results. We will review your application, together with your performance in our assessments, to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We will be considering your strengths and achievements alongside a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.

Key skills

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.

To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our graduates at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.

Training and development

The training and development of our professionals is critical to the future success of our business, which is why our people are trained to become experts in their field and supported to study for a professional qualification.

You will study for the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB). This qualification provides knowledge and practical skills in 3 key areas: finance, accounting and business. There are 6 modules: Accounting, Law, Business and Finance, Principles of Taxation, Management Information plus Assurance. This qualification will support you to understand how a business really works and how to understand the language of finance. You will be supported by KPMG's dedicated Professional Qualification Training and Accreditation team whose focus is to ensure that each KPMG trainee fulfils their potential.

In the Deal Analytics team, you'll also receive training in a range of data investigation and visualisation tools which we use day to day, including, but not limited to, Alteryx, Tableau & Power BI.

Whilst in the Technology in M&A team 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 about market-leading technologies, and formal training on a number of delivery and consulting approaches.

The vast majority of KPMG's staff undertaking a professional qualification were able to continue with their studies and examinations following the COVID-19 pandemic, including those studying with the ICAEW. We expect studies to be back to our usual mix of classroom and remote learning for our 2021 intake, and exams to be scheduled normally.

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