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 use 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 with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal technology issues related to M&A or similar transactions. 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.

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 320 UCAS Tariff Points*
  • 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

You will study for the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB). This qualification provides knowledge and practical skills in three key areas: finance, accounting and business. In addition to studying towards a professional qualification, you’ll have access to The Academy, our learning community that's inspiring our people to develop and do extraordinary things.

In the Deal Analytics team, you’ll receive training in a range of data investigation and visualisation tools which we use day to day, including Alteryx, Tableau & Power BI. Whilst in the M&A in Technology 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.

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