Financial Decisions and Analysis (FDnA) is Deals’ modelling and analytics Centre of Excellence, and is one of our highest growth teams. We focus on the application of leading edge modelling and analytical techniques to help our clients make good decisions and solve problems. We work on some of the most high profile mergers and acquisitions deals in the market, across a wide range of clients and sectors. Every assignment is different, but we broadly define our offering under these key headings
Deal Modelling - increasing confidence in the deal by developing operational, financial and leveraged buyout (LBO) models or by providing independent model assurance for some of the largest transactions
Deal Analytics - providing quantitative insights in the deal process for example into customer behaviours, sales and marketing effectiveness, costs to serve and product profitability
Post Deal - driving performance transparency (cash forecasting, strategic planning, and reporting) and value creation to support the investment thesis through a technology enabled approach, for example margin optimisation, strategic options analysis and operational effectiveness.
Our graduate training programme is underpinned by a development framework that broadens and deepens your knowledge. You'll learn from hands-on coaching and an outstanding variety of work, picking up business, personal and technical skills you can use across the network, and throughout your career.
What you'll do
We're looking for people with a commercial mindset who can deliver commercial insight to our clients and enhance the Deal value through compelling analysis. As an Analytics and Business Intelligence graduate you will be supporting a broad range of assignments, stretching yourself across many different industry sectors and engaging directly with clients, in a unique, commercially orientated role.
On a typical project, your first task might be to speak to our clients to gather data and understand their business. After wrangling the data and bringing in external sources from APIs, the web and other industry sources, you will analyse the data to draw commercial insights and conclusions. Depending on the project, our team will communicate these insights back to the client as either a series of interactive dashboards, a section in a report, a data pack / model or a presentation.
As you grow and develop over your time with PwC, you will become more involved with complex areas of analysis, client relationship handling and project management.
Our engagements vary in length, with M&A Deal Analytics, you might spend between 2 weeks and 3 months working on a project. Our Post Deal projects normally last between 3 months and a year. Across all projects you will often have the opportunity to travel, either internationally or within the UK.
In FDnA you will work with some of the below leading-edge technology
What you'll gain
Our graduates will undertake the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB), which is an internationally recognised certificate. This involves taking 6 exams and gives a solid grounding in finance and accounting. Our graduates will receive a mixture of tuition and time off to study during their first year at PwC.
See the ICAEW website for more details
There will also be an option to undertake specific technology certifications as part of your technical development at PwC.
What you'll need
2.1 degree or be on target to achieve a 2.1 degree in a STEM related degree (Science/Technology/ Engineering/Maths) and demonstrate a passion for a career in technology and how organisations use it. We determine whether you're on course for a 2.1. based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.
Our work is technical and successful candidates are able to evidence experience in one or more of the following competency areas
Programming or scripting experience
When to apply
Although there is no application deadline, each year we have only a small number of Graduate roles available. We therefore advise applying early, but please be prepared for a short wait in processing your application at each stage of our process while we consider your application alongside others.
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