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Executive, Transaction Analytics, Strategy & Transactions, Birmingham



Data Science
Birmingham, UK
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

We work closely with innovation and technology to disrupt the traditional model of financial due diligence. We help corporate and private equity clients to meet their strategic goals, whether they are acquiring, divesting or raising finance. As we work across multiple sectors and regions, the nature of our work often provides the opportunity to work on complex assignments that involve working with colleagues across a variety of disciplines, jurisdictions and service lines.

Our core work focusses on using data and analytics in financial due diligence, assessing a target company’s financial performance and business projections, identifying opportunities, risks, sensitivities, and potential mitigations, and reporting on these to our clients, their banks, investors and other parties. The Transaction Analytics team work alongside the core financial due diligence teams to provide additional deeper insights and test value drivers with innovative solutions and advanced digital capabilities.

Companies are collecting more data with a plethora of sources beyond standard financial accounts including EPOS, loyalty cards and social media. The use of data analytics in financial due diligence can assist in identifying and evaluating trends and value drivers that would otherwise be hidden.

You will be working alongside experienced financial due diligence professionals, where you will continue to develop your skills to perform financial due diligence alongside technical training in a range of situations and sectors. When working on projects you will almost always be working as part of a wider cross service line team.

Your key responsibilities

As an Executive in the Transaction Analytics team, you would work on a wide range client facing projects, understanding the key business drivers as well as inputting on the approach with them through the range of digital solutions available across the firm and digital solutions developed in house. Your analysis will provide value to our clients through insights and factual conclusions.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Commercial thinking and ability to analyse businesses at pace
  • Be able to gather, verify and assess information to formulate views / conclusions
  • Demonstrable experience in planning, preparing and reviewing deliverables in various forms including visualisations, written reports, presentations and discussions with the client
  • Strong attention to detail with a logical and methodical approach
  • Team working and communication skills

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A qualification in computer science, engineering or a highly numerative science
  • Commercial experience and/or relevant industry or transaction experience
  • Understanding of data analytics tools (Alteryx, PowerBI)
  • A passion to provide high quality service to your clients

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Past experience of working in a transaction environment and a solid understanding of how Analytics can bring value throughout the transaction life cycle
  • ACA (or equivalent) qualification or relevant other financial qualification
  • Client facing experience from a professional services background
  • Experience in VBA and SQL, though not essential

What we look for

What’s most important is that you’re dedicated to working with your colleagues as part of a high-performing team. You’ll need to thrive in picking up new skills as you go, so natural curiosity, a lot of questions and the confidence to speak up when you see something that could be improved are essential. If you’ve got the right combination of technical knowledge and communication skills, this role is for you.

What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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