Business Analytics Manager - KPMG Boxwood - NM London - Open to flexibility

19 Jan 2017
19 Feb 2017
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Business Analytics Manager - KPMG Boxwood - NM London - Open to flexibility

At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

KPMG Boxwood works with ambitious CEOs and their teams to unlock potential and drive profitable growth. We do this by combining our world class business transformation expertise, deep industry insight and our ability to get things done.

KPMG Boxwood’s work has been recognised by the prestigious MCA industry awards ten times in the past eleven years. Last year we won the Performance Improvement in the Private Sector award and the top award for Project of the Year. We were also highly commended in the Change Management in the Private Sector category. These wins represent the culmination of an exceptional year for our team.

Our vision is that organisations we work with keep winning – in terms of top line growth, bottom line performance and operational excellence. To deliver against this vision we have built a talented and determined team who are ‘hands-on’, focused on results and will always go the extra mile for our clients, and for each other.

KPMG Boxwood was recently created through combining Boxwood Consulting Ltd and KPMG’s Advisory practice. Specifically, KPMG Boxwood sit within National Markets - Management Consulting.

Roles and Responsibilities

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly numerate and logical individual who has a passion for solving business problems through analytics and modelling approaches. 

KPMG Boxwood’s Business Analytics team plays a crucial role in supporting all phases of our client engagements.  From building business cases and valuations to creating optimization models, the team delivers creative and powerful solutions to our client’s problems.  We work with data, financial or otherwise, to find insights which provide guidance for our proposals, transformation planning and delivery.  Our goal is to create an externally recognized centre of excellence, building on our track record of success.

You will play an essential role on client engagements by generating new insights or supporting qualitative analysis through the use of quantitative methods.  Additionally, in all phases of our projects, you will build and maintain crucial relationships with members of the client team.

Specifically, you will be expected to:

  • Creatively deploy analytical techniques to solve business problems
  • Manipulate large data sets in Excel
  • Lead the creation of a financial case for change in client engagements
  • Explain and present complex analysis in a visually compelling and comprehensible way
  • Build financial valuation models
  • Interact with the client to understand their context and requirements
  • Ensure transfer of expertise and experience to other engagements
  • Generate new ideas and contribute to the development of the Business Analytics team
  • On occasion, lead small teams of clients’ finance department: providing expertise, guidance and mentoring

Qualifications and Skills

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to develop their consultancy career. You will work across a range of industries and each new project will provide you with different challenges and development opportunities. From day one you will contribute to our broader business development efforts through providing analysis of a prospective client’s financials or other relevant studies and over time you will play an increasing role in presenting your analysis and recommendations to senior level clients.  You will most often be based at the client site, working within broader consulting teams of talented professionals used to delivering exceptional results in highly complex and rapidly changing environments. There will be lots of challenge but plenty of support too and you can count on yourself and your colleagues to provide a fun, collaborative and engaging working environment.

You will be educate to degree level, ideally in a related subject such as Mathematics or Statistics.

In addition, you should have:

  • Financial acumen gained through specific relevant qualifications (e.g. ACA, CIMA, CFA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent) or further education (MBA, MSc)
  • Expert user of Excel
  • Solid experience working in an analytical role

Experience and Background

The successful candidate will be an analytically minded team-player who thrives in a fast paced and results driven atmosphere.  Specifically, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the financial framework within which companies operate
  • An ability to communicate clearly, verbally and visually, with internal or external clients
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
  • An ability to empathise with, engage and influence others at all levels, even in challenging circumstances
  • An ability to operate in ambiguous situations
  • Commercial acumen and knowledge of the business models companies deploy
  • Self-awareness; supportive of self and teams’ needs and learning styles with the ability to receive as well as deliver constructive feedback

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly Equal Opportunities employer.


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