Senior Analyst Research – Financial/Pharma/Infra

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Title Senior Analyst Research - Financial/Pharma/Infra
Categories Full Time, KPMG
Hiring Company KPMG
Location Bangalore/Gurgaon
Job Information

Roles and responsibilities:

  • We are recruiting for a Senior Analyst in the Research team. Working as a Senior Analyst in this team, your responsibilities will include:
  • Independently manage research assignments – either as a part of an ongoing client engagement, or as a part of business development efforts conducted by the entity
  • Consistently engage with the clients, interpret their requirements, staff projects while managing the communication flow throughout
  • Extend ongoing support (or lead) to a business unit strategy initiative around business development, knowledge management, quality, process improvement etc
  • Set up standards for quality control; measure and report performance against those standards

Essential skills required:

Education / professional qualifications

MBA /M.Com/PG in Commerce

Prior Experience:

  • The candidate must have 2-4 years of relevant experience in a similar role, particularly in a leading consulting firm. (e.g. international consulting firm, Big 4, global investment bank, leading research house).
  • Experience working within a dynamic environment across different time zones

Project and Team management exposure

  • Connect with research users (advisors from KPMG member firms across the world) to understand project objectives, scope, and deliverables
  • effectively manage the request intake process including participating in project scoping calls to clarify understanding and prepare a detailed project scope document
  • Conceive, design and execute secondary research on:
  • Company: business model, segments, revenue model, strategy, issues / challenges, M&A history, competitive positioning, organization structure, key management, recent developments, SWOT, etc.
  • Market: industry value chain, size and growth outlook, trends and drivers, growth inhibitors and challenges, competitive landscape, Porter’s / PESTLE analysis, etc.
  • Financials: broad analysis of income statement, balance sheet, cash flows, ratios, segment performance, etc
  • Competitors: comparative performance of companies on financial and operational KPIs, relative strengths and weaknesses, etc.
  • Assess and analyze the above to draw be-spoke insights for the internal and external clients
  • Contribute to the delivery and presentation of client deliverables (MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word) – prepare client ready presentations that are well structured, logical and clear to understand
  • Articulate findings through visually appealing / appropriate frameworks and in a clear, concise, and grammatically correct business English (both written and verbal)
  • Work reasonably independently, with appropriate supervision and guidance from Manager/Assistant Manager/Team Lead
  • Work collaboratively with onshore KPMG teams in the development of and delivery of presentations and key findings

Technical skills:

  • Proficiency in MS-Office - Intermediate/Advanced MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint and MS-Word
  • Goal driven – should be focused on helping clients meet their requirements – by effectively contributing to developing solutions when client requirement is unclear /changes, and by providing relevant insights and key questions to fit the client objective
  • Personal drive and positive work ethic to deliver results within tight deadlines
  • Flexibility to adapt to a variety of engagement types, working hours and work environments and locations
  • Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills, and sound business / commercial acumen
  • Ability to strategically analyze companies / industries / countries
  • Strong understanding of finance fundamentals – income statement, balance sheet, cash flows, financial ratios
  • Adept at strategic frameworks such as SWOT, Porter’s Five Forces, PESTLE, etc.
  • Proficient in mining data from various databases (such as Investext, Capital IQ, MergerMarket, SDC Platinum, Lexis Nexis, etc.), identifying surrogates, and triangulating data points
  • A pragmatic approach to analysis and problem solving; ability to drive through to an outcome in circumstances of complexity and ambiguity
  • Ability to assess technical information to distill key strategic insights and convey these succinctly, clearly and confidently, verbally and in written form
  • Produce professional, neat and client-ready power point presentations and excel worksheets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work independently
  • Sustained research exposure (a minimum of 1 year continuously) to the below mentioned sectors will be an added edge :
  • Financial Services, Life Science and Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Technology, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Consumer Goods, Diversified Businesses, Logistics, Energy and Natural Resources, Travel and Leisure, Utilities, Real Estate and Construction, Government/Public Sector

Behavioral / team skills:

  • Personal drive and positive work ethic to deliver results within tight deadlines and in demanding situations
  • Flexibility to adapt to a variety of engagement types, working hours and work environments and locations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player; self-driven and ability to work independently
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