KPMG International Cooperative is a multinational professional services network, and one of the Big Four accounting organizations. Seated in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, KPMG is a network of firms in 147 countries, with over 219,000 employees and has three lines of services: financial audit, tax, and advisory.
Business Associate – (200000OR)
We are recruiting for a Business Associate in the Research and Benchmarking team. Working as a Business Associate in the team, your responsibilities will include:
Contribute to research and benchmarking assignments – either as a part of an ongoing client engagement, or as a part of business development efforts conducted by the entity
Conceive 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.
Contribute to preparation of client deliverables (MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word) – prepare client ready presentations that are well structured, logical and clear to understand
Undertake exhaustive research and benchmarking for deliverables and triangulate information and data points from various data sources
Logical thought structuring and ability to draw insights/so-what’s in simple to mid-complex projects with guidance
Articulate findings through use of clear, concise, and grammatically correct business English (both written and verbal)
Understand client objectives, and context with minimal guidance, and relate research and benchmarking conducted to meet end objectives
Thorough understanding of internal benchmarking databases
Be able to identify and come up with proxies for data
Specialize in one BM product (surveys or location assessment) and be able to execute it completely
Be able to own parts of niche benchmarking engagements such as Functional BM, Financial BM and execute with minimal guidance
Deliver parts of mid-complex projects with guidance
Deliver error free output while adhering to project timelines and effort estimates
Work with appropriate supervision and guidance from Team Lead/Assistant Manager/Manager
Work collaboratively with onshore KPMG teams in the development of and delivery of presentations and key findings
Education / professional qualifications
PG in Commerce
• Candidate with 0-1 years of relevant experience in a similar role, particularly in a leading consulting firm (e.g. other Big 4, global investment bank, leading research house), will have a preference.
Proficiency in MS Office
Highly articulate with excellent communication and presentation skills (especially PowerPoint)
Ability to synthesize qualitative and quantitative data quickly and draw meaningful insights
Good knowledge of secondary research sources (e.g. Bloomberg, Factiva, S&P Capital IQ) would be an advantage
Very strong understanding of Excel and be able to create dashboards, excel models, etc.
Experience in preparing reports, thought leaderships, media articles, industry landscapes, company analysis and regulatory updates would be an advantage
Behavioral / team skills
Personal drive and positive work ethic to deliver results within tight deadlines and in demanding situations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Prioritization and effective time management skills
Effective team player