Corporate Finance - Graduate Researcher

Job Title: Corporate Finance - Graduate Researcher
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Derbyshire
Salary: 18000 - 25000
Reference: PKFPC362692
Contact Name: Orianne Wightman
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 15, 2018 15:40

Job Description

Putting it simply, we work with clients to make the buying or selling of businesses feel more straightforward.  Business transactions - no matter the size - can be a complicated process, so we bring refreshingly clear advice that's backed by insightful financial analysis and in order to support this, we are now looking to recruit a Graduate Researcher to join our award-winning team.

Based in our East Midlands office, you will be supporting the wider Corporate Finance team on all things transaction related. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic Graduate who is interested in working in a Corporate Finance environment (this would be for a 1-year fixed term with the option to extend) and has a keen interest in business.

As the successful Graduate Researcher you will cover the following:

  • Produce high quality research / presentation packs for meetings with existing and prospective clients including sector dynamics, deals in the sector, valuation multiples and potential buyers / acquisition targets
  • Research companies to target for Corporate Finance work, approach these targets with support from more senior members of the team and follow up in a timely manner. Record approaches on our customer relationship management system
  • Attend and contribute to meetings with clients and targets and shares meeting notes
  • Contribute to drafting sales documents, business plans and client presentations on live client engagements
  • Build awareness of Corporate Finance preferred sectors and help identify other attractive sectors and sub sectors.  Help write sector articles and suggest topics for future articles.  Identify relevant content to share with clients and targets


What we're looking for…

  • An enthusiastic Graduate with a business-related degree
  • Be highly organised and an effective time manager
  • Have good communication skills and able to juggle multiple tasks
  • Be numerate with keen attention to detail
  • Have good Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Enjoy working in a team, with the ability to quickly build effective relationships
  • Be proficient in using Social Media platforms and spotting the opportunities within the sector using the knowledge gained from sector reports/deal summaries and publications to add to team knowledge


What you'll receive in return…

In return we'll pop you on a development programme that will see your career advance. You’ll reap in some unique rewards taking advantage of our:

  • Unlimited holiday
  • 7.00pm - 7.00am email curfew
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Tailored development programme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Onsite hairdresser and beautician
  • Onsite car valet service
  • Regular social events
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Pension scheme and life assurance
  • And much more!

If you are interested in applying or would like more information, hit the apply button now and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in touch.