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Associate Specialist, Deal Advisory and Strategy Analytics - Automotive

**Business Title:** Associate Specialist, Deal Advisory and Strategy Analytics - Automotive

**Requisition Number:** 58124 - 31

**Function:** Advisory

**Area of Interest:**

**State:** IL

**City:** Chicago

**Description:**

Historically, the travel requirement for this position has ranged from 80-100%. The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities, and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts. For now, all KPMG business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only. At some point in the future and with the safety of people as the critical factor, the travel requirement will likely increase, possibly to previous levels, but KPMG is committed to balancing client requirements with new delivery capabilities.

The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Specialist in Deal Advisory and Strategy Analytics for our Deal Advisory practice.

Responsibilities:

+ Execute on a broad range of data and analytic techniques at the direction of KPMG and client leaders

+ Research and study the business for a given project; critically dissect the strategy and develop insightful analysis

+ Assist team members with the authoring, preparation, and delivering of marketing and training materials for all professional levels

+ Collaborate with Deal Advisory and Strategy teams to provide deep business analytics and integrate findings into product deliverables

Qualifications:

+ A minimum of one year of experience in strategy consulting, financial analysis, mergers & acquisitions, transaction services, advisory, public accounting or financial audit

+ Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Finance or Economics from an accredited college/university

+ Experience in project management, including planning, organizing and coordinating clients, and/or partners towards the successful completion of a project

+ An understanding of analytical techniques such as financial modeling, research, regression, clustering, and time series modeling/forecasting

+ Strong communication skills with the ability to explain technical concepts and analytics-driven findings to business people potentially including C-level executives, and explain business processes, concepts, challenges, and issues to technical resources

+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Office platforms such as Microsoft Excel

+ Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

**GL:** 6

**GF:** 15299