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As a Financial Advisory specialist you will support clients in the provision of independent financial advice. As a Forensic professional you will provide solutions to clients facing some of the toughest issues in business today.
Level: Manager, Forensic Services
Start at Deloitte: 2010
Studies: University of Aarhus, Master in Political Science
What I enjoy about Forensics is that two days are never the same – and more often than not priorities and tasks change several times a day. This means that one has to be very flexible and able to cope and adjust in an ever-changing environment as well as being willing to work in various locations.
I have mostly been working on client site on major investigations. Currently, I'm working as a team lead and have up to 80 people in my team. Besides training new staff and leading the team in the day-to-day work, I also plan the next steps of the investigation.
Moreover, I’m involved in new hires for Forensic by screening CVs and interviewing potential candidates.
An unforgettable Deloitte experience...
At a major investigation, the team was made up of people from several Deloitte offices from all over the world. I’m continuously amazed at how people from various background, cultures, and countries so easily work together. One highlight was that colleagues from another country decided to plan a weekend in their capital; it was a great initiative. They had taken a lot of efforts in planning and we had good fun - and it shows that colleagues often become your friends. The next trip to another capital is already in the planning.
Level: Assistant Manager, Financial Advisory
Start at Deloitte: 2011
Studies: ZHAW, Bachelor in Business Administration
The day starts with producing the relevant due diligence analyses for a potential buyer. Based on these analyses, specific questions are generated for the management of the takeover candidate whom we are due to meet in the afternoon. After a brief lunch with the team, we conclude our coordination of the analyses undertaken so far and open items, and agree the agenda with colleagues from the Tax Due Diligence Team. Afterwards, we go to the management meeting with the CEO and CFO of the potential takeover candidate. The discussions with the management team and additional documents sent to us following the meeting help us with further analysis and in preparing the report for our client. The next project could be in a completely different industry, on the seller's side, in another country or in the field of restructuring or post-merger integration.
An unforgettable experience at Deloitte…
Especially in the first years after university, contacts with top management and working on sensitive and diverse projects are very instructive and leave a lasting impression. Plus, memorable team and company events, such as the annual Financial Advisory Ski Weekend and Young Deloitte Events, are also part of the Deloitte experience. In particular I would like to mention the Due Diligence Introductory Training Week in Rome. Together with 20 colleagues from all around the EMEA region – some with a few months, others with up to 4 years of experience – throughout the day we intensively worked through the theory and techniques of due diligence and solved specific case studies in teams. In the evenings we either had the pleasure of experiencing an organised evening meal that took us on a journey through Italian cuisine, or we were spontaneously immersed in Roman nightlife. Instructive, demanding, intensive, international and entertaining ... all rolled into one: a real Deloitte experience.
Level: Senior Manager, Financial Advisory M&A Transactions
Start at Deloitte: 2007
Studies: HEC Paris / University of Mannheim, Master in Business Administration
In Financial Advisory, a typical day does not exist. The day starts with a team briefing before spending one hour to coordinate foreign due diligence teams working on a multinational transaction. A taxi is waiting to take me to a meeting with the CFO of a target company over lunch. Back in the office, I am working with my team to complete a report for a high-profile client. The partner briefs me on a proposal which needs to be prepared: a Swiss company is considering the acquisition of an oil storage facility in West Africa. We have to react quickly. At the end of a busy day, the team is heading off to the nearby lake to enjoy some drinks. One thing is sure: tomorrow will be different.
An unforgettable experience at Deloitte...
I participated in an international training held in Madrid, Spain. During one week, 25 M&A professionals from 15 different countries trained together during a week and shared a great Spanish nightlife. The experience of different cultures using successfully one business approach is impressive!