EARLY CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES IN BUSINESS & FINANCIAL ADVISORY

Finding solutions

Business & Financial Advisory is all about finding the smartest solutions to the most complex challenges. From helping struggling businesses to shine again, to combatting financial crime – you can do it all here.

Business and Financial Advisory

We’re more involved in our client’s affairs than ever before, providing advice and services far beyond pure financial diligence. There are so many different aspects to be involved in, from mergers and acquisitions, to financial crime investigations and debt advisory. You’ll gain exposure to a huge variety of projects and a diverse portfolio of clients, while solving problems and gaining valuable qualifications and experience.

“As an entry-level applicant you are not expected to know everything about the job or the industry you will work in. What matters most is that you show you’re enthusiastic and eager to learn. It’s been a really exciting experience.”
Enrica Forensic

Why Business and Financial Advisory?


We aim to offer the best professional services in the market. That means we need driven, curious people, just like you, who are able to think creatively and stay at the forefront of innovation. Working with leading clients from the outset, you’ll gain deep insights into you’re their industries, getting under the skin of their daily operations and helping them solve some of the most challenging problems they are ever likely to face. Deloitte will offer you the chance to grow and learn at your own pace, guiding you to the place you most want to be in your career.

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In Forensics, we work with clients to help them to locate, extract and analyse important information to support investigations or help them mitigate risk.

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Career options

Our market leading Advisory Corporate Finance function operates in both public and private markets, and is made up of several teams, each boasting unique opportunities for new joiners. Check out the different areas below to see where you could fit.

Business Modelling and Analytics: We are a dedicated centre of excellence which draws on the full services of the firm, to help our clients make better decisions and achieve their goals. From day one, you'll begin CIMA training, and will get stuck into real work, building relationships with senior clients from some of the world’s most prolific companies.

Government and Infrastructure: We provides specialist finance raising and commercial contract negotiation advice to private and public sector clients.

Mergers and acquisitions: We support clients by advising them on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, including buying and selling businesses and assets and raising funds.

Sports Business Group: We work exclusively on sports assignments, bringing unparalleled commercial, financial, regulatory, taxation and general business knowledge from major sports to service the needs of our clients.

Mergers & Acquisitions Financial Institutions Group: We cover clients across the UK and Europe, advising them on highly strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), i.e. buying and selling businesses and assets, equity capital market and debt advisory and restructuring and transaction structuring.

Our team runs the finances for large and complex programmes, giving a clear view of a project’s financial performance to help our business leaders make right decisions. As a client service professional specialising in project and account operations, you will serve as a focal point for all aspects of end-to-end engagement management and financial control. As well as working alongside talented colleagues, you’ll get the opportunity to study for your accountancy qualifications, setting your career on the right path for long-term success. Please apply through the Consulting page.

Organised crime groups, money launderers, terrorists and fraudsters are increasingly using sophisticated international networks and financial systems to move or store funds and assets or commit fraud. Deloitte provides a unique financial crime solution to complement our clients’ existing capabilities, combining investigative skills, economic crime knowledge, and technical expertise with cutting-edge technology, advanced data analytics, and artificial intelligence capabilities, tailored to our clients’ most complex financial crime issues.

For new joiners, we have a structured two-year Associate Development Programme with a technical grounding in financial crime, managing change within an organisation, and technology and data analytics for certain roles. You’ll learn from our teams of experts across the below areas, developing skills and gaining experience from these capabilities before eventually specialising in your area of choice.

Regulatory Advisory & Operations: We are the specialist Financial Crime advisory team, consisting of two key skillset groups:

  • Our Legislative & Regulatory Advisory experts who help clients evaluate and enhance their financial crime risk management framework, providing bespoke subject matter expertise and execution capabilities to provide concrete and actionable advice to our clients; and
  • Our Infrastructure & Operations experts who help translate key financial crime requirements into effective business designs by assessing companies’ business models in relation to regulatory changes and their strategic objectives. Their work also involves reviewing the effectiveness of controls, process improvements, and implementation of organisational design.

Technology Advisory & Data Analytics: We are technology and data analytics experts who employ investigative analysis, financial crime technology, machine learning techniques, and big data tools, to help clients find pioneering ways to transform their data and develop solutions to investigate, monitor, and prevent issues occurring.

Performance Improvement supports Corporates and Private Equity in three main areas: cash, financing and performance improvement. As a newly created part of Financial Advisory, this is an exciting time to join a rapidly growing team. Whether you join our Brightstart Apprenticeship or Graduate Scheme, you will have the opportunity to rotate around our specialist areas to gain in an depth understanding of Performance Improvement and how we can provide the best possible service to our clients.

We cover three main areas:

  • Our Value Creation Services (VCS) team help clients rapidly improve cash, liquidity, working capital and drive enduring growth and profits in growth, underperforming and turnaround situations.
  • Our market leading Debt & Capital Advisory team help clients with all aspects of their financing, providing independent debt and treasury support and execution to make sure borrowers have best in class financial strength and systems.
  • Our Corporate Turnaround team focuses on bringing financial stability to an organisation and provides pragmatic financial advice and support to management teams to lead and guide them through a successful turnaround.

The Transaction Services team provides due diligence on Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) transactions, which means you’ll be helping clients, who are planning to buy, sell or take-over businesses, to assess the deal. The services we offer are vital in helping organisations assess the accuracy of financial information, identify and quantify potential risks and secure better deal value. Additionally, third parties such as lenders often rely on our work to gain assurance over their M&A financing decisions.

Post-merger integration: We help clients with the execution of a deal when they are planning to buy, sell or take-over businesses. These are often large global deals with high profile organisations. We are made up of five teams: Integrations and Separations, Merger & Acquisition Operations, Value Creation Services, Merger & Acquisition Technology and Commercial Due Diligence.

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Our people are engaged in some of the most exciting and challenging projects our clients are tackling. Here are just a few examples.

In the NHS we trust

We worked with the largest NHS Trust in the country who were facing losses of £200 million as well as care quality issues. We found that hospital ward managers often had excellent clinical experience but limited management skills. Working alongside the Trust personnel, we developed and delivered training packages covering ward management, rostering, budgets and financial efficiency. The results: empowered, happier staff. Better planning and care. And a significant reduction in financial losses.

Financial Services Verification tool

Working with our Financial Crime colleagues, we’ve built a product for financial institutions that can help them verify identity. If a company does not have sufficient information about a client, that client might be able to launder money or participate in other corrupt activities, with no red flags being raised. Potentially, this could lead to serious legal issues and even regulatory fines.

Helping to create a New Look

Following a challenging trading performance and over-rented UK store estate we advised retail giant New Look to help restore long term probability via a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). This involved reviewing the existing store portfolio, company performance and working with key stakeholders to ensure they would support the company voluntary arrangement. The CVA was approved with 98% of creditors voting in favour of the proposals.

Forecasting insight in an instant

We have developed DICE – Distributed Intelligent Calculation Engine –a process that takes a large set of data, splits it into lots of smaller tasks, and executes calculations on multiple virtual computers simultaneously. This means we can generate almost instant forecast insight. We can also present it through interactive data visualisations which enable clients to get to the heart of the matter faster, as well as share the information more easily.

Our world is rapidly changing. Innovation is critical. Everything we do here is built on a culture of constant development and adoption of innovative ideas – be those cutting-edge technologies, or smaller quick wins like automating repetitive processes and developing new working methods.

For example, we’ve developed SMART ID, a technology solution that makes it easier for customers to manage their identity information by reducing the number of places they need to maintain it.

We’ve created a Cloud based solution enabling organisations to manage lease portfolios and calculate vital information to meet legal regulations. And developed a licenced subscription service that tackles complex, and potentially costly, tax reporting requirements.

We challenge ourselves every day to deliver bold new services and solutions to our clients. And if you see a way of improving how we work internally, put your hand up. Tell us. There is no such thing as a bad idea.

You’re not just joining a firm; being part of Deloitte means being part of the world around you so we positively encourage you to volunteer and get involved in your local community. You can volunteer to work with organisations supporting children and youth, community, disability, education and training, ex-military, and the homeless.

And if you have an idea or passion for something we’re not currently involved in, let us know, or take on the challenge of organising it yourself and inspiring others to join in.

Our people are engaged in some of the most exciting and challenging projects our clients are tackling. Here are just a few examples.

In the NHS we trust

We worked with the largest NHS Trust in the country who were facing losses of £200 million as well as care quality issues. We found that hospital ward managers often had excellent clinical experience but limited management skills. Working alongside the Trust personnel, we developed and delivered training packages covering ward management, rostering, budgets and financial efficiency. The results: Empowered, happier staff. Better planning and care. And a significant reduction in financial losses.

Financial Services Verification tool

Working with our Financial Crime colleagues, we’ve built a product for financial institutions that can help them verify identity. If a company does not have sufficient information about a client, that client might be able to launder money or participate in other corrupt activities, with no red flags being raised. Potentially, this could lead to serious legal issues and even regulatory fines.

Helping to create a New Look

Following a challenging trading performance and over-rented UK store estate we advised retail giant New Look to help restore long term probability via a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). This involved reviewing the existing store portfolio, company performance and working with key stakeholders to ensure they would support the company voluntary arrangement. The CVA was approved with 98% of creditors voting in favour of the proposals.

Forecasting insight in an instant

We have developed DICE – Distributed Intelligent Calculation Engine –a process that takes a large set of data, splits it into lots of smaller tasks, and executes calculations on multiple virtual computers simultaneously. This means we can generate almost instant forecast insight. We can also present it through interactive data visualisations which enable clients to get to the heart of the matter faster, as well as share the information more easily.

Our world is rapidly changing. Innovation is critical. Everything we do here is built on a culture of constant development and adoption of innovative ideas – be those cutting-edge technologies, or smaller quick wins like automating repetitive processes and developing new working methods.

For example, we’ve developed SMART ID, a technology solution that makes it easier for customers to manage their identity information by reducing the number of places they need to maintain it.

We’ve created a Cloud based solution enabling organisations to manage lease portfolios and calculate vital information to meet legal regulations. And developed a licenced subscription service that tackles complex, and potentially costly, tax reporting requirements.

We challenge ourselves every day to deliver bold new services and solutions to our clients. And if you see a way of improving how we work internally, put your hand up. Tell us. There is no such thing as a bad idea.

You’re not just joining a firm; being part of Deloitte means being part of the world around you so we positively encourage you to volunteer and get involved in your local community. You can volunteer to work with organisations supporting children and youth, community, disability, education and training, ex-military, and the homeless.

And if you have an idea or passion for something we’re not currently involved in, let us know, or take on the challenge of organising it yourself and inspiring others to join in.

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