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Job Description

Are you interested in building a career in the field of M&A’s and consulting?

We are looking for trainees to join our management consulting and M&A Deals groups. Take a closer look at our different teams available (Deals and consulting) and in the message field of the application form, please let us know your preference of which group (Deals or consulting) you are primarily interested in.

We hope that

• you are a Master's Degree Student (consulting: 0-6 months until graduation, deals 0-18 months until graduation)

• you are genuinely interested in working in the field of management consulting or M&A’s

• you are active and ambitious

• Fluent English and Finnish lanaguage skills are requirement (both written and oral)

The first step in the recruitment process is taking part in the Advisory Day held on 1st of February at our Ruoholahti office. During the day, you will get acquainted with our services and will have an actual case to work on. The duration and starting date of the traineeship will be agreed personally with each individual that has been selected. Nb! We do not offer summer jobs! Most of the trainee periods take place in autumn 2018.

What: Explore our job opportunities and deepen your knowledge together with our top experts

When: February 1, 2018, from 1 pm to 6 pm, evening program starting from 6 pm

Where: at PwC's premises in Ruoholahti, Helsinki

Application period: 4.1.-21.1.2018

During the day you will get acquainted with the different groups and their way of working through various presentations and case exercises, during the evening program networking and a relaxed get-together will be in store for you.

We will contact all applicants latest by 26.1. and will let you know if you've been included in the event. To take part in the process, submit your CV, application letter and transcript of records in PDF format using the form below latest by 21.1.2018.

Our Deals -services include 4 different teams:

Financial Due Diligence (FDD) services - We advise our domestic and international clients in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and IPO transactions. FDD is critical to the overall deal process as it helps enhance the purchaser’s understanding of the Target business, and things impacting deal value. FDD is about providing a coherent and focused view of the financial state of the Target. It helps our clients understand the sustainability of profit and cash, the attractiveness of free cash flow, and the key risks, sensitivities and opportunities related to the deal. We analyse the historical trading and cash flows of the Target to assist our clients to form a view of the future. Our key analyses include normalised earnings, normalised net working capital and net debt.
The professionals in our team typically have a degree in the field of Accounting or Finance.

Delivering Deal Value -services helps companies to capture the envisaged deal value through planning and implementing the needed operational and organizational changes. We support our clients in planning the deal execution strategies, conducting operational due diligences and providing project management services both in acquisitions and divestments. Our projects' characteristics and length vary greatly from a few week strategic planning stint with top management to a year-long hands-on implementation project support within client's organization, including global PwC collaboration.

The Deals Strategy team helps customers solve challenging strategic problems in M&A processes.

We analyze industries and clients, assess competitive landscape and value chains as well as identify market trends on behalf of private equity and corporate clients. We advise our customers in the evaluation of value creation opportunities and creation of a business plan. We tailor our services to fit the special characteristics of the corporate transaction and the client. Examples of situations where we can help:

  • Commercial due diligence
  • ​Creating a business plan for a potential target company
  • Strategy development and business plan generation
  • Market research and identification of new target markets
  • ​Screening and evaluation of potential M&A targets

Corporate Finance team takes the overall project responsibility for the transaction. We typically prepare process documentation and valuation, advice on tactics, manage communication with counterparties, support in transaction negotiations and decision making and co-ordinate the process and other advisors’ work. We typically also assist in financial modelling, evaluation of synergies, providing comments on due diligence reports you have commissioned, transaction financing and selecting the optimal purchase price.

Read more about consulting:

Consulting - Our daily purpose is to create value to our customers by helping them to solve the most critical issues on their agenda. As a PwC consultant you will have an opportunity to solve our clients' business problems: We improve the way they operate; accelerate their growth; reduce their costs; manage their risks; develop their talent and change the way they do business. Our clients are mostly Finnish based listed companies and PE companies acting in many different industries. We provide our customers business analysis from a strategic point of view, but we also help them to implement the best ideas and contribute in change management. Our strongest competence areas include Finance, Operations, Technology & Digitalization and Risks & Regulations.
For Advisory Day we focus on people who are recent graduates or have 0-6 months until graduation and are eager to continue consulting also after the trainee period.

Hiring Manager
Eveliina Välimäki

About the company

PwC helps companies to improve their efficiency, promote growth and to report reliably in an constantly changing environment . With over 1000 professionals across Finland at your service, we are committed to delivering quality in consulting, deals, tax, legal, risk assurance, audit and other assurance services. Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. To find out more, please visit www.pwc.fi.

We are a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236 000 people. The name PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

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