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Reea, Transaction Services Consultant
Finland, workplace of 1000+ employees
Master, Business (Accounting)
Yearly salary (€)
In profession since
Weekly hours

Could you describe your job in short?

Financial due dilingence analysis of target companies in mergers and acquisitions (from an objective perspective). Identifying key issues and factors to be taken into account in the transaction.

What do you do on average work day?

My work is project work in nature, so my days vary a lot. In the beginning of a project it is more laid back, but when the deadline is getting closer the work usually tends to be more hectic and working hours longer. In the M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) world, it is impossible to say when the busy time comes. This is something to consider if you contemplate starting a career in this field, as you must be flexible and ready to give up strict evening plans during Monday-Friday. My work includes analysing numbers as well as writing a report, based on the financial data and interviews with the target company management. I mostly work with MS Excel and PowerPoint. The work is done mainly at the office, but sometimes you might get to travel too.

What do you love about your job?

It contains dealing with numbers, but also understanding the bigger picture of the target business and its key drivers and delivering that into a written report. Work is defenitely not monotonic as projects are different within different business sectors and business sizes. And the most important, amazing colleagues!

What are the worst parts of your job?

Sometimes very long and irregular working hours.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Accuracy Ambition Analytical skills Flexibility Pressure-handling

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Excel

How do you acquire and develop these skills?


What does your work week include?


Meetings / Group work




Independent work