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.
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.
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!
Sometimes very long and irregular working hours.