Financial Modeller

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1384357

 Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a strong financial modelling candidate who is interested in working within our corporate finance financial modelling team, based in Belfast.

  • Do you have strong excel experience with a thorough understanding of double entry?
  • Are you looking to develop your career in financial modelling?
  • Would you be interested in the option to work flexible or part time hours?

Whatever your reason is for wanting to look for a new job, KPMG may be the perfect move for you and your career.


We are seeking to recruit a strong candidate who is interested in working within our corporate finance financial modelling team, based in Belfast. 

The vast majority of corporate finance engagements require a financial model and as a result the financial modelling team support virtually all transactions, providing team members with exposure to a wide range of corporate finance transactions. For the successful candidate, if they so wish, there is an opportunity to work flexible hours or part time.


  • Developing expertise in Microsoft Excel and best practice financial modelling.
  • Developing financial models to support a range of corporate finance engagements, including fundraising, refinancing, valuations, project finance, public sector procurements and options appraisals.
  • Liaising with clients and engagement team members to gain an understanding of the dynamics of the transaction, in order to design a suitably tailored model which will produce the required outputs to support the transaction.
  • Gathering the assumptions required to populate the model and challenging their robustness.
  • Undertaking scenario analysis to test the sensitivity of the model to changes in key assumptions.
  • Producing summaries of model inputs and outputs to inform the engagement team, the client and third parties, and for inclusion in key transaction documents (including teasers, information memorandums and business cases).   
  • Developing data books and user guides to accompany models.
  • Where a model is being handed over for client use, providing user training in the use of the model.
  • Working directly with the senior management team (at Partner, Director and Manager levels) on deals.

Some recent assignments on which the Corporate Finance team has advised and which required financial models include:

  • Buy-side advisor on the acquisition of a Northern Ireland waste management company.
  • Developed a lessor based aviation financial model to support an equity fundraising for an Aviation client.
  • Advised on an equity fundraising for the development of a £23m anaerobic digestion plant in Northern Ireland, including developing a levered private equity financial model to support the transaction.
  • Developed a financial model to support a €75m debt raise for a fund investing in the agri-food sector.
  • Developed a project finance financial model to support an equity fundraising for the development of a £107m Energy from Waste plant in Northern Ireland.
  • Developed a property strategy financial model to support a lease or buy decision for a large Irish commercial bank.
  • Advised on the valuation of various wind farms across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Currently acting as financial advisor to the Scottish Government on its ‘Reaching 100% Superfast Broadband Coverage’ Programme (R100 Programme).


  • Experience using Microsoft Excel is essential.
  • Financial modelling experience is ideal but not essential.
  • A professional accountancy qualification is optional; however a thorough understanding of double entry accounting is essential.
  • Minimum of two years in a professional environment. Experience within corporate finance is preferred but not essential.

KPMG Corporate Finance Practice

Our leading position in the market means that you will work and learn from the leading professionals, advising some of the most successful companies in Ireland. This also means genuine opportunities for career progression and promotion; KPMG has a strong track record in recognising and rewarding experience and ability. As an all-island firm, you will be supporting the corporate finance teams in both Belfast and Dublin.

Due to our strong international network we work closely with our colleagues throughout the world both on particular projects and more generally in developing a strong global service for our clients.


We offer excellent remuneration packages at all levels. We take pride in recognising and rewarding hard work and achievement through regular promotions, which take place twice yearly.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Creating an inclusive culture where all our people achieve their potential is fundamental to our business. In addition, our employees have the option to avail of our flexible working policies/intelligent working arrangements. To learn more about diversity at KPMG, click here.


If you are interested in the above role, please submit a CV via the apply button. If you have any specific queries on the role, please contact Sinead Galvin on 01 410 1537

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