Financial Advisory- Graduate Programme - 2025

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Company Description

About Deloitte

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assuranceconsultingfinancial advisoryrisk advisorytax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 312,000 people make an impact that matters at

About the Division

Our Financial Advisory team has been serving and advising corporations and private equity investors for many years on M&A transactions and restructurings.

Our breadth of Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) experience and industry insight enables us to deliver value-added services, from strategy and execution through to integration and divestiture. We advise on all aspects of M&A strategy, planning, and deal execution. We also provide access to an international network of contacts, in-depth industry knowledge and local market insight, with our experience, knowledge, and tools, we deliver insights and advice that can help clients avoid the many pitfalls of complex deals.

We are a dynamic and technically excellent team, passionate about our clients and about developing market leading solutions and thought leadership. We are dedicated to building a stimulating learning environment that supports the ongoing personal development of each member of our team.

Job Description

The Financial Advisory Graduate Programme is a two year fixed term contract whereby you will be given the opportunity to rotate between the Transaction Services, Valuations & Modelling and Corporate Finance Advisory

Your primary responsibility will be to support project teams in serving clients on relevant engagements.

By the end of this Programme you will have achieved the following competencies:

  • A fully integrated and complementary skill set within the M&A and broader corporate finance service offering, developed through on the job learning as well as technical training
  • Ability to analyse large and complex datasets into meaningful insights and output (i.e. client ready reports, deliverables etc.)   
  • Excellent client orientation and relationships
  • Established internal networks across the Firm
  • Exposure to three of the service areas within Financial Advisory (i.e. rotation)


  • Analyzing various sources of quantitative (AFS, management accounts etc.) and qualitative data (contracts, agreements etc.)
  • Preparing robust and meaningful financial analysis
  • Conducting industry research (peer company research etc.)
  • Reviews of valuation models
  • Assisting in creating basic financial models
  • Preparation of client ready deliverables (concept papers, information memorandums, reports and board packs etc.)
  • Assisting professionals on client development and practice development assignments
  • Liaising with teams to ensure buy-in into the project
  • Reporting of progress of work to management and clients
  • Communication with clients to understand needs and demands
  • Management of deadlines and reporting
  • What we offer:

  • Personal and professional development in a demanding and multidisciplinary environment
  • Solid continuous professional development in technical skills and knowledge and an excellent work environment and culture
  • Integration in a professional team whose values include serving with integrity and fostering inclusion amongst others



We are looking for someone with the following qualification/s (Honours degree or currently studying towards an honours degree):

  • BusSc or BCom Accounting (Non-CA) Honours Degree with Financial Accounting 3 / Accounting 3
  • BCom Financial Management, Investment Management, Corporate Finance
  • BSc Financial Science with Financial Accounting 3 / Accounting 3

Additional Information

About You:

If your mind is both analytical and creative, you will thrive here. What we do goes way beyond financial advisory. Financial Advisory is all about finding the smartest solutions to the most complex challenges while creating tangible value add to our clients, thereby living our purpose of ‘Making an Impact that Matters’, beyond profitability.

You would need to demonstrate the following Technical Competencies:

  • Knowledge and experience in MS Office
  • Advanced excel skills are a key requirement
  • Problem solving & Analytical skills
  • Data analytics skills are an advantage
  • Familiarity with using the Internet for data research
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strategic thinking ability - ability to envision future
  • Good organisational skills

You would need to demonstrate the following Behavioural Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present yourself in a competent and professional manner to the client at all times
  • Conscientious approach to delivering results
  • Active participation and proactive attitude to service delivery
  • Ability to prioritise competing responsibilities
  • Self-starter with excellent drive/ambition
  • Demonstrate a broad approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet all deadlines  
  • Show enthusiasm towards learning
  • Attention to detail
  • Develop a network within the broader firm, beyond Financial Advisory

NB: Your application will only be considered complete if you attach ALL of the following documents: 

-          Full CV

-          Copy of ID document

-          Copy of matric certificate

-          Copy of university academic transcripts

If you are struggling to load multiple documents, please put the required attachments into 1 file/pdf and submit. 

*Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.

At Deloitte, we want everyone to feel they can be themselves and to thrive at work—in every country, in everything we do, every day. We aim to create a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and with respect, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. We seek to create and leverage our diverse workforce to build an inclusive environment across the African continent.

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