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Capabilities and Insights Analyst - Strategy and Corporate Finance

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

IT, Accounting & Finance
Shanghai, China
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Capabilities and Insights Analyst - Strategy and Corporate Finance

Who You'll Work With

You’ll be based in our Shanghai office within the S&CF Insights team. S&CF Insights is McKinsey’s center of excellence in advanced analytics for Strategy and Corporate Finance. Its purpose is to empower teams with advanced, yet easy-to-use, analytical capabilities that can generate superior insights and transform client conversations. To this end, the Strategy & Corporate Finance practice, in conjunction with the McKinsey Global Institute, has assembled one of the world’s most sophisticated groups of experts, sets of databases, and analytical techniques.
S&CF Insights is a global team of finance experts and strategists that addresses clients’ questions about valuation and value creation. The center combines the best of McKinsey’s financial analysis capabilities, proprietary tools and insights, broad industry knowledge, and practical application perspectives.
The S&CF Insights has locations in New York; Gurgaon, India; Lisbon; Amsterdam; London and Costa Rica, Shanghai. We are currently recruiting candidates for our Shanghai location.

What You'll Do

The role provides an unique opportunity to develop a career in Strategy & Corporate Finance, building from your prior academic and work experience. Over time, as the research analysts you will develop a solid grounding in core principles of corporate finance. As your career evolves, you will also start working with specialists, experts and senior leaders of the practice to help McKinsey teams identify and evaluate critical financial and strategic issues for discussions with senior client executives. You will be leveraging excel-based models, financial databases and research platforms to generate end products in the form of presentations, written summaries and spreadsheets.
Examples of specific activities for the role may include, but are not limited to:
  • Analyze the performance of companies in capital markets
  • Assess the financial performance of companies using growth, margins, returns and leverage ratios
  • Conduct outside-in valuation diagnostics using discounted cash flows (DCF) and valuation multiples
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research on Strategy & Corporate Finance topics and synthethize the results
  • Serve as point of contact for the S&CF practice, answering the requests from multiple intake channels


  • University degree from a reputable institution with an outstanding academic record; postgraduate degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related fields preferred
  • 1+ years of relevant working experience in corporate finance or related areas such as financial analysis and modeling
  • Proficiency in Excel is instrumental for this role; knowledge of analytical tools (e.g., Alteryx, Tableau, R, Python, SQL); understanding of statistics/analytics is a plus, but not required
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, as well as curiosity and a passion for research Interest in the corporate finance domain with intermediate/advanced content knowledge
  • Superb people skills, strong team-orientation, and a professional attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to interact effectively at all levels of a large international organization

FOR U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

FOR NON-U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity employer. For additional details regarding our global EEO policy and diversity initiatives, please visit our McKinsey Careers and Diversity & Inclusion sites.

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Job Skill Code - CIAN - Capabilities and Insights Analyst
Function - Strategy & Corporate Finance
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Posted to LinkedIn Date - Wed Jun 21 00:00:00 GMT 2023
LinkedIn Posting City - Shanghai
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LinkedIn Posting Country - China
LinkedIn Job Title - Capabilities and Insights Analyst - Strategy and Corporate Finance
LinkedIn Function - Finance;Research;Strategy / Planning
LinkedIn Industry - Capital Markets;Financial Services;Management Consulting
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Entry level