MACFIS-WMSA Career Insight and Networking Event 2013
Date: 16 February 2013
Venue: H0.52 University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands, UK
The event will be split into two parts:
a) General Insight:
A moderator (fellow Warwick alumni) will be holding a discussion session with the speakers. At the same time he will also be taking questions from the audience to pose to the panel.
b) Networking Session
Members from the audience will be given the opportunity to network with the speakers over light refreshments.
Brief description of speakers
- Accounting & Finance 2012 Graduate – Warwick University
- Prior working experience: PwC Malaysia internship – Risk Assurance Services – Business Continuity Planning division (2 months)
- Current job title: Audit associate, KPMG London Audit – Graduate Scheme (Financial Services)
- Job description (Audit associate): Essentially, audit is about making sure the figures in the financial statements give a true and fair view of the company. To do this, you would have to gain an understanding of the client’s processes and obtain supporting documentations to ensure that the controls operate effectively – this would help you gain comfort over the figures that end up in the financial statement. You’d also dig deeper into the numbers – e.g., investigate the origin of a particular figure by matching it to an invoice, meeting minutes, etc.
- Bachelor of Economics, and Bachelor of Laws – University of Sydney
- Masters in Economics – LSE
- Senior Consultant – Deloitte Consulting
- Coordinates and implements Finance systems, specifically those related to Enterprise Performance Management, such as planning, budgeting, forecasting, consolidation and reporting. Involved in strategy to design, implementation, testing and roll-out.
LLB (Warwick), LLM in Corporate and Financial Law (LSE), Legal Practice Course (College of Law, Moorgate)
Trainee solicitor, first seat. Currently in Ashurst’s Securities and Derivatives Group.
- What I do:
In practice, working in finance in a law firm means facilitating transactions between clients (in our case large financial firms). These transactions can be anything from relatively small trades to complex restructurings. As far as actual work goes, this usually involves drafting/amending documents and analysing transactions from a legal perspective.
- BSc. Accounting & Finance – University of Warwick
- European Flow Rates – Market Risk Management – JP Morgan
- Works with the Sales & Trading business to ensure market risks are made transparent to senior management using tools such as risk sensitivities, stress testing and value-at-risk (VaR). Involved in setting limits and thresholds for the trading business in order to ensure a healthy risk return balance.
- BSc Economics, LSE
- Morgan Stanley, Leveraged Finance, Analyst
- Role: Work with the MS LevFin team to pitch non-investment grade debt related transactions to clients, as well as execute deals involving high yield bonds / leveraged loans. Transaction eg. include: LBO of Orange Switzerland (by Apax Partners), LBO of Bravida (by Bain Capital), High Yield Issuance by Liberty Global.
- Education: BA in Philosophy & Literature, currently pursuing MA in English Literature, University of Warwick
- Worked with: Johnson & Alcock, Royal Society of Literature
- Job Title: Marketing & Publicity.
- Role description: marketing and publicity, customer service, administration, research, writing articles
- Other experience: procuring funding for special interest projects, including URSS, DARO and the Capital Centre’s Student As Producer bursaries. Working part-time during university.
- University of Warwick: Accounting and Finance