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McKinsey Solutions - Energy Insights - Financial Analyst - London
Who you’ll work with

You’ll work with our Energy Insights team in London. Energy Insights is part of McKinsey Solutions and McKinsey’s New Ventures.  

Energy Insights, a specialist data and analytics unit, provides distinctive analysis,insights, and support to energy players. We offer services along the oil and gas value chain, including exploration and production, refining and marketing, natural gas, trading and oil field services, and equipment. Energy Insights’ dedicated specialists apply proprietary tools and methodologies and a data-driven approach. With our strong ties with McKinsey’s oil and gas consulting practice and access to the expertise of the wider McKinsey network, our research and analysis yield knowledge available nowhere else.

New Ventures is a recently formed part of McKinsey focused on fostering innovations driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile, social and other technologies and integrating them into our client work. It is a foundation for—and expands our investment in—our entrepreneurial culture. As one of the fastest-growing parts of our firm, New Ventures has more than 1,000 dedicated professionals (including more than 800 analysts and data scientists) and we’re hiring more mathematicians, data scientists, designers, software engineers, product managers, client development managers and general managers.  

McKinsey Solutions is a core part of New Ventures and offers practical tools that help people at all levels of an organization generate insights they need to address both strategic and day-to-day decisions. These solutions complement McKinsey's traditional client service and are delivered in many ways, including subscriptions, workshops,training programs and project-based engagements. We work closely with clients to embed our tools, analytics and expertise, and provide on-going support to help them build the capabilities they need to revolutionize how decisions are made.

What you’ll do

You'll work with Solutions leadership to create Energy Insights annual strategic plan, including client impact targets, revenue targets, investment plan, people plan etc. You will design, implement and continuously update various reporting metrics to measure progress against this plan. Specifically, you will design and execute on pipeline tracking for client development, creating and maintaining a robust P&L sheet for that enables clear tracking of performance and enables forecasting of capacity and demand fluctuations. You will create a deep awareness of the business performance, issues, opportunities together with its global management in order to be able to advise senior leaders on priorities and key topics to problem solve.

You will manage key operating meetings – quarterly Board meetings, monthly leadership meetings, bi-weekly finance check-ins etc. You will work closely with cross-functional teams (Finance, PD etc.) to get work done, solve problems and drive recommendations through to implementation. You will work closely with PD/recruiting counterpart to run people operations for team, including hiring for FTE roles, managing rotational roles (and AA cell cross staffing), deciding compensation models, assist in conducting thorough reviews etc.

  • Strong strategic planning capabilities, problem solving leadership and business case building expertise
  • Outstanding administrative and organization skills; detail oriented; able to prioritize and multitask; strong ownership evident through responsibility and accountability for end product; highly proactive mindset
  • Team player; excellent interpersonal skills; embodies a positive attitude; able to build relationships within the Firm and with client executives and external vendors
  • Experience and interest in Analytics world a huge plus
  • Strong academic and professional credentials
  • Previous business / financial controller experience is plus
  • Central London based role


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