Duff & Phelps – Why Work For Us?

Sound decisions start with Duff & Phelps

 

Here at Duff & Phelps, we know what it takes to power sound decisions: collaboration, expert training and insight. But ultimately, it all comes down to the human element: our team of forward-thinking professionals makes it happen.

That's where YOU come in - provided you're entrepreneurial, disciplined and ready to seize your opportunity. We'll do our part, providing you with a broad range of career areas and the training to help you learn, grow and thrive. At Duff & Phelps, your talent and perspective matter, and you can make your mark right away.

Join our team, and together we'll power the kind of sound decisions that enhance value: yours and ours.

 

Getting results is your focus. Supporting YOU is ours.

 

We don't just provide peace of mind to our clients, we also remain committed to providing security and independence for our valued employees. From competitive pay to comprehensive insurance packages, you will find the benefits, resources and advantages you need to help you grow and succeed in both your personal and professional lives. Although benefits vary by country, one thing that unites our offices around the world is the desire to attract great people and make them feel great about working here.

To make your own success. Duff & Phelps is the place.

 

You’re bright, ambitious, and eager to make an immediate impact. You’re ready to begin your career with an organization that offers you the support to learn and grow, to explore your strengths and develop new ones. To make your own success.

Duff & Phelps is the place. From investment banking to financial advisory to alternative asset advisory, our expert services provide businesses around the world with the financial insight critical to their success.

What does that mean for YOU? The breadth of our service offerings gives new grads and current students training and opportunities unmatched in the industry today. So you can learn, grow, and start building your success—right out of the gate.

We invite you to take your time and take a look around to discover if a career with Duff & Phelps is right for YOU.

Growth & YOU

 

Learning is a key component of our success. Our approach to ongoing education includes a formal training curriculum and on-the-job learning designed to complement your current skill set with a personalized growth and development plan.

In our rigorous technical training program, you’ll build your skills in financial analysis and modeling, as well as enhance your understanding of regulatory requirements through interactive coursework that includes live programs, online recordings, and e-learning solutions. From DPU, our initial technical training program for entry-level hires, to advanced technical topic modules for our more seasoned employees, you’ll learn how to present effectively, develop new business opportunities, and manage relationships with your clients. We also encourage you to obtain relevant industry professional certifications to build your expertise.

In our array of advanced programs, you’ll gain facility in management, coaching, leadership, and senior management planning, to help ensure that our people are prepared to become effective future leaders of Duff & Phelps.

But our commitment to education extends beyond our internal learning and education curriculum. We also sponsor programs that help further financial education for members of the larger community, including the next generation of business leaders. For example, the annual Duff & Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge helps college students get real-world experience by solving a Duff & Phelps case study.

In addition, we’ve established the Duff & Phelps Chair in Business Analysis & Valuation at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, the first endowed professorship in Europe to concentrate on connections between capital markets and financial reporting. 

Inclusion &YOU

 

What does diversity mean at Duff & Phelps? We foster an environment that encourages you to be yourself and gives you the freedom to advance in your career. Experience has taught us that a diverse workforce is the best way to deliver smarter solutions to an increasingly diverse business world. As an organization, we think globally—and encourage our people to do the same. As we continue to grow, we welcome new voices and different perspectives. Why? Because we know that unique personalities and insight have been key to our success.

We are committed to extending opportunities without cultural boundaries. That’s why we continually search for unique and diverse candidates, support and attend events for minority-focused associations across the United States, and provide articles and information on careers in minority-focused publications. These include the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) Diversity Edition of Job Choices magazine and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA). We have established relationships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and numerous NAACP local units, and we sponsor high-profile events at top business universities in support of such groups as the Asian Business Association (ABA) and the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA).

What does all of this mean for you? When you bring your perspective to Duff & Phelps, you’ll find an inclusive, entrepreneurial setting that supports your goals and respects your talents. Together, we will work to create an environment where your only limit will be your own ambition.

Diversity Statement
Duff & Phelps is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We will not discriminate between applicants for reasons of gender, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age, or disability.

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    Current Employee - Valuation Services Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Valuation Services Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Duff & Phelps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible office culture that creates a comfortable atmosphere. People are also very nice and understanding. If you're busy and elect to come in early, people notice, and if you're not busy and elect to come in a little later, people get it. People are also very willing to work with you and help you prioritize projects so that you are able to accomplish everything in good standing while not drowning. Very enjoyable to work here.

    Cons

    Somewhat complacent staff where some people can get a little "too comfortable" and lose their ambition to strive to take their careers to new levels.

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    Revisit compensation more often with employees with a greater degree of transparency (i.e. discuss compensation with competitors, discuss internal compensation policy, and offer additional insight into how one can earn higher bonuses / earn promotions, etc.)

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Duff & Phelps Interviews

Updated Mar 20, 2015
Updated Mar 20, 2015

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    Transfer Pricing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Duff & Phelps.

    Interview Details

    The first step in the interview process was actually the most rigorous in my unique case. I was selected by Duff & Phelps for an interview for a little over an hour on campus. I wasn't interviewing at this point for a specific location, but for various openings they had around the country.I told them I was flexible on location, and about a week later I was contacted by a specific office for a screening interview with a director. That phone call lasted 30 minutes. A little less than a week later I had a second round behavioral interview with a younger associate. that phone call was also about 30 minutes. Two days later I received a call from HR and was extended an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • For the first on campus interview:

      I was not asked too many technical questions about transfer pricing methods or calculating a TP price with a specific method from financial statements, etc. Interviewing many times this semester for TP positions in particular has made me well versed in these interviews, especially at the intern level where my experience has been that they don't expect applicants to have much knowledge on the subject yet. Mostly they just asked me about what I thought my strengths were compared to other candidates and why I was interested in transfer pricing. Then they asked me what my quantitative, accounting, or econ background was. Other than that it was behavioral getting to know me and then answering my questions at length that I had for them about Duff & Phelps and their transfer pricing practice (formerly CETERIS). I think knowing what questions to ask that let them highlight the differences between Duff and other big 4 firms and other questions that showed I already had some knowledge of what transfer pricing looks like in practice is what made them refer me to a specific location and an internship opportunity.

      For the second (first round screening) interview with a director, it was again mostly behavioral questions and why my interest in TP and a few things from my resume. Fairly straight forward. However, my peer interviewed with another Duff & Phelps office for a full time transfer pricing analyst position and said the first phone interview was much more technical with questions about which financial statement do you think is the most beneficial for TP and why? (Income statement, because TP prices for RPM, Cost +, etc can be calculated directly from it). Also question about what is the best TP method (one that gives the most reliable arms length result, usually a direct CUP [if available]but if not judgment and experience will help decide which of the other methods is best for that transaction).

      In my case, the final interview was just another behavioral with very easy and discussion based questions off my resume or my background and interest in the field again. I was more nervous beforehand expecting it to be tougher knowing it was the second round but that conversation actually felt the most natural and slightly less formal than the others as I was speaking to someone close to my own age. I could be wrong but my guess is that this interview was to give their associate experience interviewing and to see if this associate thought I communicated effectively and was pleasant enough to work alongside as I would probably be mentored by as I assist in doing similar tasks.
       
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Duff & Phelps Awards & Accolades

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Services and Valuation Firm of the Year, ACG New York, 2012

Additional Info

Website www.duffandphelps.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1932
Type Company - Public (DUF)
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Deloitte, KPMG US, EY

A leading global financial advisory and investment banking firm, Duff & Phelps balances analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to help clients make sound decisions. The firm provides expertise in valuation, M&A and transaction advisory, restructuring, alternative asset advisory, disputes, taxation and transfer pricing. With more than 1,000 employees, Duff & Phelps serves clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

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