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Senior HR Business Partner - Deal Advisory

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Tax Manager - Deal Advisory Tax, Corporates

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Service Line: DA Tax

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Sell Side Origination Manager - Deal Advisory

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Service Line: Transaction Services

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Manager - ENR Deal Strategy

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Tax Manager - Deal Advisory Infrastructure - London

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Deal Advisory Director

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Job Summary

Our DA business comprises approximately 1,700 people across the UK, with revenues of over £400m+ and is at the heart of the Firm's Trust and Growth agenda, working with clients across the economic and transaction cycle. The team works closely with colleagues across Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment
The DA business has ambitious 3 year growth aspirations and is a multiplier for the wider firm.

Deal Origination is a key differentiator in securing mandates within Deal Advisory.
We have an immediate need for a Director to lead and coordinate our Big Deal origination efforts – to make a step change to our origination capability.

Clients still value relationships and our ability to execute, however our ability to bring deal ideas to clients and better facilitate success drives greater opportunities.

This requires senior resource to unlock – a Director with existing origination skill set, proven ability / track record to generate ideas / angles, works collaboratively with sector leads and Deal Strategy Value Creation and has a network of senior client relationships across corporates and the PE community.

Specific and significant experience of Deal origination is essential for this role.

Key roles and responsibility

• Providing structure and leadership for big deal origination efforts
• Works closely with DA sector team leads, the Deal Strategy and Value Creation team and PE partners
• Drives thinking, analysis, ideas and findings, including high quality client deliverables
• Understand and articulate the value creation/equity story of potential targets
• Review the robustness of analysis performed by the team (onshore and offshore) and ensure it stands up to challenge.
• Ensure the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.
• Role model firm behaviours with colleagues and clients by living the values of KPMG.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

To succeed in this varied and demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
• Strong academic and numerate background
• Works and networks well with colleagues
• Extensive experience of managing advisory or transaction related engagements
• Significant exposure to Deals environment and origination efforts
• Strong personal impact and self-awareness
• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
• Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, and generate insights
• The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams

Senior HR Business Partner - Deal Advisory

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: People

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Any UK office location outside London

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Purpose of Role
To act as the primary point of contact for assigned internal client group(s), managing and delivering an outstanding HR business service to clients supporting the annual calendar or events and the relevant business strategy. Also acts as a key facilitator and enabler of the matrixed organisation and a driver of change.

Major Functions / Accountabilities
Account Management:
• Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal clients, specifically with the Performance Group Leader (PGL), People Partner, Service Line Partners, Head of Performance & Operations (HoPO) and, via the HoPO, the Performance Leaders.
• Develop a deep understanding of the client group, e.g., what they do, the commercial levers, their strategic priorities, pipelines of potential work etc.) to deliver the best service possible.
• Provide support, trusted advice and challenge to clients.
• Partner with colleagues from the wider Performance Group Operations teams (Finance, Resourcing etc.) to drive activities for the business.
Delivery of people strategy / performance group people plan and annual People Calendar:
• Working with the relevant PGL/Leader, People Partner and HoPO, provide input to form or inform the strategic people plan based on knowledge, needs and analysis of the client group.
• Work with leaders within your performance group to roll out that plan and monitor its progress.
• Operate autonomously within the parameters of the agreed people plan to deliver the requirements of the function, with oversight from HR Lead.
• Analyse management information to identify themes and trends, suggest HR interventions to address accordingly.
• Be a champion of KPMG’s culture, values, behaviours and IDSE (Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality) agenda in all activities building understanding and confidence within the client group.
• Act as a role model and influencer for change initiatives, proactively driving the internal client forward using a range of change management techniques to achieve their desired initiatives.
• Manage the consistent delivery of the people calendar (includes GPS, performance management, salary and bonus, promotions and talent review cycles) in accordance with the KPMG guidelines and the client group’s people plan.
• Work with People Function CoEs and People Operations colleagues to ensure HR policy is implemented consistently and effectively.
Recruitment:
• Work closely with People Partner, HoPO and the Recruitment and Resourcing teams to ensure that they understand the future requirements of the client group at all levels, including Graduate/Student recruitment.
• Advise on the structure of packages to be offered to new hires.
• Challenge around IDSE in hiring of external talent.

HR advice:
• Provide trusted strategic and operational advice to Leadership and HoPOs on HR matters.
• Working with the HR Advisory Team, support their resolution of highly complex and/or high risk people issues and flag high risk issues to HR Lead as appropriate.
• Provide coaching support to others (e.g. Performance Leaders and other business leaders) in effective people management.
• Provide HR support in firm-wide restructuring / acquisitions / ER initiatives (where applicable).
• Proactive collaboration with other HRBPs to facilitate and enable the matrixed organisation:
• Liaise with other HRBPs within your specific client HRBP team to ensure a shared understanding of the strategic priorities and to enable synergies across the relevant client group.
• Liaise with the other HRBPs in the People function to drive consistency across the business and to share best practice.
• Liaise with other People Function teams, e.g., Recruitment and Learning, to provide a seamless service to the client group on strategic projects and calendar processes.
Team Management:
• Manage, mentor, co-ordinate and motivate the HRBP team, ensuring delivery of first class support (through annual objective setting, regular performance reviews, work allocation, coaching, etc.).
• Lead the delivery of HR projects / change initiatives to support KPMG’s people strategy and the function people plan.


The Person
• Client feedback (Whilst the line report is into the people function, the key source of feedback is the client group).
• Delivery of projects / change initiatives (effectiveness, timeliness and quality).
• Successful completion of HR Calendar activities.
• Employee engagement, GPS/Pulse score for client group.
• Inclusion and diversity target zones for client group.
• Quality and timeliness of advice.
• Satisfactory resolution of complex ER cases.

Key Behaviours & Skills
• Deep and broad HR knowledge (CIPD qualification or equivalent).
• Demonstrable commercial acumen and understanding of the business.
• Strategic thinker and ability to translate business needs into people plans.
• Ability to work autonomously to deliver agreed people plans.
• Ability to inspire and lead other HRBPs to deliver people plans.
• Strong client relationships and influencing skills to establish credibility.
• Honed collaboration skills, understanding how to operate in a complex, matrixed organisation.
• Project management experience of large scale / cross-functional activities.
• Confidence in presenting to Partners and Performance Group leadership.
• Demonstrated ability to evaluate and manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment with senior level leaders.
• Data orientated with proven experience of using data to influence client initiatives and actions.
• Resilience.
• Knowledge, and use, of a range of change management techniques.
• Developed mind-set for continuous improvement and meeting or exceeding client expectations.
• Management, coaching and mentoring skills.
• Excellent IT skills (advanced Excel and PowerPoint).


Tax Manager - Deal Advisory Tax, Corporates

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: DA Tax

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Role

Working in the KPMG London M&A Tax Group and focus specifically on providing tax advice in connection with UK and international transactions. We work alongside our clients and our colleagues in Transaction Services on transactions typically ranging in size from £10m upwards, providing tax structuring and tax due diligence services. The team works for corporate clients across all sectors ranging from consumer, life sciences, industrial markets, TMT and private equity.

The Responsibilities

This role involves working on a range of projects and clients. The work includes:
• Providing tax structuring and tax due diligence advice on a wide range of transactions
• Co-ordinating the advice provided by other overseas KPMG teams and other tax skillsets
• Working closely with colleagues in Transaction Services
• Developing client relationships clients and the KPMG teams (TS, tax specialist and overseas teams)
• Assisting with carrying out detailed technical research
• Understanding the client's business and helping to identify areas for the provision of tax and other services (management incentives, VAT, TP)
• Being involved in business development activity

The Person

We are looking for people who are keen to work in an environment that offers plenty of opportunities for personal and professional development. Whilst working with us you will broaden your project management and technical skills and your commercial acumen. You will also have the opportunity to work with many talented people within the KPMG global network, the financial community and other professional advisers. The person best suited to a role is someone who is bright, driven, confident and has good communication skills.

• Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent
• Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
• Good UK corporate tax knowledge and an awareness of other tax and accounting areas
• High level analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
• Ability to work as part of a team and to show initiative to drive projects forward
• Task management skills
• Ability to build client relationships.
• Ability to develop as a coach and lead staff



Sell Side Origination Manager - Deal Advisory

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Job Title: Sell-side Origination Manager
Location: London
Grade Requirement: C grade (experienced manager)
Duration: Full Time Permanent

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of our Deal Advisory Go-To-Market strategy where you will be supporting our ‘Sell-side’ proposition; a key strategic initiative aimed at driving incremental and sustainable growth in our sell-side advisory business. This is a priority for Deal Advisory and your role will work with our core Sell-side team, Sector and Service line leads, the Deal Advisory leadership, and clients across our key sectors. Please refer to https://home.kpmg/uk/en/home/services/deal-advisory/transaction-services/sell-side-advisory.html
The role is to support the Head of Sell-side and the proposition Director in driving, supporting and implementing the strategy for KPMG’s sell-side proposition across all sectors and service lines within Deal Advisory. You will interact regularly with the sector community at Deal Advisory, wider UK and global levels as required. At the heart of this strategy is our clients, and you will be working with the sector community to engage with clients across various mediums, including attending business development meetings, running and supporting sell-side workshops and assisting with insights and thought leadership.
The role will be broad, varied and fast–paced and whilst there will be some regular, repeat activities, there will also be high priority ad hoc projects. The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude; will thrive in an environment of driving change; and be comfortable using their initiative.
What does this look like in practice?

Pipeline Management
• Liaise weekly with go to market/sector led teams to ensure the sell-side pipeline is capturing opportunities from across the sectors and their must wins / horizon scanning efforts.
• Arrange, participate and lead sell-side pipeline calls on a monthly / quarterly basis with Sector and wider DA service lines.
• Build and maintain a live sell-side pipeline across DA. This requires you to be connected with various parts of the Deal Advisory community (e.g. Corporate Finance, Transaction Services, Strategy & Value Creation, etc) from a service line perspective but more importantly being closely linked to the DA Sector teams (e.g. Consumer, TMT, ENR, Life Sciences, Industrials, Insurance, Banking etc.) in order to leverage intelligence feeds and business development efforts.
• Actively bring ideas to the table by participating and contributing to brainstorming sessions and proactively working with sector teams to initiate, coordinate and contribute to internal and external sell-side pursuits.
• Build a strong network across the UK sector teams with an ambition to broaden this network across sector peers in the international member firms (Europe / US to begin with) leading to international collaboration and benefit for all member firms.

Origination
• Using the information and intelligence gathered from Pipeline management, work with sector teams to generate sell-side ideas (M&A themes leading to non-core disposals, keeping a close eye on market announcements for large corporates, conducting company deep-dives to contribute to facilitate discussions with large corporate clients on sell-side and non-core disposals).
• Driving proposals for new sell-side opportunities.
• Work on developing external sell-side best practice workshop materials, participate in those workshops and help with sell-side origination.

Service Line Development
• Work on collating all our sell-side resources in one place by maintaining the in-house intranet portal with the latest reference materials, proposal materials, case studies, best practice, credentials all in one place. This will again require working across DA, so we capture the information across sectors and service lines.
• Work on developing our external marketing presence including a dedicated sell-side presence on our external website, maintaining the sell-side intranet portal, thought leadership, LinkedIn presence etc.
• Help work together with the L&D team to develop, offer and promote sell side training, workshops and events.
• Help prepare and participate in all internal and external events related to sell-side to promote this priority initiative across the firm nationwide (e.g. integrated solutions week).

Qualities we are looking for
• Fast learner – be able to pick up and run with new challenges quickly, take on responsibility outside the scope of your current skills, and make things happen. Strong analytical skills are essential.
• Connected – be able to find the right people and information across the firm, and be able to connect the relevant people. Have the ability to build strong networks quickly and maintain relationships – within the firm and across Deal Advisory.
• Driven – be able to work hard, work smart, and work well by yourself, in a small team and a large network, representing DA with diplomacy, integrity and discretion.
• Organised – be able to bring great project management and organisational skills to driving initiatives and transformation.
• Excellent communicator – formally, informally, in writing, in person and in the moment. Communication and influence is a big part of this role.

Ideal background of successful candidate

• A client facing Deal Advisory background in a professional services firm.
• Experienced stakeholder management skills - ability to manage a team of senior professionals in a respectful, positive and enthusiastic manner and build relationships at all levels.
• Strong organisational skills with an ability to produce work to tight deadlines with attention to detail.
• Project management experience with strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
• Strong knowledge of professional services organisations and professional services account management, sales & marketing.
• Strong commercial acumen.
• Self-starter with the ability to proactively build an internal network of contacts across UK and Europe.
• Excellent networker and team player.
• Proactive thinker, prepared to challenge the status quo.
• Tenacious with strong influencing skills and diplomacy.
• Flexible in approach and ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting priorities.
• Works autonomously with ability to make decisions independently yet informs and consults others regularly on relevant matters.
• Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality presentations and analysis (strong excel and power point skill set) .
• Acts in line with KPMG values and with integrity at all times.

Manager - ENR Deal Strategy

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Location London
Function Deal Advisory
Service Line Corporates
Term Full time permanent
Job Description Deal Strategy Manager

Are you looking for an exciting career in a growing team within KPMG? Do you want to work in a lively and energetic environment where you will have the opportunity to advise on some of the biggest structural shifts the energy market has ever seen, with the decarbonisation agenda at its core. If you’d like to apply your skills to solving problems for clients ranging from small tech start-ups to international energy incumbents across the sector, then consider joining us in our growing Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) Deal Strategy practice. Led by Wafa Jafri and Amy Marshall, our team includes experienced utility professionals, bankers, strategists and engineers, to ensure an exemplary output for our clients.
We are offering a unique opportunity to gain experience of the energy sector in a multi-functional team working across a range of policy, strategic, commercial and transactional mandates. In addition to this, you will be aspire to become an energy sector expert who can support other KPMG functions such as M&A, TS, Restructuring and Valuations, so the ability to be collaborative is key.
The successful candidate will work across multiple engagements and functions at any given time, driving the ENR Deal Advisory practice through high quality deliverables.
We require someone who naturally takes on responsibility and accountability for key deliverables within projects. The ideal candidate will be able to provide direction for our Associates and Analysts whilst at the same time demonstrating the mentality to challenge senior members of the team when appropriate to do so.

Key Responsibilities
Managing and delivering on Energy Deal Strategy engagements:
• Taking on Project Management responsibility for the delivery of multiple small to medium size projects or work streams simultaneously.
• Responsible for analysis of data
• Manage E grades in the team as well as KGS
• Building and maintaining relationships with target clients and key energy market stakeholders.
• Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge.
• Driving proposals for new business opportunities in the Energy sector.
• Ownership of internal KPMG Risk and Finance processes relevant to projects.
• Any other duties commensurate with the role.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following:

- Strong project management skills and demonstrable ability to deliver high quality work
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality presentations and analysis
- Strong quantitative and Excel / modelling skills

Tax Manager - Deal Advisory Infrastructure - London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: DA Tax

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role and Responsibilities

Working in the KPMG London M&A Tax Group and focus specifically on providing tax advice in connection with UK and international transactions. We work alongside our clients and our colleagues in Transaction Services on transactions typically ranging in size from £10m upwards, providing tax structuring and tax due diligence services. The team works across all sectors ranging from financial services, infrastructure, consumer industrial markets and private equity.

This role involves working on a range of projects and clients. The work includes:

• Providing tax structuring, tax due diligence and modelling advice on a wide range of transactions
• Co-ordinating the advice provided by other overseas KPMG teams and other skillsets (accounting and other tax teams)
• Working closely with colleagues in Transaction Services and Corporate Finance
• Developing relationships with clients and the KPMG teams (TS, tax specialist and overseas teams)
• Assisting with carrying out detailed technical research
• Understanding the client's business and helping to identify areas for the provision of tax and other services
• Delegating to and coaching junior team members
• Risk and billing management
• Being involved in business development activity

Experience and Background

We are looking for people who are keen to work in an environment that offers plenty of opportunities for personal and professional development. Whilst working with us you will broaden your project management and technical skills and your commercial acumen. You will also have the opportunity to work with many talented people within the KPMG global network, the financial community and other professional advisers. There is also some opportunity for overseas travel in light of the nature of our work. The person best suited to a role is someone who is bright, driven, and confident and has good communication skills.

• Qualified CTA or ACA/CA or equivalent
• Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
• Good UK corporate tax knowledge and an awareness of other tax and accounting areas
• M&A tax experience will be essential
• Strong report writing and project management skills in relation to M&A tax work
• High level analytical skills and a commercial approach to resolving issues and providing advice
• Ability to work as part of a team and to show initiative to drive projects forward
• Ability to build client relationships.

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