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Associate Director - Restructuring – Special Situations Group

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Associate Director - Mobility - Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG's Infrastructure and Government (I&G) strategy team wants the right candidate for their London-based team. The team needs professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions for public and private sector clients.


The I&G Strategic Advisory Services (SAS) team works with government and industry on the biggest, most complex and pressing strategic, policy and programme implementation issues.

We are looking for someone with experience in the Future Mobility sector to focus on this growing area of our work. We define Future Mobility as the de-carbonisation, digitalisation, and personalisation of transport through electric and alternate drivetrains, connected and autonomous vehicles, and Mobility-as-a-Service. The resultant ‘perfect storm’ is impacting automotive, supply chain, energy, technology, infrastructure, funds, transport operators, regional authorities and Government. Things are changing faster than expected driven by rapid developments in technology, regulation, competition and consumer behaviour. Over the next 5 to 12 years the organisations that we work with will require significant advisory support: multi £m transformations,multi £m deals, customer and industry 4.0 advice, strategic roadmap development and portfolio delivery. KPMG is establishing itself at the forefront of this change, creating new relationships and unlocking significant benefits for transport systems and society. Depending on the flow of work within the team you may also be required to work in other I&G sectors.

As part of a fast paced and dynamic group, practitioners will have the opportunity to advise on strategic options, business cases and operating models to public sector, agency and corporate clients.

Typically the advice we provide can be categorised as:
– Regulatory and Policy Strategy & Design (including Trend analysis and “Futures” scenario development, Futures Impact Assessments, and Policy development)
– Business & Digital Strategy and Service Design (including. Corporate & Business strategy development, Market analysis, Product capability assessment and development roadmaps)
– Portfolio Investment Strategy & Management (including Project appraisal, Business case development (all levels inc. Green Book), Funding strategies (commercialisation / partnerships (inc. PPP’s))
– Commercial Strategy and Complex Delivery Vehicle Design (including Market development & evaluation, Commercial strategies and scheme design (inc. SPVs), Commercial scheme development (inc. complex bi- and multi-lateral negotiations))
– Innovation Strategy & Delivery (including. Innovation Strategy development
– Proof of Concept, Pilot & MVP development, Scaling strategy and implementation planning); and,
– Operating Model development and Delivery roadmap design
It is an exciting time to join our team as we are growing rapidly and working on some fascinating public issues – including: the rise of autonomous vehicles, growing regional trade, and the future of the probation service. The team blends this with support to the largest infrastructure operators and infrastructure programmes in the UK.

The Role

To be an effective Associate Director within the team, applicants will be expected to:
– Lead the design of standard / complex engagements
– Present and refine business models and data analysis solutions through discussions with management
– Lead complex storyboarding and shape the issue identification and overall problem solving approach to develop recommendations
– Finalise the preparation of client deliverables and identify the critical areas for debate
– Maintain a balanced pipeline of engagements and business development opportunities which align with the team business plan
– Actively develop their own knowledge and expertise in chosen proposition(s) and sector of choice
– Proactively develop thought leadership related to the future of mobility
– Identify on-sell / cross-sell opportunities
– Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing client demands
– Complete and take responsibility for KPMG’s ‘Engagement Management’ procedures on all engagements
– Build and maintain a strong internal and external network
– Demonstrate high levels of drive, ambition, and able to lead work at high levels of intensity
– Be comfortable having a visible market presence, attending conferences to represent KPMG, network, identify leads, and further KPMG’s reputation in the industry
– Contribute to service line development for Future Mobility Services delivered by SAS
– Participate in team governance activities
– Contribute to the personal development of team members

Most project work is undertaken in engagement specific, multidisciplinary teams drawn from across KPMG. As such, appreciating and managing management responsibilities and reporting lines, which change over time, is critical.
An Associate Director would be expected to:
– Have responsibility for managing a number of (potentially concurrent) engagement specific teams (of varying size)
– Be an active participant in the SAS team, and identify, design and lead critical and complex practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
– Inspire, motivate, coach and develop project team members and appraisees, and give constructive upwards feedback

An Associate Director would be expected to:
– Build deep client relationships and be seen as the ‘go to’ person and a trusted adviser by C-level executives.
– Undertake scoping and fee negotiation on standard engagements
– Proactively manage upwards communication with the Partner and Director group
– Take on roles, projects and practice development opportunities for the SAS team or the wider Infrastructure Advisory Group

The Person

Essential
— Considerable experience of leading complex strategy projects, in relevant sectors, with multi-disciplinary teams in a consulting or corporate environment (a strategy house, big 4 firm or central strategy / corporate development team of a large company)
— Track record of working closely with Government/Infrastructure clients to deliver high impact recommendations and having a detailed understanding of the value drivers within the relevant sectors
— Experience of managing or supporting high value business development activities with senior public and private sector stakeholders
— Examples illustrating their collaborative and transparent team approach, readily sharing knowledge with the team, working through silos and respectful of others’ views and opinions
Desirable
— Current UK security clearance to SC or above

Expertise and Skills
— Excellent English written and oral communication skills
— Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
— Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
— Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights
— Ability to evaluate complex challenges and deliver insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
— Able to adapt quickly in changing circumstances, be an active learner and build innovative solutions
— Structured thinking skills combined with creativity

Assistant Manager Infratech, Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:

Infrastructure is evolving: assets are becoming smarter and better connected. The opportunities for exploiting technologies to drive value from infrastructure and assets have never been greater.

Our Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) advises major public and private sector infrastructure and asset-intensive organisations across all sectors, including Natural Resources, Energy, Power, Utilities, Transport, Oil and Gas, Defence, Health and Education. We are strengthening our Infratech capability to meet increasing demand from these organisations in support for how to use data, analytics and technology to unlock value from their assets and infrastructure.

This is a fast growing area offering exciting opportunities building upon a global capabilities in Infrastructure, Asset
Management and Data Analytics.

We are seeking an ambitious and innovative professional who is passionate about infrastructure and technology, with the skills and desire to combine the two to drive improvements for our clients.

You will be responsible for helping grow and deliver our Infratech business, working with client organisations and other
KPMG teams to develop our offerings and value propositions.

Responsibilities:

- Support the IAG Infratech
- Lead in developing our Infratech value propositions
- Deliver Infratech engagements
- Develop technology solutions for client challenges
- Work with KPMG’s global Infratech network to identify, develop and deploy appropriate tools and methodologies
- Work with KPMG’s technology and data analytics team to develop and deploy proof of concepts and solutions
- Use your analytical skills to bring new insights to clients
- Client facing role for engagement delivery, including analysis, presentation and workshop facilitation.
- Work with client teams to develop analytical proof of concepts.
- Support change management of client teams to embed solutions and supporting processes, training and upskilling client teams.
- Develop internal networks with other data, analytics and technology teams in KPMG
- The role will potentially have a material impact on the success of the Infratech offering and its growth within IAG.
- The role will be client facing and have direct impact on the reputation and perception of KPMG

Qualifications and Skills:

Essential:

- Experience working with data, analytics and technology to solve problems and drive business improvement
- Interest in infrastructure industry sectors
- Demonstrable experience of innovative thinking
Desirable:

- Experience of delivering projects within adisruptive sector, such as a technology startup
- Experience in consultancy / client facing assignments
- Experience of developingapplications to solve business problems
Experience and Background:

- Analytical background including numerate degree (or equivalent experience)
- Data science skillset, including coding experience in Python, R, or similar language
- Understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques and their application to business problems
- Development in cloud-based environments
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Ability to bring complex data, analytics and technology concepts to life for non-specialist audiences
- Strong problem solving skills and analytical rigour

Associate Director - Restructuring – Special Situations Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG’s Special Situations Group is made up of approximately 85 people, led by a team of seven partners, who are looking to enhance the delivery capability in order to support the next phase of growth.


The team delivers a broad spectrum of restructuring work including lender and company side advisory through a period of distress and/or restructuring, as well as implementation support covering turnaround, transformation and liquidity (both working capital improvement and cash preservation for stressed and distressed situations).


Whilst the team is not aligned to specific sectors there are individuals with significant experience in certain sectors and specific functional and/or sector focus would be considered a benefit. Applicants however will be expected to work across all sectors and situations depending on client demand.


Role and Responsibilities


We are looking to recruit an Associate Director to join the team to support the future growth plans to support the broad turnaround, transformation and liquidity offerings.


The vacancy will be based in London, although applicants will be required to work in other UK, European or international based locations depending on client demand.


Key Responsibilities:


• Responsibility for delivery of client projects, taking the role as day to day contact on engagements.
• Able to build and maintain strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and mid-level executives and other key stakeholders.
• Manage teams of colleagues delivering engagements, ensuring effective delegation and multi-work stream delivery.
• Deliver engagements and projects to scope, time, quality and budget complying with KPMG engagement management practices.
• Communicate views and insights (both in writing and verbally) in an effective and compelling manner to clients and KPMG colleagues, able to adjust style to circumstances.
• Lead the design and development of client ready deliverables with minimal Director and Partner input.
• Work with Partners / Directors across the business development cycle, including development of proposals, client sales presentations and participation in client pitch presentations.
• Coach and develop team members (and client staff) and provide high quality developmental feedback.
• Develop insightful sector points of view on key strategic issues for your chosen sector(s) including leading or playing a key role in a sector campaigns as many SMs do, including attendance of pitches
• Identify, design and lead practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team.
• Appraise challenging & fast developing situations and look to develop innovative solutions and assess options for stakeholders.
• Significant involvement in business development activities, including developing pitches and proposals to win new work including participation in pitch presentations.


Qualifications & Skills


• Ability to communicate well across a range of operational and financial staff at all levels including Board Members and other Senior Executives.
• Ability to work innovatively and ‘self start’.
• Ability to motivate a team to deliver outstanding work.
• Desire to build wide advisory skill set and develop knowledge of all Restructuring offerings.
• Ability to leverage personal and firm wide networks to support lead generation.


Background & Experience


• Drive and enthusiasm.
• Strong commercial and business acumen.
• Demonstrable experience in leading multi-work stream advisory projects (successful candidates will need to demonstrate some experience in each of the turnaround, transformation and liquidity disciplines).
• Experience at advising and working alongside a range of stakeholders, including PE firms, Lenders, corporates and internal KPMG stakeholders ie. CST partners and sector leads.
• Experience of being involved in at least one sector campaign.

Manager - Mobility - Infrastructure Advisory

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG's Infrastructure and Government (I&G) strategy team wants the right candidate for their London-based team. The team needs professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions for public and private sector clients.
The I&G Strategic Advisory Services (SAS) team works with government and industry on the biggest, most complex and pressing strategic, policy and programme implementation issues.
We are looking for someone with experience in the Future Mobility sector to focus on this growing area of our work. We define Future Mobility as the de-carbonisation, digitalisation, and personalisation of transport through electric and alternate drivetrains, connected and autonomous vehicles, and Mobility-as-a-Service. The resultant ‘perfect storm’ is impacting automotive, supply chain, energy, technology, infrastructure, funds, transport operators, regional authorities and Government. Things are changing faster than expected driven by rapid developments in technology, regulation, competition and consumer behaviour. Over the next 5 to 12 years the organisations that we work with will require significant advisory support: multi £m transformations,multi £m deals, customer and industry 4.0 advice, strategic roadmap development and portfolio delivery. KPMG is establishing itself at the forefront of this change, creating new relationships and unlocking significant benefits for transport systems and society. Depending on the flow of work within the team you may also be required to work in other I&G sectors.
As part of a fast paced and dynamic group, practitioners will have the opportunity to advise on strategic options, business cases and operating models to public sector, agency and corporate clients.
Typically the advice we provide can be categorised as:
– Regulatory and Policy Strategy & Design (including Trend analysis and “Futures” scenario development, Futures Impact Assessments, and Policy development)
– Business & Digital Strategy and Service Design (including. Corporate & Business strategy development, Market analysis, Product capability assessment and development roadmaps)
– Portfolio Investment Strategy & Management (including Project appraisal, Business case development (all levels inc. Green Book), Funding strategies (commercialisation / partnerships (inc. PPP’s))
– Commercial Strategy and Complex Delivery Vehicle Design (including Market development & evaluation, Commercial strategies and scheme design (inc. SPVs), Commercial scheme development (inc. complex bi- and multi-lateral negotiations))
– Innovation Strategy & Delivery (including. Innovation Strategy development
– Proof of Concept, Pilot & MVP development, Scaling strategy and implementation planning); and,
– Operating Model development and Delivery roadmap design
It is an exciting time to join our team as we are growing rapidly and working on some fascinating public issues – including: the rise of autonomous vehicles, growing regional trade, and the future of the probation service. The team blends this with support to the largest infrastructure operators and infrastructure programmes in the UK.

The Role

To be an effective Manager within the team, applicants will be expected to:
– Design and run small projects and / or large, complex work streams with limited oversight
– Generate hypotheses and play a leading role in storyboarding client deliverables
– Liaise effectively with clients whilst working on engagements and act as an ‘ambassador’ for KPMG
– Produce client ready deliverables that exceed expectations and require limited review
– Develop solutions to complex problems and challenge the thinking of more senior colleagues and clients
– Construct detailed financial / business models performing complex scenario and sensitivity analysis
– Support the identification of on-sell / cross-sell opportunities
– Provide timely feedback and coaching to other team members
– Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing client demands
– Demonstrate deep expertise and an ability to generate insights in the sector with a demonstrated passion for public issues
– Build and maintain a strong internal and external network
– Demonstrate high levels of drive, ambition, and able to lead work at high levels of intensity
– Be comfortable having a visible market presence, attending conferences to represent KPMG, network, identify leads, and further KPMG’s reputation in the industry
– Develop highly relevant and professional thought leadership related to the future of mobility
– Contribute to service line development for Future Mobility services delivered by the SAS team
– Participate in team governance activities
– Contribute to personal development of the team

Most project work is undertaken in engagement specific, multidisciplinary teams drawn from across KPMG. As such, appreciating and managing management responsibilities and reporting lines, which change over time, is critical.
A Manager would be expected to:
– Have responsibility for managing an engagement specific team (of varying size)
– Be an active participant in the SAS team, leading practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
– Inspire, motivate, coach and develop project team members and appraisees, and give constructive upwards feedback

A Manager would be expected to:
– Build client relationships during project delivery, be seen as the ‘go to’ person on-site and maintain contact appropriately when projects end
– Participate in scoping projects and building budgets on standard engagements
– Proactively manage upwards communication with the Partner and Director group
– Take on roles, projects and practice development opportunities for the SAS team or the wider Infrastructure Advisory Group

As a Manager, a successful candidate would be expected to:
— Manage workstreams or small engagements on a day-to-day basis
— Maintain engagement documentation including risk management (supported by the relevant teams within the firm) and escalate issues appropriately to Engagement Leaders
— Participate in business development activity for the team alongside client deliverable responsibilities
— Have responsibility for delivering against individually set financial targets, as agreed at the beginning of each relevant period

The Person

Essential
– Experience of working with clients and having a strong understanding of the issues facing the mobility sector
– Ability to lead parts of complex projects or programmes in the relevant sectors
– Ability to display involvement in business development activity e.g. building relationships with clients during engagements or responding to RfP/ITT’s
– Experience of contributing to thought leadership and knowledge management activities
Desirable
— Current UK security clearance to SC or above

Skills

— Excellent English written and oral communication skills
— Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
— Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
— Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights

Manager, Technical Accounting Advisory Financial Services - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Work as a key member of our growing Financial Services Accounting Advisory Services (FSAS) team based in Birmingham. The team provides specialist accounting advice to clients across a range of areas. Engagements focus on the application of technical accounting – in particular providing financial instrument accounting advice (including hedge accounting), accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training – often working as part of cross-functional teams including FSAS London, FSAS Regulatory, Accounting Advisory Services, Financial Risk Management, Audit, Tax and Forensics.


We are seeking additional qualified accountants to work at Manager level to continue to extend the depth and breadth of financial services accounting based services in our Birmingham office, in the areas listed above and beyond.



Key Responsibilities:


- Managing the delivery of live accounting advisory client engagements and leading technical accounting work streams of larger multi-disciplinary engagements
- Providing subject matter expertise on technical accounting as well as practical implications relating to new accounting standards (e.g. IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16)
- Reviewing technical accounting and risk interpretations related to new accounting standards prepared by clients (e.g. IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16), provide challenge and recommendations
- Respond to clients’ and audit teams’ ad-hoc accounting queries related to financial instruments
- Development and delivery of accounting training to clients and internal KPMG teams
- Managing and mentoring engagement team members
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals
- Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities


Skills, Qualifications and Experience:


- Qualified accountant (ACA or international equivalent qualification)
- Must be able demonstrate strong technical accounting experience with IFRS, especially related to financial instruments (IAS 32, IAS 39 (including hedge accounting), IFRS 7 and IFRS 9)
- Must have previous financial sector experience – for example, working with building societies, other mutuals, intermediaries or banks
- Must be able to demonstrate strong experience with recent developments in accounting, in particular IFRSs 9, 15 and 16
- Must have experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses
- Must have experience of managing teams and project management





Senior Manager - Deal Advisory Tax, Infrastructure - London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: DA Tax

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Working in the KPMG London M&A Tax Group and focus specifically on providing tax advice in connection with UK and international transactions. Transactions typically ranging in size from £10m upwards, providing tax structuring and tax due diligence services and work closely with our clients and colleagues in Deal Advisory (transaction services, corporate finance, separation and integration).


The team primarily works in the industrial and consumer market segments which includes life sciences, healthcare, technology, retail and leisure. The team, also get involved in other sectors ranging from financial services, infrastructure, and private equity.


The Responsibilities


The role involves:


Providing tax structuring, tax due diligence and restructuring advice on a wide range of transactionsCo-ordinating the advice provided by other overseas KPMG teams and other tax skillsets (e.g. Transfer pricing, Tax Value Chain, VAT, Employee taxes, stamp duty)Working closely with colleagues in Deal AdvisoryDeveloping relationships with the client, Deal Advisory and overseas teamsUnderstanding the client's business and helping to identify areas for the provision of tax and other servicesBeing involved in business development activityIdentify key client issues that represent opportunities for other KPMG teams to capitalise on and play active role in introductionsPlay key role in people development activities (coaching / mentoring) for less experienced team membersTake a key role on design and delivery of proposals for new business opportunitiesSupervising risk and billing management

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. 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, confident and has good communication skills.


Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skillsSuccessful track record of new business origination within M&A projects through both internal and external activitiesGood UK corporate tax knowledge and an awareness of other tax and accounting areasHigh level analytical skills with a practical and commercial approach to resolving issues and providing adviceAbility to work as part of a team and to show initiative to drive projects forwardLead by example with client relationships, technical quality and service deliveryDisplays an inclusive, collaborative approach and operates in an inspirational & respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider communitySustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the teamCommunicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear Display technical strength in our specialist markets above Builds the reputation of KMPG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

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