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Manager - Actuarial Life

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Director - Transactions- Power, Utilities & Infrastructure

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Finance

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Assistant Manager - KPMG Law, Corporate Team - London

Location: London

Service Line: Legal Services

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Manager - Ops & Supply - Integration & Separation

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Manager - Corporate Lawyer, KPMG Law - Reading

Location: Reading

Service Line: Legal Services

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Life Actuarial Senior Manager

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Manager - Actuarial Life

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

Responsibilities:
• Assisting in the delivery of client engagements, working as part of a project team on client sites
• Providing technical input to a number of projects
• Supporting senior management efforts to cultivate and maintain target client relationships, including assisting with proposals and the development of sales materials
• Drafting reports and presentations.
• Working with other KPMG teams and providing technical input
• The successful candidate will be required to manage small to medium sized teams.
• As well as project delivery responsibilities, the role involves supporting other aspects of the team's work including sales and marketing, research and development of new services, and knowledge management.

Current projects
• Multiple IFRS 17 impact assessments which have also led to IFRS17 implementation projects.
• Provision of actuarial expertise on finance transformation projects.
• Providing assistance to Companies undertaking mergers and acquisitions
• Helping Companies with their capital models
• Provision of actuarial expertise to support our Audit colleagues

The Person

Qualifications and Skills:
Qualified Actuary. Must have experience of working in a Life Actuarial function or life consultancy

Experience and Background:
The capability to manage concurrent engagements and play a part in shaping and implementing KPMG's tailored solutions
• Strong technical and communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to deal with clients and senior personnel from day one
• Flexibility and an enjoyment of working on challenging projects, and interacting with teams from other business groups
• Strong project and people management skills, and an ability to structure task allocations around critical goals
• Strong coaching skills to develop the capabilities of junior team members
• Experience gained within either a consultancy or company environment are both equally advantageous
• Curiosity and flexibility to new approaches
• Market exposure

Director - Transactions- Power, Utilities & Infrastructure

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team

Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG), a part of KPMG Deal Advisory in the UK, consists of c240 professionals and is widely recognised as a leading independent business, financial and regulatory advisers in the infrastructure space. The group has won many awards, including Financial Advisor of the Year (Infrastructure Journal) for several years. The group has presence across the UK and is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

We provide in-depth advice on strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Transport, Power & Utilities, and Social Infrastructure in the UK and globally. Our work includes market and policy design, economic and regulatory analysis, deal structuring and execution, as well as strategic and transaction advice to enable private and public capital to fund infrastructure. We work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence.

Power & Utilities (P&U) is the largest business area of the IAG and encompasses work for large clients in the sector, including all energy and water utilities as well as some of the largest companies in Europe and beyond. We provide in-depth strategic and technical advice on corporate finance and corporate financial management, regulatory finance, regulatory policy, business and financial planning, cost assessment and benchmarking as well as in other areas directly affecting value. Our work combines elements of policy, finance, strategy and economics to assist our clients in structuring investments, securing financing, supporting regulatory regimes and maximising shareholder value. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as market leaders influencing the future of the utilities sector.

Our P&U business is currently divided into 7 practices: Strategy, Regulation, Finance, Projects, Low Carbon, Transactions, and Benchmarking and is continuously expanding with double digit growth over the last 10 years. As such we are looking for high quality candidates to support our growth and development of existing and new service lines, while building on the work already undertaken in the Group.

The Role

The candidate should have a very good understanding of utilities and energy sectors in the UK, extensive experience of working on transactions in utilities and infrastructure, including mergers and acquisitions of minority and majority equity stakes. They should also have a good track record of working in professional services, including leading a team, and both winning and delivering advisory services, supported by a proven reputation in the sector. The role involves bringing together different advisory services on transaction opportunities, developing and maintaining strong relationships with investors while working closely with other parts of KPMG Deal Advisory, including in particular Transaction Services and M&A groups, to originate and structure our combined transaction offering.

Services provided by the Transactions team in IAG P&U include:
- Strategic and market analysis for potential acquisitions and corporate actions
- Regulatory due diligence on transactions involving regulated utilities
- Commercial due diligence across Power & Utilities infrastructure assets
- Other advisory services on transactions including eg sector analysis, cost and performance benchmarking etc
- Financial modelling and scenarios analysis, advice on regulatory finance aspects of a transaction
- Financial advice working in conjunction with our M&A practice

Roles & Responsibilities

As a Director responsible for the Transactions practice in P&U the individual will be responsible for:
- Leading advice on large and complex transactions and leveraging the specialist skills across the P&U team
- Operating at the C suite and board level with companies and investors
- Managing our advice on transactions typically involving several different workstreams and specialist teams
- Growing the transactions business
- Identifying and recruiting talent
- Be the focus for our deal advisory capability in P&U and bring insights and leading practices
- Ensuring KPMG's quality and risk management procedures are completed to the appropriate standard
- Pro-actively keeping up to date with deal advisory thinking on a global level
- Leading the transactions team, and playing a key part in the P&U leadership team
- Coaching and mentoring other staff
- Being a role model for less experienced staff and for the firm's values
- Working with the other senior staff in the P&U team to define and implement the strategy for the unit

Business development activities will include:
- Working closely with our colleagues in other parts of KPMG Deal Advisory to develop and maintain business relationships with investors, primarily infrastructure funds, pension funds, etc
- Targeting key investors in-line with our strategy and developing a pipeline of opportunities to support the growth of the Transactions business as well as wider P&U team
- Building and managing sustainable business relationships with investors and corporates
- Building a strong external and internal network to promote our services and the value provided
- Supporting the development with thought leadership and speaking engagements
- Pro-actively promoting our services

The Person

We are looking for a person who can work at pace and during intense periods of live transactions, bring experience and best practice and collaborate closely with other parts of the team and other parts of the firm. The person should have proven experience of advising on transactions with a high level of client relationship management and a track record of delivery high quality outputs and securing further work

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

- In depth knowledge of utilities and energy sectors in the UK (key market segments)
- Extensive experience of working on transactions in utilities and infrastructure, including mergers and acquisitions of minority and majority equity stakes of corporates and projects
- Understanding of key value drivers in utilities including policy, regulation, financing, investments, markets etc
- A strong track record of working in professional services, including leading a team, and both winning and delivering advisory services
- Proven reputation in deal advisory space and a long track record of transactions worked on
- Ability to carry out / supervise financial analysis on transactions including different valuation methods
- Detailed understanding of transaction process and execution
- Ability to identify and analyse key value drivers on a particular transaction in the Power & Utilities market
- Excellent presentation and communications skills
- Skills successfully to develop and manage client relationships
- Strong commercial awareness

Assistant Manager - KPMG Law, Corporate Team - London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG Law is seeking a junior corporate lawyer to join its expanding team in London.

KPMG Law is a disrupter in the legal services industry offering legal advisory services combined with new law and technology driven offerings and multi-disciplinary solutions. Our lawyers have the benefit of being part of an exciting start-up business within a leading global professional services firm.

The successful candidate will likely have gained experience across international business reorganisations, M&A and joint ventures gained in the UK at a City practice (but applicants with other suitable experience will also be considered) and be:

• an entrepreneurial self-starter who is excited by the opportunity to provide multi-disciplinary legal services in a different environment and manner while delivering a great service to clients

• able to understand the legal solution within the wider picture and who is keen to become a more rounded business adviser

• a driven and proactive team player who enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines

• a good technical lawyer with a solid knowledge of the Companies Act


The role will involve:

• providing corporate legal advice on a broad range of client solutions spanning corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures

• building relationships with other KPMG teams and KPMG clients to develop and provide multi-disciplinary solutions

• project managing and driving projects to conclusion

Skills and experience:

• It is expected that the successful applicant will be a qualified solicitor with up to 2 years’ PQE experience (but for the avoidance of doubt may be newly qualified).

• Strong academic, technical, and personal skills are essential.

Manager - Ops & Supply - Integration & Separation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Our Transactions Services group is focused on continually enhancing value for clients across the deal and economic cycle. Our teams comprise of specialists capable of helping clients right through from conceptual thinking of buying a business to turning their business around in times of difficulty.

The Integration & Separation Advisory Team

KPMG's Ops&Supply Integration & Separation Advisory Team is a growing and dynamic team. We work with both vendors and acquirers on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, exits and joint ventures, both pre and post-deal.

The team offers four key proposition areas:
- Separation: Supporting vendors to plan and deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity to the Buyer with value preserved and business continuity in place from Day 1, including supporting the definition and implementation of transitional service agreements.
- Integration: Pre and post deal integration design, planning and implementation to integrate the target business into the Buyer’s organisation whilst mitigating risk and enhancing value.
- Synergies: Understanding the potential benefits and costs generated through a proposed transaction, and the associated plans, interdependencies, risks and issues for the delivery of base and stretch case targets.
- Joint Ventures: Helping respective partners ensure the key value considerations are identified and prioritised early and delivered through the associated business plan, leveraging each party’s specific contribution and capabilities and managing broader stakeholder relationships.Role Overview

Description of the role:

You will gain exposure to the high pressure, fast-paced world of transactions through delivering specialist operational support. Your role on a project will include:

• Assisting Operations, Supply Chain and Procurement stakeholders on the buy-side or sell-side to plan and execute changes in the organisation as required by the transaction. This will be across the deal cycle from pre-deal to post-deal phases of the transaction
• Working across a variety of industry sectors and locations with clients of varying size and complexity. We also work with other advisory firms (banks, law firms, technology companies, and other accounting firms) on deals, as required, which depends on the nature and scope of the engagement.
• Providing day to day support to project office activities.
• Supporting Operations and Supply Chain workstream activity to fulfil the workstream objectives.
• Ownership and maintenance of engagement financials.
• Contributing to content for sections of reports/deliverables and sales materials.
• When not working on a project, providing support in preparation of proposal materials and other business or practice development activities.
• A willingness to travel as we mainly work from client sites and have a global portfolio of clients. The length of a project can be anywhere from one week to one year, although a typical project will last a few weeks and we would aim to give you as diverse an experience as possible.

The Person

Candidates must be team players. We pride ourselves on the way we work with and support each other.
Candidates will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrable personal impact, flexibility, drive and commitment.

Candidates will be looking to broaden their current skill set and will embrace the opportunity to work at client sites with a relatively high level of autonomy.

Candidates will be expected to have as a minimum the following skills and experience:
• Professional Services experience with a relevant qualification preferred (degree, CIMA, MBA or equivalent).
• Background in an industrial operational/supply chain role, preferably with line management experience, in one or more industry sectors. Operational experience could include activities such as: planning, budgeting, site relocations, performance improvement activity or design and operation of core end-to-end operational processes (e.g. Design to Manufacture, Order to Ship, Sales and Operational Planning, etc.).
An excellent understanding of the overall Supply Chain functions and the typical organisational structures, processes, controls, systems and performance metrics/ benchmarks.
• Awareness of current leading practice and future trends in creating efficient and effective supply chain functions, including supporting business strategy, operating model design and implementation, disruptive technologies and creating insight from data.
• Exposure to the operational issues created by supply chain integrations, separations and carve outs.
• Experience of supporting ops and supply chain change projects and business improvement in industry or a consulting environment.
• Awareness of organisational change in supply chain / operational functions.
• A keen interest in mergers and acquisitions.
• Financial and commercial awareness.
• Strong presentation skills and experience (oral and written).
• Good client/supplier/customer relationship skills.
• Analysis and problem solving.
• Report writing.

Individuals should be comfortable working in the high pressured yet often ambiguous and flexible conditions that characterise transactions.

Manager - Corporate Lawyer, KPMG Law - Reading

Location: Reading

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG Law


What KPMG Law is looking for from its lawyers:


• Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
• Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
• Lawyers with a passion for the law
• Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
• Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
• Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
• Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment


Why you might want to join KPMG Law:


• You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team
• You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
• You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities
• You are excited by the idea of being a founding member of a team that will grow significantly
• You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
• You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance


Role and Responsibilities:


• Early Legal Input into Tax Advice – providing our clients with tax advice that has already been reviewed by lawyers
• Implementation of Tax Advice – providing our clients with a simple and cost-effective way of successfully implementing our tax advice
• Review and Rectification of Implementations – reviewing existing structures and helping clients preserve value by rectifying inadequate implementations and operation
• Unwinding Structures – unwinding defunct or unwanted structures
• Mergers & Acquisitions – primarily deal advice on both sides of a transaction including Corporate law advice, guidance, implementation, regulatory and applicability.


Experience Required:


The applicant will be a corporate lawyer with a good range of experience in areas of law such as structuring and reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, funds, debt listings and intra-group financing arrangements, corporate governance, commercial arrangements, share investments and/or the implementation of employee incentive arrangements.


The applicant must have a high level of technical knowledge with regards to UK corporate and contract law. Familiarity with partnership, trust, regulatory, banking and/or insolvency law would be helpful. In addition, a successful applicant will have the ability to get up to speed quickly on esoteric areas and be keen to continue developing his/her legal skills and engage in new areas of work.


The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her experience on transactions (while ensuring that other senior members of the team are kept informed and involved at appropriate times), and to supervise and develop more junior members of the team. Strong project management skills are a must.


The applicant should have good experience of coordinating the provision of advice and the production of complex and interrelated legal agreements and documentation by advisers in several jurisdictions. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues, he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.


The successful applicant will have significant experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery. He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a keenness to develop these skills further. The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team. The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication.


Education and qualifications:


It is expected that the successful applicant will be a UK-qualified solicitor with a minimum of 4 years’ PQE experience, which should have been gained in the UK at a reputable firm (but applicants with other suitable experience will also be considered). Strong academic, technical, drafting and personal skills are essential.





Life Actuarial Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Roles and Responsibilities


Leading client engagement teams and in some instances working as part of a multi-disciplinary team


Provide a high quality advisory service to our clients


Building and maintaining strong relationships with both new and existing clients as well as within KPMG.


Winning new business through marketing and sales activities


Creation and contribution to high quality thought leadership through written publications, training events, client seminars and conferences


Contributing to the development of new products and services


Sharing knowledge and experience and contributing to the development of the team


Marketing and raising the profile of KPMG


A willingness to undertake travel will be required on occasion


Current Projects:




• Multiple IFRS 17 impact assessments which have also led to IFRS17 implementation projects.



• Provision of actuarial expertise on finance transformation projects.



• Providing assistance to Companies undertaking mergers and acquisitions



• Helping Companies with their capital models



• Provision of actuarial expertise to support our Audit colleagues




Qualifications and Skills




The successful candidate is expected to have experience of working in a life Actuarial function or a life consultancy. They must be a qualified actuary.




Experience and Background




• The capability to manage concurrent engagements and play a part in shaping and implementing KPMG's tailored solutions



• The ability to develop productive relationships that bring in business



• Strong technical and communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to deal with clients and senior personnel from day one



• Flexibility and an enjoyment of working on challenging projects, and interacting with teams from other business groups



• Strong project and people management skills, and an ability to structure task allocations around critical goals



• Strong coaching skills to develop the capabilities of junior team members



• Experience gained within either a consultancy or company environment are both equally advantageous



• Curiosity and flexibility to new approaches



• Market exposure




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