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We are currently recruiting for a role in the Restructuring Sales and Business Development team, supporting the existing team of 12 people. Whilst it is a non-client facing role it requires a commercial mindset. We’re looking for someone to support the department’s targeting activities, ensuring our pipeline data is accurate and undertaking research into key clients and sectors.
This role will involve working across a range of sectors with significant exposure to senior Restructuring leaders, reporting into the Restructuring Sales & BD Manager.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Undertaking research and analysis for target sectors and companies, using a range of data sources (Companies House, industry thought leadership, media/press reports etc).
- Proactively supporting management of the department’s targeting pipeline e.g. removing duplicates, undertaking reconciliations, attending targeting meetings
- Handling internal queries regarding the pipeline and target sectors/clients, by phone, email or video conference
- Supporting production of reports for senior leadership on current targets, pipeline, undertaking analysis of research data
- Managing queries into the team inbox, undertaking a range of ad hoc tasks
- Supporting the wider business through a period of change – an interest in taking on new projects and tasks would be highly desirableThe Individual
The role is very flexible and is likely to change over time. Key attributes of a suitable candidate include:
- An interest in commercial/sales activities and understanding company financials e.g. balance sheet, profit & loss
- Knowledge/interest in key business/economic events and activities impacting on our clients e.g. COVID-19, consumer trends
- Due to the confidential nature of our clients a high level of discretion is essential
- Food time management and organisational skills together with the ability to prioritise tasks to ensure that deadlines are met
- Ability to work independently
- Conscientious and are able to produce high quality, detailed and accurate work;
- Good people and communication skills
- An ability to “self start” and identify outstanding tasks, and suggest ideas to improve how we support the department
- A professional demeanour and ability to work closely with a range of demanding stakeholders
- A willingness to learn new skills and stretch into new capabilities
- Ability to manage a project or activity from start to finish
- Technical Skills:
- Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Broader IT skills, willingness to learn/use new software or online research tools
- Degree-level qualification in any subject highly desirable
- Strong background in Maths and English (minimum B-grade at GCSE or equivalent)
- Comfort writing for a range of audiences would be advantageous
- Background in finance and accountancy desirable but not essential (e.g. AAT, CFAB, ACA, ACCA)Previous office experience desirable but not essential
KPMG’s Special Situations Group 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).
We are a team of approximately 90 people, led by eight partners and 12 directors. We are looking to grow the team to enhance our delivery capability to support our next phase of growth.
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 (both in the private and public sector) and situations depending on client demand.
Where possible, assignments will be resourced to suit individuals’ base locations, but the nature and unpredictability of our work will mean that some travel (and possible international working) will be required.
We are looking to recruit Managers to join the team based in London, although applicants will be required to work in other UK, European or international based locations depending on client demand. The role will involve working across a number of product types highlighted above and applicants should be ready to work in dynamic, flexible and fast moving environments.
• Working in engagement teams of typically 3 to 6 people, supporting senior team members on a range of product types.
• Undertaking of detailed analysis to present robust advice to client teams.
• Build strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and mid-level executives and other key stakeholders on engagements (including divisional and functional management at corporates, lawyers and contacts at banks and other lenders/investors).
• Manage engagements and projects to scope, time, quality and budget complying with KPMG engagement management practices.
• On certain relevant assignments, overseeing work as the main point of contact with the client, reporting back to engagement leaders and other senior staff.
• Appraise challenging & fast developing situations and look to develop innovative solutions and assess options for businesses and their stakeholders.
• Potential involvement in new product development or business development activities.
• Development of junior staff on assignments.
Key Skills and Competencies Required
• Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent).
• Strong analysis (including financial modelling and scenario analysis) and report writing skills.
• Strong commercial and business acumen.
• An existing professional network of client relationships across corporates, lenders, private equity and/or other stakeholders.
• Demonstrable experience in managing client work, ideally with a focus based on stakeholder advisory, turnaround, transformation or IBR assignments.
• Demonstrable experience in managing projects and/or own work streams, with the ability to oversee work of junior team members and build report with key client stakeholders.
• Ability to communicate well across a range of operational and financial staff at all levels. This is also often in challenging circumstances given the financial positions of the organisations we typically work with.
• Ability to work innovatively and ‘self-start’ as well as delegate to teams of colleagues.
• Drive, enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude.
• Desire to build wide advisory skillsets and develop knowledge of all Restructuring offerings.
• Creative with a willingness to try new and different approaches – our clients often have multiple issues which may not be what we are initially expecting.
• Willingness to embrace work across all sectors and potentially undertake some travel.
A positive team influence and achievements beyond the realms of project work.
There really is a place for you here.
The Team KPMG LLP's national restructuring practice has over 470 staff in 25 offices around the UK. Over 80 of those work across the three Scottish offices. We provide two distinct types of service: restructuring advice to companies who are under performing or experiencing liquidity problems; and recovery advice and assistance to insolvent companies, their creditors and other stakeholders. The Role As a case administrator in a team focusing solely on Corporate Insolvencies you will be responsible for a portfolio of cases dealing predominantly with statutory and technical aspects of the insolvency process.
This is a client facing role in a lively, stimulating and busy environment working under pressure and to deadlines. You will report to the managers responsible for each particular liquidation, administration or receivership.
The role will be based in our Aberdeen office.
Work alongside case managers and engagement leaders to provide support on Corporate insolvency engagements from pre-appointment planning to closure;
Ownership of a portfolio of cases, with responsibility for proactive case progression, statutory compliance and ensuring all correspondence is responded to and queries dealt with effectively;
Work with client and KPMG staff to identify, ingather, and safeguard assets and thereafter realise these for maximum value;
Investigate the conduct of directors and understand the reasons for insolvency;
Produce correspondence, minutes, file notes, emails, schedules and analysis;
Interact with the appointees, appointers, directors, creditors, employees; other relevant stakeholders and third party agents;
Assist the case manager or senior administrators with statutory and other reports;
Participate in business development events and proactively develop an internal and external network of contacts and work providers; and
Attend to any other administrative task required by the role.
Qualifications & Skills
4 Highers/equivalent including Maths and English (B grade minimum)
A University degree (2.1 minimum)
2 references available on request
Knowledge & Experience:
You will be interested in a career in insolvency and advisory related matters with a willingness to learn quickly and operate as part of a team;
You have an interest in commercial and financial matters and are able to demonstrate practical common sense;
You will consistently demonstrate a professional manner;
You will have good time management and organisational skills together with the ability to prioritise tasks to ensure that deadlines are met;
You are committed, enthusiastic, proactive, conscientious and are able to produce high quality, detailed and accurate work;
You will have strong analytical skills;
You will be an outgoing person with good people and communication skills, able to confidently and articulately deal with all parties in what can sometimes be difficult situations;
You will have the ability to work innovatively and “self-start”, either individually or as part of a team;
You will have the ability to assess the various alternatives for dealing with specific case issues and present suggestions to the case manager;
You will be willing to participate in business development activities;
You will be willing to travel and work from our Edinburgh office and client sites as required from time to time.
You will have the following technical skills:
Outlook (basic level);
A good knowledge of Excel and Word; and
A high standard of letter writing.
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While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly Equal Opportunities employer.
The team of trusted advisors offers a full range of services to businesses, including advice to stressed and distressed companies, formal insolvency and advising profitable businesses on enhancing value and solving issues.
We can be flexible on home location, but this role has historically been based in the Midlands, which enables ease of travel to support on different engagements with our teams around the country.
You will provide indirect tax support to the UK restructuring team, leading on compliance in respect of formal insolvency appointments and providing advisory support across wider engagements.
The role will involve developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including HMRC and senior restructuring colleagues.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Compliance – managing restructuring indirect tax compliance obligations
• Circulation of email to case managers & administrators to flag VAT return requirements, setting out review and submission deadlines
• Running a monthly diary report to identify upcoming obligations
• Liaising with the wider Restructuring team to answer queries
• Reviewing VAT return workings, signing off from an indirect tax perspective
• Liaising with core teams following HMRC pre-credibility repayment enquiries
• Identifying, monitoring and compliance of other reporting requirements (EC Sales Lists, Intrastat Declarations)
• Managing the deregistration process with core teams
• Reviewing sale of business contracts
• Managing the HMRC relationship across different departments
• Reviewing property transactions
• Highlighting risk areas and solutions for mitigation
• Identifying and maximising indirect tax opportunities (e.g. VAT Bad Debt Relief)
• Design and deliver training to junior resource
• Provide ongoing educational and technical support by way of presentations at team meetings
• Ability to work innovatively and ‘self-start’
• Ability to communicate well with operational and financial staff at all levels
• Good time management and organisational skills, together with the ability to prioritise tasks
• An ability to produce high quality, detailed and accurate work, and produce concise and creative reports and presentations
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced project environment
Qualifications and experience required
• Experience working in indirect tax to potentially include relevant qualification(s)
• Solid commercial and business acumen, with evidence of experience
• Demonstrable experience in leading work-streams, advising and working alongside a range of stakeholders
• Understanding of insolvency and Restructuring work would be beneficial
• Willingness to embrace work across all sectors
• Willingness to undertake travel
KPMG’s Restructuring team are looking for a specialist experienced Employee Claims Senior Administrator to join their team. The team of trusted advisors offer a full range of services to stressed and distressed businesses, ranging from formal insolvency through to advising profitable businesses on enhancing value and solving issues. This role will be focusing purely on employee related matters arising on our distressed advisory and insolvency engagements.
The successful will join our national Employee Claims team, the work services a full spectrum of businesses from small owner managed concerns through to large multinationals, right across the UK. Whilst this role would primarily be office based, periodic travel (often at short notice) to deal with employee matters on live engagements will be required. This will on occasion require travel across the UK.
- Support engagement manager on insolvency assignments in dealing with all employee aspects of the case.
- Oversee completion process for employees of relevant forms to seek to ensure submission on a timely basis.
- Prepare employee related correspondence for manager approval, including letters, emails and file notes of key employee related decisions.
- Attend employee meetings to assist in answering employees’ queries, including potentially leading challenging meetings alongside more senior staff.
- Ensure minutes of any employee meetings are taken and maintained on file.
- Liaise with company HR staff to ensure all employee records are retained.
- Liaise with the engagement manager, company payroll staff (or a payroll bureau) and our cashiers to ensure that wages are paid where required.
- Ensure tax and RTI payments and filings are completed on an accurate and timely basis.
- Work closely with our Pensions team on any pension and auto-enrolment matters.
- Update and maintain IPS for employee information.
- Agree employees’ preferential and unsecured claims for manager approval.
- Field any ongoing employee queries throughout the life of an insolvency case.
- Provide specialist advice to our team on advisory engagements where insolvency may be a possible outcome.
Key skills and competencies required:
- Experience in a similar role in an insolvency practice, preferably using IPS.
- Previous payroll/HR experience in wider industry preferable, although not essential.
- Highly organised and have an ability to prioritise effectively.
- Have flexibility to be able to respond to sudden and sharp changes in workload.
- Common sense and an eye for detail/accuracy.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm and professional in times of stress.
- The confidence and ability to challenge more senior staff on matters such as employee consultation.
Working in the Corporate Tax department at KPMG will give you the opportunity to develop relationships with clients as you help manage the amount of corporation tax they need to pay. This involves working with clients to produce complex tax computations and returns for HM Revenue & Customs, giving advice on corporate planning and restructuring projects.
We are currently recruiting a Manager to join our successful Transfer Pricing team in the South region based in either Reading or Bristol. The team advises multinational clients develop and implement economically supportable transfer prices, document policies and outcomes and respond to tax authority challenges.
This is primarily a transfer pricing role but combines aspects of corporate tax, transfer pricing and business advisory and is ideally suited to a candidate looking for a wide ranging and challenging role that involves advising clients at the highest level.
Transfer pricing is a priority growth area for the firm and the successful candidate will have the opportunity for rapid career progression.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Project managing large, multi-disciplinary projects across multiple jurisdictions
- Managing and assisting in the preparation of detailed technical analysis covering a wide range of UK and international tax issues
- Coordinating with KPMG's transfer pricing, international tax, indirect tax and advisory teams on a range of topics
- Developing and maintaining client relationships
- Assisting with the team's business development and marketing initiatives
- Financial management, including developing and managing project budgets and billing to ensure profitable delivery of client engagements
- Coaching and developing junior team members
Qualifications, Skills and Background:
- CTA, CA, ACA, ACCA (or other equivalent qualifications)
- Extensive experience in transfer pricing and international corporate tax environment
- Good technical skills and commercial awareness
- Ability to build strong internal and client relationships
- Excellent communication and project management skills
Our transfer pricing specialists have lots of flexibility to work across industry sectors, and with different partners and directors.