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Associate Director - Restructuring – Special Situations Group

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Restructuring Targeting Analyst - Associate

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Manager - Restructuring - Special Situations Group

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Manager - VAT - Insolvency

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Manager - Restructuring - North

Location: Leeds

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG North Restructuring team are looking for a Manager 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.


The team delivers a blend of stakeholder / lender side advisory work (including support with financial restructurings), company side advisory and formal insolvency. The team in the North provides services to a full spectrum of businesses from small owner managed concerns through to large multinationals and also a wide range of work with public sector organisations, all typically experiencing some form of stress or distress.


The team is not aligned to specific sectors and specialisms, however there are individuals with significant experience in certain areas and situations and we would welcome this in applicants. Applicants however should expect to work across all sectors as situations and clients 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.
The role will involve working across a range of assignment types as highlighted above, and applicants should be ready to work in dynamic, flexible and fast moving environments.


Key Responsibilities:
• Working in engagement teams of typically 3 to 6 people, supporting senior team members on a range of product types, with a particular focus on corporate insolvency engagements.
• On certain smaller assignments, overseeing work as the main point of contact with the client, reporting back to engagement leaders and other senior staff.
• Undertaking of detailed analysis to present robust advice to client teams.
• Appraise challenging & fast developing situations and look to develop innovative solutions and assess options for businesses and their stakeholders, which in certain instances may involve consideration of formal insolvency processes.
• Potential involvement in new product development or business development activities.
• Development of junior staff on assignments.


Key skills and competencies required:
• Strong commercial and business acumen
• Ability to work innovatively and ‘self start’
• Corporate insolvency experience essential
• Ideally some stakeholder advisory experience
• Desire to build wide advisory and insolvency skillsets and develop knowledge of all Restructuring offerings
• 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.
• Willingness to embrace work across all sectors and potentially undertake some travel.

Manager - Restructuring - Special Situations Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Team


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.

The Role
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.

Key Responsibilities
• 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.

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.

Restructuring Targeting Analyst - Associate

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time


Job Summary:

The Restructuring team delivers a blend of stakeholder / lender side advisory work (including support with financial restructurings), company side advisory and formal insolvency. The team provide services to a full spectrum of businesses from small owner managed concerns through to large multinationals and also a wide range of work with public sector organisations, all typically experiencing some form of stress or distress.

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
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

Manager - Restructuring - Special Situations Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Team


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.

The Role
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.

Key Responsibilities
• 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.

Manager - VAT - Insolvency

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG Restructuring is looking for an Indirect Tax specialist manager to join our team, supporting on engagements across the country.

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

Personal qualities

• 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


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