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Associate Director, Transaction Services, Private Equity Group

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Associate Director - Power & Utilities - Infrastructure Advisory

Location: London

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Associate Director, Transaction Services, Private Equity Group

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Associate Director - Strategy - Infrastructure Advisory

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Associate Director, Transaction Services, Private Equity Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the Firm's agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle. Within this structure, the Private Equity Transaction Services Team (PE TS) team comprises c.60 professionals focused on both mid-market and LBO houses, working predominantly on financial due diligence projects across buy side, sell side, IPOs and refinancing projects.

Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm agenda.

Due to the increase in the number of transactions in the private equity market we are continuing to expand the size of our team and have a need to recruit multiple Associate Directors in order support the growth of our PE TS business.



Job Description

Director appointments are made on the basis of demonstrated track record as engagement leaders, Associate Directors are expected to play a key role in the development of all aspects of the practice:



Perform financial analysis on the financial statements and internal management information of entities. You will be required to interpret financial performance of target entities, using your understanding of key accounting concepts, analysing historical performance trends, identifying key drivers of performance as well as identifying potential issues which could either lead to a price adjustment for our client or an integration issue post-acquisition.

Produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers. You will for example be expected to prepare and work with a project data book.
Provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client. This advice will be provided throughout a transaction and take the form of both oral and written advice. You will advise clients about the transaction process, SPA completion mechanics as well as providing general commentary of the findings of our work.
Demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. You will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others. You will be expected to coach team members who are have either not yet fully attained accounting qualification or have less transaction experience than you.
Responsible for the delivery of client facing projects by being part of the transaction fieldwork team, being a day to day point of contact for senior client contacts for matters relating to our work.
Your role involves working in a team environment. You may be part of a larger team on complex assignments and you may be asked to lead work certain work streams on less complex engagements.
Build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.
Monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
Identify and manage risks, including front end client and transaction acceptance procedures and ensure the Firm's reporting frameworks are implemented throughout a transaction process.
Skills, Qualifications
and Experience

Financial qualifications ACA or ACCA (or equivalent)
Experience of leading and managing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence projects
Experience of working with Private Equity clients
Experience in client facing project management
Experience of building commercial relationships with Private Equity clients for the benefit of your existing employer.
Experience in the development of PE-TS propositions and asset opportunities with Private Equity clients.
Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
Excellent written and oral communication
Location: London
Opening date: 17 September 2019
Closing date: 15 October 2019
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits



Associate Director - Power & Utilities - Infrastructure Advisory

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



The Team


KPMG’s Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c150 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal). The group has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

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

The utilities sector is a key business area for the Infrastructure Group and encompasses work for the large clients in the sector including all of the leading UK energy and water companies as well as some of largest utilities in the EU and beyond. We provide in depth strategic and technical advice on corporate finance issues, corporate financial management; regulatory finance, regulatory policy, business and financial planning, as well as other issues affecting value. Our work combines elements of finance, strategy and economics to assist our clients in structuring investments, securing financing and maximising shareholder value. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as one of the most innovative advisors influencing the future of the sector.

Our business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high quality candidate to support our Power & Utilities business with a particular focus on water and energy networks.

The Role


- Running coverage of clients, supporting our reputation as a leading advisor in the utilities sector
- Building relationships with key clients and developing wider networks with clients and other advisors (e.g. legal, technical)
- Leading the development of proposals for new business
- Proactive and highly tangible sector mapping to identify targets and new opportunities
- Supporting pitching for new business with ideas; Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge
- Maintaining a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and financial implications in the water and energy sectors
- Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches
- Building and maintaining relationships with clients and target clients and key market constituents to support personal effectiveness and business development opportunities
- Managing delivery of several engagements on a day to day basis and managing medium to large size projects or workstreams
- Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously
- Being responsible for the quality of deliverables produced, including qualitative and quantitative analysis as well as written and verbal advice
- Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements
- Managing junior members of the team and as part of the wider infrastructure group
- Leading by example
- Developing the team, inspiring and empowering team members to be the best
- Ensuring compliance procedures are adhered to
- Recognising and addressing potential risks
- Any other duties commensurate with the role.

The Person


- Have significant experience in the utilities sector, in the industry or as a consultant specialising in these sectors
- Have a sound knowledge of finances and financial structures of energy and water companies as well as utilities more generally;
- Have a detailed knowledge of the current UK regulatory regimes for utilities as well as their application, including detailed regulatory mechanics; and also have some knowledge and experience with other market and regulatory regimes
- Understand operations of the wider utilities sector, its structure, composition, stakeholders and relevant policy debates
Be an independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions, helping us to remain at the cutting edge of thinking in the sector
- Bring excellent report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills—strong writing and quantitative skills are a must
- Be skilled in financial analysis and regulatory economics, including some knowledge of UK regulatory accounting practice in the utilities sectors
- Demonstrate very good working knowledge of economic and financial theory and its application
- Have knowledge and experience of statistics and econometrics ideally applied in the utilities sector
- Provide compelling and well-thought out solutions to financial or economic problems of moderate to high complexity;
Provide persuasive and self-assured responses in a credible manner
- Be comfortable and/or experienced in an external facing role
- Be comfortable and/or experienced in presenting to clients;
- Demonstrable credentials of leading the delivery activities on major consulting projects and appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of projects and proposals simultaneously to demanding timetables;
- Relish the opportunity for interaction and dialogue with companies, investors, regulators and other stakeholders, and with a host of functions across KPMG
- Be a highly motivated, ambitious self-starter, willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers
- Have experience of working in and managing people in small teams
- Is a proven team player who can demonstrate a clear desire to manage teams, who can gain the trust and support of internal colleagues
- Be familiar with Bloomberg, Eikon or other financial databases
- Language skills are a bonus.
- At least 3 A levels or equivalent; Undergraduate and ideally Graduate Degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics or similar.
- All UK staff who have not passed a Financial Services Authority (FSA) approved exam will be required to do so.

Associate Director, Transaction Services, Private Equity Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the Firm's agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle. Within this structure, the Private Equity Transaction Services Team (PE TS) team comprises c.60 professionals focused on both mid-market and LBO houses, working predominantly on financial due diligence projects across buy side, sell side, IPOs and refinancing projects.

Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm agenda.

Due to the increase in the number of transactions in the private equity market we are continuing to expand the size of our team and have a need to recruit multiple Associate Directors in order support the growth of our PE TS business.



Job Description

Director appointments are made on the basis of demonstrated track record as engagement leaders, Associate Directors are expected to play a key role in the development of all aspects of the practice:



Perform financial analysis on the financial statements and internal management information of entities. You will be required to interpret financial performance of target entities, using your understanding of key accounting concepts, analysing historical performance trends, identifying key drivers of performance as well as identifying potential issues which could either lead to a price adjustment for our client or an integration issue post-acquisition.

Produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers. You will for example be expected to prepare and work with a project data book.
Provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client. This advice will be provided throughout a transaction and take the form of both oral and written advice. You will advise clients about the transaction process, SPA completion mechanics as well as providing general commentary of the findings of our work.
Demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. You will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others. You will be expected to coach team members who are have either not yet fully attained accounting qualification or have less transaction experience than you.
Responsible for the delivery of client facing projects by being part of the transaction fieldwork team, being a day to day point of contact for senior client contacts for matters relating to our work.
Your role involves working in a team environment. You may be part of a larger team on complex assignments and you may be asked to lead work certain work streams on less complex engagements.
Build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.
Monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
Identify and manage risks, including front end client and transaction acceptance procedures and ensure the Firm's reporting frameworks are implemented throughout a transaction process.
Skills, Qualifications
and Experience

Financial qualifications ACA or ACCA (or equivalent)
Experience of leading and managing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence projects
Experience of working with Private Equity clients
Experience in client facing project management
Experience of building commercial relationships with Private Equity clients for the benefit of your existing employer.
Experience in the development of PE-TS propositions and asset opportunities with Private Equity clients.
Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
Excellent written and oral communication
Location: London
Opening date: 17 September 2019
Closing date: 15 October 2019
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits



Associate Director - Strategy - Infrastructure Advisory

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



KPMG Overview



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



The Team



KPMG's Infrastructure and Government (I&G) focussed Strategy Team is looking to hire the right candidates to join 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 role of KPMG’s I&G Strategic Advisory Services (SAS) team is to work with Government and Industry on the biggest, most complex, and pressing strategic, policy and programme implementation issues. As part of a fast paced and dynamic group, practitioners will have the opportunity to offer and deliver advice on strategic options, business cases and operating models to public sector, agency and corporate clients. We sit in Deal Advisory (DA) but most work is undertaken in multidisciplinary teams, and there will be opportunities to work across both public and private sectors in areas such as justice, home affairs, trade, business support, transport innovation and technologies, roads, rail, water and nuclear.



We advise clients across the public sector and infrastructure and transport sectors, to address their most high profile and complex strategic challenges which are novel, contentious and repercussive. Typically the advice we provide them with can be categorised in the following way:
• Market assessment (e.g. market, policy, regulatory or technology trends, market and supply chain capability and capacity)
• Business Strategy (e.g. vision, objectives, strategic options, future proofing, financial sustainability)
• Operating Strategy (e.g. operating model design, governance and structures, incentives)
• Market Making (e.g. complex business cases, market engagement, procurement strategy)
It is an exciting time to join this team as we are growing rapidly due to our unique propositions and strength of client relationships. We are working on some fascinating public issues – ranging, for example, from the rise of autonomous vehicles, to growing regional trade or the creation of new markets for provision of public services. The team blends this with support to the largest infrastructure operators and infrastructure programmes in the UK. As a team, we are a group of individuals who are passionate about having fun both inside and outside of work.




The Role


Building global relationships and actively seeking out the global networks best experts to address client needs
• Communicating compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
• Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures


Role Description


To be an effective Associate Director within the team, applicants will be expected to:
• Build deep client relationships and be seen as the ‘go to’ person and a trusted adviser by C-level executives.
• Finalise the preparation of the client deliverables and identify the critical areas for debate
• Undertake scoping and fee negotiation on standard engagements
• Actively develop own knowledge and expertise in chosen proposition(s) and sector of choice
• Proactively develop thought leadership
• Lead the design of standard / complex engagements
• Lead complex storyboarding and shape the issue identification and overall problem solving approach to develop recommendations
• Present and refine business models and data analysis solutions through discussions with management
• Identify, pursue and convert a pipeline of business development opportunities
• Inspire, motivate, coach and develop project team members and appraisees, and give constructive upwards feedback
• Identify, design and lead critical and complex practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
• Identify, pursue and convert a pipeline of business development opportunities for the team


The Person


• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
• Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
• Seeks to understand others motivations
• Supports others to make brave decisions



Essential Skills and Experience


• Considerable experience of leading complex projects, in relevant the 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
• Demonstrable ability to adapt quickly in changing circumstances, be an active learner and build innovative solutions
• Examples illustrating their collaborative and transparent team approach, readily sharing knowledge with the team, working through silos and respectful of others’ views and opinions
• Strong academics, at degree level or equivalent
• Current UK security clearance to SC or above is advantageous
• Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
• Structured thinking skills combined with creativity
• 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
• Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
• Excellent English written and oral communication skills


Manager — Power & Utilities - Project Finance

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



The Team

KPMG’s Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c150 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal). The group has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Power & Utilities, Social Infrastructure and Transport in the UK and internationally. This advice ranges from the strategic thinking and advice to companies and investors to enable private capital to fund infrastructure to working with the public sector to develop the business cases to enable projects to happen and advising through negotiations that bring the public and private sectors together. We also work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence issues.

The utilities sector is a key business area for the Infrastructure Group and encompasses work for the large clients in the sector including all of the leading UK energy and water companies as well as some of the largest utilities in the EU and beyond. We provide in depth advice on corporate finance issues and corporate financial management; project finance; regulatory finance, regulation and policy, as well as other strategic issues affecting value. Our work combines elements of finance, strategy and economics to assist our clients in structuring investments, securing financing and maximising shareholder value. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as one of the most innovative advisors influencing the future of the sector.

Our business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high quality candidate to support our Power & Utilities business with a particular focus on water and energy networks, including OFTOs and Interconnectors, in terms of both project management and delivery of assignments.

The Role

- Project managing the delivery of relevant engagements on a day to day basis
- Management of internal project teams and external advisers
- Supporting with business development initiatives and network building
- Supporting proposals and pitch development for new business
- Building relationships with clients at the relevant levels
- Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously
- Production of high quality documentation and presentations
- Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge awareness
- Introducing new ideas to the team to support in targeting clients
- Specifying, producing and evaluating financial models.
- Ensuring compliance procedures are adhered to and risks management
- Management of project planning, delivery and closure
- Develop a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and financial implications in the water and energy sectors.
- Management of engagement administration
- Performance management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements
- Any other duties commensurate with the role.

The Person

- Experience of major capital projects within the public arena, either as a bidder, investor, public procurer or lender. It is preferable that this experience is within the power and utilities sectors although this is not mandatory;
- Have a working knowledge of financing structures, particularly debt project finance and equity infrastructure finance including other types of project based financing;
- Have familiarity with public procurement processes;
- Be skilled in financial modelling and complex financial analysis;
- Have a strong ability to understand the risks and issues of infrastructure developments within complex structures;
- Have strong report and business case writing, Excel and Power-point skills;
- Be comfortable and/or experienced in presenting to clients;
- Relish the opportunity for interaction and dialogue with companies, investors and other stakeholders, and with a host of functions across KPMG;
- Be an independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions;
- Provide persuasive and self-assured responses in a credible manner;
- Be a highly motivated, ambitious self-starter, willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers;
- Have experience of working in and managing people in small teams;
- Appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of projects and proposals simultaneously to demanding timetables ;
- An appropriate professional qualification in accounting, banking or similar, or credible levels of practical experience in these areas;
- Familiarity with Bloomberg, Eikon or other financial databases would also be positive;
- All UK staff who have not passed a Financial Services Authority (FSA) approved exam will be required to do so.
- Experience in the utilities sector, in the industry or a consultant specialising in these sectors, with the following skills, would be an advantage.
- Knowledge of finances and financial structures of water companies and utilities more generally would be a positive;

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