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Associate Director, Debt Advisory - Leverage Finance

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Manager — Power & Utilities - Project Finance

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Manager, Corporate Finance Valuations – ENR

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Finance Administrator

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Finance

Experience level: E

Employment type: Full Time



Position Title: Finance Administrator
Role Type: FTC - 12 Month
Department: KBS Finance
Grade: E
Reporting Line: Finance Manager
Location: Watford
Working hours: 09:30 - 17:30



Background


KBS Finance consists of key central business areas with a combined annual budget of approximately £488m. The KBS Finance Team provides financial support and analysis for the firm’s leadership and senior management within KBS Finance, with responsibility for ensuring the accuracy and timely management of costs within the function, adherence to KPMG finance policies, routine and ad-hoc analysis.

The team is also responsible for working with the KBS Finance COOs to prepare business critical and affordable budgets and forecasts.


Overview of the Position / Key Responsibilities


Provide administrative support to the KBS Finance Team.
Responsibilities to include:

• ePayables invoice processing, including coding of supplier invoices and ensuring that they are processed within agreed timescales
• Process recharges for KBS Finance costs and issue fee notes where required for external and inter office recharges
• Assist with the analysis of cost reports on a monthly basis, arranging for the necessary journal transfers to be made
• Assist with the preparation of month end journals
• Prepare monthly and ad hoc reports/statistics as required by the Finance manager and provide non standard reports to the business as required
• Perform miscellaneous clerical duties for the Finance team as required, including: filing, photocopying, maintain holiday records, data input, coordination of meetings and meeting room bookings
• Provide a point of contact for the Finance team for internal and external clients and suppliers responding effectively to general enquiries. Provide information to all management levels
• Undertake ad hoc projects as directed by Finance Manager
• Undertake any other duties which may reasonably be deemed to come within the scope of the post

The Person


The successful candidate is likely to have/be able to demonstrate:


• Good analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem solving
• Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
• Knowledge of SAP desirable
• Is responsible for own work
• Observes and feeds back processes that are inefficient
• Remains calm under pressure
• Is resilient when meets opposition from client service teams who have other priorities
• Takes ownership for own performance and identifies areas for improvement and development
• Shares experiences and knowledge with others
• Keeps the Finance Manager informed of progress and issues
• Works as a team with other administrators to provide cover where necessary
• Participates in team activities
• Asks questions to get to heart of issue and report back to Finance Manager
• Checks data for accuracy and completeness
• Is able to communicate with a variety of clients at all levels
• Has the confidence to undertake face to face meetings with managers and partners
• Works to deadlines
• Can change workload to match changing priorities
• Can adapt to new systems and procedures


Qualifications and Experience
• AAT (part) qualification or equivalent would be an advantage.


• Minimum of 1 year’s experience in Finance.


• Experience in dealing with high volume processing of invoices/documents





VAT Assistant

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Finance

Experience level: E

Employment type: Full Time



Job Title: VAT Assistant
Job Type: 12 month - FTC
Grade: E2
Reporting to: Senior VAT Manager
Working Hours:
Location: Watford



Job description
KPMG’s Partnership Tax Team forms part of the UK firm’s in-house finance function, which is part of KPMG Business Services. The team is responsible for all aspects of the UK firm’s internal tax affairs, covering corporate tax, overseas tax, VAT, employment tax and the personal tax affairs of the partners.

Key responsibilities

The key responsibility of this role is supporting the VAT team in the preparation of month end VAT reporting, the reconciliation of VAT and expense general ledger codes and support in the provision of VAT guidance to internal stakeholders of KPMG.

VAT month end reporting
• Running monthly SAP reports and preparing files for review, ensuring all necessary supporting schedules have been obtained and validated
• Reviewing tax coding for specific tax codes on fee notes and sundry invoices
• Completing the monthly reconciliation of VAT GL account codes
• Contacting and following up with users who have posted entries with incorrect tax codes
• Reviewing multiple expense general ledger codes to identify business entertainment
• Carrying out sample VAT reviews of employee expenses claims submitted via the employee expenses system

VAT and ECSL returns
• Assisting the members of the VAT team to prepare the quarterly returns for review
• Ensure all VAT adjustments that are not posted but supplied within the VAT return periods are verified, accounted for and posted to the respective VAT GL codes
• Following the submission of the returns ensure all VAT ledgers are cleared in a timely manner and reflect the correct payment allocations by entity and VAT GL code
• Monitor the payments on acocunt schedule and ensure balances are settled in advance of the due dates
• Use the VIES tool to validate EU VAT numbers and where applicable, liase with client service teams to update invalid VAT numbers
• Prepare the ECSL return and schedule for bulk upload onto the HMRC portal

Internal VAT helpline
• Contact client service teams for supporting information when requesting billing code amendments
• Carrying out sample checks of fee notes issued by KPMG to ensure billing code amendments approved by the VAT team agree

Other
• Assisting other members of the Partnership tax team in carrying out:
• Periodic reviews of GL ledger codes for employment and corporation tax reporting
• The analysis of travel data for overseas tax reporting
• Maintaining an up to date schedule of reporting, payment and filing dates for all domestic and international tax returns
• Handling any other ad hoc reviews and projects undertaken by the Partnership tax team

Experience and background

• Comfortable around the use of systems (SAP beneficial) and the ability to analyse large volumes of data accurately
• Highly numerate and comfortable in communicating both verbally and orally to internal stakeholders
• The ability to work well within the tax team and wider finance function
• Experience in VAT (essential) with an understanding of what is involved in the VAT return process including the basic rules regarding the deductibility of VAT




Associate Director, Debt Advisory - Leverage Finance

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



The Debt Advisory team is seeking an Associate Director based in London to support its growing national business. The successful candidate will be expected to have the ability to work across a broad range of debt products and markets but will join a dedicated team focussed on Private Equity and Leverage Finance. This team is currently advising a range mid market PE Houses and their portfolio companies.

Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to build and take ownership of client relationships through business and client development responsibilities and to lead engagements on a day to day basis. You will manage engagement teams (both upwards and downwards) and will also be responsible for internal people development.

Responsibilities:


You will be expected to demonstrate the following:
• Seizes Business Opportunities: Develops and grows new and existing business for Debt Advisory (and KPMG as appropriate) by taking responsibility for an agreed sector(s), geography (ies) or product(s), building new client relationships and organising, leading and contributing to proposals and marketing events
• Demonstrates Curiosity and Innovation: Understands client issues/requirements and designs/implements solutions, consulting appropriately across the team
• Drives Collaboration and Inclusion: Acts as a role model for the team, actively managing and motivating others by demonstrating appropriate behaviour and sharing experiences and knowledge
• Strives for Continual Improvement: Identifies areas for development and appropriate opportunities and courses to improve in these areas
• Delivers Quality: Enhances KPMG’s reputation in the market by delivering high quality work across multiple engagements, showing high attention to detail and managing risk at all times
• Exercises Professional Judgement: Shows excellent levels of commercial judgment and consults widely on engagement and other matters as appropriate
• Makes an Impact: Has a visible presence within KPMG and the external market

Examples

• Leads multiple engagements, “owning” client relationships and managing effectively external and internal stakeholders, demonstrating technical excellence and sound commercial judgment
• Takes responsibility for business development initiatives
• Generates income through existing and new relationships and identifies opportunities to cross sell

Qualifications and Skills

• Demonstrable team player skills
• Self-starter who demonstrates initiative, confidence and solid influencing skills
• Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills and the ability to translate quantitative analysis to qualitative advice
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Project management skills and demonstrable ability to deliver high quality work
• Exceptional people skills and proven ability to mentor and develop more junior colleagues

Experience and Background

• Ability to create confidence and trust with colleagues and clients alike
• Able to deal with complexity and ambiguity well and solution focussed
• Proven understanding and experience of the UK debt markets with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience – leverage finance experience will be an advantage
• Consistent record of building and maintaining lasting internal and external relationships
• Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality presentations and analysis


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;

Manager, Corporate Finance Valuations – ENR

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time


Opening Date:26th July 2019
Closing Date: 23rd August 2019
Location: London
Salary: Competitive + negotiable bonus + benefits

Job Summary

The Valuation Group is seeking a manager to join the team based in London. The team advises on complex and global valuation assessments in the context of transactions, accounting requirements and valuations for reporting purposes to the fund investors.

As we want to expand our ENR services we are looking for candidates with a background in Energy & Natural Resources (ENR).

Key Role & Responsibilities

• Acting as project manager for the engagement including day-to-day contact with the client, understand the clients’ needs and draft effective storyboards
• Attending client meetings and leading/presenting particular sections of work with clarity and impact
• Take responsibility for quality of deliverables, clearly link findings to valuation model and explain key drivers in the report
• Takes responsibility for directing the way the team will be managed and coached during projects including ensuring appropriate objectives are agreed.
• Full ownership and responsibility for delivering comprehensive written reports tailored to client’s specific needs and requirements on the project
• Using own initiative and sound judgement to identify key issues and client needs, developing suggested solutions, elevating and consulting with other team members as required
• Build and review financial and valuation models of various complexity levels
• Sufficiently coordinating the delivery of integrated, multi-discipline and multi-location engagements
• Ensuring adherence to all compliance and regulatory rules
• Managing client expectations and dealing with challenging situations,
• Managing engagements to the agreed budget, time and quality standards
• Work with Partners and Directors in the group to draft good quality proposals
• Participating and running team meetings and technical training

The Skills, Qualifications and Experience required for the job

• ACA or equivalent financial qualification and be working towards a CFA
• Sector knowledge in mining, windfarms, oil & gas and steel
• Demonstrates excellent understanding of most valuations methodologies including business valuations, restructuring, fairness opinion, joint venture, discounted rate analysis and purchase price allocation
• Experience of working closely with Arabic states as well as knowledge of language
• Evidence of independent good quality idea generation in sectors
• Experience of working in buyside financial due diligence projects
• Strong quantitative and Excel / modelling skills
• Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality presentations and analysis
• Strongly rated self-starter who demonstrates initiative, confidence and solid influencing skills
• Proven track record of building and maintaining lasting internal and external stakeholder relationships
• Strong project management skills and demonstrable ability to deliver high quality work
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Exceptional people skills and proven ability to mentor and develop more junior colleagues
• Proven record of getting quickly up to speed and gain in-depth understanding of the business operations, the industry and the economy in question

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