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Modelling Senior Manager - Financial Services

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Service Line: MC Technology

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Manager - Operations & Value Creation - Financial Services

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Service Line: Transaction Services

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Manager, FS Assurance Services Banking (CASS)

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Associate Director - Financial Services - Operations & Value Creation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



The Team


KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £394m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

The FS OVC team is a market-leading provider of deal advice to a wide range of Private Equity and Financial Services businesses in their transactions through the provision of buy and sell side due diligence, integration and separation, and joint venture advice. The team sits within the wider OVC team, a newly formed team within TS with a focus on proactive deal value creation. We use a combination of analytics and subject matter experience to provide insights around how a buyer or seller can get value from the target business. The team is looking to grow its capability in the Financial Services Operational due Diligence and Private Equity Value Creation space and is embarking on a significant expansion plan for FY19.

We are looking for high calibre candidates to join our team and be part of the exciting growth plans we have for this area of the business.

The Role


- Lead OVC projects from start to finish in a deal environment, including:
- Pre-deal
- Carve-outs and standalone costs bases
- Buy-side and sell-side cost optimisation and value creation
- Cost models and scenario analysis
- Business plan support and synergy assessments
- In-deal
- TSA commercials and options analysis
- Target Operating Model (‘TOM’) design
- Cost base and operational scalability assessments
- Post-deal
- Cost reduction/synergy execution support
- Operational scaling to support business model growth strategy
- Pre IPO/disposal value creation through operations and cost optimisation

- Lead the creation of value-added insights, which tie to the client’s strategic and business growth ambitions, including identifying the underlying value drivers and challenging their investment thesis.
- Act as the day-to-day, full-time project manager to help ensure successful problem formulation, hypotheses generation, comprehensive analysis in testing hypotheses, and problem resolution.
- Ensure quality of output, co-ordinate and prepare the content for client delivery, including review with client and/or other advisors.
- Provide oversight of skilled KPMG work teams throughout the project lifecycle and serve as the primary team interface with various levels of executives and team members.
- Maintain responsibility for risk management on engagements and liaise with the client lead/KPMG partners.
- Understand the broader Advisory service capabilities and offerings, for example, Management Consulting and Restructuring, and leverage their specialist insights to ensure our clients get the best level of advice and support.
- When you are not working on a project, you will take a lead role in business development and will lead the preparation, development, and delivery of proposals.
- Support the professional development of the FS OVC team.

The Person


- Strong experience in an Advisory related discipline at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or boutique firm ideally within a deals environment. A banking in-house cost reduction or transformation programme specialist.
- Experience in at least one of the following Advisory areas: Transaction Services, Operational and Corporate Performance Improvement, Restructuring and Turnaround, Strategic Growth, or other significant strategy experience.
- Demonstrate an interest for and deep knowledge of financial services.
- Bachelor's degree qualification.
- ACA or equivalent qualification preferable.
- Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills and ability to understand how operating model decisions impact value.
- Excellent knowledge of Excel and the ability to analyse data at deal speed to provide robust and insightful client deliverables.
- Ability to adapt and work in a high-paced, exciting deal environment.
- Desire to travel internationally.
- Fluency in a European language (not essential)

Modelling Senior Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time


Team Description

We help our clients understand their business through building models, reviewing models and data analytics. We work across a broad range of tools (Excel, VBA, SQL, Qlikview, Tableau, Power BI) to support decision making and effective execution. If you enjoy translating complex problems into models, this is the team for you.

We are looking for a Senior Manager to join our FS Modelling team and be based out of our London office.

Role and Responsibilities:

- Contributing to and driving the growth of the modelling team focused on financial services clients
- Leading large projects to support clients in tackling business issues across financial services
- Applying technical skills to devise compelling and well thought out solutions to support strategic financial planning
- Building constructive working relationships to develop internal and external networks
- Leveraging existing managerial experience and leadership skills to help grow and develop the modelling team
- Building strong client relationships and assist business development efforts including taking new propositions to the market and pitching for new work.
- Managing teams of modellers and other professionals to provide high quality and flexible modelling solutions for a diverse range of clients across financial, energy and public sectors.
- End to end engagement and stakeholder management including day to day project management.
- You will use existing Excel, VBA, and/or SQL skills to support delivery and develop capabilities, share knowledge on solutions, and best practice techniques
- Supporting the professional development of the junior members within the team through mentoring and coaching
- Developing financial forecast model for business planning and valuation
- Developing business case models for option appraisals and transformation execution
- Transaction modelling such as corporate finance, M&A and restructuring
- Reviewing financial models for quality assurance sign-off
- Developing tactical solutions for automation of finance and regulatory reporting
- Developing calculation engines for such things as banking customer remediation
- Development of data models to support modelling and analytics deliverables
- Incorporation of VBA within the model to streamline Excel processes
- Using visualisation and analytical software (such as the Power BI, QlikView and Tableau) to drive insights from data to inform client decisions

Required Qualifications and Experience:

- Experience as a senior manager in consultancy, actively winning modelling work and delivering on engagement
- Experience in developing modelling propositions and taking out to market
- Experience with Financial Services clients including Banking, Insurance & Investment Management
- Experience scoping, designing and building financial models in best practice
- Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
- Experience in building and maintaining strong working relationships across a range of teams
- Experience in developing new strategy and propositions to generate business
- Experience in performance management and developing & retaining talent
- Strong IT skills (Excel, VBA, SQL)
- Strong communication skills to be able to describe complex technical issues in a clear and non-technical way
- Strong commercial awareness and understanding of key concepts and issues in the financial services sector

Desirable Experience:

- A first-class or upper second-class degree (or international equivalent) in a numerate subject




Manager - Operations & Value Creation - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time


The Team


KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £394m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

The FS OVC team is a market-leading provider of deal advice to a wide range of Private Equity and Financial Services businesses in their transactions through the provision of buy and sell side due diligence, integration and separation, and joint venture advice. The team sits within the wider OVC team, a newly formed team within TS with a focus on proactive deal value creation. We use a combination of analytics and subject matter experience to provide insights around how a buyer or seller can get value from the target business. The team is looking to grow its capability in the Financial Services Operational due Diligence and Private Equity Value Creation space and is embarking on a significant expansion plan for FY19.

We are looking for high calibre candidates to join our team and be part of the exciting growth plans we have for this area of the business.

The Role

- Lead OVC projects from start to finish in a deal environment, including:
- Pre-deal
- Carve-outs and standalone costs bases
- Buy-side and sell-side cost optimisation and value creation
- Cost models and scenario analysis
-�Business plan support and synergy assessments
- In-deal
- TSA commercials and options analysis
- Target Operating Model (‘TOM’) design
- Cost base and operational scalability assessments
- Post-deal
- Cost reduction/synergy execution support
- Operational scaling to support business model growth strategy
- Pre IPO/disposal value creation through operations and cost optimisation

- Lead the creation of value-added insights, which tie to the client’s strategic and business growth ambitions, including identifying the underlying value drivers and challenging their investment thesis.
- Act as the day-to-day, full-time project manager to help ensure successful problem formulation, hypotheses generation, comprehensive analysis in testing hypotheses, and problem resolution.
- Ensure quality of output, co-ordinate and prepare the content for client delivery, including review with client and/or other advisors.
- Provide oversight of skilled KPMG work teams throughout the project lifecycle and serve as the primary team interface with various levels of executives and team members.
- Maintain responsibility for risk management on engagements and liaise with the client lead/KPMG partners.
- Understand the broader Advisory service capabilities and offerings, for example, Management Consulting and Restructuring, and leverage their specialist insights to ensure our clients get the best level of advice and support.
- When you are not working on a project, you will take a lead role in business development and will lead the preparation, development, and delivery of proposals.
- Support the professional development of the FS OVC team.

The Person


- Strong experience in an Advisory related discipline at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or boutique firm ideally within a deals environment. A banking in-house cost reduction or transformation programme specialist.
- Experience in at least one of the following Advisory areas: Transaction Services, Operational and Corporate Performance Improvement, Restructuring and Turnaround, Strategic Growth, or other significant strategy experience.
- Demonstrate an interest for and deep knowledge of financial services.
- Bachelor's degree qualification.
- ACA or equivalent qualification preferable.
- Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills and ability to understand how operating model decisions impact value.
- Excellent knowledge of Excel and the ability to analyse data at deal speed to provide robust and insightful client deliverables.
- Ability to adapt and work in a high-paced, exciting deal environment.
- Desire to travel internationally.
- Fluency in a European language (not essential)

Managers - Financial Services Audit

Location: Edinburgh

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



The Role



We are currently looking for a qualified accountants at Manager Level to join our thriving Financial Services Audit department in Edinburgh.


As a Manager you will be involved in all aspects of overseeing and ensuring the delivery of audit and assurance engagements from planning through to completion. Your role will include executive level client interaction and provide you with exposure to multiple clients on a regular basis. Recent client wins have prompted growth and expansion of the department.


Roles and Responsibilities


• You will build a portfolio of clients and have responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team (including other specialists), monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include planning and reviewing audit fieldwork, statutory reporting and project management.



• Keeping Partners up to date with progress throughout the course of the assignment.



• Preparing and reviewing reports to senior management and audit committees



• Supervising and coaching junior members of staff.



• On-site involvement and being the key point of contact for senior level client staff throughout the year.



• Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings, identifying sales opportunities that will help us grow our business



• Involvement in the department leadership team aiming to continue the growth of our Financial Services department in Scotland.


The Person



Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Background



• Professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA. (or equivalent)



• Demonstrable audit experience in Financial Services sector



• Sound and practical working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP.



• You will possess well developed leadership, supervisory and coaching skills and have the ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and through written media) with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.



• Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment



• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.



• IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.



• Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen.



Opening date: 05/11/2019

Closing date: 03/12/2019

Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits

*Multiple roles available*




Manager, FS Assurance Services Banking (CASS)

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:




-Delivery of client engagements, leading small sized teams and providing inputto larger, multi-disciplinary teams.
-Delivering Section 166 reviews and reporting to the FCA as part of a widerteam.
-Advising and assisting clients in understanding the impact of regulatorydevelopments on existing processes and controls.
-Advising clients on CASS issues and providing assurance over existingprocesses.
-Assisting with the development and delivery of client asset based training
- Provision of technical support and advice internally to KPMG teams inrespect of the client asset audits.
-Mentoring and coaching other less experienced team members.
-Taking an active role in the preparation of proposal documents and tenders,organising client workshops and industry seminars and drafting marketingmaterials.
-Developing knowledge management and thought leadership and identifying newbusiness and growth opportunities.


Qualifications and Skills:



-Strong understanding of businesses, structures, governance frameworks andprocess & control infrastructures of firms in the banking sector.
-Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills and ability to developand maintain strong internal and external network of contacts.
-Project management skills and ability to manage a team of professional staff.


Experience and Background:




-Educated to degree level or equivalent.
-Professional qualification preferred, with strong knowledge of regulatoryrules and guidance but crucially the practical application within the bankingindustry.
-Project management skills, demonstrated by a record of regulatory projectdelivery.
-The ability to evaluate technical issues, analyse facts, consult and deliversolutions to clients.
-Excellent communication and presentation skills; including an ability tocommunicate well with clients in writing and verbally.
-Significant and relevant financial services experience with a focus on theFCA’s Client Assets Sourcebook.
-Understanding of regulatory developments and key current issues facingclients.
-Proven track record in working with teams to bring high quality deliverablesto a range of stakeholders.





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