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Manager - Transaction Services, TMT

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 500 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 Transaction Services Corporates team comprises c.100 professionals advising corporates across various sectors, including Consumer & Retail, Technology Media and Telecoms, Energy and Natural Resource and Life Sciences, and 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, including Corporate Finance and Strategy 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 Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector we are expanding the size of our team and have a need to recruit a Manager in order support the growth of our TS business.

Specific experience of leading a financial due diligence project in the TMT space is required.

Role & Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following activities as part of the role:

- Due diligence skills: You will perform 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.
- Analytical skills: You will be required to produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers. Good proficiency in Excel based analytical techniques will be key to this, and knowledge of other software packages an advantage.
- Accounting skills: You will be required to have a working knowledge of IFRS, and apply this knowledge to target entities, including an appreciation for the impact of accounting policies on reported financial performance.
- Technology, Media and Telecoms expertise: You will need to have in depth knowledge and experience of working with entities within at least one TMT sub-sector, and apply this knowledge to analysis of other entities.
- Report writing: You will need to have excellent written business communication skills. You will need to be able to clearly articulate business issues through written reports with clients.
- Advisory skills: You will provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client.
- Developing people: you will need to 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.
- Project management: you will be responsible for the delivery of client facing projects, being the main day to day point of contact for senior client contacts.
- Team work: you will be key team members on large complex assignments and will lead work streams on smaller and medium size engagements.
- Building relationships: you will be required to 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.
- Delivering quality service and time management: You will be required to 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.
- Risk management: You will be required to identify and manage risks and ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented.

To succeed in this demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

- Strong academic background with accounting qualifications such as ACA.
- Experience of financial due diligence and/or financial services reporting is highly regarded, though we would definitely consider candidates with other skills and the aptitude to learn
- In depth knowledge and experience of working with entities within at least one TMT sub-sector
- Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Strong personal impact
- Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure
- Evidence of managing teams in a fast moving environment with changing client requirements.

Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part 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 Managers in order support the growth of our PE TS business.

The Role

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.
Skill and Qualifications


Financial qualifications ACA or ACCA (or equivalent)
Experience of managing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence projects
Experience of working with Private Equity clients
Extensive experience in client facing project management
Proven 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: 04 July 2019
Closing date: 01 August 2019
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits


Manager - Legal Services, Corporate - London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time


The Legal Services Team sits within KPMG Tax. Its establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients.
Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC.

Core corporate, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. Over the next few years, these teams will grow and Legal Services will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.

Role and Responsibilities:

• Early Legal Input into Tax Advice – providing our clients with tax advice that has already been reviewed by lawyers
• Implementation of Tax Advice – providing our clients with a simple and cost-effective way of successfully implementing our tax advice
• Review and Rectification of Implementations – reviewing existing structures and helping clients preserve value by rectifying inadequate implementations and operation
• Unwinding Structures – unwinding defunct or unwanted structures
• Mergers & Acquisitions – primarily deal advice on both sides of a transaction including
Corporate law advice, guidance, implementation, regulatory and applicability.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

The applicant must be a corporate lawyer with a minimum of 3 years PQE

The applicant must demonstrate a experience in areas of UK law including structuring and reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, funds, debt listings and intra-group financing arrangements, corporate governance, commercial arrangements, share investments and/or the implementation of employee incentive arrangements.

The applicant must have a high level of technical knowledge with regards to UK corporate and contract law.


The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her experience on transactions

The applicant must have good experience of coordinating the provision of advice and the production of complex and interrelated legal agreements and documentation by advisers in several jurisdictions.

The successful applicant must have significant experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery.


The applicant must have strong academic, technical, drafting skills.

Opening date 14/08/19
Closing date 12/09/19




Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits




Associate Director, Transaction Services, Private Equity Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part 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.



The Role


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:



Individuals will be required to structure and lead multiple large, complex work streams in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments.
Build, commercialise and sustain relationships with top management team members for the benefit of the Firm, developing PE-TS propositions, focusing on specific themes and/or clients.


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 manage and actively assist in the development of others.
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.
Identify and manage risks, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.
Delivering quality services by monitoring and delivering high quality service to clients (both internal and external). Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
Skill and Qualifications


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
Extensive experience in client facing project management
Proven 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: 29 July 2019
Closing date: 26 August 2019
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits



Manager - SPA - Transaction Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 400 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure.


There is currently a market opportunity to join the Sales Purchase Agreement (SPA) team within Transaction Services at Manager level as part of the SPA team’s ambitious growth plans.


Within Transaction Services, the SPA team delivers a wide range of transaction related services to our clients. These key services include providing pre-deal M&A support on the transaction legal documents (principally the Sale and Purchase Agreement) through to post-completion support for the preparation or review of completion accounts and earn-out accounts and tactical advice on commercial negotiation. We help our clients to identify upside opportunities and risks in their acquisitions, disposals and Joint Venture's.


Our Transaction Services business 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. The team works closely with colleagues across EMA and globally; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm Agenda.


Roles and Responsibilities:


Manager appointments are made on the basis of demonstrated track record.
Managers are expected to play a key role in the development of the business:



• Business development: building, commercialising and sustaining 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
• Team work: being instrumental team members of engagements of medium size and complexity as well as structuring and leading work streams on larger size engagements of greater complexity in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments
• Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
• People development: identifying team member development needs and accelerating development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
• Practice development: taking responsibility for several processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business
• Personal development: participating in the career and skills development infrastructure provided by the Firm and acting as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm


Experience and Background

To succeed in this varied and demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:


• Strong academic background and ACA qualified or equivalent
• Experience of financial due diligence and/or financial audit
• Understanding of transactions and an awareness of price adjustment mechanisms, locked box arrangements and earn-out provisions
• Strong personal impact and self-awareness
• Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
• Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
• Evidence of working successfully with client teams
• The ability to operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams




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