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Restructuring Case Administrator, Corporate Simplification

Location: London

Service Line: Restructuring

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Restructuring Administrator, Technical and Compliance

Location: Birmingham

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Restructuring Manager – Employer Covenant Review Team

Location: Birmingham

Service Line: Restructuring

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Restructuring Assistant Manager – Employer Covenant Review Team

Location: Birmingham

Service Line: Restructuring

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Senior Cashier

Location: Reading

Service Line: Restructuring

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Restructuring Case Administrator, Corporate Simplification

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time



We are seeking a client-facing Case Administrator to join the London Corporate Simplification (CS) team.

The Team
CS principally delivers Members’ Voluntary Liquidation (MVL) engagements for a broad range of clients across all sectors/industries, in the UK and overseas.
We help to eliminate everything from dormant companies to large, recently traded entities, partnerships, PLCs and Investment Trusts, and our engagements range from single companies to multi-entity Legal Entity Rationalisation (LER) projects.
Our engagements invariably include providing pre-elimination advice for directors and shareholders and carrying out due-diligence on target entities.
We also assist clients with capital reduction and strike off engagements, and carry out Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidations (CVLs).

You will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of liquidation engagements, working collaboratively with other team members and providing support and assistance to the management group.

All liquidation engagements are different, but typically you will be required to:

- Complete pre-liquidation client and engagement acceptance procedures
- Assist with pre-liquidation due diligence and preparatory steps, which at times will involve working at client sites
- Produce statutory documentation to effect the liquidation/the appointment of liquidators and advise clients on execution
- Complete statutory filing, advertising and notification requirements
- Assist with day-to-day liquidation matters, including:
I) realising assets

II) seeking out and adjudicating and, where applicable, paying creditor claims

III) corresponding with shareholders and calculating distributions

IV) obtaining tax clearances from HM Revenue & Customs

- Monitor case progress and meet case compliance requirements
- You will also be required to assist with company research, business development initiatives and other ad hoc tasks.

The Individual
We are seeking an individual who has:

- Insolvency sector experience (ideally including involvement with MVLs) with the drive to progress and develop a career in CS
- The desire (in due course) to study for professional qualifications relevant to the role
- Experience in using Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint and, ideally, IPS or equivalent software systems
- The ability to produce accurate, clear, structured, well presented and concise written work with good spelling, a sound understanding of grammar and a keen attention to detail
- Good time management and organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks with changing priorities/deadlines and remain focussed in the face of challenge
- The ability to communicate clearly/concisely and work as part of a team

Restructuring Administrator, Technical and Compliance

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time



The position can be based in either Reading, Bristol or Birmingham.


KPMG’s Restructuring Technical and Compliance team are looking for an administrator to join their team. This small team has seven members across the country. The team provides support to the Restructuring function nationally on all technical matters, including legislative and legal developments, creates tools, training and guidance to assist staff with the day to day management of cases and provides support in the usage of our systems including IPS (our main case management tool).



Responsibilities
This role provides the opportunity to assist on a wide-range of projects within the team, including but not limited to:

- Assistance with the development of training and guidance materials on a variety of topics, including the monthly preparation of various alerts to staff;
- Assisting with internal compliance reviews from both a systems and case perspective;
- Assisting with the update of standard letter packs and maintenance of our systems. Project work including the development of FAQs, GDPR guidance etc.
- Monitoring of the books and records for insolvency cases;
- Providing assistance with IPS diary testing and assisting with IPS training;
- General administrative support to the team.



The Person
Qualifications and Skills

- 3 A Levels
- GCSE A-C Maths and English
- CPI qualification would be an advantage but is not essential

The key skills required are:

- Previous insolvency knowledge and experience is essential;
- A good understanding of Excel and PowerPoint, although relevant training can be provided;
- Good organisational and prioritisation skills;
- Good people skills;
- Ability to work well under pressure;
- An ability to use your own initiative and consult, when appropriate, whilst being a strong team player is essential.

Restructuring Manager – Employer Covenant Review Team

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG’s Restructuring Employer Covenant Review Team are looking for a Manager to join our expanding National team, with this role based primarily in Birmingham.


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 Midlands & South Restructuring team, where the vacancy exists, is made up of approximately 65 people, led by a team of three partners and five directors. This specific role would see the successful candidate joining this Midlands practice as well as national team dedicated to Pensions focussed Restructuring work.


Work in this specific role centres on assessing the financial strength of the companies that are responsible for funding defined benefit pension schemes, and assessing how much these companies can afford to pay to their schemes to meet the funding shortfall.


Our work is hands on – as well as producing concise reports, we are in the boardroom providing direct strategic and negotiation support, and then implementing our recommendations.


We work for both trustees and corporates, including some of the largest and most complex businesses in the UK. Our work falls into three areas:

1) Assessing the financial strength of the business supporting the scheme for the trustees or helping the corporate present their financial strength to their scheme trustees/advisors;

2) Assessing the impact of corporate activity on the level of financial support offered to the scheme – e.g. understanding the impact of M&A activity, business reorganisations, refinancings, etc. Again, we work for both corporates and trustees, often helping to design and implement structures and solutions; and

3) Dealing with situations where the size of the scheme threatens the ability of the sponsoring company/group to be able to continue to trade. This requires innovative solutions, robust financial analysis and excellent negotiation skills.
We work closely with other parts of KPMG including Pensions Advisory, Transaction Services, Corporate Finance and various sector teams. In many situations, a multi-functional team is deployed.


The role requires strong accounting analysis, report writing skills and a commercial mind-set.


Applicants should be ready to work in a dynamic, flexible and fast paced environment. We work with a wide variety of clients, from small privately owned enterprises through to FTSE 100 and high profile businesses. Applicants should expect to work across all sectors.


Roles and Responsibilities


To be an effective Manager within the Employer Covenant team, and in this role specifically, you will undertake the following:


• Build strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and other key stakeholders during engagements (including trustees, solicitors and actuaries);
• Manage teams of colleagues working on engagements, ensuring effective delegation and also multiple work stream delivery;
• Manage engagements and projects to scope, time, quality and budget complying with KPMG engagement management practices;
• Appraise situations (which can be challenging & fast developing) and look to develop innovative solutions, assessing options for businesses and/or stakeholders;
• 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;
• Coach and develop team members providing high quality developmental feedback;
• Identify opportunities for the wider firm; and
• Involvement in business development activities, including developing pitches and proposals to win new work.


Qualifications and Skills


Key skills and competencies required:


• 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;
• Strong financial and analytical skills, with relevant accountancy qualification.


Experience and Background


• Strong commercial and business acumen, with evidence of experience;
• Ability to work innovatively and ‘self-start’;
• Desire to build wide advisory expertise and develop knowledge of the team’s offerings;
• Ability to communicate well with operational and financial staff at all levels;
• Enjoy working in a dynamic, flexible and fast paced project environment;
• Willingness to embrace work across all sectors;
• Willingness to undertake some travel, albeit this is typically limited to day trips; and
• Demonstrable experience in leading workstreams, advising and working alongside a range of stakeholders;


Prior experience of undertaking employer covenant work is not essential. Up front training and continuous coaching will be provided.

Restructuring Assistant Manager – Employer Covenant Review Team

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Job Summary:

KPMG’s Restructuring Employer Covenant Review Team are looking for an Assistant Manager to join our expanding National team, with this role based primarily in Birmingham.

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 Midlands & South Restructuring team, where the vacancy exists, is made up of approximately 65 people, led by a team of three partners and five directors. This specific role would see the successful candidate joining this Midlands practice as well as national team dedicated to Pensions focussed Restructuring work.

Work in this specific role centres on assessing the financial strength of the companies that are responsible for funding defined benefit pension schemes, and assessing how much these companies can afford to pay to their schemes to meet the funding shortfall.

Our work is hands on – as well as producing concise reports, we are in the boardroom providing direct strategic and negotiation support, and then implementing our recommendations.

We work for both trustees and corporates, including some of the largest and most complex businesses in the UK. Our work falls into three areas:

1) Assessing the financial strength of the business supporting the scheme for the trustees or helping the corporate present their financial strength to their scheme trustees/advisors;

2) Assessing the impact of corporate activity on the level of financial support offered to the scheme – e.g. understanding the impact of M&A activity, business reorganisations, refinancings, etc. Again, we work for both corporates and trustees, often helping to design and implement structures and solutions; and

3) Dealing with situations where the size of the scheme threatens the ability of the sponsoring company/group to be able to continue to trade. This requires innovative solutions, robust financial analysis and excellent negotiation skills.

We work closely with other parts of KPMG including Pensions Advisory, Transaction Services, Corporate Finance and various sector teams. In many situations, a multi-functional team is deployed.

The role requires strong accounting analysis, report writing skills and a commercial mind-set. This position would represent an exciting opportunity to make a first move into an Advisory role following qualification.

Applicants should be ready to work in a dynamic, flexible and fast paced environment. We work with a wide variety of clients, from small privately owned enterprises through to FTSE 100 and high profile businesses. Applicants should expect to work across all sectors.

Key Responsibilities:
- To be an effective Assistant Manager within the Employer Covenant team, and in this role specifically, you will undertake the following:
- Assist in helping our team build strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and other key stakeholders during engagements (including trustees, solicitors and actuaries);
- Manage your role on engagements and projects to scope, time, quality and budget complying with KPMG engagement management practices;
- Appraise situations (which can be challenging & fast developing) and support the senior engagement team in look to develop innovative solutions, assessing options for businesses and/or stakeholders;
- 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;
- Support on the design and development of client ready deliverables with oversight from Managers which will include;
- The drafting of PowerPoint reports and presentations, meeting notes and advice notes; and
- Taking responsibility for the preparation of Excel “data books”, analysing client financial information which is likely to include (but is not limited to) historical and forecast profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow information.
- Involvement in business development activities, including developing pitches and proposals to win new work.

Key skills and competencies required:

- Strong commercial and business acumen, with evidence of experience;
- Ability to work innovatively and ‘self-start’;
- Desire to build wide advisory expertise and develop knowledge of the team’s offerings;
- 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 – support would be given to further develop these skills. However a working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint is desirable, with intermediate Excel skill being a necessity;
- Enjoy working in a dynamic, flexible and fast paced project environment;
- Willingness to embrace work across all sectors;
- Willingness to undertake some travel, albeit this is typically limited to day trips; and
- Developing financial and analytical skills, with relevant accountancy qualification.
- Prior experience of undertaking employer covenant work is not essential. Up front training and continuous coaching will be provided.

Senior Cashier

Location: Reading

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG’s Restructuring team are looking for a Cashier 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.

This role will be focusing purely on dealing with all aspects of cashiering work arising on our insolvency engagements, with the ideal candidate ideally bringing existing experience directly working in this field.

The successful candidate will be based within the Midlands but will join our national cashiering team supporting on engagements across the country, and have a line manager within this group.


Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key tasks:

- Ensuring cheques received are recorded correctly, banked and inputted into IPS (Insolvency Practitioners System) within the timescales set out in our cash procedures.
- Importing and processing of all available bank transactions files. Monitoring any automatically produced ‘direct receipts’ and ensuring these are dealt with promptly.
- Producing and processing ISA and CHAPS/faster payments.
- Printing of cheques including distributions for home region and when necessary across other areas.
- Ensuring that all the above payment types have the correct backing documentation and are coded correctly.
- Processing bank transfer and journal transactions, ensuring that the correct backing documentation is attached and correct coding has been used.
- Monitoring ‘other actions’ to ensure transactions are dealt with within the correct timescale and liaising with engagement teams regarding any outstanding transactions.
- Proactively managing the case load to spot and avoid any arising issues and troubleshoot those with engagement leaders and managers.
- Reviewing reports to ensure all estate bank accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis and there are no late statutory returns.
- Closing estate bank accounts.
- Archiving IPS cases, ensuring all diary lines are signed off, bank accounts are closed and VAT journals have been completed.
- Liaising with banks and building relationships.
- Troubleshooting bank related issues.
- Being one of the first points of contact for staff with IPS/TPS and cashiering related queries.

The Person

The key skills required are:

- Several years’ experience in a Restructuring cashiering role is required
- Knowledge and experience of IPS is required; additional training would be provided on other required systems.
- Highly organised and have an ability to prioritise effectively.
- To have the flexibility to be able to respond to sudden and sharp changes in workload.
- Common sense and an eye for detail/accuracy.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm and professional in times of stress.
- The confidence and ability to challenge more senior staff and correct coding and/or procedural errors identified.


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