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Associate Director - SPA - Transaction Services

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Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

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Associate Director - Transaction Services - Financial Services

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Associate Director- Transaction Services - London Regions

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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.

Associate Director - SPA - Transaction Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: B

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 and Purchase Agreement (SPA) team within Transaction Services at Associate Director 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 Ventures.

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:

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


• Engagement leadership: advising clients orally and in writing in relation to live transactions (price adjustment or deferred consideration mechanisms and accounting warranties/indemnities) and post-completion advice (preparation or review of completion accounts, tactical advice on disputed items and formal, written submissions to an independent accountant)
• Business development: building, commercialising and sustaining relationships with both internal KPMG teams and external client management team members for the benefit of the Firm.
• Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
• Team development: identifying team member development needs and accelerating development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
• Personal development: participating in the career and skills development of more junior staff and acting as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm
• Performance management: being responsible for coaching and performance managers of a small number of junior staff in the department.

Qualifications and skills:


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
• Significant practical experience of advising clients on sale and purchase agreements, in particular price adjustment mechanisms, locked box arrangements and earn-out provisions
• Strong personal impact and self-awareness
• Excellent 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 top management teams at clients
• The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams

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


Associate Director - Transaction Services - Financial Services

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 along market lines. Within this structure, the Financial Services Transaction Services team comprises 70 professionals.
We provide due diligence advice and assistance to financial services clients of every size, and help them to deliver successful transactions. We also assist private equity clients making investments into the financial services market.
We focus on acquisitions, disposals, public bids/mergers, joint ventures, buy-outs, initial public offerings (IPOs), market entry, financing and other transactions. We identify, structure and execute all manner of public and private market transactions, and provide support from initial analysis of strategic options and deal evaluation through to completion. We help our clients to identify upside opportunities and risks in their transactions and also assist as Reporting Accountants during Capital Markets processes to satisfy the due diligence requirements of underwriting investment banks.

Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Regulatory and other Advisory teams. We frequently work alongside KPMG teams from other jurisdictions to deliver clients seamless insight across multiple geographies.

Our Financial Services covers deals across the full range of banking, insurance and investment management. Within the team, individuals may chose to focus on an individual sub-sector or gain experience across a range of Financial Services business models.

Due to the increase in the number of transactions currently taking place in the market we are fast-growing the size of our team and have a need to recruit Associate Directors to focus on the Financial Services sector. Specific experience of financial due diligence and/or capital markets reporting will be highly regarded, but we would be open to receiving applications from exceptional staff who have the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills or market skills.

The role

Associate Director appointments are made on the basis of proven track record. As engagement managers, Associate Directors are expected to play a key role in the development of all aspects of the practice. You will be required to perform the following activities as part of the role:

- Engagement management : you will structure and lead multiple large, complex workstreams in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments
- Business development : you will build, commercialise and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm. You will develop propositions, focussing on specific themes and/or clients.
- Risk management : you will identify and manage risks, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
- Developing People : you will identify team member development needs and accelerate development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on mentoring and skills transfer. You will act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm.
- Delivering quality services : you will monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will be proficient at managing multiple priorities
- Advisory Skills : you will use your extensive skills and experience to provide advice as a trusted adviser.
You would be based in KPMG’s London office but the role may involve some travel.


Required Skills and Qualifications You will have the following skills and qualifications:
•Strong academic background with financial qualifications such as ACA (or equivalent)
•Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
•Extensive experience of managing advisory or transaction related engagements
•Strong personal impact and self-awareness
•Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
•Evidence of working successfully with top management teams at clients: The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams
•Experience in Insurance, Banking and/or Investment Management.

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Associate Director- Transaction Services - London Regions

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



Job Summary:

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.

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.
We have an immediate need for an additional Associate Director (B grade) within our London Regions team based in the Canada Square office, to support the growth of our regions TS business.

The nature of our regions business means that staff work on a wide range of deal types and sectors, including Consumer, Technology and Automotive, with a Private Equity presence in a significant number of transactions. Our people are also expected to be flexible and to work across the regional practice from time to time according to the needs of the business.

Key roles and responsibility:

- Drive the required structure of analysis, findings and client advice, including high quality client deliverables
- Think about the value creation and opportunities for KPMG to increase the breadth of services offered to clients.
- Understand and articulate business strategies and have an informed view on the target.
- Take responsibility for the robustness of financial analysis performed by the team and ensure it stands up to challenge.
- Provide advice and insight directly to clients and demonstrate technical expertise.
- Provide SPA advice to the client.
- Own the project budget and proactively manage cost updates and overruns. Costs should be discussed regularly with partners and presented to the client in a commercial manner.
- Project management of financial due diligence and reporting accountant assignments, managing multiple priorities for a variety of stakeholders.
- Ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.
- Identify team member development needs and accelerate development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
- Act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

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

- Strong academic and numerate background (ACA or numerate qualification equivalent)
- Extensive experience of managing advisory or transaction related engagements with significant exposure to financial due diligence
- Associate Directors need to have a demonstrated track record of delivering the highest quality work. They are also expected to play a wide ranging role across the business including:

- Business development
- Coaching/technical team training and Performance Management
- Risk management.
- Experience of managing full VDD, VA, buy and sell side transactions across a broad range of sectors
- Strong personal impact and self-awareness
- Excellent 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 top management teams at clients: the client base in London region is particularly diverse, including Enterprise, corporate and PE clients of different sizes, and as a result there is a particular requirement that project leaders at AD level are able to interact effectively with the most senior levels of client management.
- The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams

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