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Associate Director, Transaction Services, Private Equity Group

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Associate Directors, Transaction Services – TMT

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Associate Director, Transaction Services, Private Equity Group

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 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.



Job Description

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:



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.
Skills, Qualifications
and Experience

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
Experience in client facing project management
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: 19 September 2019
Closing date: 17 October 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.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career dreams are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, transparent conversations about your career development.



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



Are you looking for an exciting career in a growing team within KPMG? Do you want to work in a lively and energetic environment where you will have the opportunity to advise some of the world’s most prominent Private Equity houses, and work on high profile transactions? Do you have experience of Private Equity and/or experience of delivering Transaction Services projects? If so, then you should consider a career within the Private Equity Transaction Services Team at KPMG.

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 expanding the size of our team and have a need to recruit an Associate Director in order support the growth of our PE TS business. Specific experience of leading financial due diligence project for private equity clients is preferred.

Role and Responsibilities

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:



- Engagement leadership: individuals will be required to structure and lead multiple large, complex workstreams in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments.
- Business development: individuals will be required to build, commercialise and sustain relationships with top management team members for the benefit of the Firm. Individuals will be required to develop PE-TS propositions, focusing on specific themes and/or clients. The successful candidate will be expected to comfortable in talking asset opportunities to private equity clients and regularly input into horizon scanning activities.
- Risk management: individuals will be required to identify and manage risks, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.
- Developing People: individuals will need to identify team member development needs and accelerate development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer. They will act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm.
- Delivering quality services: Individuals will be required to monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
- Advisory Skills: individuals will use their extensive skills and experience to provide advice as a trusted adviser,

Required Skills and Qualifications:




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


- Strong academic background with ACA or CFA qualification
- Extensive experience of financial due diligence with a significant proportion of this experience within the Private Equity sector
- A strong network/existing relationships within the Private Equity Sector
- Experience of performing financial due diligence for private equity clients
- 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

Associate Directors, Transaction Services – TMT

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 500 people across the UK 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.90 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 multiple Associate Directors in order support the growth of our TS business.

Roles and Responsibilities

Associate 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:

- Engagement leadership: structuring and leading multiple large, complex multi-disciplinary work streams in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments; delivering exceptional client service at all times
- Business development: building, commercialising and sustaining relationships with top management team members for the benefit of the Firm. Developing TS propositions in the TMT sector, focusing on specific themes and/or clients. The successful candidate will be expected to be comfortable in talking about asset opportunities to clients and regularly input into horizon scanning activities.
- Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
- Team leadership: identifying team member talent development needs and accelerating development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
- Team 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 number of more junior staff in the department.
- Act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm

Qualifications and skills:
- Strong academic background and numerate background
- ACA qualified or equivalent
- Extensive experience of managing transaction related engagements with significant exposure to financial due diligence
- Experience of managing full VDD, VA, buy and sell side transactions across a broad range of sectors
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construction solutions
- The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams
- Evidence of working successfully with top management teams at clients

Manager - Transaction Services - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time


Manager – Transaction Services – Financial Services


Location - London
Salary - Competitive




The opportunity


Our transactions services team works on high profile transactions across the banking, insurance and investment management sectors. We support clients to execute transactions through the transaction lifecycle, from diligence through to the SPA negotiations and completion.

Due to the increase in the number of transactions currently taking place in the market we are rapidly expanding the size of our team and have a need to recruit Mangers 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.

This opportunity is your chance to work in a dynamic, fast-moving and high profile transactional environment where as a team, we make an impact on our clients, whilst valuing the contributions made by each team member.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are.


The Role


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

·


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.



·


Produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers.


·


Provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client.

·


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.

·


Responsible for the delivery of client facing projects, being the main day to day point of contact for senior client contacts.

·


Be key team members on large complex assignments and will lead work streams on smaller and medium size 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 and ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented.

The Person


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.

·


Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.

·


Excellent written and oral communication

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Strong personal impact

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Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure

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Evidence of managing teams in a fast moving environment with changing client requirements.


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.

Start date for applications: 10/11/2018
Close date for applications: 08/12/2018


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