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Associate - Corporate Finance / Valuations - FS Sector - London

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Senior Manager – Corporate Treasury Services

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Service Line: Audit

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Associate Director - Integration and Seperation

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Associate - Corporate Finance / Valuations - FS Sector - London

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Associate - Corporate Finance/Valuations FS Sector - London Based

Job Summary

The Valuation Group is seeking an experienced valuations specialist to support the Group at Associate level, based in London. The team is advising on complex and global valuation assessments in the context of transactions, accounting requirements and valuations for reporting purposes to the fund investors.

Key responsibilities include the following:
- Construction and maintenance of valuation models.
- Designs, performs and interprets advanced financial analysis with minimal guidance.
- Brief, manage, prioritise and review the work of one or more junior colleagues including KGS.
- Take responsibility for ensuring project planning, monitoring and administration is in an appropriate and timely manner.
- Providing guidance and mentoring for junior team members.
- Day-to-day contact with the client including attending client meetings and drafting client communications.
- Using own initiative and sound judgement to identify key issues and client needs, developing suggested valuation methodologies and approach, elevating and consulting with other team members as required.
- Producing written reports tailored to client’s specific needs and requirements on the project.
- Clearly presents key issues from analysis to the clients as well as presenting at internal department meetings.
- Takes responsibility for one or more team initiatives.
- Actively supports the team in relationship management initiatives for business development initiatives.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following:

- ACA or equivalent qualification.
- A minimum of 6 years experience working in the FS sector specifically within insurance.
- Experience of working on buyside and sell side deals in the insurance sector.
- Experience of the range of valuation methodologies including purchase price allocations, discount cash flow, income and cost approach.
- Strong quantitative and Excel skills.
- Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality presentations and analysis.
- Strongly rated self-starter who demonstrates initiative, confidence and solid influencing skills.
- Strong project management skills and demonstrable ability to deliver high quality work
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Proven record of getting quickly up to speed and gain in-depth understanding of the business operations, the industry and the economy in question.
Opening date: 1/7/20
Closing date: 28/7/20
Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits


Senior Manager – Corporate Treasury Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Our Corporate Treasury Services team is focused on serving the world's leading Corporate Treasuries with their most complex business challenges, and is currently experiencing an exceptional rate of growth. The team offer deep treasury expertise in financial products and markets, risk management, systems, governance, valuation and accounting, and work closely with other high impact functions within KPMG such as Audit, Risk Consulting and Management Consulting to provide a wide range of treasury advisory and audit services, including:

- Undertaking reviews and implementations of Treasury strategies, policies, target operating models, cash management processes, and technology and systems
- Risk management assessments including foreign exchange, interest rate, credit and commodities
- Providing specialist support to external audit teams, including derivative valuations, hedge accounting, and financial instrument classifications
- Internal audits on treasury functions ranging from FTSE100 to Housing Associations and Charities, including benchmarking
- Technical support on accounting and regulatory change projects such as IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, new UK GAAP, EMIR and Basel III


Role and Responsibilities

- Assist with delivering Treasury advisory and audit projects ranging from strategy reviews, target operating models, and audit support, including providing input to larger, multi-disciplinary teams
- Assist senior management in providing clients with advice on technical treasury and accounting issues
- Assist in the preparation of presentations, thought leadership collateral and marketing material
- Support the business development of KPMG’s IFRS 9 client proposition/offering, and assisting in the responses to IFRS 9 client proposals, with a primary focus on Corporates

There will also be opportunities to be involved in other accounting areas, as well as regulatory areas, e.g. EMIR, Basel.


Qualifications and Skills

- Must possess professional qualification - ACA, ACCA or CPA. Individuals on track to be exam and time qualified this year may also be considered
- Sound technical knowledge of IAS 39 and IFRS 9 standards, and their practical application
- Strong analytical skills and ability to complete client deliverables/solutions
- Very good project management skills, demonstrated by a record of project delivery
- Excellent communication skills, including delivering presentations and communicating well with clients in writing and verbally, as well as advising and building relationships with senior client personnel
- Enthusiasm and energy to contribute to the team and help it grow


Experience and Background

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Prior work experience in a Corporate Treasury function with good technical knowledge of financial instruments, risk management, treasury strategies, systems, governance and controls
- Strong knowledge of accounting for financial instruments under IFRS, UK GAAP or US GAAP
- Experience with evaluating technical issues, analysing facts, consulting and delivering solutions to clients
- Understanding of accounting developments and key current issues facing clients
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mindset, as well as drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment
- Proven track record in working with teams to bring high quality deliverables to a range of stakeholders

Associate Director - Integration and Seperation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Team

KPMG's Integration & Separation Advisory Team works with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal Integration and Separation issues related to M&A or similar transactions. There are a number of key proposition areas:
- Synergy evaluation – understanding the potential benefits and costs of a transaction.
- Pre-completion planning – developing high level plans for the first 100 days by workstream, setting up programme governance and developing Day 1 plans to take control.
- First 100 days and long term integration implementation – fully mobilised integration team with a prioritised set of opportunities and realisation of quick wins.
Demerger and Separation – understanding the separation options and giving assistance to deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity on Day 1 with value preserved and business continuity ensured
- Joint Ventures and partnerships design and implementation support

We work closely alongside our colleagues within KPMG's Deal Advisory who conduct financial, commercial and operational due diligence and a wide range of Deal Advisory services (Valuations, M&A Tax, Capital markets Advisory services etc.) providing an integrated and value-adding service to our clients to help make their transactions successful.
We work regularly on 'front page headline' deals for a client base comprising a wide range of publicly listed corporates, private companies, private equity houses and public sector organisations.

The Associate Director Role

The role will have 5 distinct core parts to it which are Client Delivery, Risk Management, Business Development, Practice Development and Leadership within the team (on a project).
Client delivery
The role of an AD is about leading an Integration or Separation engagement at deal pace and delivering high quality client work alongside senior client stakeholders. Working in a transaction environment which may be pre or post deal, and can range from early planning, developing summary or fully detailed and costed “blueprint plans”, planning for D1, planning post deal implementation, and ultimately supporting execution. Including:
- Producing and overseeing development of the initial and final draft updates, outputs and deliverables to required timescale and ahead of Partner / Director review
- Leading client interactions and updates around the deliverables and outputs of an Integration or Separation engagement
- Understanding of the operations of a business across all functional areas, and understanding the interdependencies between organisations and the transaction workstreams
- Project managing across the entire separation/integration programme/a number of different workstreams on such programme
- Closely working with a respective Director/Partner on an engagement developing engagement strategy, budget, delivery plan etc.
- Leading any wider KPMG teams on an engagement in accordance with scope agreed with the respective Director/Partner

Risk Management:
The role foresees that the respective individual understands and adheres to KPMG engagement quality and risk management procedures and guidelines. Those guidelines need to be consistently applied on each engagement to protect the interests of our clients as well as KPMG

Business and practice development:
- As an AD in the core I&S team the individuals are expected to actively contribute to developing pitches, proposals and external market initiatives which help us to win new work as well as look out and help to convert new opportunities on existing engagements
- From a practice development perspective all Associate Directors in the core team are supporting initiatives which help us to become more skilled as a team and improve our team performance. Those initiatives range from Knowledge Management to People related initiatives
Leadership role:
- An AD is expected to bring respective experience in managing large scale integrations and separation in order to be able to assume leadership role in regard to clients and our own teams
- As an AD typically performs one of the leading roles on an engagement, her/his role on an engagement is seen as a leadership role modelling right behaviours to the team
- An AD is expected to be challenging our people to be curious and innovative on all engagements and internal work and supportive for each other. At the same time ensuring that all outcomes are commercially focussed, value adding and effectively executed

Required profile

- Experience working within a Deals/M&A environment ideally within the Integration & Separation space and in a broader role with a solid understanding of operational interdependencies and implementation challenges
- Ideal candidate would have previous experience in consulting as well as industry. The latter preferably in the M&A/Business Development team with the focus on originating and executing deals up until the operational implementation is completed
- Project/programme management experience ideally from working on complex/large scale projects
- An understanding of the market drivers, challenges and opportunities impacting our client’s strategies and priorities, enabling them to position solutions and ideas which take these into account
- Possess a genuine interest in building and commercialising relationships having the ability to interact with our clients on a consultative manner as a trusted advisor
- Demonstrate curiosity and innovation, striving for continuous improvement, exercising professional judgement and making a positive and lasting impact
- Commitment and ambition to develop personally and professionally to achieve their full potential, acting as a role model, coach and colleague to other team members.
- Individuals should be comfortable working in the high pressured yet often ambiguous and flexible conditions that characterise transactions.

Expected basic skills:
- Previous exposure to integration/Separation projects throughout the life cycle of a transaction (from origination to implementation)
- Financial awareness
- Presentation (oral and written)
- Good client relationship skills
- Analysis and problem solving
- Report writing
- Strong team player - we pride ourselves on the way we work with and support each other.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate personal impact, flexibility, drive and commitment.

Manager – Corporate Treasury Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


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The Team

Our Corporate Treasury Services team is focused on serving the world's leading Corporate Treasuries with their most complex business challenges, and is currently experiencing an exceptional rate of growth. The team offer deep treasury expertise in financial products and markets, risk management, systems, governance, valuation and accounting, and work closely with other high impact functions within KPMG such as Audit, Risk Consulting and Management Consulting to provide a wide range of treasury advisory and audit services, including:

- Undertaking reviews and implementations of Treasury strategies, policies, target operating models, cash management processes, and technology and systems
- Risk management assessments including foreign exchange, interest rate, credit and commodities
- Providing specialist support to external audit teams, including derivative valuations, hedge accounting, and financial instrument classifications
- Internal audits on treasury functions ranging from FTSE100 to Housing Associations and Charities, including benchmarking
- Technical support on accounting and regulatory change projects such as IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, new UK GAAP, EMIR and Basel III


Role and Responsibilities

- Assist with delivering Treasury advisory and audit projects ranging from strategy reviews, target operating models, and audit support, including providing input to larger, multi-disciplinary teams
- Assist senior management in providing clients with advice on technical treasury and accounting issues
- Assist in the preparation of presentations, thought leadership collateral and marketing material
- Support the business development of KPMG’s IFRS 9 client proposition/offering, and assisting in the responses to IFRS 9 client proposals, with a primary focus on Corporates

There will also be opportunities to be involved in other accounting areas, as well as regulatory areas, e.g. EMIR, Basel.


Qualifications and Skills

- Must possess professional qualification - ACA, ACCA or CPA. Individuals on track to be exam and time qualified this year may also be considered
- Sound technical knowledge of IAS 39 and IFRS 9 standards, and their practical application
- Strong analytical skills and ability to complete client deliverables/solutions
- Very good project management skills, demonstrated by a record of project delivery
- Excellent communication skills, including delivering presentations and communicating well with clients in writing and verbally, as well as advising and building relationships with senior client personnel
- Enthusiasm and energy to contribute to the team and help it grow


Experience and Background

- Prior work experience in a Corporate Treasury function with good technical knowledge of financial instruments, risk management, treasury strategies, systems, governance and controls
- Strong knowledge of accounting for financial instruments under IFRS, UK GAAP or US GAAP
- Experience with evaluating technical issues, analysing facts, consulting and delivering solutions to clients
- Understanding of accounting developments and key current issues facing clients
- Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mindset, as well as drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment
- Proven track record in working with teams to bring high quality deliverables to a range of stakeholders

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