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Assistant Manager - Transaction Services

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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.
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 are recruiting Assistant Managers in our Private Equity, Financial Services, Corporates and Capital Markets teams across the UK to support the growth of our TS business.

The role can either be based in London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Reading or Bristol.

Positions are available on a full time, part-time or contractor basis. We understand that flexible working means something different to each of us, so we are happy to discuss options that suit your needs.

Description of the role:
- Working as part of a team, supporting clients in highly confidential buy-side, sell-side and capital market transactions
- Analysing the historical trading, cash flow and balance sheets of the business to help inform on the underlying business drivers feeding through into a review of projections
- Highlighting the risk areas our clients should be aware of, including matters impacting the pricing of a transaction
- Assisting in the delivery of high-quality service by managing your time effectively, planning and organising engagements, monitoring progress and meeting deadlines.
- Upward management of senior members on the team to ensure timely reviews take place to enable timely completion of deliverables. Proficiency in managing multiple priorities.
- Giving clear directions to engagement teams as well as positive and constructive feedback to peers and juniors. Experienced assistant managers will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others.
- Prepare and present training sessions for new joiners and less experienced members of the team.
- Performing client and industry research and prepare materials to support our pitches and proposals to clients. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of risk management practices and processes.
- You will be required to build and sustain relationships with the client management team for the benefit of the firm and acting as an ambassador and role model for the firm.

Leadership & Management:
As an Assistant Manager in the Transaction Services team you will be required to:
- Identify team member development needs of less experienced colleagues on projects, with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer.
- Act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm.
Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:
- You will be required to manage multiple priorities for a variety of stakeholders both internal and external.
Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:
- You will be required to identify and manage risks to ensure the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.

— Experience of working in Transaction Services on Financial Due Diligence
— 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 is particularly diverse and as a result there is a particular requirement that candidates are able to interact effectively with the most senior levels of client management.
— Strong and demonstrable sector experience e.g. Banking, Insurance, Investment Management, Consumer, Leisure, Industrials, Healthcare and Lifesciences, Energy, Business Services and Technology sectors for a combination of both Private Equity Houses and smaller corporate clients
— The ability to operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams
Expertise / Technical role requirements
— Strong academic background with a financial qualification such as ACA or equivalent experience
— IT skills – strong Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills
— Strong personal impact and self-awareness
— Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

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