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Restructuring Assistant Manager- Birmingham

Date: Nov 26, 2018

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139892BR
Job TitleRestructuring Assistant Manager- Birmingham
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationBirmingham
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineRestructuring
Service Line InformationIn Restructuring our clients and wider stakeholders vary considerably and include corporates (from mid-market to blue-chip), lawyers, hedge funds, lenders, PE houses, and public sector organisations.

Our service offerings develop in line with market demands and include advice on:
- Insolvency - both execution and advisory
- Exit planning and implementation
- Cash management - both crisis and strategic
- Lender advisory
- Corporate financial restructuring
- Operational restructuring, including turnaround, planning and implementation
- Impaired loan advisory services
- Chief restructuring officers
- Insurance solutions - insolvency services aimed exclusively at insurance companies.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionJob Summary:

KPMG Midlands & South Restructuring team are looking for Assistant Managers to join their team.

The team of trusted advisors offer a full range of services to stressed and distressed businesses, ranging from advising profitable businesses on enhancing value through to advising companies in stress and distress.

The team where the vacancies exist is made up of approximately 60 people, led by a team of three partners and six directors, who are looking to bolster the team following a period of substantial activity and growth in certain areas of the business.

The team delivers a blend of stakeholder / lender side advisory work and company side advisory, as well as formal insolvency appointments. The work services a full spectrum of businesses from small owner managed concerns through to large multinationals and also a wide range of work with public sector organisations, all typically experiencing some form of underperformance, stress or distress.

The region covered by the team extends across the East and West Midlands and into the South West from the Thames Valley across to Devon & Cornwall, including South Wales.

The team is not generally aligned to specific sectors and specialisms, however there are individuals with significant experience in certain areas and situations and we would welcome this in applicants. Applicants however should expect to work across all sectors as situations and client demand.

We are currently looking for Assistant Managers to join the team in Birmingham. Where possible, assignments will be resourced to suit individuals’ base location with a primary focus therefore for these roles being the local Midlands region, but the nature and unpredictability of our work will mean that some travel (and possible international working) will be required.

The role will involve working across a range of assignment types as highlighted above, and applicants should be ready to work in dynamic, flexible and fast moving environments.

Whilst we would welcome applicants with an existing background in Restructuring work, we will also consider applicants who have obtained accountancy qualifications via another route and are looking to make a first move into this field.

Key Responsibilities:

- Work alongside case managers and engagement leaders to provide support on restructuring or insolvency assignments.
- Rapid progression to a project management role, taking ownership of the key aspects of cases or managing discreet aspects of larger assignments.
- Support the case manager’s production of reports/output on advisory/restructuring projects and all aspects of an insolvency assignment (typically involving trading, liaising with creditors and key stakeholders and sale of business)
- Participating in marketing events, together with research and targeting of new client opportunities and development of client proposals. This will include the development of internal and external contacts.

Key skills and competencies required:

- Accountancy qualification (ACA / ACCA desired), given this role will involve work across advisory and insolvency engagements.
- Strong commercial and business acumen
- Ability to work innovatively and ‘self start’
- Some corporate insolvency experience or corporate side advisory experience is welcome (either advising to businesses or through other work undertaken in / with corporates), but not essential: evidence of a desire to move into Restructuring and build a career in this area would also suffice.
- Desire to further build wide advisory and insolvency skillsets and develop knowledge of all Restructuring offerings
- Ability to communicate well across a range of operational and financial staff at all levels. This is also often in challenging circumstances given the financial positions of the organisations we typically work with.
- Willingness to embrace work across all sectors and potentially undertake some travel.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

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