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Deal Advisory - Transaction Services - Associate Director (Scotland)

Date: Nov 8, 2021

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Are you looking for an exciting career in a rapidly growing team within KPMG? Do you want to work in a lively and energetic team where you will have the opportunity to advise clients from a cross-section of industries during strategic business transactions? Do you have extensive experience of delivering Advisory or Transaction Services projects?
If so, then you should consider a career within the Scotland Transaction Services Team at KPMG. The role could be based in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen

Job Summary:
Our Transaction Services practice is 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 Scotland team comprises c20 professionals focussed on advising regional corporates, private equity houses and PLCs.
We provide M&A advice and assistance to a wide range of clients, and help them to deliver successful transactions. We focus on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, buy-outs, debt financing, initial public offerings (IPOs) 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.
We are driven by a passion to help our clients to execute transactions efficiently and maximise value.
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 significant increase in the number of transactions currently taking place in the local 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 Scotland TS business. 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.

Key roles and responsibility:

Associate Director appointments are made on the basis of demonstrated track record. As engagement managers, Associate Directors are expected to play a key role in the development of all aspects of the practice:
• Engagement management: 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 management team members for the benefit of the Firm. Individuals will be required to develop propositions, focussing on specific themes and/or clients.
• 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.

The role could be based in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen and could involve some travel to support the wider Regions team together with a high level of flexibility to meet the demands of working in a transaction based environment.

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 financial qualifications such as ACA.
• Extensive experience of managing advisory or transaction related engagements
• 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

It is expected that successful candidates would have either significant transaction services experience or the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills.

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