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Deal Advisory - Transaction Services - Manager - Scotland

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

DEAL ADVISORY – TRANSACTION SERVICES SCOTLAND - MANAGER

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 clients from a cross-section of industries during strategic business transactions? Do you have experience of delivering Advisory or Transaction Services projects?

If so, then you should consider a career within the Scotland Transaction Services Team at KPMG.

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 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 a Manager 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:
Key responsibilities in this role include:
• Project management: individuals will be responsible for the delivery of client facing projects, being the main day to day point of contact for senior client contacts.
• Team work: individuals will be key team members on large complex assignments and will lead work streams on smaller and medium size engagements.
• Building relationships: individuals will be required to 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.
• 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, focusing on specific themes and/or clients.
• Developing people: individuals will need to demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. They will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others.
• Delivering quality service and time management: Individuals will be required to monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). They 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.
• Advisory skills: Individuals will provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client.
• Risk management: individuals will be required to identify and manage risks and ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented.
The role could be based in Glasgow, Endinburgh or Aberdeen and is likely to 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 demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
• Strong academic background with financial qualifications such as ACA
• Experience of financial due diligence is highly regarded, though we would consider candidates with experience of managing advisory or transaction related engagement or with other skills and the aptitude to learn.
• Knowledge of the oil and gas sector would be highly regarded
• Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
• Excellent written and oral communication
• Strong personal impact
• Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure


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