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Assistant Manager – Securitisation – Transaction Services

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Summary of Role Purpose:

Our Securitisation team is made up of client facing staff delivering a range of engagements across a broad spectrum of clients. These clients include investment banks who arrange securitisation transactions and the clients who undertake them, including national and ‘challenger’ banks, foreign banks, building societies, leasing and other lending companies.

We are recruiting Assistant Managers who will be involved in all aspects of delivering our engagements from planning through to completion. Your role will include executive level client interaction and provide you with the exposure to multiple clients on a regular basis. Our current activity levels support the growth and expansion of the existing team.

Positions are available on a full time or part time 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:

Project management of all work streams* that KPMG provides to clients undertaking securitisations and other similar transactions:
*the main work streams involved in typical securitisation transactions, which the in-charge would have overall co-ordination and responsibility for are:
- Supporting the senior team in proposal preparation and responses to tender requests, and conference attendance
- Loan/asset file due diligence (mainly residential mortgages, commercial loans, auto loans, personal loans or credit cards)
- Excel modelling work to enable checking of stratification tables and weighted average lives calculations produced by clients
- Checking that such data (and other financial or market data information) is correctly extracted and set out in the offering circular/prospectus
- Performing eligibility criteria checks in relation to Simple, Transparent and Standardised (“STS) and Synthetic Securitisations (Significant Risk Transfer trades)
- Working with audit teams to check the accuracy of financial information included in corporate bond documentation
- Working in wider KPMG projects in relation to portfolio sales and purchases
- Completing engagement set-up and risk management procedures including engagement letter preparation and negotiation.
- Monitoring engagement financial performance, identifying potential overruns and raising invoices
Individuals will be required to build and sustain relationships with clients 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 Securitisation team individuals 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 FirmStakeholder Interaction & challenges:
- Individuals will be required to manage multiple priorities for a variety of stakeholders both internal and external.Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:
- Individuals will be required to identify and manage risks to ensure the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.

The Person:
- A strong interest or demonstrable experience working in Financial Services and Securitisation
- Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
- Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Capable of working under the pressure of multiple deadlines and priorities across various projects concurrently.
- 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.
- The ability to operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teamsExpertise / Technical role requirements:
- Strong academic background with a financial qualification such as ACA or equivalent experience
- IT skills – strong excel, powerpoint and word skillsSkills:
- Strong personal impact and self-awareness
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

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