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Associate Director- Corporate Finance (North)

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK



KPMG Corporate Finance & the opportunity



KPMG is the leading mid market M&A advisor in UK, Europe and Globally. Everything we do is aimed at adding value for our clients whether they are buying, selling or re-financing their business, through objective, unbiased advice supported by:



genuine integrity and independence


deep sector knowledge global

execution capability

connectivity with the financial markets

Opportunities exist to join KPMG’s Northern M&A team supporting and leading deal origination and execution across sectors.

The role will allow the successful candidate to work on a broad range of domestic and international transactions for corporate, private equity and owner managed clients.

The scope of the role will include both execution of transactions as well as origination of new opportunities.

Roles & Responsibilities


Manage M&A projects (with support from Director/ Partner) including being the day to day point of contact for clients.
Actively managing client interfaces taking responsibility for managing all phases of the transaction cycle and deal execution.


Lead projects (with support from Director/ Partner) including being one of the senior points of contact with clients on M&A projects

Actively managing client interfaces, taking responsibility for the day to day project management and delivery of M&A transactions. This will include assuming responsibility for managing all phases of the transaction cycle and deal execution

Leading and managing the delivery of transaction documentation including pitch materials and client proposals

Directing and managing colleagues, wider support staff and other external advisers

Supervising and reviewing financial analysis complex modelling carried out by team members

Build and develop strong relationships in the market

Take responsibility for agreed areas of origination and business development

Set, monitor and control M&A project budgets, billing and other reporting requirements.



Attributes, Qualifications & Skills



Strong academic background.

Experience within M&A advisory with proven execution ability and origination skills across the North East of England

Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills.

Excellent report writing skills.

Independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions.

Comfortable discussing financially related commercial issues.

Ability to work on a range of projects simultaneously to demanding timetables.

Highly motivated, ambitious self-starter willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers, but also a team player.

Experience of working in and managing small teams.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Commitment to high quality standards & detail oriented.

Personal drive to deliver results.

Ability to be based in and work across the Northern Region (Leeds based role)

Sector specific experience not a requirement but may be beneficial.




Experience & Background



Have a sound knowledge of M&A through investment banking, advisory firms, private equity, M&A Boutique or corporate business development.


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