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M&A Associate

Date: Nov 21, 2018

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139726BR
Job TitleM&A Associate
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLiverpool
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineCorporate Finance
Service Line InformationYou can help clients through acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, buy-outs, major projects, initial public offerings (IPOs), real estate deals, debt structuring and issuance, and complex re-financings, distressed M&A and with business and company valuations and fairness opinions.

Globally, KPMG's Corporate Finance practice has an industry reputation for delivering forward thinking and objective advice for our global footprint and negotiation prowess, as well as an envied track record in closing successful deals. Together, our firm's Corporate Financiers have advised on or arranged critical and sensitive equity and debt transactions for some of the world's largest corporations, financial institutions and governments.

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 DescriptionWe have a requirement for a D grade to work in the North Regional Team within M&A, based out of Liverpool. 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 across a host of sub-sectors. The scope of the role will include both execution of transactions as well as helping with the origination of new opportunities across the Northern geographic area.

KPMG Corporate Finance & the opportunity

- KPMG is the leading mid market M&A advisor in UK, Europe and Globally and is looking to recruit M&A Associates keen to contribute to the ongoing success of the business.

Roles & Responsibilities

- Taking responsibility for the delivery of discrete aspects of M&A transactions. This will include assuming responsibility for specific aspects of the transaction cycle and deal execution, reporting directly to senior team members and involve extensive client interaction and exposure to senior management, including at the CEO and CFO level.
- Drafting transaction documentation including presentation materials and talk books for client proposals
- Proactively assisting business development efforts including drafting pitch materials, providing market insights and performing comparable companies/transactions analyses
- Undertaking complex financial analysis and modelling. Able to capture and accurately model a number of types of operational models and sector needs
- Interaction with due diligence providers across the process including co-ordinating all stakeholders and other advisors including, for example, legal and tax

Attributes, Qualifications & Skills

- Strong academic background
- Ability to identify critical & relevant data sources
- Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Fluency in Excel, PowerPoint & Word
- Commitment to high quality standards & detail oriented
- Personal drive to deliver results within tight deadlines
- Personable team player with the ability to create confidence and trust with colleagues and clients alike

Experience & Background

- ACA or equivalent qualification
- M&A experience useful but not essential

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.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.



Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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