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Transport Advisory Services – Assistant Manager

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID131548BR
Job TitleTransport Advisory Services – Assistant Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineForensic
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

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Job Description

The Team

We are looking for an assistant manager with a track record in financial forecasting and analysis to be a key member of our market leading transport advisory team.

KPMG’s dedicated transport advisory team provides specialist financial, commercial and strategic advice to the transport sector, focusing on the rail and bus markets in the UK and globally. We are currently experiencing an unprecedented amount of UK rail franchise bidding activity, where KPMG is the dominant provider of financial and commercial advice. Successful candidates would initially work on these bids, working as a member of KPMG finance teams supporting client teams to generate and challenge costs and revenues to underpin their business plan to run a rail franchise for the next 5-15 years.

There will also be opportunity to work on other projects in the department. Recent projects have included market studies for public sector transport contractors, business planning for rail infrastructure owners, contract bidding in liberalising overseas markets, financial due diligence on transactions across the rail industry value chain, contract mobilisations, and customer maturity model development for a rail operator. Depending on the department’s needs and your own goals, there may be opportunity to work with our wider AAS group on projects in public sector accounting including providing technical accounting advice, undertaking assurance activities, budget and forecast analysis, accounts production and carve-out activities.

The Role

Key Responsibilities:

- Providing specialised financial advice and support to transport clients, particularly around UK rail franchise bidding and on other business planning and commercial support projects with the land transport sector.
- Providing financial and commercial challenge to help clients develop robust and competitive bids and forecasts.
- Serving as a member of the KPMG team on rail franchise bids, supporting the finance workstream lead and leading sub-workstreams.
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals.
- Contributing to practice management, including thought leadership, business development activities and general practice development.
- Successful candidates are expected to become active members of KPMG’s wider transport network, developing sector knowledge to help grow the wider global transport practice.
- You will be required to undertake people management and development for more junior staff within a project.
- Engagement management.
- Please note that this role may include extensive travel within the UK (including staying away from home during the working week) and potentially travel outside of the UK.

The Person

Key skills and competencies:

- Qualified accountant (highly financially literate candidates who are not accountants will be considered if exceptional).
- Significant experience in financial planning or financial review (e.g. audit)
- Knowledge of the rail or bus industry is highly desirable, but not mandatory for strong candidates.
- Ability to motivate people.
- Willingness to learn and to try new things.
- Financial rigour, analytical ability and attention to detail.
- Interest in the UK rail or bus sector, and high-level understanding of key industry trends.
- Proven track record of being able to act on own initiative and be able to develop innovative solutions.
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