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Assistant Manager, Infrastructure Advisory Group

Date: Mar 12, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142182BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager, Infrastructure Advisory Group
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
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 DescriptionThe Role: Assistant Manager, Infrastructure Advisory Group

KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent strategic advisors in the infrastructure sector. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal). In the UK the group consists of over 150 professionals, has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester and is organised as a single national team.
We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, economic, financial and commercial issues driving infrastructure projects spanning the transport, power and utilities and social infrastructure sectors in the UK and internationally. This broad range of projects involves work with both public and private sector clients.

IAG’s Infrastructure Strategy business, which sits within IAG’s Transport Team, provides market-leading advice to major city region authorities, central government departments and private sector developers, on the economic and financial impacts of transport, housing and other strategic local infrastructure. We are highly regarded in the market for providing unparalleled financial, economic and strategic advice to our clients.

Over the last decade we have designed innovative new funding solutions that have underpinned the delivery of multi-billion pound projects and programmes. We have also pioneered cutting-edge analytical approaches that allow our clients to understand the impacts of infrastructure on economic growth.

We have been financial and economic advisors for the country’s largest and most high-profile infrastructure projects, including HS2, Crossrail 2, the Northern Line Extension to Battersea, Northern Powerhouse Rail and Highways England’s Roads Investment Strategy programme. As part of this, we carry out quantitative financial modelling of infrastructure and development costs, user charges and innovative funding mechanisms.

We are expanding and are looking for talented and ambitious individuals to join our team and play an integral role in the continued growth of our business. The ideal candidate would:
- Possess a strong track record of professional experience, predominantly in finance and/or accounting – prior experience within (transport) infrastructure is desirable but not an essential prerequisite;
- Be confident with quantitative analysis, with experience of building or using financial modelling tools in MS Excel;
- Have first-rate analytical skills that can be employed to develop bespoke and compelling business cases for major public investment in infrastructure;
- Demonstrate an interest in, or prior knowledge of, how major public sector infrastructure projects are delivered in the UK, including local and central government policy drivers;
- Have the ability to communicate complex concepts and analysis to clients in plain English and with impact;
- Be a highly motivated individual with the ability to undertaken work of the highest quality; and
- Be a lateral thinker, with the ability to problem solve from first principles and work relatively independently.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the role include:
- Designing and implementing innovative funding and financing analysis to assess the case for investment in transport and other infrastructure
- Working with senior colleagues, and contributing to the team
- Keeping abreast of policy developments in order to continue to broaden and deepen sector knowledge.
- Contributing to business development and the origination of new ideas and propositions for our clients

Qualifications

- 5 GCSEs/O levels including Maths and English
- BA/BSc in numerical degree
- Qualified accountant (or equivalent) preferred

Our Deal

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.

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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.



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