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Assistant Manager - Power & Utilities - Corporate Finance

Date: Nov 22, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID133903BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager - Power & Utilities - Corporate Finance
CountryUnited Kingdom
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 Team

KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group in the UK consists of c150 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure. The group has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Power & Utilities, Transport, and Social Infrastructure in the UK and internationally. Our work includes market and policy design, economic analysis, regulation and strategy, deal structuring and execution, as well transaction advice to enable private and public capital to fund infrastructure. We also work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, and due diligence.

Energy Networks & Water is a key business area for the Infrastructure Advisory Group and encompasses work for the UK’s energy network and water companies as well as those developing innovative business models disrupting the utilities sector. We provide in-depth strategic and technical advice on: economic regulation, regulatory finance, corporate finance issues, commercial models; business planning and strategy, as well as other issues affecting value. Our work combines elements of finance, strategy and economics to assist our clients in growing their business and maximising shareholder value.

Our business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high quality candidate to support our Power & Utilities business as an Assistant Manager with a particular focus on energy networks and water.

The Role

- Contributing to the delivery of specific engagements on a day to day basis;
- Supporting pitching for new business with ideas;
- Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge;
- Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches;
- Building and maintaining relationships with clients and target clients and key market constituents to support personal effectiveness sand business development opportunities;
- Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously;
- Specifying, producing and evaluating financial models; developing a good working understanding of economic regulation;
- Contributing to the effective planning, delivery and closure of projects; maintaining a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and financial implications in the water and energy sectors; as well as any other duties commensurate with the role.

The Person

- An analytical approach to problem solving and intellectual curiosity;
- A working knowledge of economic and financial theory;
- A willingness and adaptability to work on a diverse range of projects
- Excellent report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills—strong writing and quantitative skills are a must;
- Experience in the utilities sector, water and energy networks sectors in particular, preferably in the industry or as a consultant specialising in these sectors
- An understanding of current UK economic regulation as well as its application;
- Familiarity with Bloomberg, Eikon or other financial databases would also be a positive.
- Degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics or similarly analytical;

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

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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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