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Assistant Manager Restructuring – Special Situations Group

Date: Feb 22, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142390BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager Restructuring – Special Situations Group
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineRestructuring
Service Line InformationIn Restructuring our clients and wider stakeholders vary considerably and include corporates (from mid-market to blue-chip), lawyers, hedge funds, lenders, PE houses, and public sector organisations.

Our service offerings develop in line with market demands and include advice on:
- Insolvency - both execution and advisory
- Exit planning and implementation
- Cash management - both crisis and strategic
- Lender advisory
- Corporate financial restructuring
- Operational restructuring, including turnaround, planning and implementation
- Impaired loan advisory services
- Chief restructuring officers
- Insurance solutions - insolvency services aimed exclusively at insurance companies.

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 Special Situations Group delivers a broad spectrum of restructuring work including lender and company side advisory through a period of distress and/or restructuring, as well as implementation support covering turnaround, transformation and liquidity (both working capital improvement and cash preservation for stressed and distressed situations).

We are a team of approximately 90 people, led by seven partners and 16 directors. We are looking to grow the team to enhance our delivery capability to support our next phase of growth.

Whilst the team is not aligned to specific sectors there are individuals with significant experience in certain sectors and specific functional and/or sector focus would be considered a benefit. Applicants however will be expected to work across all sectors (both in the private and public sector) and situations depending on client demand.

Where possible, assignments will be resourced to suit individuals’ base locations, but the nature and unpredictability of our work will mean that some travel (and possible international working) will be required.

The Role

We are looking to recruit Assistant Managers to join the team based in London, although applicants will be required to work in other UK, European or international based locations depending on client demand. The role will involve working across a number of product types highlighted above and applicants should be ready to work in dynamic, flexible and fast moving environments.

Key Responsibilities


Working in engagement teams of typically 3 to 6 people, supporting senior team members on a range of product types.


Build strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and mid-level executives and other key stakeholders in engagements, and, where appropriate, be the day-to-day contact for smaller client projects.


Project management role, taking ownership of the key aspects of cases or managing discreet aspects of larger assignments.


Undertaking of detailed analysis to present robust advice to clients.


Appraise challenging & fast developing situations and look to develop innovative solutions and assess options for businesses and their stakeholders.


Managing sector specific research alongside client work when possible, in order to form views of market trends and assist in generating / identify sales opportunities.


Supporting preparation of pitch packs with senior team members and co-ordinating cross firm input.

Key Skills and Competencies Required


Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent).


Strong analysis and report writing skills


Strong commercial and business acumen.


Experience in managing key deliverables for internal or external stakeholders. Restructuring experience desirable but not essential.


Ability to work innovatively and ‘self-start’.


Desire to build wide advisory skillsets and develop knowledge of all Restructuring offerings.


Ability to communicate well across a range of operational and financial staff at all levels. This is also often in challenging circumstances given the financial positions of the organisations we typically work with.


Financial modelling experience in restructuring scenarios or the ability to demonstrate strong excel skills.


Drive, enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude


Creative with a willingness to try new and different approaches – our clients often have multiple issues which may not be what we are initially expecting.


A positive team influence and achievements beyond the realms of project work.

Our Deal

Flexible Working

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!

Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.

Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.

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