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Associate Director, Debt Advisory - Leverage Finance

Date: Aug 24, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Debt Advisory team is seeking an Associate Director based in London to support its growing national business. The successful candidate will be expected to have the ability to work across a broad range of debt products and markets but will join a dedicated team focussed on Private Equity and Leverage Finance. This team is currently advising a range mid market PE Houses and their portfolio companies.

Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to build and take ownership of client relationships through business and client development responsibilities and to lead engagements on a day to day basis. You will manage engagement teams (both upwards and downwards) and will also be responsible for internal people development.


You will be expected to demonstrate the following:
• Seizes Business Opportunities: Develops and grows new and existing business for Debt Advisory (and KPMG as appropriate) by taking responsibility for an agreed sector(s), geography (ies) or product(s), building new client relationships and organising, leading and contributing to proposals and marketing events
• Demonstrates Curiosity and Innovation: Understands client issues/requirements and designs/implements solutions, consulting appropriately across the team
• Drives Collaboration and Inclusion: Acts as a role model for the team, actively managing and motivating others by demonstrating appropriate behaviour and sharing experiences and knowledge
• Strives for Continual Improvement: Identifies areas for development and appropriate opportunities and courses to improve in these areas
• Delivers Quality: Enhances KPMG’s reputation in the market by delivering high quality work across multiple engagements, showing high attention to detail and managing risk at all times
• Exercises Professional Judgement: Shows excellent levels of commercial judgment and consults widely on engagement and other matters as appropriate
• Makes an Impact: Has a visible presence within KPMG and the external market


• Leads multiple engagements, “owning” client relationships and managing effectively external and internal stakeholders, demonstrating technical excellence and sound commercial judgment
• Takes responsibility for business development initiatives
• Generates income through existing and new relationships and identifies opportunities to cross sell

Qualifications and Skills

• Demonstrable team player skills
• Self-starter who demonstrates initiative, confidence and solid influencing skills
• Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills and the ability to translate quantitative analysis to qualitative advice
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Project management skills and demonstrable ability to deliver high quality work
• Exceptional people skills and proven ability to mentor and develop more junior colleagues

Experience and Background

• Ability to create confidence and trust with colleagues and clients alike
• Able to deal with complexity and ambiguity well and solution focussed
• Proven understanding and experience of the UK debt markets with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience – leverage finance experience will be an advantage
• Consistent record of building and maintaining lasting internal and external relationships
• Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality presentations and analysis

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