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Associate Director, Debt Advisory - Leverage Finance

Date: May 29, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID137637BR
Job TitleAssociate Director, Debt Advisory - Leverage 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 Description
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

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

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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