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Associate Director, Restructuring Advisory

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139205BR
Job TitleAssociate Director, Restructuring Advisory
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 Description
At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

Job Summary:

We are looking for an Associate Director within our London team. The successful candidate will be focused on Restructuring Advisory with experience:

- Leading teams undertaking Independent Business Reviews (IBR’s) on behalf of creditor groups;
- Working on Company-side engagements helping Management Teams through periods of distress; and
- Managing the various stakeholders involved in restructuring advisory engagements, including the assessment of options for capital structures and the modelling of these.

The team is not aligned to specific sectors and specialisms, however, if there are individuals with significant experience in certain areas and situations and we would welcome this in applicants. Applicants should expect to work across all sectors as situations and clients 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 will involve working across a range of assignment types and applicants should be ready to work in dynamic, flexible and fast moving environments.

Roles and Responsibilities

To be an effective Associate Director in Restructuring Advisory you’ll undertake the following:

- Frequently acting as day-to-day lead for delivery of client advisory projects or significant work-streams, taking the role as a key contact on engagements.
- Build strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and mid-level executives and other key stakeholders in engagements (including lawyers and contacts at banks and other lenders).
- Manage teams of colleagues working on the engagement, ensuring effective delegation and also multiple work-stream delivery. Manage engagements and projects to scope, time, quality and budget complying with KPMG engagement management practices.
- Communicate views and insights (both in writing and verbally) in an effective and compelling manner to clients and KPMG colleagues, able to adjust style to circumstances.
- Lead the design and development of client ready deliverables with minimal Director and Partner input.
- Coach and develop team members providing high quality developmental feedback.
- Identify, design and lead practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team.
- Significant involvement in business development activities, including developing pitches and proposals to win new work.

Qualifications and Skills

- Ability to work innovatively and ‘self-start’ as well start teams of colleagues.
- 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.

Experience and Background

- Demonstrable experience in leading work-streams and engagements as a whole.
- Experience at advising and managing a range of stakeholders, including lenders and corporates.
- Strong commercial and business acumen.
- Desire to build wide advisory skillsets and develop knowledge of all Restructuring offerings.
- Willingness to embrace work across all sectors and potentially undertake some travel.

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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