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Associate Director - Corporate Finance - Financial Services

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID136661BR
Job TitleAssociate Director - Corporate Finance - Financial Services
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
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 DescriptionAn opportunity has arisen for an Associate Director to join the FS Corporate Finance team at KPMG. You will work on the origination and execution of lead advisory mandates in the mid-market across a range of sub-sectors within financial services. Clients will include large corporates, private equity firms, fund managers and privately owned businesses. This is an ideal opportunity for you to join a growing and visionary team as a sector specialist working on a broad range of UK and cross-border transactions including sell-side, buy-side and fundraising mandates.

The Role

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Actively handling client relationships, taking responsibility for the day to day project management and delivery of M&A transactions. This will include assuming responsibility for leading all phases of the transaction cycle and deal execution, reporting directly to senior team members

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Leading and handling the delivery of marketing documentation including pitch materials and client proposals

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Directing and leading junior colleagues, analysts and support staff on M&A transactions

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Mentoring the development of junior team members

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Dedicatedly assisting business development efforts including pitching for new work

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Building & maintaining strong client relationships with both corporate and financial institutions

The Person

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Excellent academic background

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Significant experience within M&A advisory

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Excellent interest in financial services - prior experience of working within FS is required

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Must have significant corporate finance experience at an investment bank, Big 4, private equity firm, M&A boutique or corporate development role

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Significant transactional experience with a proven track record of deal execution across all phases of the deal cycle from origination to completion

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Excellent numerical, analytical and critical thinking skills

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Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills

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Personal drive and integrity to deliver results within tight deadlines

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Personable teammate with the ability to build confidence and trust with both colleagues and clients

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Dedication to high quality standards & detail oriented

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.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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