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Associate Director – FM - Operations & Value Creation (OVC) Team – TS

Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142972BR
Job TitleAssociate Director – FM - Operations & Value Creation (OVC) Team – TS
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineTransaction Services
Service Line InformationOur Transactions Services group is focused on continually enhancing value for clients across the deal and economic cycle. Our teams comprise of specialists capable of helping clients right through from conceptual thinking of buying a business to turning their business around in times of difficulty.

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 Team


KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £394m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

Our Transaction Services (TS) team is a market-leading provider of deal advice to a wide range of Private Equity and corporate businesses in their transactions, through the provision of buy and sell side due diligence, and Integration and Separation.

The OVC team is a newly formed team within TS with a focus on proactive deal value creation. We use a combination of analytics and subject matter experience to provide insights around how a buyer or seller can get value from the target business. The team is looking to grow its specialist capability in Financial Management in M&A, which supports the growth of the OVC team. The team is a mix of consultants and industry-trained finance professionals, and has the ambition to be the advisor of choice for M&A issues that affect the finance function.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a newly formed team with ambitious growth plans and help build a market leading Financial Management in M&A capability.

We are looking for high calibre candidates to join our team and be part of the exciting growth plans we have for this area of the business.

The Role


- Assisting CFOs and finance stakeholders on the buy-side or sell-side to plan and execute changes in the finance organisation as required by the transaction. This will be across the deal cycle from pre-deal to post-deal phases of the transaction.
- You will work across a variety of industry sectors and locations with clients of varying size and complexity. We also work with other advisory firms (banks, law firms, technology companies, and other accounting firms) on deals, as required, which depends on the nature and scope of the engagement.
- Delivering high levels of client satisfaction throughout the engagement, covering all client interactions and updates, deliverables and outputs
- Challenging our people to be curious and innovative on all engagements and internal work, to ensure outcomes are commercially focussed, value adding and effectively executed.
- Production of the initial draft updates, outputs and deliverables to required timescale and ahead of Partner / Director review – responsibility on major deals may be focussed on a discrete section or element of the report.
- Project management ownership of the finance workstream or a number of workstreams on a major deal or have overall responsibility for a medium scale engagement, covering deal strategy and synergy reviews; pre deal integration and separation and Day One Planning; to post deal integration and separation planning and implementation.
- Supporting client pitches, proposals and internal/ external marketing initiatives.
- Being seen as a role model, ensuring our core values are maintained, and coaching, mentoring and supporting our people to help them reach their full potential.
- Ensure KPMG engagement quality and risk management procedures are consistently applied on each engagement to protect the interests of our clients as well as KPMG.
- You will need to be willing to travel as we mainly work from client sites and have a global portfolio of clients. The length of a project can be anywhere from one week to one year, although a typical project will last a few weeks and we would aim to give you as diverse an experience as possible.

The Person


- Must be team players. We pride ourselves on the way we work with and support each other.
- Strong interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrable personal impact, flexibility, drive and commitment.
- Be looking to broaden their current skill set and will embrace the opportunity to work at client sites with a relatively high level of autonomy.

- Candidates will be expected to have as a minimum the following skills and experience:

- Background in Management Consulting or an operational finance role in industry.
- Professional qualification preferred (ACA, CIMA, MBA or equivalent).
- Operational finance experience could include activities such as planning, budgeting and forecasting, finance business partnering, management reporting, ERP systems implementation, cash management or design and operation of core end-to-end processes (Record to Report, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash etc.).

- Strong understanding of the component parts of a finance function and the typical organisational structure, processes, controls, systems and performance metrics/ benchmarks.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of core finance processes.
- Extensive knowledge of current leading practice and future trends in creating efficient and effective finance functions, including supporting business strategy, operating model design and implementation, disruptive technologies and creating insight from data.
- Exposure to the operational finance issues created by finance integrations, separations and carve outs.
- Significant experience of leading finance change projects and business improvement initiatives in industry or a consulting environment.
- Experience of organisational change in finance/ back office functions.
- Extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions.
- An understanding of the market drivers, challenges and opportunities impacting our client’s strategies and priorities, enabling them to position solutions and ideas which take these into account.
- Possess a genuine interest in building and commercialising relationships having the ability to interact with our clients on a consultative manner as a trusted advisor.
- Demonstrate curiosity and innovation, striving for continuous improvement, exercising professional judgement and making a positive and lasting impact.
- Commitment and ambition to develop personally and professionally to achieve their full potential, acting as a role model, coach and colleague to other team members.
- Individuals should be comfortable working in the high pressured yet often ambiguous and flexible conditions that characterise transactions.

Our Deal

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