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Associate Director - SPA - Transaction Services

Date: Jul 1, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID144282BR
Job TitleAssociate Director - SPA - Transaction Services
CountryUnited Kingdom
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 OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job Description
Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 400 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure.

There is currently a market opportunity to join the Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) team within Transaction Services at Associate Director level as part of the SPA team’s ambitious growth plans.

Within Transaction Services, the SPA team delivers a wide range of transaction related services to our clients. These key services include providing pre-deal M&A support on the transaction legal documents (principally the Sale and Purchase Agreement) through to post-completion support for the preparation or review of completion accounts and earn-out accounts and tactical advice on commercial negotiation. We help our clients to identify upside opportunities and risks in their acquisitions, disposals and Joint Ventures.

Our Transaction Services business is at the heart of the Firm's agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle. The team works closely with colleagues across EMA and globally; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm Agenda.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Associate Director appointments are made on the basis of demonstrated track record.
Associate Directors are expected to play a key role in the development of all aspects of the practice:

- Engagement leadership: advising clients orally and in writing in relation to live transactions (price adjustment or deferred consideration mechanisms and accounting warranties/indemnities) and post-completion advice (preparation or review of completion accounts, tactical advice on disputed items and formal, written submissions to an independent accountant)
- Business development: building, commercialising and sustaining relationships with both internal KPMG teams and external client management team members for the benefit of the Firm.
- Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
- Team development: identifying team member development needs and accelerating development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
- Personal development: participating in the career and skills development of more junior staff and acting as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm
- Performance management: being responsible for coaching and performance managers of a small number of junior staff in the department.

Qualifications and skills:

To succeed in this varied and demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
- Strong academic background and ACA qualified or equivalent
- Experience of financial due diligence and/or financial audit
- Significant practical experience of advising clients on sale and purchase agreements, in particular price adjustment mechanisms, locked box arrangements and earn-out provisions
- Strong personal impact and self-awareness
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
- Evidence of working successfully with top management teams at clients
- The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams

Our Deal

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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 all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

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 pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to 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 by viewing our Policy

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