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Associate Director - Transactional Services - Market Infrastructure

Date: Jan 11, 2017

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID119885BR
Job TitleAssociate Director - Transactional Services - Market Infrastructure
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineDeal Advisory Central
Service Line Information

Job Description
The Team

Our Transaction Services practice is a core part of our broader Deal Advisory practice, and comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure, and 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.
Within this structure, the Banking Transaction Services team comprises [ ] professionals focused on Banking, Payments and Market Infrastructure.

We provide M&A advice and assistance to financial services clients of every size, and help them to deliver successful transactions. We focus on acquisitions, disposals, public bids/mergers, joint ventures, buy-outs, initial public offerings (IPOs), market entry, financing and other transactions. We identify, structure and execute all manner of public and private market transactions, and provide support from initial analysis of strategic options and deal evaluation through to completion. We help our clients to identify upside opportunities and risks in their transactions and also assist as Reporting Accountants during Capital Markets processes to satisfy the due diligence requirements of underwriting investment banks.

We are driven by a passion to help our clients to execute transactions efficiently and maximise value.

As part of the Banking Deal Advisory team, we work closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm agenda.

The Banking industry is undergoing a once in a generation change in order to adapt to and prosper in a fast moving environment.
The development of the market infrastructure underpinning Banking – broadly exchanges, risk and data companies, platforms, and indices providers - is at the heart of this change, as Banks and other institutions look to such platforms to provide data and services fundamental to this business development.

This in turn has created a vibrant M&A market. We have a need to recruit an experienced Director to enable us to better target this opportunity and to support the growth of our Banking Deal Advisory business.

Specific experience of the market infrastructure sector and/or financial due diligence will be highly regarded, but we would be open to receiving applications from exceptional staff who have the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills or market skills

The Role

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


Engagement management:
individuals will be required to structure and lead multiple large, complex workstreams in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments


Business development
: individuals will be required to build, commercialise and sustain relationships with management team members for the benefit of the Firm. Individuals will be required to develop Banking Deal Advisory propositions, focusing on specific themes, in this case Market Infrastructure, and clients


Risk management:
individuals will be required to identify and manage risks, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively


Developing People:
individuals will need to identify team member development needs and accelerate development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer.
They will act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm


Delivering quality services:

Individuals will be required to monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.


Advisory Skills:
individuals will use their extensive skills and experience to provide advice as a trusted advise

The Person

To succeed in this varied and demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:


Strong academic background with financial qualifications such as ACA.


Extensive experience of managing transaction related engagements and/or complex financial sector audits, preferably with a significant proportion of this experience within the banking sector, and ideally some understanding and exposure to market infrastructure.


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

It is expected that successful candidates would have either significant banking experience and the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills, or to have significant transaction services experience and the ability to apply this in a new sector.
A good understanding of market infrastructure would be an advantage

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