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Associate Director- Transaction Services - London Regions

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job Summary:

Our Transaction Services practice 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.

Our team works 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.
We have an immediate need for an additional Associate Director (B grade) within our London Regions team based in the Canada Square office, to support the growth of our regions TS business.

The nature of our regions business means that staff work on a wide range of deal types and sectors, including Consumer, Technology and Automotive, with a Private Equity presence in a significant number of transactions. Our people are also expected to be flexible and to work across the regional practice from time to time according to the needs of the business.

Key roles and responsibility:

- Drive the required structure of analysis, findings and client advice, including high quality client deliverables
- Think about the value creation and opportunities for KPMG to increase the breadth of services offered to clients.
- Understand and articulate business strategies and have an informed view on the target.
- Take responsibility for the robustness of financial analysis performed by the team and ensure it stands up to challenge.
- Provide advice and insight directly to clients and demonstrate technical expertise.
- Provide SPA advice to the client.
- Own the project budget and proactively manage cost updates and overruns. Costs should be discussed regularly with partners and presented to the client in a commercial manner.
- Project management of financial due diligence and reporting accountant assignments, managing multiple priorities for a variety of stakeholders.
- Ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.
- Identify team member development needs and accelerate development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
- Act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

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

- Strong academic and numerate background (ACA or numerate qualification equivalent)
- Extensive experience of managing advisory or transaction related engagements with significant exposure to financial due diligence
- Associate Directors need to have a demonstrated track record of delivering the highest quality work. They are also expected to play a wide ranging role across the business including:

- Business development
- Coaching/technical team training and Performance Management
- Risk management.
- Experience of managing full VDD, VA, buy and sell side transactions across a broad range of sectors
- 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 client base in London region is particularly diverse, including Enterprise, corporate and PE clients of different sizes, and as a result there is a particular requirement that project leaders at AD level are able to interact effectively with the most senior levels of client management.
- The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams

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