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Associate Director - Transaction Services - Infrastructure

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID137441BR
Job TitleAssociate Director - Transaction Services - Infrastructure
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 DescriptionJob 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.
Within this structure, the Transaction Services Sectors Team (TS Sectors) team comprises c.90 professionals advising corporates across various sectors, including Consumer and Retails, Energy and Natural Resources, Transport, Infrastructure and Real Estate, Telecoms Communication and Media (“TMT”) and working predominantly on financial due diligence projects across buy side, sell side, IPOs and refinancing projects.

Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory including Corporate Finance and Strategy 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.
Due to the increase in the number of transactions in the market we are expanding the size of our team and have a need to recruit an Associate Director in order support the growth of our TS business in the Infrastructure and Real Estate sectors.

Roles and Responsibilities:

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

- Engagement leadership: structuring and leading multiple large, complex multi-disciplinary workstreams in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments; delivering exceptional client service at all times
- Business development: building, commercialising and sustaining relationships with top management team members for the benefit of the Firm. Developing TS propositions in the Infrastructure and Real Estate Sectors, focusing on specific themes and/or clients. The successful candidate will be expected to be comfortable in talking about asset opportunities to clients and regularly input into horizon scanning activities.
- Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
- Team leadership: identifying team member talent development needs and accelerating development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
- Team 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 number of more 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 accounting qualification
- Extensive experience of financial due diligence, preferably with a significant proportion of this experience within the Infrastructure and Real Estate 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 ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams

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.

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