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Associate Director - Transaction Services SPA

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 450 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.
There is currently a market opportunity to join the 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. Pre-deal, the team supports clients develop the right pricing mechanism, provides advice on transaction legal documents (principally the Sale and Purchase Agreement) and provides wider vendor assist services, such as preparing Locked Box papers. The SPA team also supports clients post-completion, proving advice on the preparation or review of completion accounts and earn-out accounts, providing tactical advice on commercial negotiation and any disputes which may arise. The team helps our clients identify upside opportunities and risks in their acquisitions, disposals and JVs.
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.
Positions are available on a full time, part-time or contractor basis. We understand that flexible working means something different to each of us, so we are happy to discuss options that suit your needs.

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: driving projects, advising clients orally and in writing in relation to live transactions.
- Providing price structuring advice and agreement vetting service on the Sale and Purchase Agreement, in particular completion accounts or locked box provisions, and any additional deferred consideration provisions.
- Providing vendor assist services, such as preparing Locked Box papers.
- Providing post-completion advice on the preparation or review of completion accounts and earn-out accounts, providing tactical advice on commercial negotiation and any disputes which may arise
— Business development: building, commercialising and sustaining relationships with both internal KPMG teams and external client management team members for the benefit of the Firm.
— Practice development: taking responsibility for several processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business
— Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
— People development: identifying team member development needs and accelerating development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
— Performance management: being responsible for coaching and performance managers of a small number of junior staff in the department.
— Personal development: participating in the career and skills development infrastructure provided by the Firm and acting as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm

Experience Essential

You must have experience of the transaction cycle/ transaction services and supporting Mergers & Acquisitions.

To succeed in this varied and demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
— Significant practical experience of advising clients on sale and purchase agreements, in particular, price adjustment mechanisms, locked box arrangements and earn-out provisions
— Experience of financial due diligence and/or financial audit
— Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
Evidence of working successfully with top management teams at clients

Skills:

— Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
— Strong personal impact and self-awareness
— Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
— The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams










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