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Associate Directors, Transaction Services – TMT

Date: Jul 25, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 500 people across the UK 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 Corporates team comprises c.90 professionals advising corporates across various sectors, including Consumer & Retail, Technology Media and Telecoms, Energy and Natural Resource and Life Sciences, 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 Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector we are expanding the size of our team and have a need to recruit multiple Associate Directors in order support the growth of our TS business.

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 work streams 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 TMT sector, 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.
- Act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm

Qualifications and skills:
- Strong academic background and numerate background
- ACA qualified or equivalent
- Extensive experience of managing transaction related engagements with significant exposure to financial due diligence
- Experience of managing full VDD, VA, buy and sell side transactions across a broad range of sectors
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construction solutions
- The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams
- Evidence of working successfully with top management teams at clients


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