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Technology Consultant - M&A - Integration, Separation & Due Diligence

Date: Jun 10, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID141130BR
Job TitleTechnology Consultant - M&A - Integration, Separation & Due Diligence
CountryUnited Kingdom
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 Description
The Team

The Technology in M&A team at KPMG is a growing and dynamic team.

We deal with all aspects of the technology function, from strategy to reviewing technology spend.

We work with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal technology issues. Our three key client proposition areas are:

1) Due diligence: Highlighting key risks and opportunities in the target’s technology environment in order to ensure that acquirers are aware of key issues that may impact valuation.

2) Integration: Planning pre and post deal to support the client to integrate the IT function and systems into the Buyer’s organisation whilst enhancing value.

3) Separation: Supporting Vendors to plan and deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity on Day 1 to the Buyer with value preserved and business continuity ensured from an IT perspective including support to define and implement transitional service agreements.

The Role

You will be responsible for leading client delivery and supporting practice development for the Technology in M&A team.

Your responsibilities will include:

Client delivery:

- Prepare, plan and deliver M&A technology programmes and technology due diligence

- Leading and supporting our clients through technology programmes arising from acquisitions, divestitures, carve outs and other transactions

- Delivering and/or reviewing high quality, transaction reports and other M&A documentation including IT due diligence and Transitional Service Agreements

- Drawing on knowledge and experience to provide high quality and deep insights and recommendations to our clients

- Leading client meetings and interviews

- Interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders both at clients and within KPMG

- Managing relationships with key C level executives at clients

Wider team:

- Supporting and contributing to the growth plans of our Technology in M&A business

- Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team

- Identifying and driving opportunities for wider KPMG as a result of work in transactions

- Owning engagement management including quality and risk management for the project

- When not working on projects, support the development of our propositions, business development and preparation and delivery of proposals to clients

The Person

- Significant experience in a consulting firm or industry of preparing and delivering technology programmes in a M&A environment including:

o IT due diligence (buyside and sell side) – writing and reviewing

o Vendor assist

o Planning and execution of IT integrations and separations across technology, infrastructure, applications and data

o Development of IT organisation design including people, process, governance, service management, technology and contracts

o Design, negotiation and operation of IT related transitional services

- Deep technical expertise in at least one of the following areas:

o IT infrastructure, including networks and data centres

o Cyber security

o IT operating models, including organisation and supplier strategy

o IT costs

o IT strategy

- Understanding of the deal lifecycle and the role of IT within it – starting from due diligence through to concluding transitional service agreements

- Leading and facilitation of client meetings and interviews

- Leading a team which includes both colleagues and client members of staff

- Team management experience, including experience in the formulation of development and growth plans

- Bachelor's degree qualification

- Professional qualification welcome

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including reporting

- Ability to learn quickly and leverage skills in new situations

- Programme management experience and track record of successful delivery of projects

- Experience of IT outsourcing, supplier management and procurement

- Comfort with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment which characterise transactions

- Ability to travel at a significant level

- Fluency in a European language beneficial

- Respect for client and transaction confidentiality

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.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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