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Director, Restructuring, London Insolvency

Date: Feb 17, 2017

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID121331BR
Job TitleDirector, Restructuring, London Insolvency
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineRestructuring
Service Line InformationIn Restructuring our clients and wider stakeholders vary considerably and include corporates (from mid-market to blue-chip), lawyers, hedge funds, lenders, PE houses, and public sector organisations.

Our service offerings develop in line with market demands and include advice on:
- Insolvency - both execution and advisory
- Exit planning and implementation
- Cash management - both crisis and strategic
- Lender advisory
- Corporate financial restructuring
- Operational restructuring, including turnaround, planning and implementation
- Impaired loan advisory services
- Chief restructuring officers
- Insurance solutions - insolvency services aimed exclusively at insurance companies.

Job Description
The Insolvency Restructuring team in London are looking for a Director to join their team. We are looking for an individual to work alongside colleagues in the part of the team that are responsible for providing insolvency and contingency planning advice in large, complex situations often involving multi-jurisdictional advice.

The team delivers a blend of stakeholder advisory work, typically linked to providing advice around distressed businesses and supporting restructuring via the use of insolvency procedures as well as undertaking formal insolvency work for typically large and complex institutions.

The team is not aligned to specific sectors and specialisms, however there are individuals with significant experience in certain areas and situations and we would welcome this in applicants. Applicants however should expect to work across all sectors as situations and client demand.

Where possible, assignments will be resourced to suit individuals’ base locations, but the nature and unpredictability of our work will mean that some travel (and possible international working) will be required. The role will involve working across a range of assignment types, as highlighted above, and applicants should be ready to work in dynamic, flexible and fast moving environments.

Key Responsibilities:

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

- Day to day engagement lead for structuring and delivery of client projects or significant insolvency workstreams, taking the role as a key contact on engagements.
- Build strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and mid-level executives and other key stakeholders in engagements (including lawyers and contacts at banks and other lenders).
- Manage teams of colleagues working on the engagement, ensuring effective delegation and also be proficient in managing multiple workstream delivery.
- Manage engagements and projects to scope, time, quality and budget complying with KPMG engagement management practices. Individuals will be required to identify and manage risks, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.
- Communicate views and insights (both in writing and verbally) in an effective and compelling manner to clients and KPMG colleagues, able to adjust style to circumstances.
- Work with Partners across the business development cycle, including development of proposals and client sales presentations. Focussed on specific sectors and clients.
- Commitment to coach and develop team members, acting as a role model and providing high quality developmental feedback.
- Develop insightful sector points of view on key strategic issues for your chosen sector(s).
- Identify, design and lead practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team.
- Appraise challenging & fast developing situations and look to develop innovative solutions and assess options for businesses and their stakeholders, which in certain instances may involve consideration of formal insolvency processes.
- Significant involvement in business development activities, including developing pitches and proposals to win new work.
Key skills and competencies required:

- Demonstrable experience in leading full engagements and workstreams on complex insolvency assignments.
- A high degree of impact and experience at advising and working alongside a range of stakeholders, including lenders, corporates and internal KPMG stakeholders
- The ability and a genuine interest in developing strong client relationships and a proven track record of developing and commercialising new relationships;
- Strong commercial and business acumen with the ability to leverage personal network to maximise revenue opportunities for Restructuring and the wider Deal Advisory group and KPMG as a whole;
- Desire to build wide advisory and insolvency skillsets and develop knowledge of all Restructuring offerings
- Ability to work innovatively and ‘self start’ as well start teams of colleagues
- JIEB exam qualified.
- Ability to communicate well across a range of operational and financial staff at all levels. This is also often in challenging circumstances given the financial positions of the organisations we typically work with.
- High degree of resilience and a willingness to work under extreme pressure in rapidly changing situations;
- Willingness to embrace work across all sectors and potentially undertake some travel.

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