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Manager - Transaction Services, TMT

Date: Jul 1, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID145741BR
Job TitleManager - Transaction Services, TMT
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
Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 500 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 Corporates team comprises c.100 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 a Manager in order support the growth of our TS business.

Specific experience of leading a financial due diligence project in the TMT space is required.

Role & Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following activities as part of the role:

- Due diligence skills: You will perform analysis on the financial statements, and internal management information of entities. You will be required to interpret financial performance of target entities, using your understanding of key accounting concepts.
- Analytical skills: You will be required to produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers. Good proficiency in Excel based analytical techniques will be key to this, and knowledge of other software packages an advantage.
- Accounting skills: You will be required to have a working knowledge of IFRS, and apply this knowledge to target entities, including an appreciation for the impact of accounting policies on reported financial performance.
- Technology, Media and Telecoms expertise: You will need to have in depth knowledge and experience of working with entities within at least one TMT sub-sector, and apply this knowledge to analysis of other entities.
- Report writing: You will need to have excellent written business communication skills. You will need to be able to clearly articulate business issues through written reports with clients.
- Advisory skills: You will provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client.
- Developing people: you will need to demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. You will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others.
- Project management: you will be responsible for the delivery of client facing projects, being the main day to day point of contact for senior client contacts.
- Team work: you will be key team members on large complex assignments and will lead work streams on smaller and medium size engagements.
- Building relationships: you will be required to build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.
- Delivering quality service and time management: You will be required to monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
- Risk management: You will be required to identify and manage risks and ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented.

To succeed in this demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

- Strong academic background with accounting qualifications such as ACA.
- Experience of financial due diligence and/or financial services reporting is highly regarded, though we would definitely consider candidates with other skills and the aptitude to learn
- In depth knowledge and experience of working with entities within at least one TMT sub-sector
- Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Strong personal impact
- Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure
- Evidence of managing teams in a fast moving environment with changing client requirements.

Our Deal

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