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Manager – Financial Restructuring Advisory

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID135754BR
Job TitleManager – Financial Restructuring Advisory
CountryUnited Kingdom
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.

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
We are looking for an experienced Manager to join our Financial Restructuring team in London. The successful candidate will be focused on FR Advisory work, including:

- Leading teams undertaking Independent Business Reviews (IBR’s) on behalf of creditor groups;
- Working on Company-side engagements helping Management Teams through periods of distress; and
- Managing the various stakeholders involved in restructuring advisory engagements, including the assessment of options for capital structures and the modelling of these.

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 should expect to work across all sectors as situations and clients 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.

Roles and Responsibilities

The role will involve working across a range of assignment types and applicants should be ready to work in dynamic, flexible and fast moving environments.


To be an effective Manager within Restructuring you’ll undertake the following:

- Working in engagement teams of typically 3 to 6 people, supporting senior team members on a range of product types.
- 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 engagements and projects to scope, time, quality and budget complying with KPMG engagement management practices
- On certain relevant assignments, overseeing work as the main point of contact with the client, reporting back to engagement leaders and other senior staff.
- Undertaking of detailed analysis to present robust advice to client teams.
- Appraise challenging & fast developing situations and look to develop innovative solutions and assess options for businesses and their stakeholders.
- Potential involvement in new product development or business development activities.
- Development of junior staff on assignments.

Qualifications and Skills

- Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent).

Experience and Background

- Substantial experience of modelling complex capital structures in financial restructuring scenarios
- A proven track record in dealing with restructurings involving complex debt instruments including swaps
- Preparation of detailed IBR reports covering a range of sectors, with the ability to speak confidently about sectors including Oil & Gas, Facilities Management and other key KPMG target sectors.
- Bringing existing client relationships with a range of work providers including named examples of key personnel at UK and overseas lenders, equity providers and alternate investors
- Drive and enthusiasm.
- Demonstrable experience in managing own work streams, ideally with a focus based on IBR and stakeholder advisory assignments.
- Experience at modelling capital structures in financial restructuring scenarios.
- Strong commercial and business acumen.
- Ability to work innovatively and ‘self-start’ as well start and delegate to teams of colleagues.
- Stakeholder advisory experience (either advising to businesses or through other work undertaken in / with corporates) and options analysis to support proposed financial restructurings.
- Desire to build wide advisory skillsets and develop knowledge of all Restructuring offerings.
- 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.
- Willingness to embrace work across all sectors and potentially undertake some travel.
- A positive team influence and achievements beyond the realms of project work.
- Experience in a Big 4 environment, ideally with experience in a cross border or international projects.

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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