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Manager - FS - Deal Advisory

Date: Jan 6, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID127361BR
Job TitleManager - FS - Deal Advisory
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
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

KPMG’s Advisory business is one of the three major divisions within the UK Firm, along with Audit & Assurance, and Tax. Within Advisory there are three principal sub-services in Management Consulting, Risk Consulting and Deal Advisory.
The UK Deal Advisory business (FY17; £372 million net revenues) comprises a number of specialist teams including Corporate Finance, Integration Advisory and Transactions Services. Our FS Deal Advisory (‘FSDA’) team is a market leading provider of deal advice to a wide range of Private Equity and Financial Services businesses in their transactions through the provision of buy and sell side due diligence, integration and separation and joint venture advisory (amongst others).

FSDA is a long established business that is currently growing its Operational Due Diligence (‘ODD’) and Value Creation proposition with a significant expansion plan for FY18-19 and beyond. This is in response to a market driven increase in demand for ODD from our FS and PE clients as they increasingly look to decrease or leverage costs to drive out value in their investments.
We have recently worked on various high-profile European transactions in retail and corporate banking in Cyprus, Germany and the UK (amongst others).

We are now looking for talented individuals to join FSDA and be part of the exciting growth plans we have for this business. In FSDA, the different teams (for example, Transaction Services (‘TS’), Portfolio Solutions Group and ODD) invariably work together to deliver advice and insights to our clients.

You have the opportunity to work more broadly across FSDA including ODD, TS or Integration & Separation as opportunities arise.

The Role


- Support ODD projects from start to finish in a deal environment, including:
– Carve-outs and standalone costs bases
– Buy-side and sell-side cost optimisation
– Cost models and scenario analysis
– Business plan support and synergy assessments
- Be integral in the creation of value-added insights which tie to the client’s strategic and business growth ambitions, including identifying the underlying value drivers and challenging the client’s investment thesis.
- Interact with clients providing this valued advice.
- Understand the broader Advisory service capabilities and leverage specialist’s insights to ensure our clients get the best level of advice and support.
- Ensure quality of own output and that of more juniors.
- Setting scopes, budgets, generating information/data requests, creating and coordinating final deliverables, and assisting with presentation of results.
- When not working on a project, take a role in business development and support with the preparation, development and delivery of proposals.
- Support with risk management on engagements and liaise with the client lead/KPMG partners.

The Person


- Strong experience in an Advisory related discipline at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or boutique firm; ideally within a deals environment. A banking in-house cost reduction specialist
- Experience in at least one of the following Advisory areas: Transaction Services, Operational and Corporate Performance Improvement, Restructuring and Turnaround, Strategic Growth, or other significant strategy experience.
- Demonstrate an interest for and deep knowledge of financial services.
- Bachelor's degree qualification.
- ACA or equivalent qualification preferable.
- Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills and ability to understand how operating model decisions impact value.
- Excellent knowledge of Excel and the ability to analyse data at deal speed to provide robust and insightful client deliverables.
- Ability to adapt and work in a high-paced, exciting deal environment.
- Desire to travel internationally.
- Fluency in a European language (not essential)

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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