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Manager - Power & Utilities

Date: Jun 13, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID143244BR
Job TitleManager - Power & Utilities
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineCorporate Finance
Service Line InformationYou can help clients through acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, buy-outs, major projects, initial public offerings (IPOs), real estate deals, debt structuring and issuance, and complex re-financings, distressed M&A and with business and company valuations and fairness opinions.

Globally, KPMG's Corporate Finance practice has an industry reputation for delivering forward thinking and objective advice for our global footprint and negotiation prowess, as well as an envied track record in closing successful deals. Together, our firm's Corporate Financiers have advised on or arranged critical and sensitive equity and debt transactions for some of the world's largest corporations, financial institutions and governments.

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 Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c150 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal) . The group has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Transport, Power & Utilities, and Social Infrastructure in the UK and internationally. This advice ranges from the strategic thinking and advice to companies and investors to enable private capital to fund infrastructure to the detailed technical skills required at financial close. We also work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence issues.

The utilities sector is a key business area for the Infrastructure Group and encompasses work for the large clients in the sector including all of the leading UK energy and water companies as well as some of largest utilities in the EU and beyond. We provide in depth advice on corporate finance issues and corporate financial management; regulatory finance, regulation and policy, as well as other strategic issues affecting value. Our work combines elements of finance, strategy and economics to assist our clients in structuring investments, securing financing and maximising shareholder value. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as one of the most innovative advisors influencing the future of the sector.

Our business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high quality candidate to support our Power & Utilities business with a particular focus on water and energy networks in terms of both project management and delivery of assignments.

The Role

- Contributing to the delivery of specific engagements on a day to day basis and managing small to medium size projects or workstreams Supporting pitching for new business with ideas.
- Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge.
- Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches.
- Building and maintaining relationships with clients and target clients and key market constituents to support personal effectiveness sand business development opportunities.
- Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously.
- Specifying, producing and evaluating financial models.
- Developing a good working understanding of compliance procedures
- Contributing to the effective planning, delivery and closure of projects
- Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements
- Maintain a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and financial implications in the water and energy sectors.
- Any other duties commensurate with the role.

The Person

- Have significant experience in the utilities sector, in the industry or a consultant specialising in these sectors.
- Have a sound knowledge of finances and financial structures of water companies and utilities more generally.
- Have a detailed knowledge of Ofwat’s current regulatory regime as well as its application, including detailed regulatory mechanics
- Understand operations of the wider utilities sector, its structure, composition, stakeholders and relevant policy debates.
- Bring excellent report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills.
- Be skilled in financial analysis and regulatory economics, including knowledge of UK regulatory accounting practice in the utilities sectors.
- Demonstrate a good working knowledge of economic and financial theory, with undergraduate and preferably graduate qualifications in economics or finance.
- Be comfortable and/or experienced in an external facing role.
- Provide compelling and well-thought out solutions to financial or economic problems of moderate complexity.
- Provide persuasive and self-assured responses in a credible manner.
- Appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of projects and proposals simultaneously to demanding timetables.
- Knowledge and experience of other regulatory regimes
- Language skills are a bonus
- Familiarity with Bloomberg, Eikon or other financial databases and knowledge and experience of econometrics ideally in a water sector context would also be positive.
- 5 GCSEs/O levels including Maths and English Degree in economics, finance, mathematics or similar; All UK staff who have not passed a Financial Services Authority (FSA) approved exam will be required to do so.

Our Deal

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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