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Manager - SPA (Transaction Services)

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID126181BR
Job TitleManager - SPA (Transaction Services)
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 OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job Description
Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 400 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure.

There is currently a market opportunity to join the Sales Purchase Agreement (SPA) team within Transaction Services at Manager level as part of the SPA team’s ambitious growth plans.

Within Transaction Services, the SPA team delivers a wide range of transaction related services to our clients. These key services include providing pre-deal M&A support on the transaction legal documents (principally the Sale and Purchase Agreement) through to post-completion support for the preparation or review of completion accounts and earn-out accounts and tactical advice on commercial negotiation. We help our clients to identify upside opportunities and risks in their acquisitions, disposals and Joint Venture's.


Our Transaction Services business 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. The team works closely with colleagues across EMA and globally; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm Agenda.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Manager appointments are made on the basis of demonstrated track record.
Managers are expected to play a key role in the development of the business:

- Business development: building, commercialising and sustaining 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
- Team work: being instrumental team members of engagements of medium size and complexity as well as structuring and leading work streams on larger size engagements of greater complexity in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments
- Risk management: identifying and managing risks and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively
- People development: identifying team member development needs and accelerating development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer
- Practice development: taking responsibility for several processes and initiatives that are key to scaling the business
- Personal development: participating in the career and skills development infrastructure provided by the Firm and acting as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm

Experience and Background

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

- Strong academic background and ACA qualified or equivalent
- Experience of financial due diligence and/or financial audit
- Understanding of transactions and an awareness of price adjustment mechanisms, locked box arrangements and earn-out provisions
- Strong personal impact and self-awareness
- Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
- Evidence of working successfully with client teams
- The ability to operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams

Our DealAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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 all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

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 pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to 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 by viewing our Policy

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