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Manager - SPA - Transaction Services

Date: Aug 15, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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

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