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Manager - Special Situation Group

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139941BR
Job TitleManager - Special Situation Group
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
Opening Date: 27/11/2018
Closing Date: 24/12/2018
Location: London
Salary: Competitive + negotiable bonus + benefits

Job Summary

KPMG’s Special Situations Group team delivers approximately £30 million of revenue annually through company and bank side advisory and company side implementation support covering turnaround, transformation and liquidity (both working capital improvement and cash preservation for stressed and distressed situations).

We are a team of approximately 90 people, led by eight partners and 15 directors. We are looking for Managers to enhance the delivery capability to support our next phase of growth.

Whilst the team is not aligned to specific sectors there are individuals with significant experience in certain sectors and specific functional and/or sector focus would be considered a benefit. Applicants however will be expected to work across all sectors (both in the private and public sector) and situations depending on client demand.

We are looking to recruit a Manager to join the team based in London, although the successful applicant will be required to work in other UK, European or international based locations depending on client demand. The role will involve working across a number of product types highlighted above and applicants should be ready to work in dynamic, flexible and fast moving environments.

Key Roles and Responsibility

- Using Alteryx / Qliksense to drive analysis of the supply chain processes of organisations, and isolating those which have an impact on their working capital
- Further refine this analysis, working alongside client teams (including executives) to generate hypotheses for improvements to these processes, which will release cash from a client organisation’s balance sheet
- Assist clients with the implementation of business improvement ideas, using experience relevant to turnaround, transformation and liquidity
- Acting as a key co-ordinator with KPMG Restructuring offshore data analytics team based in India, using in depth knowledge of the Indian cultural ways of working to help develop the relationship between the UK and Indian teams and ensure that client/KPMG UK requirements are being met
- Managing sector specific research alongside client work when possible, in order to form views of market trends and assist in generating / identify sales opportunities
- Supporting preparation of pitch packs with senior team members and co-ordinating cross firm input
- Coaching and developing junior team members

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience required

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

- Drive and enthusiasm and ability to ‘self-start’.
- Strong commercial and business acumen.
- Drive for innovation, for example in the use of technology, ways of working and product offerings.
- High level of experience in Alteryx / Qliksense is vital
- Understanding of other data analytical tools / visualisation is beneficial but not essential.
- Strong understanding of working capital and how to help support clients with identifying the levers that should be pulled to release working capital
- Breadth of experience relevant to turnaround, transformation and liquidity.
- Desire to build advisory skillset and develop knowledge of the SSG service capabilities
- Ability to communicate well across a range of operational and financial staff at all levels. It should also be noted that this is often in stressed situations given the financial challenges of the organisations.
- Experience of working closely with overseas colleagues, in particular with India, and a good appreciation of Indian cultural ways of working
- Knowledge of the wider firm and services (to support cross functional teams).
- Creative with a willingness to try new and different approaches – our clients often have multiple issues which may not be what we are initially expecting.
- A positive team influence and achievements beyond the realms of project work.

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

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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