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Manager - Transaction Services - Financial Services

Date: Jun 11, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID138726BR
Job TitleManager - Transaction Services - Financial Services
CountryUnited Kingdom
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 DescriptionManager – Transaction Services – Financial Services

Location - London
Salary - Competitive

The opportunity

Our transactions services team works on high profile transactions across the banking, insurance and investment management sectors. We support clients to execute transactions through the transaction lifecycle, from diligence through to the SPA negotiations and completion.

Due to the increase in the number of transactions currently taking place in the market we are rapidly expanding the size of our team and have a need to recruit Mangers to focus on the Financial Services sector. Specific experience of financial due diligence and/or capital markets reporting will be highly regarded, but we would be open to receiving applications from exceptional staff who have the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills or market skills.

This opportunity is your chance to work in a dynamic, fast-moving and high profile transactional environment where as a team, we make an impact on our clients, whilst valuing the contributions made by each team member.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are.

The Role

You will be required to perform the following activities as part of the role:


Perform analysis on the financial statements and internal management information of entities. You will be required to interpret financial performance of target entities, using your understanding of key accounting concepts.


Produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers.


Provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client.


Demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. You will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others.


Responsible for the delivery of client facing projects, being the main day to day point of contact for senior client contacts.


Be key team members on large complex assignments and will lead work streams on smaller and medium size engagements.


Build and sustain 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.


Monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will need to be able
to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.


Identify and manage risks and ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented.

The Person

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


Strong academic background with accounting qualifications such as ACA.


Experience of financial due diligence and/or financial services reporting.


Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.


Excellent written and oral communication


Strong personal impact


Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure


Evidence of managing teams in a fast moving environment with changing client requirements.

The team

Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised along market lines. Within this structure, the Financial Services Transaction Services team comprises 70 professionals.

We provide due diligence advice and assistance to financial services clients of every size, and help them to deliver successful transactions. We also assist private equity clients making investments into the financial services market.

We focus on acquisitions, disposals, public bids/mergers, joint ventures, buy-outs, initial public offerings (IPOs), market entry, financing and other transactions. We identify, structure and execute all manner of public and private market transactions, and provide support from initial analysis of strategic options and deal evaluation through to completion. We help our clients to identify upside opportunities and risks in their transactions and also assist as Reporting Accountants during Capital Markets processes to satisfy the due diligence requirements of underwriting investment banks.

Start date for applications: 10/11/2018
Close date for applications: 08/12/2018

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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