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Manager - Valuations

Date: May 27, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job Summary
The Valuation team is seeking an experienced valuations specialist at Associate Director level. The team advises on valuation matters across different deal stages and supporting a wide range of UK and multinational clients in relation to transaction pricing, fund reporting, fairness opinions, expert witness service, and financial reporting (including purchase price allocations). We also operate across multiple sectors, and we welcome applications both from individuals with specific sector experience, as well as those with experience of working across a range of sectors. The team prides itself on its diversity and collaboration, striving to provide every team member with the tools and support they need to achieve their best.

Key responsibilities will include the following:
• Acting as project manager for the engagement including day-to-day contact with the client, understand the clients’ needs and draft effective storyboards
• Attending client meetings and leading/presenting sections of work with clarity and impact
• Take responsibility for quality of deliverables, clearly link findings to valuation model and explain key drivers in the report
• Takes responsibility for directing the way the team will be managed and coached during projects including ensuring appropriate objectives are agreed.
• Full ownership and responsibility for delivering comprehensive written reports tailored to client’s specific needs and requirements on the project
• Using own initiative and sound judgement to identify key issues and client needs, developing suggested solutions, elevating and consulting with other team members as required
• Build and review financial and valuation models of various complexity levels
• Sufficiently coordinating the delivery of integrated, multi-discipline and multi-location engagements
• Ensuring adherence to all compliance and regulatory rules
• Managing client expectations and dealing with challenging situations
• Managing engagements to the agreed budget, time and quality standards
• Work with Partners and Directors in the group to draft good quality proposals
• Participating and running team meetings and technical training

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following:
• ACA or equivalent financial qualification
• Valuation experience, ideally gained in a professional service’s commercial valuations environment
• Understanding of the range of valuation methodologies including discounted cash flow and capitalised earnings methods
• Strong quantitative and Excel / modelling skills
• Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality presentations and analysis
• Strongly rated self-starter who demonstrates initiative, confidence and solid influencing skills
• Proven track record of building and maintaining lasting internal and external stakeholder relationships
• Strong project management skills and demonstrable ability to deliver high quality work
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Exceptional people skills and proven ability to mentor and develop more junior colleagues

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