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Restructuring Targeting Analyst - Associate

Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Restructuring team delivers a blend of stakeholder / lender side advisory work (including support with financial restructurings), company side advisory and formal insolvency. The team provide services to a full spectrum of businesses from small owner managed concerns through to large multinationals and also a wide range of work with public sector organisations, all typically experiencing some form of stress or distress.

We are currently recruiting for a role in the Restructuring Sales and Business Development team, supporting the existing team of 12 people. Whilst it is a non-client facing role it requires a commercial mindset. We’re looking for someone to support the department’s targeting activities, ensuring our pipeline data is accurate and undertaking research into key clients and sectors.

This role will involve working across a range of sectors with significant exposure to senior Restructuring leaders, reporting into the Restructuring Sales & BD Manager.

Key Responsibilities
Key responsibilities will include:

- Undertaking research and analysis for target sectors and companies, using a range of data sources (Companies House, industry thought leadership, media/press reports etc).
- Proactively supporting management of the department’s targeting pipeline e.g. removing duplicates, undertaking reconciliations, attending targeting meetings
- Handling internal queries regarding the pipeline and target sectors/clients, by phone, email or video conference
- Supporting production of reports for senior leadership on current targets, pipeline, undertaking analysis of research data
- Managing queries into the team inbox, undertaking a range of ad hoc tasks
- Supporting the wider business through a period of change – an interest in taking on new projects and tasks would be highly desirableThe Individual
The role is very flexible and is likely to change over time. Key attributes of a suitable candidate include:

- An interest in commercial/sales activities and understanding company financials e.g. balance sheet, profit & loss
- Knowledge/interest in key business/economic events and activities impacting on our clients e.g. COVID-19, consumer trends
- Due to the confidential nature of our clients a high level of discretion is essential
- Food time management and organisational skills together with the ability to prioritise tasks to ensure that deadlines are met
- Ability to work independently
- Conscientious and are able to produce high quality, detailed and accurate work;
- Good people and communication skills

- An ability to “self start” and identify outstanding tasks, and suggest ideas to improve how we support the department

- A professional demeanour and ability to work closely with a range of demanding stakeholders

- A willingness to learn new skills and stretch into new capabilities

- Ability to manage a project or activity from start to finish

- Technical Skills:
- Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Broader IT skills, willingness to learn/use new software or online research tools
- Degree-level qualification in any subject highly desirable
- Strong background in Maths and English (minimum B-grade at GCSE or equivalent)
- Comfort writing for a range of audiences would be advantageous
- Background in finance and accountancy desirable but not essential (e.g. AAT, CFAB, ACA, ACCA)Previous office experience desirable but not essential

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