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Senior Manager - Real Estate

Date: May 25, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Real Estate Valuation Centre of Excellence (REVCoE) comprises a team of Chartered Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers based across the UK with representation in London, Manchester and Leeds. The team provides assurance on real estate valuations provided for inclusion within company accounts. The team is seeking a valuation expert to support audit teams at Senior Manager level. The role is within Delivery Solutions Group (DSG) which is part of the Audit function.

Roles and responsibilities

• To work closely with audit teams across the UK to review valuations and supporting information provided by their audited entities.
• To help audit teams to robustly challenge management’s key assumptions and judgements with an appropriate level of professional scepticism.
• Attend and chair external meetings and conference calls between audit teams, clients and their advisors.
• To deliver a report concluding whether the values proposed are reasonable highlighting any areas of risk.
• Provide support on tenders and proposals for new Audit engagements where valuation expertise is required including attending and potentially presenting at formal pitches as necessary.
• Assist the team in sharing market and technical knowledge by delivering training and presentations to the audit teams on real estate matters.
• Help REVCoE to deliver the business plan by providing specialist valuation expertise to help the Audit function deliver on its audit quality goals.

Qualifications and skills

• Candidates should be experienced valuers with MRICS qualification and RICS Registered Valuer status.
• Candidates should have a good understanding of the RICS Valuation – Professional Standards and their implication for valuations.
• Have a strong background in the valuation of operational real estate including but not limited to hotels, care homes and public houses.
• Sound knowledge of valuation of the main commercial sectors (office, industrial, retail) including student accommodation and PRS/BTR.
• Knowledge of valuations for tax purposes (CGT) would be beneficial.
• Strong valuation skills and experience of using Argus ValCap, Argus Enterprise and Argus Developer.
• Good knowledge of methodological approaches and technical issues involved in the valuation process including development appraisals.
• A good knowledge of property “general practice” matters including leases, legal titles, environmental and construction issues and their impact on value.
• Ability to understand and analyse property valuations \\ development appraisals \\ cash flows using input from your own research and contacts.
• Ability to build strong relationships whilst working within a strong risk mitigating and compliance driven culture.
• Excellent time management skills and ability to work on and deliver several projects concurrently.
• Exceptional communication skills with a well-developed ability to write concise reports along with the ability to discuss \\ present any property matters to the audit team and clients when required.
• Diligence, with an eye for forensically analysing reports, valuations and data.
• Good Microsoft Excel skills.

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