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Transaction Services – Associates

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID145980BR
Job TitleTransaction Services – Associates
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 DescriptionJob Summary:

Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the Firm's agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle.
Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm agenda.
We have an immediate need for an additional associate (D grade) within our London team based in Canary Wharf, to support the growth of our regions TS business. The nature of the London Regions team means that staff will work on a wide range of deal types and sectors including the Consumer, Industrials, Healthcare and Technology sectors for a combination of both Private Equity Houses and smaller corporate clients. Individuals are also expected to be flexible and to work across the regional practice from time to time according to the needs of the business.
Specific and significant experience of financial due diligence is essential for this role.

Key roles and responsibility:

- Working as part of a team, supporting clients in highly confidential VA and VDD transactions that clients are looking to undertake
- Analysing the historical trading, cash flow and balance sheets of the business to help inform on the underlying business drivers feeding through into a review of projections
- Highlighting the risk areas our clients should be aware of, including matters impacting the pricing of a transaction
- Assisting in the delivery of high quality service by managing your time effectively, planning and organising engagements, monitoring progress and meeting deadlines.
- Upward management of senior members on the team to ensure timely reviews take place to enable timely completion of deliverables and proficiently managing multiple priorities.
- Giving clear directions to engagement teams as well as positive and constructive feedback to peers and juniors. Experienced associates will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others.
- Prepare and present training sessions for new joiners and less experienced members of the team.
- Performing client and industry research and prepare materials to support our pitches and proposals to clients. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of risk management practices and processes.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

To succeed in this varied and demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
- Strong academic and numerate background (ACA or equivalent)
- Extensive experience of managing advisory or transaction related engagements within the London Mid-Market space.
- Strong personal impact and self-awareness
- Evidence of a career within Transaction Services working on Financial Due Diligence
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
- Evidence of working successfully with top management teams at clients: the client base in London is particularly diverse, including Enterprise, corporate and PE clients of different sizes, and as a result there is a particular requirement that project leaders at this level are able to interact effectively with the most senior levels of client management.
- Strong and demonstrable sector experience within Consumer, Industrials, Healthcare,Technology and Private Equity sectors
- The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams

Multiple positions available
Opening Date: 15/07/2019
Closing Date: 12/08/2019
Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits

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