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Manager - Real Estate Valuation (Manchester)

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

REVA 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 valuation experts to support audit teams at Manager level; more senior positions may be considered depending on the skills and experience demonstrated. The roles are within the Audit function and will be located in Manchester or London.

The 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.
•Assist senior members of REVA to manage resources and allocate jobs to the team members.
•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.
•Assist REVA to deliver the business plan by providing specialist valuation expertise in order to help to deliver on firm wide audit quality goals.

The Person -Qualifications and skills

•Candidates should be MRICS qualified with numerous numbers of years PQE and should ideally have RICS Registered Valuer status.
•Candidates should have a good understanding of the RICS Valuation – Professional Standards and their implication for valuations.
•Sound knowledge of valuation of the main commercial sectors (office, industrial, retail) including student accommodation and PRS/BTR.
•Candidates with a good knowledge of trading valuations including hotels and care homes would be of particular benefit for one the roles.
•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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