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Manager, Modelling

Date: Jan 28, 2019

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID141292BR
Job TitleManager, Modelling
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationManchester
FunctionManagement Consulting
Service LineStrategy
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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 DescriptionThe Team


This role is specifically to work with the Strategic Modelling & Analysis Team within Strategy, focussing on the development of financial models.

Working as part of this fast paced and growing group, you will be tackling complex and challenging client issues.
You’ll have the opportunity to offer strategic advice on business and operating models to our corporate and private equity clients from both an organic and transaction perspective.

You will join teams with a vibrant mix of expertise, industry experience and consulting skills and work alongside bright, dynamic individuals on projects across all industry sectors.

You will provide analysis and modelling to support the following initiatives:

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Deal strategy – Mergers and acquisitions, JVs, re-financing arrangements and Carve outs or divestments

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Strategic options and business planning

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Restructuring – corporate or financial

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Portfolio analysis – Pricing & profitability modelling/ Performance modelling

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Bid support and execution – Bid modelling / Bid Strategy

The Role


Our projects are challenging and often time pressured and will in some cases involve working in large multi-disciplinary project teams.

Working as a Manager in our team you will manage, deliver and review a wide range of modelling engagements supporting our clients in making critical business decisions.

You will:

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Act as day to day lead for a small number of project teams both in the office and on client site, typically on smaller jobs

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Act as a senior modelling resource to support senior team members on larger projects, typically as an on-site day to day manager on projects.

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Scope, design and develop complex business models

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Manage your project teams effectively and take responsibility for completing work of appropriate quality within agreed timescales

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Lead or support in the presentation of deliverables to senior client management

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Liaise effectively with client senior staff; maintain contact with key client staff once a project is complete

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Work collaboratively with client staff and management, often working in joint teams in the development and delivery of recommendations.

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Contribute to our business development initiatives and be an integral part of the sales team

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Contribute to business strategy and where the opportunities are for growth

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Contribute towards the development of the team and our propositions; contribute towards organising/guiding training and development of team

The Person


Work experience requirement:

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Experience working either with a modelling team in a big 4 firm or a top tier corporate finance boutique or alternatively in a central modelling, performance improvement or planning team within corporate or public sector

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Proven ability to scope, design and deliver complex projects

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Proven experience of delivering financial modelling projects ideally in a professional services environment

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Proven experience of leading teams and undertaking client facing roles with high quality deliverables

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Strong commercial skills and a broad range of general knowledge on wider business and economic issues

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Proven ability to achieve and manage client expectations

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Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to explain technical issues to a non- technical audience

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Sound financial knowledge(although an accountancy qualification is not a prerequisite)

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Advanced Excel skills

Business development experience:

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Demonstrate ability to operate across the full lifecycle of a business development, including; identifying the opportunity, shaping it with the client, developing the proposal / commercials / scope and then closing the deal

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Demonstrable ability of building client relationships

The following experience and qualifications would also be desirable:

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An accountancy qualification

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An established network of clients, origination abilities

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Experience of developing models using Microsoft Access; system dynamics on other modelling tools

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Experience of handling large data sets in tools such as Alteryx or Tableau

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Visual Basic for Applications

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.



Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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