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Associate Director, Transaction Services, Private Equity Group

Date: Jul 29, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

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. Within this structure, the Private Equity Transaction Services Team (PE TS) team comprises c.60 professionals focused on both mid-market and LBO houses, working predominantly on financial due diligence projects across buy side, sell side, IPOs and refinancing projects.

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.

Due to the increase in the number of transactions in the private equity market we are continuing to expand the size of our team and have a need to recruit multiple Associate Directors in order support the growth of our PE TS business.

The Role

Director appointments are made on the basis of demonstrated track record as engagement leaders, Associate Directors are expected to play a key role in the development of all aspects of the practice:

Individuals will be required to structure and lead multiple large, complex work streams in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments.
Build, commercialise and sustain relationships with top management team members for the benefit of the Firm, developing PE-TS propositions, focusing on specific themes and/or clients.

Provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client. This advice will be provided throughout a transaction and take the form of both oral and written advice. You will advise clients about the transaction process, SPA completion mechanics as well as providing general commentary of the findings of our work.
Demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. You will manage and actively assist in the development of others.
Responsible for the delivery of client facing projects by being part of the transaction fieldwork team, being a day to day point of contact for senior client contacts for matters relating to our work.
Identify and manage risks, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.
Delivering quality services by monitoring and delivering high quality service to clients (both internal and external). Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
Skill and Qualifications

Financial qualifications ACA or ACCA (or equivalent)
Experience of leading and managing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence projects
Experience of working with Private Equity clients
Extensive experience in client facing project management
Proven experience of building commercial relationships with Private Equity clients for the benefit of your existing employer.
Experience in the development of PE-TS propositions and asset opportunities with Private Equity clients.
Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
Excellent written and oral communication
Location: London
Opening date: 29 July 2019
Closing date: 26 August 2019
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits

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