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Associate, Transaction Services, South

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID123759BR
Job TitleAssociate, Transaction Services, South
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 Description

Within the overarching TS Group sits the TS Regions practice advising corporate’s, private equity houses and PLCs. Our team work 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 Associate to join our team in Reading, to support the growth of our regions TS business. Whilst the team have a particular focus on the Technology, Retail, PE and Healthcare sectors, by the nature of our regions business this role will have the opportunity work on a wide range of deal types and sectors. It may also be necessary to work across the regional practice according to the needs of the business.

Role and Responsibilities
- Work as a key team member on large, complex assignments and smaller transactions with senior members, providing guidance to junior colleagues
- Assist senior team members to build and sustain client relationships and members of client pursuit teams for the benefit of the Firm
- Coach junior colleagues and actively assist in the development of others; including preparation and presentation of training sessions for new joiners and junior colleagues
- Manage, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet individual deadlines as well as upward management of senior colleagues to ensure appropriate reviews take place enabling completion of deliverables
- Assist with identification and management of risks and ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented

Qualifications and Skills
- A recognised financial qualifications, ACA or equivalent
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Personable approach to team work and client contact
- Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure
- Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions

Experience and Background
- Demonstrated experience of financial due diligence or aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills
- Experience analysing and challenging client data and interacting with clients in person
- Ideally knowledge of working with mid-market clients in the South marketplace
- Established ability to give clear directions as well as positive and constructive feedback for junior colleagues


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

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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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