Associate, Transaction Services, Birmingham

Recruiter
KPMG UK
Location
Birmingham
Posted
05 Oct 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
AutoReq ID122450BRJob TitleAssociate, Transaction Services, BirminghamCountryUnited KingdomLocationBirminghamFunctionDeal AdvisoryService LineTransaction ServicesService 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.

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Job Description
Are you looking for an exciting career in a growing team within KPMG? Do you want to work in a lively and energetic environment where you will have the opportunity to advise clients from a cross-section of industries during strategic business transactions? Do you have experience of delivering Advisory or Transaction Services projects?

If so, then you should consider a career within the Midlands Transaction Services Team at KPMG.

Job 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. Within this structure, the Midlands team comprises c20 professionals focussed on advising regional corporates, private equity houses and PLCs.

We provide M&A advice and assistance to a wide range of clients, and help them to deliver successful transactions. We focus on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, buy-outs, debt financing, initial public offerings (IPOs) and other transactions. We identify, structure and execute all manner of public and private market transactions, and provide support from initial analysis of strategic options and deal evaluation through to completion. We help our clients to identify upside opportunities and risks in their transactions and also assist as Reporting Accountants during Capital Markets processes to satisfy the due diligence requirements of underwriting investment banks.

We are driven by a passion to help our clients to execute transactions efficiently and maximise value.
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 a need to recruit an Associate (D grade) in order support the growth of our Midlands TS business. Specific experience of financial due diligence and/or capital markets reporting will be highly regarded, but we would be open to receiving applications from exceptional staff who have the aptitude and drive to develop the required transaction services skills or market skills.

Key responsibilities in this role include:

- Team work: individuals will be key team members on larger, complex assignments as well as smaller transactions in which individuals will work closely with senior members and manage/assist more junior team members.
- Building relationships – individuals will be required to assist senior team members in building and sustaining relationships with clients and members of client pursuit teams for the benefit of the Firm.
- Developing people: individuals will need to demonstrate the ability to give clear directions as well as positive and constructive feedback. They will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others. They will also be expected to prepare and present training sessions for new joiners and less experienced members of the team.
- Delivering quality service and time management: Individuals will need to assist in the delivery of high quality service. They will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be expected to upward manage senior members on the team to ensure timely reviews take place to enable timely completion of deliverables. They will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
- Risk management: individuals will be required to assist in the identification of and management of risks and ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented.
The role will be based in Birmingham but is likely to involve some travel to support the wider Regions team together with a high level of flexibility to meet the demands of working in a transaction based environment.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

To succeed in this demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

- Strong academic background with financial qualifications such as ACA.
- experience of financial due diligence will be highly regarded but is not essential. We will consider candidates with other skills and the aptitude to learn.
- Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.
- Excellent written and oral communication.
- Strong personal impact.
- Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure
- IT skills – strong excel, PowerPoint and word skills desired.
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