Associate Director - Transaction Services
Edinburgh, GB
4d ago

Job description

Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 500 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.

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 are recruiting Associate Directors in our Private Equity, Financial Services, Corporates and Capital Markets teams across the UK to support the growth of our TS business.

Positions are available on a full time, part-time or FTC basis. We understand that flexible working means something different to each of us, so we are happy to discuss options that suit your needs.

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

Engagement management : individuals will be required to structure and lead multiple large, complex workstreams in ambiguous and rapidly changing environments

Business development : individuals will be required to build, commercialise and sustain relationships with management team members for the benefit of the Firm.

Individuals will be required to develop propositions, focussing on specific themes and / or clients.

Risk management : individuals will be required to identify and manage risks, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.

Developing People : individuals will need to identify team member development needs and accelerate development by establishing the appropriate plans and frameworks with particular emphasis on coaching and skills transfer.

They will act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of the Firm.

Delivering quality services : Individuals will be required to monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external).

Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.

Advisory Skills : individuals will use their extensive skills and experience to provide advice as a trusted adviser.


Strong academic and numerate background (ACA or equivalent highly desirable)

Extensive experience of managing advisory or transaction related engagements

Strong personal impact and self-awareness

Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

Strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions

Evidence of working successfully with senior management teams at clients : the client base for TS is particularly diverse, including corporates and PE clients of different sizes, and as a result there is a particular requirement that project leaders at AD level are able to interact effectively with the most senior levels of client management

The ability to lead and operate in high performing, multi-disciplinary teams

Expertise / Technical role requirements

Strong academic background with a financial qualification such as ACA or equivalent experience

IT skills strong excel, powerpoint and word skills

Skills :

Strong personal impact and self-awareness

Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

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