Assistant Manager - Restructuring - Insurance

  • KPMG
  • London, UK
  • 28 Mar, 2018
Experienced Hires Capital Markets Insurance

Job Description

Service Line Information Our 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


UK SERVICE LINE: Transaction Services

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Job Summary

We are looking for a talented and driven individual with specific experience in banking and in particular with experience the capital market industry to join our team and support its growth.

KPMG’s Restructuring practice is expanding building a dedicated financial services team to exploit its market leading FS credentials and the ongoing opportunities arising in the sector.

The strategic growth initiative is currently being driven by the senior leadership of Restructuring, but given the aggressive growth ambition, we are looking to significantly enhance the delivery capability to deliver this growth.

We are looking to recruit an assistant managers to join the team based in London, although applicants may be required to work in other UK, European or international based locations depending on client demand.

Examples Of Specific Areas They Would Be Expected To Assist With Include Amongst Others

These team members would initially provide support across all of the above areas with a strong focus on developing their skillsets such that they could advance, commensurate with their knowledge and capabilities, into more specialised areas.

  • Subject matter expertise advisory
  • Implementation of both strategic and tactical solutions dependent on the level of distress and the urgency
  • Programme management – projects are typically very broad-based involving many aspects of the client firm
  • Marketing and pitching.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working in engagement teams of typically 3 to 5 people, working alongside and supporting case managers on a range of engagement types
  • Working on new business initiatives including client pitches and research
  • Working closely in conjunction with the case manager as the main point of contact with the client, and supporting the case manager in reporting back to engagement leaders and other senior staff.
  • Supporting the case manager’s production of reports/output on advisory/restructuring projects and all aspects of insolvency assignments (typically involving liaising with creditors, and key stakeholders and the day-to-day administration of the business)
  • Undertaking detailed analysis to present robust advice to client teams
  • Participating in marketing events, together with research and targeting of new client opportunities and development of client proposals. This will include the development of and leveraging of internal and external contacts.
  • Supporting capital market restructuring or insolvencies

Key Skills And Competencies Required

We are looking for people who, alongside the KPMG values, have the following attributes:

  • +5 years of previous related financial service roles, preferably in capital market or investment banking institutions. Roles should include more than one of the following ( investment management, broker / dealers, securities or derivative trading or risk management, asset and liability management or retail banking)
  • Specific experience either directly in a role within the industry Understanding of credit markets, regulatory and liquidity risk, and relevant regulations (e.g. Basel 3, Fundamental Trading Book review, MIFID, FRTB etc.)
  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • MBA or other advanced degree or certification (e.g., CPA, CFA, etc.) a plus
  • Modelling skills (Excel)
  • Advanced presentation and PowerPoint skills
  • Drive and enthusiasm
  • Strong commercial and business acumen
  • Ability to work innovatively and ‘self start’
  • Desire to build advisory skillset and develop knowledge of the restructuring service capabilities
  • Ability to communicate well across a range of operational and financial issues to staff at all levels. It should also be noted that this is often in stressed situations given the financial challenges of the clients.
  • Knowledge of the wider firm and services (to support cross functional teams).
  • Creative with a willingness to try new and different approaches – our clients often have multiple issues which may not be what we are initially expecting.
  • A positive team influence and demonstration of robust achievements

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Flexible Working While 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.

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Returning to work after a break

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