Director Transaction Services, Banking Market Infrastructure - Open to flexibility

London (Greater)
12 Jan 2017
12 Feb 2017
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Director Transaction Services, Banking Market Infrastructure - Open to flexibility

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The Team

Our Deal Advisory 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 Banking Deal Advisory team comprises [ ] professionals focused on Banking, Payments and Market Infrastructure.  We work closely with colleagues across 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.

Market infrastructure broadly captures the services that underpin the banking industry, incorporating amongst others the Stock Exchanges, the clearing houses, indices providers, and risk and data providers.

Unlike the broader banking industry, which is facing the perfect storm of regulation, technology and low returns, this area is undergoing exciting change.  Strong organic growth is underpinned by significant M&A activity as key players aim to expand into new areas to support evolving bank strategies.  The vibrant M&A market is evidenced by the current LSEG – DBAG merger, other recent high profile deals, as well as a host of smaller deals that have supported inorganic growth.

The Role

We have a need to recruit an experienced Director with a broad understanding of this sector, covering both established and more niche market participants, to enable us to better target this opportunity and to support the growth of our Banking Deal Advisory business.

Specific experience of the market infrastructure sector and M&A / due diligence 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 deal advisory skills or market skills

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

Engagement leadership: 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 top management team members for the benefit of the Firm. Individuals will be required to develop Banking Deal Advisory propositions, focusing on specific themes, in this case Market Infrastructure, and 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.

The Person

  • Strong academic background, and ACA qualified or equivalent
  • Extensive experience of leading transaction related engagements, including cross border and multi-disciplinary-engagements, preferably with a significant proportion of this experience within the banking sector
  • Detailed knowledge of the banking sector, and within that market infrastructure, with the ability to talk credibly to senior management at clients on the key issues facing the industry
  • A thorough knowledge of the banking M&A environment, with an understanding of the strategies of our clients, the themes driving transactions in the industry and an ability to spot relevant transaction opportunities for our clients
  • The ability to develop strong client relationships and a proven track record of developing and commercialising new relationships
  •  A commercial mindset, with the ability to maximise revenue opportunities for Banking Deal Advisory and the wider sector
  • A high degree of resilience and a willingness to work under extreme pressure in rapidly changing situations
  • Strong personal impact, comfortable dealing with senior stakeholder
  • Evidence of working successfully with senior management teams at client
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • It is expected that successful candidates would have significant transaction services experience and banking experience, and a good understanding of market infrastructure

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly Equal Opportunities employer.


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