Manager - Corporate Finance, Power & Utilities - Open to flexibility

Birmingham, West Midlands
08 Mar 2017
08 Apr 2017
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Manager - Corporate Finance, Power & Utilities - Open to flexibility

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KPMG’s UK Infrastructure Group is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal).

KPMG’s Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c150 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal) . The group has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Transport, Power & Utilities, and Social Infrastructure in the UK and internationally. This advice ranges from the strategic thinking and advice to companies and investors to enable private capital to fund infrastructure to the detailed technical skills required at financial close. We also work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence issues.

The power and utilities sector is a key business area for the Infrastructure Group and encompasses work for the large clients in the sector including all of the leading UK energy and water companies as well as some of largest utilities in the EU and beyond. We provide in‑depth advice on corporate finance issues and corporate financial management; regulatory finance, regulation and policy, as well as other strategic issues affecting value.

Our work combines elements of finance, strategy, economics, financial structuring, procurement and fund raising to assist our clients in structuring investments or projects to maximise shareholder value or deliver successful infrastructure projects. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as one of the most innovative advisors influencing the future of the sector.

Our business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high quality candidate to support our Power & Utilities business with a particular focus on energy from waste, district heat and other decentralised energy generation infrastructure in terms of both project management and project delivery. 

Key responsibilities of the role include:

Project managing the delivery of relevant engagements on a day to day basis Management of internal project teams and external advisers Management of juniors in a team working on decentralised energy generation projects Supporting proposals and pitch development for new business Production of high quality documentation and presentations Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge awareness Supporting with business development initiatives and network building Building relationships with clients at the relevant levels Introducing new ideas to the team to support in targeting clients Development of financial models and supervising the production of financial models undertaken by junior staff Ensuring compliance procedures are adhered to and risks management Management of project planning, delivery and closure Management of information on the KPMG SAP system including fees management Performance management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff as required Any other duties commensurate with the role. 

The ideal candidate would: 
Have a qualified accountant having significant experience of the waste and the energy sector;

Have a good knowledge of financing structures, particularly debt project finance and equity infrastructure finance including other types of project based financing; 

Have a good understanding of waste and energy infrastructure including applicable renewable incentives regimes (CfDS, RHI and FiTs); 

Have a knowledge and experience of advising and executing projects to a financial close for private sector clients (including refinancing if appropriate) and relevant aspects of contractual documentation; 

Have a knowledge and experience of advising public sector clients with particular experience of undertaking option appraisals, value for money analysis and business case development, including involvement in competitive dialogue; 

Have strong report writing, Excel and Power-point skills; 

Be skilled in financial modelling, financial analysis, in addition to having an understanding of financial accounting; 

Have a strong ability to interpret and present outputs from financial models to support the provision of commercial advice; 

Be comfortable and/or experienced in presenting to clients; 

Relish the opportunity for interaction and dialogue with companies, investors and other stakeholders, and with a host of functions across KPMG; 

Be an independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions; 

Provide persuasive and self-assured responses in a credible manner; 

Be a highly motivated, ambitious self-starter, willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers; 

Have experience of working in and managing people in small teams; 

Appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of projects and proposals simultaneously to demanding timetables; and 

Is a proven team player who can demonstrate a clear desire to manage teams, who can gain the trust and support of internal colleagues. 

5 GCSEs/O levels including Maths and English An appropriate professional qualification in accounting All UK staff who have not passed a Financial Services Authority (FSA) approved exam will be required to do so.
Global Skills and Behaviours:

Individuals are expected to demonstrate their abilities in line with the KPMG Global Skills and Behaviours to Manager Level, as below:

Business focus Accountability Drive and resilience Feedback and learning Developing people Building relationships Problem solving Making an impact Professionalism and Delivering quality service.
Individuals are also expected to demonstrate their abilities in line with KPMG professional/technical competencies to Manager level as below:

Technical knowledge Compliance Project delivery and project management Business development.   

Additional Information

KPMG has a Values based culture which everyone is expected to demonstrate and support. 

KPMG Corporate Finance is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for investment business.  Please be aware that this position applied for is an FSA regulated position, and accordingly, if the application is successful, will require the applicant to either be or become an FSA approved person, and maintains this status.

If the application is successful, a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Standard Disclosure will be requested.  Please be aware that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to the applicant obtaining a position, and that KPMG is an equal opportunities employer.  A copy of KPMG's policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders and a copy of the CRB code of practice are available on request.

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.