Associate: Corporate Finance, Infrastructure: Power & Utilities

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • KPMG
  • 12 Dec 17 2017-12-12

Globally, KPMG's Corporate Finance practice has an industry reputation for delivering forward thinking and objective advice for our global footprint and negotiation prowess, as well as an envied track record in closing successful deals. Together, our firm's Corporate Financiers have advised on or arranged critical and sensitive equity and debt transactions for some of the world's largest corporations, financial institutions and governments.

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Job Description
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 cities across the UK, 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 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 and economics to assist our clients in structuring investments, securing financing and maximising shareholder value. 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 water and energy networks in terms of both project management and delivery of assignments.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
Contributing to the delivery of specific engagements on a day to day basis Supporting pitching for new business with ideas Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches Building and maintaining relationships with clients and target clients and key market constituents to support personal effectiveness sand business development opportunities Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously Specifying, producing and evaluating financial models Developing a good working understanding of compliance procedures Contributing to the effective planning, delivery and closure of projects Maintain a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and financial implications in the water and energy sectors. Any other duties commensurate with the role.

The ideal candidate would:
Have significant experience in the utilities sector, water and energy networks sectors in particular, preferably in the industry or a consultant specialising in these sectors;

Have some knowledge of finances and financial structures of water and energy networks companies;

Have a good understanding of current regulatory regimes as well as their application, including regulatory mechanics;

Understand operations of the wider utilities sector, its structure, composition, stakeholders and relevant policy debates;

Bring excellent report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills;

Have experience in the application of financial analysis and regulatory economics, including some knowledge of UK regulatory accounting practice in the utilities sectors;

Demonstrate a working knowledge of economic and financial theory, with at least undergraduate qualifications in economics or finance;

Provide well-thought out solutions to typical financial or economic problems in this industry;

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

Knowledge and experience of other regulatory regimes would be a bonus as would language skills. Familiarity with Bloomberg, Eikon or other financial databases would also be a positive.

Qualifications:
5 GCSE equivalent, including Maths and English. Degree in economics, finance, mathematics or similar; 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, Resilience, Feedback, Learning, Developing People, Building Relationships, Problem Solving, Making an Impact, Professionalism, 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, Project Management, Business Development, Multitasking, Risk Management

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.