Location: UK: London and Regional Offices

Opportunity: 6-month returnship

Start Date: Early February 2023

Apply by: 4 November 2022

*Applications have now closed*

KPMG Deal Advisory is partnering with Women Returners to launch their first Returners Programme. By introducing this programme, KPMG Deal Advisory aims to support those who have been out of the workplace for 18 months or more to flexibly re-start their career and develop their skills and experience in a progressive environment.

About KPMG Deal Advisory

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They have 227,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 146 countries worldwide. They combine  a multi-disciplinary approach with deep, practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respond to opportunities.

KPMG’s values are:

  • Integrity – we do what is right
  • Excellence – we never stop learning
  • Courage – we think and act boldly
  • Together – we respect each other and draw strength from our differences
  • For Better – we do what matters

Deal Advisory helps clients who are looking to buy, sell a business or need to raise money to reorganise their operations. This is done whilst creating and protecting strategic and operational value across the deal lifecycle.​

Everybody has their own unique circumstances. They’ll try hard to accommodate yours, creating a schedule that works for you. That’s true for any employee, at any grade, in any part of KPMG in the UK.

KPMG promotes Intelligent Working. That means considering any working schedule that’s outside the traditional working pattern, focusing on outcomes rather than time spent at work. The aim is to achieve the right balance for everyone, enabling them to help their people build their careers without sacrificing their personal priorities. It’s all about focusing on outcomes and trusting their people to do the right thing for themselves and the firm.

What can you expect from the Programme?

  • The programme offers a professionally paid placement of 6 months starting in February 2023, with the strong possibility of an ongoing role at the end of the assignment
  • Positions are for all level roles within the Deal Advisory business
  • You will receive virtual coaching support from Women Returners to help you to transition successfully back into the workplace. As coaching will be delivered centrally as a cohort of KPMG Career Returners – Deal Advisory returners, you will benefit from a supportive peer network of like-minded people across the organisation
  • KPMG Career Returners – Deal Advisory will partner you with a professional mentor and a buddy to support your return to work and your professional development and to help you to develop your internal professional network. Flexible working options may be available during and after the Programme depending on the role

Who is KPMG Deal Advisory looking for?

You will be an experienced professional who has the right to work in the UK and who has had a career break of 18 months or more. You may have been working small-scale around other commitments or not done any paid work during this period.

You will be interested in joining a values-led business, embracing the KPMG values and kick-starting the next chapter of your career.

You will have had experience in, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas:

The Strategy Group (TSG)

The Strategy Group (TSG) supports clients on their most complex challenges, creating and driving value right across the deal lifecycle. The business comprises three operational groups: Deal Value Creation, Deal Execution, and Strategy and Performance Transformation.

Transaction Advisory Services (TAS)

Transaction Advisory Services enables businesses to realise their strategic goals through M&A, working early in the transaction with their clients. They are an integrated team of specialists helping clients focus on the key questions during the critical stages of planning and executing a deal, creating and enhancing value. The team sees transactions through an investor’s lens and are focused on helping clients identify, evaluate and successfully implement their growth strategies in today’s complex business landscape.

Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG)

Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) provides advice to clients across the infrastructure lifecycle – from strategic inception, to structuring, financing, funding, procurement, business case development, capital delivery, operations and exit. They are experts in all types of infrastructure financing including project finance, CF, public sector finance and regulated finance.

Mergers and Acquisitions and Debt (M&AD)

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) supports companies and owners in selling their business, attracting PE investment or divesting of non-core assets. Debt Advisory helps companies to refinance existing debt, fund future growth and M&A or raise debt to fund shareholder reorganisations. The team also helps companies facing underperformance and needing to renegotiate with their lenders. They act as lead financial advisor on both sell side and buy side transactions acting for private equity, public and private corporates, company founders and management teams. They lead on all aspects of a transaction from inception to completion, including appointment of all other advisors. They typically advise on transactions ranging from £20m to £250m enterprise value, however, have strong credentials beyond this.

How to apply?

Find out more and apply using this link: Apply for programme

Closing date for applications is 4 November and interviews will take place in week commencing 21 November. The programme will commence in early February 2023.

Your recruitment process will be competency-based interviews which will last for no longer than 2 hours. The interviews will be either virtual or face to face depending on the individual’s preference.

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please email please email go-fmcareerreturner@kpmg.com