Assistant Manager, Restructuring - Edinburgh


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  • Reference: 516085500

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

The Team

KPMG LLP's national restructuring practice has c480 staff in 25 offices around the UK. Over 75 of those work across the three Scottish offices.
We provide a number of service lines including:
- restructuring advice to companies who are under performing or experiencing liquidity problems
- recovery advice and assistance to insolvent companies, their creditors and other stakeholders
- turnaround support (such as cash management, cost reduction and working capital improvement)
- Pensions advisory
- Corporate simplification
The work extends to the full spectrum of sectors and business sizes from sole traders and partnerships, to small and medium sized entities through to large multinationals, all typically experiencing some form of stress or distress.

Assistant Manager with Corporate Restructuring.


- Work as part of the Scottish Restructuring practice supporting senior staff on a range of insolvency assignments, from pre-appointment planning stages to closure
- Ensure that all assets are identified, ingathered, safeguarded and realised for maximum value
- Interact with the appointees, appointers, directors, creditors, employees and other relevant stakeholder
- Prepare correspondence, including emails, letters and reports, for third parties including directors, creditors and statutory bodies
- Investigate the conduct of directors and understand the reasons for insolvency
- Ensure that all statutory and KPMG best practice requirements are adhered to and compliance deadlines are achieved
- Perform general engagement administrative tasks (including preparing budgets, raising fee notes, preparation of meeting and file notes)
- Assist senior team members to deliver advisory projects including early options projects, accelerated business sale, investment and refinance, IBR (Independent Business Reviews), cash flow management and working capital
- Participate in business development events and proactively develop an internal and external network of contacts and work providers

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

You will:
- have a demonstrable interest in insolvency and advisory remits
- be able to demonstrate sound commercial and financial awareness
- be able to apply common sense and strategic thinking on all business related issues
- possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, being able to confidently and articulately deal with all parties (operational and financial, and at all levels) in what can be stressed situations
- have good time management and organisational skills together with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively and manage multiple assignments simultaneously whilst to ensuring that deadlines are met
- be able to produce high quality, detailed and accurate work and reports
- be committed, enthusiastic, proactive and conscientious in all aspects of your work.
- be able to work innovatively and ‘self start’, either individually or as part of a team
- consistently demonstrate a professional manner
- be willing to participate in business development
- be mobile, flexible and willing to work on remits across Scotland and from time to time, in other parts of the UK
- have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)


- 4 Highers/equivalent including Maths and English (B grade minimum)
- 2.1 University degree
- CA or equivalent professional accountancy qualification

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