Deal Advisor Vacancy at KPMG, Nigeria - Bridgegap Careers

Deal Advisor

Full Time
  • Post Date: August 9, 2018
  • Offered Salary Competitive Remuneration
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Gender Both
  • Industry Banking/Finance
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree, Master’s Degree
Job Description

KPMG Professional Services and KPMG Advisory Services are the KPMG member firm in Nigeria. The partners and people have been operating in Nigeria since 1978, providing multidisciplinary professional services to both local and international organisations within the Nigerian business community.


As one of the leading providers of professional services, KPMG knows that the success and growth of the firm also depends on the success and growth of the Nigerian economy. Hence, it champions progressive change and makes the future happen for its clients, people and the community, thereby enabling Nigeria’s success.


Job Title: Deal Advisor


Job Description

The successful candidate will be required to lead Deal Advisory projects by managing engagement deliverables, timelines and budgets.

Key responsibilities include deal origination, conducting independent business reviews and working on complex restructuring engagements in all industry sectors.

Additionally, the individual will be expected to assist with business development by developing industry research, thought leaderships, proposals, presentations, reports and effective business networking.



Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to:


Identification of key issues and carrying out the relevant financial analysis

Undertaking large engagements, reporting to Partner, with their limited supervision

Preparation of good TS reports, including review of sections compiled by other team members on the job

Management of and contribution to the development of junior staff, including timely and objective feedback on every job

Establishing credibility with clients/targets as a representative of KPMG Deal Advisory team

Maintaining business contacts at middle/senior levels (i.e. the manager is expected to make a positive commitment to maintaining contact with people they meet on transactions, who may become important providers of work in the future)

Active participation in compiling industry research, thought leadership and proposal materials for business development activities

Contribution to the effective working of the team and development of team morale

Ensuring that risk documentation is completed for all jobs on a timely basis as per the applicable T&R technical/risk management policies

Contribution to practice development initiative, if possible – sales, people, solution development, etc.


Technical Experience:

Strategic planning for public and private sector organizations

Feasibility study preparation

Financial modeling and analysis


Business Development:

Track record of building strong relationships that result in business growth

Track record of articulating industry research and thought leadership materials that result in business growth

Experience in developing tailored presentations to market specific services

Experience in developing and presenting proposals that align with client requirements


Engagement Management:

Managing multiple concurrent engagements with clearly defined expectations and work plans

Providing guidance to team members to ensure successful completion of the engagements

Tracking financial aspects of the engagements e.g. budgeted and actual costs, reasons for cost variance, etc.

Ensuring closure of engagements with client confirmations as appropriate


Client Management:

Ensuring timely and transparent communication with clients

Developing a clear plan to keep clients updated on the progress and key issues on engagements

Addressing potential issues proactively to maintain strong client relationships


Engagement Structuring:

Guiding development of analytical framework as required for the engagements

Ensuring comprehensive analysis of core and peripheral issues relevant to the engagements

Validating data sources to ensure credibility of analysis and final deliverables

Following a logical approach to reach robust recommendations


Report/Presentation Development:

Producing clear and concise reports that follow a logical structure

Developing client presentations that are tailored to the audience and capture the salient points of the topic presented


Financial Analysis:

Developing financial models as required, to prepare financial projections (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, etc.)

Reviewing financial models developed by other team members and providing feedback

Articulating key relevant financial metrics (e.g. IRR, NPV) that are based on assumptions specific to the engagement

Presenting financial analysis in a reader-friendly manner to highlight most important take-aways for the client


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

A first Degree with a minimum of Second Class (Upper Division) in any discipline from a reputable institution

An M.Sc. (Corporate Finance, Economics, Management), MBA or any of their equivalents from a leading business school

Possession of a Certified Financial Analyst or a Professional Accountant qualification

For Experienced Managers, a minimum of eight (8) years’ post-NYSC experience in a similar position in a leading professional services Firm (preferably a Big Four member). Deal Advisory or Transaction services experience will be an advantage

For Senior Managers, a minimum of ten (10) years’ post-NYSC experience in a similar position in a leading professional services Firm (preferably a Big Four member). Deal Advisory or Transaction services experience will be an advantage

High ethical standards and proven integrity

Excellent persuasive and negotiation skills

Strong numerate skills and good business acumen

Good research and documentation skills

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Articulate, with excellent written and verbal communication skills

Proven ability to deliver on multiple tasks within tight timelines in a client-driven environment

Strong people management and project management skills

A very strong sense of ownership with every assigned task

Ability to work independently (without supervision)

Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Knowledge of IFRS will be an advantage

Sound judgement, discretional ability and good decision-making skills

Well-dressed, presentable and professional outlook

Deep industry knowledge and good understanding of underlying operational issues

Team-oriented individual with good interpersonal and relationship skills

Willingness to travel within Nigeria or abroad for a period of time.


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