Strategy - Senior Associate/Assistant Manager

KPMG - United Arab Emirates
Strategy - Senior Associate/Assistant Manager
KPMG's Deal Advisory practice is a well-established, reputed
advisory practice in the UAE and has worked on some of the marquee, landmark
transactions and restructuring assignments in the region. The Deal Advisory practice
has ambitious growth plans for the future and is looking to build a strong team
of professionals within the Global Strategy Group (GSG) services.

With this objective, the KPMG Deal Advisory - GSG team is
presently looking for experienced strategy professionals. The requirements are as follows:

Role and

The core responsibility for the selected candidate would be
to execute and manage engagements, leveraging the existing pool of resources
within Deal Advisory, where the nature of engagements will vary across market /
feasibility studies, business planning, market entry and growth strategy
formulation, business plan review and commercial / market due diligence. These
engagements would typically be of 3-8 weeks duration and the candidate would be
expected to deal with client's senior management on a regular basis and manage
their expectations. The clients for the Strategic and Commercial Intelligence
services would be PE firms, sovereign funds, family offices and corporates.

Apart from this, the candidate would be expected to
contribute significantly to the practice development initiatives and sector
programs within the Deal Advisory practice, which are aimed to position Deal
Advisory, in general, and Strategic and Commercial Intelligence services, in
particular, as the preferred advisor with its chosen clients.

As this is a new but growing practice within KPMG, the
candidate would also contribute to team building, which would include
assistance in recruitment, coaching, guiding and counselling junior resources
on as well as outside engagements.

Lastly, the candidate is expected to manage the internal
processes for running engagements, manage the risks associated with these
engagements and monitor the engagement KPIs on a regular basis to ensure that
any issues/ deviations are highlighted to the senior team and corrective
actions are taken in a timely manner.


Top-tier B-schools only.

However, candidates from other B-schools with
strong strategy consulting / transaction advisory experience are encouraged to

CA/ ACCA/ CFA qualifications (along with MBA)
are a big plus.

Past Experience:

Senior Consultant: 2-3 years and Assistant
Manager: 4-5 years of post-MBA experience in strategy consulting advisory
experience either with Strategy firms/ Big-4 firms/ boutique consulting firms.

Bilingual speaker with Arabic as native language

Candidates currently working in the GCC
countries / UAE or having past consulting experience in the region.

Experience in public sector, healthcare,
logistics, consumer and industrial markets. Experience of advising government
entities is a must

It is strongly recommended that candidates
highlight their experience in the types of engagement mentioned above in their

Soft and other skills:

Highly motivated self-starter

High client impact with strong analytical skills

Ability to articulate and present thoughts and
analysis in a coherent manner

Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize
work appropriately

What's being offered:

Opportunity to be part of a new, growing
practice at KPMG, which could mean fast track career growth

Working in a team with very open culture and
non-hierarchical structure

Tax-free, highly competitive salary and perquisites
with one of the most well-respected firms in the UAE

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