Senior Manager / Associate Director – Deal Advisory

Christchurch /
Advisory – Deal Advisory /
Permanent Full-Time
/ Hybrid
KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow.
KPMG’s Deal Advisory team support clients with high-value strategic and financial decisions. We bring financial analysis, commercial acumen and market insights to deliver sound investments and fuel New Zealand’s prosperity.
We are a multidisciplinary team that is proud of its collaborative and supportive culture. We encourage our team members to work across a range of projects / Deal Advisory streams as workflows require and learn new skills that provide the foundation of a successful career. With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there is no limit to the impact you can make.

The opportunity:

    • We're looking for a Senior Manager/Associate Director in our Christchurch office to deliver on a wide variety of work across our national Deal Advisory division.
    • This role also contributes to the growth of the business through the identification of new business opportunities, building networks and relationships, and promoting the services of KPMG as a whole.

Day to day you will:

    • Manage client projects, with direct client and target interaction
    • Advise clients on complex strategic, commercial and investment choices
    • Analyse problems, identify core issues, investigate and formulate solutions, ensuring advice to clients is technically sound and aligned with clients’ needs
    • Build strong, trusted relationships with senior management and mid-level executives and other key stakeholders in engagements
    • Be a great team player, and take pride in providing first class solutions to clients as well as developing those around you
    • Identify and proactively respond to new business opportunities to provide added value to clients

What you will bring to our team:

    • Prior work experience across Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Financial Due Diligence preferred
    • Chartered accountant or similar level finance/business related qualification
    • Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills, including communicating solutions to complex issues in a simple and accessible way
    • A passion for developing commercial solutions for complex economic, social and business objectives.
    • Previous experience and a proven track record in the overall management of staff, both as a team and in terms of their technical work
    • Collaborative approach to achieving goals
    • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to professional and client service excellence
Life at KPMG

KPMG values diversity in the workforce and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for roles, including individuals with a disability, additional mental health needs, chronic health conditions or who identify as neurodivergent. 

For disabled and neurodiverse candidates, if you encounter accessibility barriers or if you have access needs and require support to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone Georgia Yenge on 04 816 4598 or email

We offer rewarding careers to talented individuals and a holistic range of benefits to support your life balance, whatever your circumstance. We want you to do Work That Matters, Thrive and Grow and know that you Belong here with us, at KPMG. 

As a KPMG employee, we will offer you:
—  Access to the firm's annual incentive scheme
—  Opportunities for local and international secondments
—  Hybrid working across a mix of office, client and home hubs to recognise that people have individual circumstances and preferences when it comes to where and how they work
— A technology starter pack to get your 'home hub' set up
— The ability to work from overseas and extend time connecting with friends and family outside New Zealand
—  Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave.
—  Gender-neutral support for all stages of the parental journey, including access to 18 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all new parents
—   A paid professional association membership of your choice
—   Unlimited digital accreditations through our partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn Learning, with bespoke learning pathways for all employees
—   A wide-range of special offers and discounts on insurances, banking services, and lifestyle goods and services.
—   The support, allyship and opportunity to join our many Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Affinity networks, including the Kiwa, Pride, Ethnicity, Accessibility and Wahine groups
—  The opportunity to participate in Green Team activities, as we work toward reducing the firm’s environmental footprint and become carbon zero by 2030
—  An invitation to join your local Social club and enjoy events aimed at bringing people together for social, sporting, cultural, family and fundraising activities
—  Paid time off for volunteering and involvement in citizenship activities
—  An array of health and wellness benefits such as free flu vaccinations, subsidised sporting events, free confidential counselling services, additional 5 days of Wellbeing leave to support you and your family's overall health and wellness, access to our Wellbeing portal with an extensive range of advice and resources and much much more!
We believe that diversity of background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, clients and communities. Our goal is to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability. Further info can be found on our website
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