Manager / Senior Manager / Associate Director – Mergers & Acquisitions

Advisory – Deal Advisory /
Permanent Full-Time /
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, typically in the context of M&A or large-scale capital investment. 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:

    • KPMG has a longstanding presence in the New Zealand market as a trusted M&A advisor. Having sustained a step change in our business over the past several years, we are wishing to hire either a Manager, Senior Manager or Associate Director to help lead the day-to-day execution on M&A advisory mandates. 
    • Globally, KPMG are consistently ranked as #1 or #2 mid-market M&A advisor and therefore the strength of our network has been instrumental in securing high quality mandates (often involving members from other international offices).
    • For further information on the KPMG M&A team see the following link -

Day to day you will:

    • M&A process management and overall day-to-day execution lead such as but not limited to executing transactions, interacting with clients, financiers and legal advisors
    • Information Memorandum drafting, valuation advice / financial modelling, buyer research, preparation of pitch materials (and co-leading pitch delivery), negotiation and overall M&A process management
    • Support with business development and deal origination
    • Client relationship management
    • Flexible and encouraging environment to develop origination capabilities

What you will bring to our team:

    • 5-8 years of corporate finance / investment banking / advisory experience
    • Postgraduate studies / CFA / or equivalent well received
    • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to professional and client service excellence 
    • Experience coaching, leading and mentoring junior team members
    • Self-starter and proactive working style with ability to perform in a high pressure / fast-paced business environment
    • Collaborative approach with colleagues 
    • Pragmatic approach to problem-solving 
    • Creative thinker and team player
    • Ability to develop a trusted and respected working relationship with clients
    • Strong technical skill set, including financial modelling capability
Recruitment Agencies: The recruitment for this role is being managed directly by the KPMG Talent Acquisition team. We will contact our preferred agency partners if we require agency assistance. Thank you for your understanding.

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 range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstance. As a KPMG employee, we will offer you:
   Hybrid Working – a mix of working in the office and at home to enhance your work/life balance
   Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave
   Access to ‘Whanau@KPMG’ – 18 weeks’ paid flexible leave for all new parents - primary and secondary carers
   Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, with bespoke learning pathways for all employees.
   Discounts on a range of lifestyle goods and services.
   Opportunity to join any of our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity networks as a participant and ally.
   Opportunity to join our Social club and enjoy activities such as cooking classes, painting, quiz nights and 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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