Manager / Senior Manager / Associate Director - Debt Advisory

Auckland /
Advisory – Deal Advisory /
Permanent Full-Time
/ Hybrid
The Debt Advisory Services team focuses on the delivery of independent capital management advice involving the structuring, arranging and raising of debt capital for New Zealand borrowers. We work with a broad range of clients ranging from listed entities, private companies, Government Departments, and not-for-profit entities. We also work across a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, professional services, energy and natural resources, financial services, and real estate.

The opportunity:

    • The Debt Advisory team is looking for an experienced professional to join at the Manager to Associate Director level
    • We are looking for someone who wants to work on a wide range of engagements, including debt raising or refinancing, capital structure planning, credit ratings advisory and debt restructuring
    • Sustainable Finance knowledge and experience would also be advantageous as KPMG is growing its presence in this area and it is undertaking a number of advisory roles relating to verification of green/sustainable loans or bonds, ESG diligence and development of sustainable finance frameworks
    • Work with the Deal Advisory leadership to support the strategic goals of the division including operational responsibility for the successful delivery of engagements, and staff and client relationships
    • Contributes to the growth of the business through identification and acquisition of new business, building networks and relationships, and promoting the services of KPMG as a whole

Day to day you will:

    • Be responsible for delivering high quality work on engagements which meet the client’s respective needs
    • Work on a wide range of engagements to complete capital management reviews, credit analysis, benchmarking, analysis of financial information, corporate structures, and funding arrangements
    • Build and maintain financial models
    • Assisting clients in understanding the true strategic and operational capability of debt raising or refinancing, capital structure planning, credit ratings advisory and debt restructuring
    • Work closely with other deal advisory disciplines within KPMG local and national networks
    • Be responsible for the management, development and work quality of junior team members

What you'll bring to our team:

    • A relevant tertiary qualification in Commerce or similar, with a strong academic record and ability to commence/continue relevant post graduate studies (CFA, CA, Masters in Finance)
    • At least 3+ years' experience in a professional role including specific experience within the corporate finance advisory environment, or in relevant roles at a trading or investment bank involving deal origination, syndications, credit or sustainable finance
    • Previous experience in management and leadership of team and technical work
    • Business development ability to market oneself and attract new clients to the firm
    • Familiarity with legal frameworks relating to Debt Advisory and Sustainable Finance
    • Strong understanding of relevant technical standards and guidelines in chosen practice area
    • Financial modelling capability would be advantageous
    • Strong people interaction & communication skills, presentation and business writing development ability
    • A high level of professionalism and attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and organisational skills with proven initiative to deliver

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. 

If you encounter accessibility barriers or if you have access needs and require support to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone Georgia Davies 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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