Our People: Mohammad
Manager - Risk Consulting in Leeds
Mohammad joined KPMG after completing a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering. He initially joined us as a Senior Analyst in our Leeds office. He’s been in the Technology Risk team for three years and has been promoted twice.
“The power of the KPMG brand was a big draw for me. All through university, I had heard how rewarding a career with KPMG could be. I was also drawn by the clear development paths and the support for training and qualifications. I knew the firm excelled at professional development.
“The professional development opportunities have actually surpassed my expectations. I’ve been able to attend a whole range of internal training courses on everything from technical and IT skills to soft skills like communications. I’ve also had the chance to do external training courses related to my job such as IT Service Management. KPMG supported me in getting a professional IT Assurance qualification too.
“I’m very proud of working at KPMG – especially because of our reputation with clients. When we go out to see them, they genuinely value our advice and rely on our work. There’s a real sense of respect. I think a lot of that comes from our integrity and the pride we take in our work.
“The professional development opportunities have actually surpassed my expectations.”
“I’m particularly proud of the part I played in a couple of very high profile transactions. In one instance I was part of the team that managed the sale of a national credit and store card issuer to a private equity group. Last year, I also helped two challenger banks to list under the London Stock Exchange – they were very exciting projects that appeared in news headlines.
“The extra activities I do at KPMG are really rewarding. For example, I manage graduate recruitment in our team, which involves going out to campuses to tell students about the exciting opportunities at KPMG and giving them tips on the KPMG Graduate application process. I also mentor a couple of students at the University Business School, so I meet with them regularly to give them some insights into life after university and what my experience has taught me.
“I do a fair amount of CR work as well. Recently, for example, I helped a charity with the due diligence for selecting a new IT partner. I did this at the weekends, entirely pro-bono, and found it a thoroughly rewarding experience.”