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Graduate Audit - Technology Audit Reading Autumn 2020

Location: Reading

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Graduate Audit - Technology Audit Manchester Autumn 2020

Location: Manchester

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I&S Technology M&A - Senior Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Forensic Technology – Data Analyst

Location: London

Service Line: Forensic

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Senior Legal Adviser - IP/Technology

Location: London

Service Line: IHQ

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Graduate Audit - Technology Audit Reading Autumn 2020

Location: Reading

Experience level: Graduate

Employment type: Full Time


Technology underpins many of the most influential organisations in the world. It enables the biggest business decisions and connects people around the globe. The opportunities that technology provides are matched only by its potential threats and risks – and this is where we come in. We work as one team with our Financial Audit colleagues and are responsible for bringing technology specialist skills to the audit. We support th... View full job description

Programme Overview

Capability:

Programme Length:
3 years
Qualifications:
ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB)
Entry Requirements:

As a general rule, you’ll be expected to meet the following requirements (*or equivalents)

  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* Maths
  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* English Language
  • Minimum of 300 UCAS* tariff points
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline

Please note, we only consider a candidate's 'top' 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

At KPMG, we look at more than just your academic results. We will review your application, together with your performance in our assessments, to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We will be considering your strengths and achievements alongside a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.

Key Skills:

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.

To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our graduates at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.

Graduate Audit - Technology Audit Manchester Autumn 2020

Location: Manchester

Experience level: Graduate

Employment type: Full Time


Technology underpins many of the most influential organisations in the world. It enables the biggest business decisions and connects people around the globe. The opportunities that technology provides are matched only by its potential threats and risks – and this is where we come in. We work as one team with our Financial Audit colleagues and are responsible for bringing technology specialist skills to the audit. We support th... View full job description

Programme Overview

Capability:

Programme Length:
3 years
Qualifications:
ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB)
Entry Requirements:

As a general rule, you’ll be expected to meet the following requirements (*or equivalents)

  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* Maths
  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* English Language
  • Minimum of 300 UCAS* tariff points
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline

Please note, we only consider a candidate's 'top' 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

At KPMG, we look at more than just your academic results. We will review your application, together with your performance in our assessments, to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We will be considering your strengths and achievements alongside a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.

Key Skills:

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.

To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our graduates at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.

I&S Technology M&A - Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time




The Team


The Technology in M&A team at KPMG is a growing and dynamic team.

We deal with all aspects of the technology function, from strategy to reviewing technology spend.

We work with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal technology issues. Our three key client proposition areas are:

1) Due diligence: Highlighting key risks and opportunities in the target’s technology environment in order to ensure that acquirers are aware of key issues that may impact valuation.

2) Integration: Planning pre and post deal to support the client to integrate the IT function and systems into the Buyer’s organisation whilst enhancing value.

3) Separation: Supporting Vendors to plan and deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity on Day 1 to the Buyer with value preserved and business continuity ensured from an IT perspective including support to define and implement transitional service agreements.

The Role


You will be responsible for leading client delivery and supporting practice development for the Technology in M&A team.
Your responsibilities will include:

Client delivery:

- Prepare, plan and deliver M&A technology programmes and technology due diligence
- Leading and supporting our clients through technology programmes arising from acquisitions, divestitures, carve outs and other transactions
- Delivering and/or reviewing high quality, transaction reports and other M&A documentation including IT due diligence and Transitional Service Agreements
- Drawing on knowledge and experience to provide high quality and deep insights and recommendations to our clients
- Leading client meetings and interviews
- Interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders both at clients and within KPMG
- Managing relationships with key C level executives at clients

Wider team:

- Supporting and contributing to the growth plans of our Technology in M&A business
- Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team
- Identifying and driving opportunities for wider KPMG as a result of work in transactions
- Owning engagement management including quality and risk management for the project
- When not working on projects, support the development of our propositions, business development and preparation and delivery of proposals to clients

The Person


- Significant experience in a consulting firm or industry of preparing and delivering technology programmes in a M&A environment including:

o IT due diligence (buyside and sell side) – writing and reviewing
o Vendor assist
o Planning and execution of IT integrations and separations across technology, infrastructure, applications and data
o Development of IT organisation design including people, process, governance, service management, technology and contracts
o Design, negotiation and operation of IT related transitional services

o Vendor assist
o Planning and execution of IT integrations and separations across technology, infrastructure, applications and data
o Development of IT organisation design including people, process, governance, service management, technology and contracts
o Design, negotiation and operation of IT related transitional services
- Deep technical expertise in at least one of the following areas:
o IT infrastructure, including networks and data centres
o Cyber security
o IT operating models, including organisation and supplier strategy
o IT costs
o IT strategy
o Cyber security
o IT operating models, including organisation and supplier strategy
o IT costs
o IT strategy
- Understanding of the deal lifecycle and the role of IT within it – starting from due diligence through to concluding transitional service agreements
- Leading and facilitation of client meetings and interviews
- Leading a team which includes both colleagues and client members of staff
- Team management experience, including experience in the formulation of development and growth plans
- Bachelor's degree qualification
- Professional qualification welcome
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including reporting
- Ability to learn quickly and leverage skills in new situations
- Programme management experience and track record of successful delivery of projects
- Experience of IT outsourcing, supplier management and procurement
- Comfort with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment which characterise transactions
- Ability to travel at a significant level
- Fluency in a European language beneficial
- Respect for client and transaction confidentiality




Forensic Technology – Data Analyst

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

Forensic Technology (FTech) supports clients and their legal advisors in response to litigation, civil
disputes, investigations, regulatory, and M&A matters. FTech assist their clients through the
preservation, collection, processing, reporting, and analysis of electronically stored information (ESI)
such as emails, chat messages, and electronic documents.

The projects are often time critical and include global clients with footprints around the world,
providing opportunities to work with other overseas offices including on site attendance. Many
projects have a significant impact on our clients’ businesses and communities, with matters
occasionally featuring on international headlines.

FTech are looking for data specialists who are able to extract, store, enhance, and investigate large
volumes of unstructured data by leveraging market-leading technologies and methodologies.

The Role

Data analysts support the delivery work on a range of engagements. This will include:
- Responding to client requests and queries with supervision from project managers.
- Creating and updating data trackers, dashboards, and reports.
- Verifying, validating and analysing data that has been collected or received from clients.
- Preparing and normalising unstructured data from a range of data sources: email, electronic
documents, instant messaging, chat data, audio data and more.
- Assisting with forensic data collections.
- Maintaining and updating procedural documentation.
Other duties:
- Delivering client based training on our review systems via WebEx or to an audience.
- Contributing to business development through market research, consolidating credentials,
and creating slide decks.
- Assisting with evidence and media tracking.
- Researching and testing new software.

The Person

Strong candidates would have exposure to a combination of the following career profiles, or deep
expertise in at least one specialism. Successful candidates will not be expected to only stick to their
backgrounds; team members are encouraged to widen their horizons and take advantage of
available development opportunities.
Data Analytics
- Familiarity with creating dashboard visualisations using Tableau, Qlikview, PowerBI, Kibana,
etc.
- Good understanding of data querying methods to produce reports from Microsoft SQL
Server.
- Experience in simple data transformation using Excel, Alteryx, scripts, and/or regular
expressions.
- Understanding of best practices for database schemas and data normalisation.
- Able to clearly communicate and explain findings from data analysis to non-technical people.
- Background in statistics, databases, information management, economics, business intelligence, and related areas.
Application Integration
- Experience in integrating systems and applications through APIs, e.g. REST, and XML/JSON.
- Proficiency in programming languages such as C#, Java, Ruby, Python, and VBA.
- Understanding of software development methodologies and tools, e.g. IDEs, Git, Agile, unit tests.
- Proven ability of translating business needs into technical requirements.
- Knowledge of SQL and database operations would be advantageous.
- Background in computer science, software development, mathematics, and related areas.
Computer Forensics and E-Disclosure
- Worked in a professional services environment assisting with the delivery of eDisclosure/Investigations.
- Knowledge of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) lifecycle.
- Familiarity with forensic best practices, e.g. evidence handling, chain of custody, metadata preservation, etc.
- Experience in handling and analysing unstructured data sources such as emails, network shares, and laptops.
- Experience in liaising with clients on basic requests and delivering software training.
- Proficient in eDisclosure tools such as EnCase, Nuix, Relativity, Recommind, Ringtail, or similar.
All candidates are expected to have a number of the following qualities:
- Excellent written and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to think through and solve problems independently.
- Proactive in taking ownership of tasks and managing expectations.
- Keen to learn industry-specific software and in-house processes.
- Able to work in a high-pressured environment.
- Experience in a professional environment or role is desirable.

Senior Legal Adviser - IP/Technology

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



This is an outstanding opportunity to join a team of excellent calibre in a global organisation. We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden your range of legal skills and experience.

KPMG International is the entity with which all member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated. KPMG member firms provide audit, tax and advisory services to clients and are based in 155 countries.

The International Office of the General Counsel is a team based in three countries. The team provides legal advice on key strategic issues for, and supports the execution of key business decisions made by, KPMG International. It also supports KPMG International and the KPMG global network in dealing with legal, regulatory and reputational issues and risks.

Responsibilities


- Provide legal advice and support from the International Office of the General Counsel on the development, protection, enforcement, acquisition, transfer, licensing, and distribution of technology, software and data, particularly risks, protections and opportunities related to products and innovation.
- Advise on, draft and negotiate various strategic intellectual property and technology agreements, with a focus on complex licenses and services agreements (including software license agreements, data rights agreements, cloud services agreements (i.e., SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), software/technology development agreements, and software/technology acquisitions).
- Understand the technical aspects of, and business plan for, KPMG-developed technology solutions, and counsel on cross-border intellectual property and data rights, software development life cycles, open source software, freedom to operate, intellectual property enforcement, copyright versus patent versus trade secret protection, and market trends related to the foregoing
- Support firm-wide strategic initiatives with respect to technology, software, cloud subscriptions, intellectual property, data lakes, data protection and cybersecurity, open source software and mobile applications.
- Work closely and collaboratively with KPMG’s Global business teams (including audit, tax and advisory) and strategic growth initiatives to develop, protect, acquire and license KPMG technology solutions.
- Also work collaboratively with Global professionals in risk management, data privacy, IT and data security, technology and software development, IT infrastructure, procurement, project management, and branding and marketing, as well as other intellectual property, technology and commercial lawyers within KPMG member firms in major jurisdictions.
Qualifications

- Minimum 5 years PQE of experience in the areas of intellectual property and technology law, with a strong focus on complex strategic transactions, deal structuring, licensing, and counseling on best practices for developing, licensing, protecting and enforcing IP, technology and data rights.
- Must be qualified and licensed to practice law and have a degree from an accredited college or university
Experience and Skills required

- Excellent technical legal skills
- Strong negotiation, drafting and communication skills, and substantial experience counseling on and negotiating a variety of technology agreements, transaction structures and software development models.
- Understands how to balance the needs, demands and requirements of a global business with legal risks and protections
- Must possess an excellent working knowledge of cloud-based information technology businesses, services and products and be able to translate complex legal, technical, business and regulatory issues into easily understandable advice
- Must be self-motived and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume legal department with many different stakeholders worldwide
- Understands how to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment, has the cultural sensitivity required to engage with people at all levels and with diverse backgrounds, and is able to drive the implementation of solutions that typically have a cross-border dimension
- Experience advising on US and EU data privacy issues, artificial intelligence platforms, data and analytics platforms, and mobile applications is preferred but not required
- Some domestic and international travel will be required

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