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Technology Risk Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Risk and Regulatory Assistant Manager - Wealth and Asset Management

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Technology Risk Manager - Financial Services

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Service Line: Connected Technology

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Internal Audit Manager – Financial Services - Asset Management

Location: London

Service Line: IARCS

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Technology Risk Senior Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Third Party Risk Manager - Technology Risk - Financial Services

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Service Line: Connected Technology

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Technology Risk Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
• Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
• Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to problems of moderate complexity
• Manage and shape the delivery of technology risk consulting services to financial services clients, demonstrate professional scepticism and focus on the management and mitigation of existing and emerging technology risks.
• Assist with planning, scoping, delivery, risk management, production, review and end to end delivery of deliverables to clients.
• Support business development initiatives including identifying, qualifying and pursuing revenue generating opportunities, preparing proposals and attending pitches.
• Support and influence service offering development, operations, training and knowledge management.
• Build and maintain lasting relationships with FS clients (CIO, Head of Technology Risk, CRO, Head of Information Security, COO).
• Coach and develop junior members of the team with a focus on producing quality outputs.
• Seek out challenges and demonstrate and share industry / technical expertise.
• Strive to be positioned as a Technology Risk Management expert within the FS sector.

The Person

• Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
• Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
• Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
• Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.

Qualifications
• Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering large IT risk and controls testing projects within a Big 4 firm, large consultancy or FS institution
• Recognised technology governance & management, accounting / auditing (e.g. CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, COBIT etc.) / risk qualifications
• Degree/masters qualification in IT, Computer Science, Business

Experience / Skills
• Experience of managing Technology Risk Consulting projects within the FS sector
• Experience of working in teams
• Experience of managing business and IT stakeholders from across the business and all levels of seniority
• Ability to identify and assess complex existing and emerging technology risks, relate them to the wider business context and express opinions clearly
• Understanding of risks and controls relating to the governance and management of enterprise IT
• Understanding of the FS sector – business processes / products / keys risks / UK and EU regulatory framework
• Understanding of technology platforms and existing and emerging technology risks (e.g. Cyber, Cloud, Outsourcing, 3rd Parties, Data Privacy, Resilience, Robotics etc.)
• Knowledge of IT infrastructure, servers, operating systems, databases, networking, security concepts and technologies
• Proven leadership skills
• Ability to present on specific subjects to a large audiences
• Proven analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
• Business development experience (e.g. involvement in large tenders / proposals)
• Proven track record of compliance with quality standards, ability to balance timeous delivery with appropriate levels of quality and compliance
• Aptitude for embracing and adapting to new technologies and challenges
• Proven commercial acumen
• Ability to identify opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other areas of the business to solve client challenges
• Ability to work flexibly to accommodate tight timelines and excel under pressure
• Experience of fee negotiations and negotiating scope changes

Risk and Regulatory Assistant Manager - Wealth and Asset Management

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team

Our Risk and Regulatory practice provides advisory services to assist leading organisations in the Wealth and Asset Management (“WAM”) sector. KPMG has a proven track record of helping clients in this area, and we have significant growth plans given the opportunities arising from increasing regulatory scrutiny and supervision.
Team members possess a variety of core assurance and advisory skills and have considerable industry knowledge and specialist expertise of the UK and EU regulatory environment.

The Role

Advising clients on key areas of risk and regulatory compliance within the WAM sector and the challenges that changing regulation has on their business models. This will include supporting clients on the following areas:

• Assessing Governance, risk and controls and corporate culture
• Supporting regulatory change and implementation programmes
• Pre/Post regulatory implementation health checks
• Supporting firms in the delivery of their own regulatory and compliance responsibilities
• Operational risk management reviews and enhancement
• Implementation of best practice frameworks and KRIs
• Non-financial regulatory reporting (MIFIR/EMIR & SFTR)
• Supporting independent health checks and reviews of operating models to align to regulatory requirements
• Horizon scanning and the impact of regulatory change
• Delivering client engagements, working in both small sized teams and larger, multi-disciplinary teams. This would include the whole engagement lifecycle: Planning to completion and reporting directly to the engagement manager and engagement partner
• Supporting the delivery of section 166 reviews and reporting to the FCA as part of a wider team
• Delivering high quality written outputs for client consumption.

The candidate will also be expected to:
• Keep up to date with industry specific issues and circumstances which affect WAM regulation


The Person

• Understanding of WAM sector, business structures, governance frameworks, and process and control infrastructures of firms in the WAM sector.
• Strong communication skills and ability to influence and deal with senior individuals.
• Understanding of the UK/EU regulatory environment
• Educated to degree level or equivalent.
• Professional qualification preferred, with knowledge of regulatory rules and guidance but crucially practical application within the WAM industry.
• The ability to evaluate technical issues, analyse facts, consult and deliver solutions to clients.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, including an ability to communicate well with clients (internal and external) in writing and verbally.
• Understanding of regulatory developments and key current issues facing clients.
• Experience in working with teams and the ability to work independently.

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Technology Risk Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
• Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
• Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to problems of moderate complexity
• Manage and shape the delivery of technology risk consulting services to financial services clients, demonstrate professional scepticism and focus on the management and mitigation of existing and emerging technology risks.
• Assist with planning, scoping, delivery, risk management, production, review and end to end delivery of deliverables to clients.
• Support business development initiatives including identifying, qualifying and pursuing revenue generating opportunities, preparing proposals and attending pitches.
• Support and influence service offering development, operations, training and knowledge management.
• Build and maintain lasting relationships with FS clients (CIO, Head of Technology Risk, CRO, Head of Information Security, COO).
• Coach and develop junior members of the team with a focus on producing quality outputs.
• Seek out challenges and demonstrate and share industry / technical expertise.
• Strive to be positioned as a Technology Risk Management expert within the FS sector.

The Person

• Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
• Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
• Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
• Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.

Qualifications
• Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering large IT risk and controls testing projects within a Big 4 firm, large consultancy or FS institution
• Recognised technology governance & management, accounting / auditing (e.g. CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, COBIT etc.) / risk qualifications
• Degree/masters qualification in IT, Computer Science, Business

Experience / Skills
• Experience of managing Technology Risk Consulting projects within the FS sector
• Experience of working in teams
• Experience of managing business and IT stakeholders from across the business and all levels of seniority
• Ability to identify and assess complex existing and emerging technology risks, relate them to the wider business context and express opinions clearly
• Understanding of risks and controls relating to the governance and management of enterprise IT
• Understanding of the FS sector – business processes / products / keys risks / UK and EU regulatory framework
• Understanding of technology platforms and existing and emerging technology risks (e.g. Cyber, Cloud, Outsourcing, 3rd Parties, Data Privacy, Resilience, Robotics etc.)
• Knowledge of IT infrastructure, servers, operating systems, databases, networking, security concepts and technologies
• Proven leadership skills
• Ability to present on specific subjects to a large audiences
• Proven analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
• Business development experience (e.g. involvement in large tenders / proposals)
• Proven track record of compliance with quality standards, ability to balance timeous delivery with appropriate levels of quality and compliance
• Aptitude for embracing and adapting to new technologies and challenges
• Proven commercial acumen
• Ability to identify opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other areas of the business to solve client challenges
• Ability to work flexibly to accommodate tight timelines and excel under pressure
• Experience of fee negotiations and negotiating scope changes

Internal Audit Manager – Financial Services - Asset Management

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: IARCS

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice is an area of the firm with tremendous growth potential as proven by recent significant wins. The FS team is based nationally and covers all elements of the FS industry (Banking, Insurance and Wealth and Asset Management).

- Are you looking for an opportunity where you can play a leadership role in managing dynamic IA teams leveraging Subject Matter Experts in order make a real value adding client impact?
- Do you want to have your voice heard at IA forums and coach individuals in the team to achieve their full potential and deliver quality services?
- Do you want to help build meaningful trusted relationships with top tier FS clients?

If so, this is a great opportunity for an individual to be involved in managing the team and supporting business development through building meaningful trusted relationships with clients.

Areas of Work
As a Manager working in the Financial Services team, you will be developing client relationships and supporting business development initiatives and supporting partners/directors to lead a variety of IA engagements covering the spectrum of services that we provide including:
- reviewing and helping to establish internal audit functions;
- creating audit plans;
- delivery of individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects;
- partnering with clients to supply specialist SME resource;
- designing and implementing SoX compliant controls frameworks, including managing and directing juniors to conduct detailed testing of such controls;
- secondments to IA functions to help deliver audits and run those functions;
- performing external assessments of internal audit functions; and
- supporting the delivery of training to IA teams on regulatory themes, IA, thought leadership and industry hot topics.

The Role
As a Manager in FS IARCS this role will involve:
- Supporting the partners/directors in the delivery of internal audit outsource/ co-source/SOx framework design and controls testing or External Quality Assessments for FS Clients.
- Leading engagement teams in the full portfolio of engagement management activities from client acceptance, risk management and engagement financial management.
- Collaboration with a number of firm-wide subject matter experts providing assurance to clients on emerging risk areas.
- Acting as a coach to members of the team and helping with the development of the team as a whole.
- Supporting partners/directors to identify and develop new client relationships.
- Actively participating in and supporting the partners/directors in business development activity including the development of proposals and presenting to client selection panels.
- Assisting with building new client relationships through attendance at both internally hosted and external events.
The Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of this role will include:
- Managing a portfolio of existing IA clients, leading engagement delivery and developing relationships with key stakeholders.
- Setting, managing and monitoring engagement risks, budgets and profitability, including identifying additional revenue opportunities. Forecasting and reporting on client engagements.
- Coaching, supporting and managing staff performance providing open and honest feedback.
- Understanding clients’ IA needs and highlighting further work opportunities to client service teams and assisting in the development of compelling proposals/solutions to support new business initiatives.
- Attending key client meetings (i.e. planning and risk assessments, Audit Committee etc.) with senior auditees/stakeholders.
- Reviewing key client deliverables such as IA/SoX controls reports, working papers, and audit programs including managing the input from subject matter experts before final quality assurance by partners/directors.
- Supporting the partners/directors to prepare for business development meetings with target clients, attending those meetings and helping to manage the opportunities pipeline.
- Sharing knowledge and insights on current and emerging FS and IA best practice, issues and trends.
- Supporting the provision of advice to a range of clients on auditor independence rules and risk management practices in the context of providing IA services.
- Support partners/directors in the development of a multi-disciplinary network across KPMG’s service lines and contributing to any cross-selling opportunities.
- Demonstrating a detailed understanding of how current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standards affect clients.
- Identifying and developing new opportunities for KPMG to work with clients and targets.
- Drafting initial response for proposal documents and presenting at proposals.

The Person
- Individuals would have ideally achieved an accountancy qualification including but not limited to ACA, ACCA, IIA, CCAB. We will also consider other suitable Internal Audit qualifications.
- Significant Internal Audit and/or Risk Management experience, including experience of co-ordinating teams delivering audits and management of annual planning processes.
- SoX design, implementation and testing experience would be beneficial.
- Industry and/or professional services experience within FS clients, - Strong presentation skills and the ability to facilitate workshops both internally and externally.
- Outstanding communication skills and experience of dealing with senior stakeholders
- Proven ability to build strong, long lasting client relationships.
- Strong project and people management skills.

Technology Risk Senior Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

The Financial Services Technology Risk Consulting team is focused on providing consultancy, advice and assurance on our clients' technology risks and controls. The market is evolving at pace and innovating, whilst embracing the digital age.

We are expanding our team to advise clients on emerging and legacy technology risks and controls due to the ever-increasing challenges that clients are faced with. The focus of the team is on project and programme risk, operational and technology resilience, technology risk and control, impact of regulatory change on data and technology and third-party risk management.

We deliver our work through consulting projects, focused on risk and control assurance, supporting teams across the 1st, 2nd and 3rd lines of defence.

KPMG are growing their FS Emerging Technology Risk team to meet an ever-increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking IT management consultants with relevant expertise and experience. We are looking for an individual that has a passion for technology and has extensive experience of working in or assessing cloud environments to be part of the leadership team to support in building out the team and the business.

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

The Role

• Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures
• Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
• Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to problems of moderate complexity
• Work with Partners, Directors and team in the Technology Risk and Control area - focused on IT control framework implementation and uplift, controls improvement and control automation
• Support in the hiring, coaching and development of the team.
• Quality assure work undertaken offshore or by junior members of staff
• Lead and deliver technology risk and control services to the Financial Services
• Support delivery of GRC solution implementations on client projects
• Work with the team to evolve technology risk and control frameworks, methodologies and tools
• Link into global and cross industry working groups to share knowledge
• Identify revenue-generating opportunities and get involved in business development activities such as proposal writing, pitch presentations
• Build and develop relationships with key internal and external contacts to embed technology risk and control into other propositions
• Develop a go to market approach and materials to support
• Create thought leadership and participate in market forums to enhance KPMG’s brand

The Person

• A collaborative team player who can bring others with them.
• Self-starter with a can-do attitude.
• Someone who is looking for an exciting and dynamic challenge, with an appetite and ambition to progress.
• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
• Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
• Seeks to understand other motivations
• Supports others to make brave decisions
• Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
• Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
• Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns

Qualifications and Skills
• Proven experience of successfully delivering large IT risk and control projects or audit engagements either within a Big 4 firm or a large Financial Services Institution
• Recognised IT risk and control
• Experience in working in a risk and control / assurance environment
• Degree/masters qualification
• Recognised accounting / auditing (eg CISA) / risk qualification

Experience and Background
• A specialist understanding of IT risk and controls and impact on the business control environment
• Ability to identify and assess complex technology risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly to all levels
• Strong understanding of FS sector – business processes / products / keys risks
• Ability to play an active role in the business development process
• Ability to present on specific subjects to a large group of people
• Strong analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
• An aptitude for embracing and adapting to new technology
• Ability to spot opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other lines of service to help clients find solutions to the challenges they face
• Ability to work flexibly in terms of working hours to accommodate tight timelines and manage well under pressure
• Experience of managing business and IT stakeholders from across the business and all levels of seniority
• A good understanding of technology platforms
• Good knowledge of different operating systems, databases, networking, security concepts and technologies from an IT risk and controls perspective
• Strong leadership skills both on engagements and in an office environment
• Experience of working on tenders and large audit proposals
• Demonstrate professional scepticism - proven track record of compliance with quality standards and an ability to balance an efficient and compliant audit
• An aptitude for embracing and adapting to new technology
• A proven ability to manage and monitor engagement budgets and financial performance
• Experience of fee negotiations and negotiating scope changes with clients

Third Party Risk Manager - Technology Risk - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

The Financial Services Technology Risk Consulting team is focused on providing consultancy, advice and assurance on our clients' technology risks and controls. The market is evolving at pace and innovating, whilst embracing the digital age. We are building out our team to advise clients on emerging and legacy technology risks and controls. We are focused on project and programme risk, operational and technology resilience, technology risk and control, impact of regulatory change on data and technology and third party risk management. All underpinned by analytics. We deliver our work through consulting projects, focused on risk and control assurance, as well as projects with 2nd and 3rd lines of defence.

Role & Responsibilities

• Building global relationships and actively seeking out the global networks best experts to address client needs
• Communicating compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
• Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures
• Work with Partners and Directors in delivering risk services to the Financial Services sector with particular focus on Third Party Risk Management
• Oversight of delivery of Third Party Risk Management consulting projects - including reviews of maturity, process, governance and operating model. Advice on automation and tooling, consulting advice on regulatory requirements and expectations on Third Party Risk Management. Oversee and deliver end to end supplier assurance projects and Third Party Risk Management transformation projects
• Assume ownership of key client relationships, identify revenue-generating opportunities and get involved in business development activities.
• Build and develop relationships with key market contacts
• Develop industry and technical expertise and be positioned as an Third Party Risk Management SME for the Financial Services sector
• Identify, anticipate and recommend the need for and make changes to third party risk management methodologies and related services in response to changing risk profiles and regulatory expectations
• Build relationships with other departments to further develop and mature KPMG's Third Party Risk Management offering
• Understand the Financial Services industry - key performance drivers, emerging technical and industry developments

Skills & Experience

• Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering risk and controls assessments.
• Proven experience of implementing Third Party Risk Management frameworks in large Financial Services organisations
• Thorough understanding of Third Party Risk Management and experience of developing Third Party Risk Management programs for Financial Services organisations
• Extensive knowledge and insight of regulatory requirements and expectations on Third Party Risk Management and wider risks
• Extensive knowledge of related regulations
• Experience of building Third Party Risk Management programs in the Financial Services sector from the ground-up
• Experience of the end to end procurement lifecycle
• Extensive experience of working with UK regulators to provide knowledge and insights on regulatory thinking on third party risk management
• Experience of reviewing Third Party Risk Management for banks and/or insurers and providing gap assessments and remediation plans
• Experience of managing business and IT stakeholders from across the business and all levels of seniority, including CIO, CFO and CISO
• Experience in identifying and assessing IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly to all levels
• Strong understanding of Financial Services sector
• A good understanding of technology platforms
• Strong leadership skills both on engagements and in an office environment
• Experience in playting an active role in the business development process
• Strong analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
• Proven experience of embracing and adapting to new technology
• Ability to spot opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other lines of service to help clients
• Ability to work flexibly in terms of working hours to accommodate tight timelines and manage well under pressure

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