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Manager - Financial Services - Strategy

Location: London

Service Line: Strategy

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Credit Risk - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Banking Risk Consultant - Climate Risk - Manager

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Climate Risk Modelling - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Associate Director - Climate Risk & Strategy - Transactional Services

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Programme Assurance Assistant Manager - Technology Risk - FS

Location: London

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Manager - Financial Services - Strategy

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Strategy

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) is looking at hiring a number of exceptional candidates, across grades, to join their London office. The team is looking to attract professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying and creating innovative solutions for clients.The role of GSG is to work with C-level Executives to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues across the economic and transaction cycles. As part of a fast-paced and dynamic group, our consultants offer strategic advice on financial, business and operating models to corporate, public sector and private equity clients. Our consultants also receive a superior level of training and coaching to enable them to meet the needs of our global client base.It is an exciting time to join GSG as we are growing rapidly due to our unique propositions and the strength of our client relationships.

As a team, we are a group of bright individuals who are passionate about having fun both inside and outside of work. In this role, you will work within the Financial Services team. The Financial Services (FS) sector is undergoing unprecedented change in order to adapt and grow in a fast moving environment where demographic shifts, changing customer needs and expectations, technology advancements, geo-politics and regulatory change are increasing pressure on financial, business and operating models and driving disruption and sector convergence. We are looking for professional, talented individuals with a passion for identifying and creating innovative solutions for our FS clients.


To be a successful Manager within GSG, your responsibilities will include:
• Establish role as day to day / key client contact on engagements
• Build strong, trusted adviser relationships with client counterparts
• Identify on-sell and cross-sell opportunities
• Take day to day responsibility for smaller projects and manage significant elements of larger engagements
• Co-ordinate the preparation of deliverables that span multiple workstreams. Develop the answers and challenges to the likely questions and responses of the client
• Handle ambiguity and changing client demands effectively
• Demonstrate deep expertise and an ability to generate insights in a chosen sector
• Build and maintain a strong internal and external network
• Ensure the Firm’s risk management frameworks are adhered to
• Demonstrate high levels of drive, ambition and the ability to lead work at high levels of intensity
• Coach others in how to identify potential risks before they occur, take preventative measures to stop them from occurring, and what to do if they occur
• Identify, design and lead critical practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team


We are looking for candidates with the below experience:
Work experience
• Extensive experience of working for a strategy house, big 4 firm, public-sector organisation or central strategy / corporate development team of a large company
• Strong understanding of the value drivers within the Financial Services sector
• Ability to manage small medium sized teams or significant parts of complex projects or programmes in the Financial Services sector
• Experience of developing and preparing business development pitches in the Financial Services sector
• Ability to work effectively, influence and challenge senior people (client and internal), in the Financial Services sector, whilst working on a project or business development initiative

Technical skills
• Degree qualified or equivalent experience
• Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
• Structured thinking skills combined with creativity
• Strong knowledge of the Financial Services sector with the ability to talk credibly to client counterparts on the key issues, technological changes and strategic considerations facing the industry
• Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights
• Able to evaluate complex challenges and deliver insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
• Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
• Ability to build complex financial models that support our recommendations to clients
• Other language skills would be a strong bonus

Credit Risk - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Role

Responsibilities:

Advising clients on the impact of changing requirements in provision accounting standards (IFRS9) and Basel credit risk capital requirements (IRB). This will model review and validation activities such as:
1) Technical model development documentation review;
2) Technical model validation documentation review;
3) Assessment of model performance;
4) Replication testing; and
5) Reviewing models’ against IRB regulatory requirements.
The individual will also be expected to perform technical analysis for workstreams within both IRB, IFRS9 and credit risk modelling engagements.

The individual will also be required to apply their skills to a broad range of banking risk related issues supporting both regional and national propositions.

The Person

Knowledge & Experience:
Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a credit risk modelling role within a financial or professional services firm.
Practical experience in credit risk modelling techniques
Knowledge and practical experience in accounting and risk requirements as related to IRB, IFRS9, and other regulatory credit risk models
Detailed working knowledge and experience of all aspects of model development and validation including the following:

1) Data extraction and pre-processing
2) Modular model development
3) User acceptance testing
4) Model performance assessments
Relevant Sectoral experience – developing Retail/ Wholesale banking PD/EAD/LGD models
Knowledge and experience of credit risk processes, governance and documentation

Qualifications & Skills:

Ability to communicate risk/finance requirements of IRB and/or IFRS9 to the reciprocal function, i.e. risk to finance and finance to risk.

Ability to understand and execute programming code including SAS, R, Python
Flexibility and agility to contribute in a senior capacity to a broad range of banking risk engagements.

Excellent oral / written communication, planning, project management, networking and influencing skills.

Flexibility to work across the UK (and internationally) where required

Banking Risk Consultant - Climate Risk - Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

The Banking Risk and Regulatory team within KPMG’s Risk Consulting group supports our banking clients to effectively manage the wide range of risks to which they are exposed, including financial, reputational and operational risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including regulatory compliance, risk management frameworks and financial risk modelling.

The Role

Climate risk has emerged as a top priority risk to banks and we are helping our clients to respond to the immense challenges posed by climate change, including how to integrate climate risk management and measurement, and meet global regulatory, investor and stakeholder demands.
We are looking for a Manager who is passionate and enthusiastic about climate change who can bring existing banking risk management expertise and experience, particularly credit risk, to help build out the development of our climate risk proposition and service offerings in this exciting, cutting edge, and incredibly important area, as well as delivering these offerings with our banking clients.
This opportunity is within our Banking Risk team, which is part of our Financial Risk Management consulting practice. This team houses many subject matter experts that focus on supporting our banking clients with achieving their prudential and conduct risk and regulatory objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide expertise / input on climate risk in the context of risk frameworks, governance, management and measurement, stress testing, strategy, and regulatory expectations.
• Contribute to the development of materials, tools and methodologies to support our climate risk proposition for use in client meetings, engagements, events, and broader thought leadership.
• Collaborate with global stakeholders on the development and coordination of climate risk offerings.
• Manages one or more client engagements or components of large scale engagements, delivering high quality climate risk support to our banking clients, including day to day management of team on engagements including coaching, providing constructive feedback and performance development.
• Ensures effective management of the risks and financials of engagements.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with middle to senior level staff internally and externally.
• Use knowledge of KPMG’s climate risk as well as broader service offerings to actively identify potential new business opportunities.
• Contribute to and/or manage the development of proposals.
• Develop and maintain a detailed knowledge of climate risk regulations and an awareness of broader banking regulations, market trends, competitor activity and products/services.
• Provides technical knowledge, coaching and training to junior team members.

Development Value:
This role provides a unique opportunity to be part of building KPMG’s banking risk capabilities in an exciting and rapidly evolving area. It will provide unique visibility across the firm and within our clients, and offer exposure to different parts of the firm, different clients, and different products and engagements.

The Person

Experience & Knowledge:
• Extensive experience of working in a risk management role within a financial or professional services firm with practical experience in credit risk, and ideally also across market risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, stress testing, risk frameworks and risk governance
• Experience in managing smaller teams of 2-5 people
• Understanding of the risks faced by financial services due to climate change and how they can be managed, measured, and integrated into banks risk management frameworks
• Knowledge and understanding of banking regulations in relation to climate risk
• Knowledge and experience of credit risk appetite, policies, processes, data, governance and documentation

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies:
• Self-starter, with the ability and desire to do own research and apply existing risk management expertise to new emerging areas such as climate risk frameworks, policies and processes
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead diverse groups and develop strong networks
• Flexibility and agility to contribute to a broad range of banking risk engagements
• Strong organisational skills and the ability to multi-task effectively, with a practical solutions-driven approach
• Excellent stakeholder management skills, across individuals within the firm and our banking clients


Climate Risk Modelling - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

The Banking Risk and Regulatory team within KPMG’s Risk Consulting group supports our banking clients to effectively manage the wide range of risks to which they are exposed, including financial, reputational and operational risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including regulatory compliance, risk management frameworks and financial risk modelling.

The Role

The role combines risk modelling, stress testing and regulatory advice to support clients on their climate risk framework and strategy. The successful candidate will work across multiple engagements to support our banking clients to understand and quantify the impact of climate risk on their business, particularly the loan portfolio and support the embedment of climate risk management within their existing risk management framework and credit risk processes.
We are looking for an Assistant Manager who is passionate and enthusiastic about climate change who can bring existing credit risk management and modelling expertise and experience to the team to support the development of our climate risk proposition.

The Person
Knowledge/Experience:
• Demonstrable experience of working in a credit risk modelling role within a financial or professional services firm with practical experience in credit risk modelling
• Experience in quantification of climate risk hugely advantageous
• Strong analytical, science and/or mathematical-based background with an interest in the area of climate risk
• Detailed working knowledge and experience of model development and validation
• Basic understanding of the risks faced by financial services due to climate change and how it may impact a Bank’s loan portfolio is advantageous
• Knowledge and understanding of banking regulations in relation to climate risk
• Knowledge and experience of credit risk processes, governance and documentation advantageous
Skills, Qualifications and Behaviours
• Undergraduate degree in analytical field, such as mathematics or statistics
• Ability and desire to do own research and apply existing modelling expertise to new emerging areas such as climate risk modelling
• Ability to understand and execute programming code such as R, Python, SAS
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with diverse groups and develop strong networks.
• Flexible, willing to learn and adapt to new responsibilities.

Associate Director - Climate Risk & Strategy - Transactional Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting career at the cutting edge of KPMG’s response to the global agenda on climate change?

Do you want to work in a lively and energetic environment where you will have the opportunity to shape a brand new proposition and advise on some of the biggest structural shifts the world has ever seen with a range of FTSE clients?

If so, then consider joining us in KPMG’s newly established Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy team. Led by Simon Weaver and Bridget Beals, the Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy team has been formed to help our clients respond to the immense challenges posed by climate change, assisting them to identify and quantify climate risks to their business to meet regulatory, investor and stakeholder demands; analyse and assess the range of mitigation and adaptation strategies available to them to mitigate the risks; implement the strategies; and, finally, embed the risk, strategy, targets and governance into financial reporting, helping to pave the way to a low carbon economy.
We have a vision for every Board to consider climate change in their Enterprise Risk Management. So far, we have focused on FTSE250 Boards with really positive results – we are already responding to several RFPs and are having bilateral conversations with respect to scopes of work with 5 other major listed corporates. This is hugely encouraging as we pursue our ambition of delivering £140m of profit with purpose for KPMG by 2025.

The successful candidates will work across multiple engagements managing the delivery of key outputs relating to the different facets of our proposition and shaping our future propositions.

We are looking for hires who can provide the perfect combination of passion, dynamism, enthusiasm, capability, accountability, and above all the ability to be a great team player.


Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the role include:

Managing and actively originating Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy engagements by:

- Building and maintaining relationships with target clients and key market constituents
- Proactive and highly tangible sector mapping to identify targets and new opportunities
- Managing delivery of several engagements on a day to day basis and managing medium to large size projects or work streams
- Being responsible for the quality of deliverables produced, including qualitative and quantitative analysis as well as written and verbal advice
- Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge
- Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff
- Ensuring internal and external compliance procedures are adhered to
- Developing the team culture and inspiring and empowering team members to be the best
- Any other duties commensurate with the role.

Please send your CV with a cover letter of no more than 2 pages explaining:

1. Why you want to work in Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy
2. The skills you would bring to the team and why you think they are important for the team to have
3. Anything else you think is relevant to your application




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Programme Assurance Assistant Manager - Technology Risk - FS

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The FS team within Technology Risk Consulting services national and international FS clients including all sectors i.e banks, insurance companies and wealth management. Our engagements often take place in an international context which, subject to Covid-19 restrictions, requires us to provide services across the globe, often in close cooperation with other KPMG offices.
Within this team a key objective is to grow our capability to provide Independent Programme Assurance (IPA) services to our clients. This service delivers value by providing an independent review and challenge in relation to IT enabled Transformation and change programmes and by providing constructive challenge to client management concerning the various risks to the delivery of the full business value of programmes. This can include specific reviews of key programme areas including Business Case, Programme Governance, Programme Planning, Programme Management, Risk/Issue Management, Change and Communications and Configuration Management.
Typical activities include:
• Responsibility for quality, value add and timely delivery of the overall output from client engagements
• Scoping, financial management, managing delivery risk, production and review of deliverables
• Building and managing excellent client relationships (typically at CIO / CFO/ Project Sponsor level)
• Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal writing and assisting with client presentations
• Coaching and developing team members on engagements
The Role
Frequently our clients seek our support to help them keep their large change programmes and projects on track. Our help is often termed ‘Independent Programme Assurance’, as it seeks to provide client leadership with our independent view/ assurance on what is going well and what needs adjustment in their change/ IT programmes.
This service delivers value by providing independent feedback and constructive challenge to client management concerning the various risks to the delivery of the full business value of programmes. Our engagements are very varied and can range from specific risk based review (for example Testing, Configuration Management, Business Change) to ongoing assurance on a strategic programme for a number of years. Our work may be commissioned directly by the client (usually by the Programme Executive Sponsor or Director) or through an assurance channel such as Internal or External Audit.
As an Assistant Manager within the team, in addition to delivery of client work and day to day support in management of teams, you will support the growth of IPA service line within Technology Risk through assisting with business development (sales), account management, solution development and team development, as requested.

Responsibilities include:

- Delivery of excellent client engagements – specifically in attending and contributing in client meetings and interviews, document review and support in engagement logistics, client fieldwork, research, issue capture and analysis,
Sales – actively identifying and communicating business development opportunities that arise during an IPA engagement, as well as supporting sales activities such as proposal writing and assisting with client proposals covering IPA services.
- Sales – supporting sales and marketing initiatives to protect and grow our credentials and presence in the marketplace.
- Account management – supporting the IPA management team in managing relationships at key accounts, expanding relationships through identifying incremental revenue and client service team participation.
- Service development – ownership and management of our IPA collateral database and knowledge sharing sites. Support to organisation and running of IPA team meetings.
- Training – assist in the development and delivery of training materials for IPA Foundation and Practitioner courses. Initial attendance at both courses will be required.
- Team development - coaching and developing more junior team members on IPA methodology and tools. - Delivery of value-added technology risk consulting and assurance services to Financial Services clients

The Person
Qualifications and Skills:

- Proven experience of supporting technology risk services and IT audit / assurance services, possibly in a PMO context
- Experience of big 4 professional services or dynamic IT consultancy environment, within a relevant market is advantageous
- Degree/ Masters or equivalent qualification
- Project management qualification (Prince 2, MSP, PMI, PPM) would be advantageous

Experience and Background:

- Experience of working in large IT enabled change programmes, or significant workstreams in programmes e.g. design, testing and/ or delivery of assurance reviews of such programmes
- Experience in business analysis and understanding of core business processes within relevant markets
- Experience of core systems - including transaction processing and financial ledger systems
- Ability to develop excellent client and internal relationships
- Ability to deliver required work within tight timescales, to budget and to a high quality
- Experience in business development and sales and marketing activities would be advantageous.
- Experience of contributing to developing and implementing solutions, products or services.

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