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GSOC Vulnerability Management Service - Service Lead

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Service Line: IHQ

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Manager - Financial Services Audit - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Location: Edinburgh

Service Line: Audit

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Financial Services Audit Manager (Cardiff/Bristol)

Location: Bristol

Service Line: Audit

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Credit Risk Assurance Senior Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Credit Risk Assurance Manager

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Service Line: Audit

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Assistant Manager - Actuarial Non-Life

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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GSOC Vulnerability Management Service - Service Lead

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team



ITS Global (Information Technology Services Global) is one of four pillars within KPMG’s Global Technology & Knowledge group. As such, ITS Global provides innovative components that KPMG’s business functions and member firms use to deliver client-facing solutions. ITS Global also provides the information protection and technology infrastructure that secures KPMG’s technology environment and connects its network of member firms. ITS Global works with the other GT&K pillars to provide KPMG technology solutions that leverage world-leading partnerships, disruptive digital capabilities, and access to the firm’s collective intelligence.
IMSS VMS helps defend KPMG and its clients from cyber-attack, through timely scan, detection, investigation and reporting of potential vulnerabilities across IT systems.


The Role




The purpose of the IMSS VMS Service Lead role is to ensure sound delivery of VMS systems and services for the ITS Global and Member Firms. IMSS VMS Service Lead will be responsible for planning service and product road map to align with IMSS and ITS Global strategy and leading projects to deliver meaningful enhancements and expand/standardise service offering portfolio. IMSS VMS Service Lead will mentor and coach the IMSS VMS team to work efficiently in a fast paced environment driving performance, reliability and supporting the IMSS objectives and infrastructure hosted on Physical and Cloud platforms when delivering IMSS VMS services. An IMSS VMS Service Lead also:


•Engages and coaches the team to drive consistency in documentation, procedures and operations
•Organises brainstorming workshops to maximise ROI on existing tool kits and establishes close relationship with vendors to prioritise KPMG-relevant features in their product road maps
•Reviews Root Cause Analyses(RCA) of incidents with team to engineer service and process improvements
•Promotes IMSS VMS products, initiatives and services within ITS Global, the functions and member firms
•Addresses urgent requirements, escalations and concerns from IMSS VMS customers and delivers best practice solutions expanding on IMSS VMS toolkit and abilities
•Supports integration of new technologies, applications and member firms to IMSS VMS global platform
•Supports IMSS security policies and governance
•Enables consistent adoption of ITS Global standards, principles and models
Technical Skills & Qualifications


•Strong leadership skills with demonstrated multitasking ability to manage an enterprise architecture with geographically dispersed teams
•Experience with vendor management and demand/contract/budget forecasting
•Architectural understanding of the security product portfolio (including but not limited to TVM(Microsoft Defender ATP), Qualys, Kenna Security, ServiceNow) and strengths/weaknesses to maximise ROI through integration and automation
•Skilled in technical reporting and documentation review with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
•Skilled in management reporting - summarising large/complex/key concepts/transcripts into concise, visual/intuitive briefings for business stakeholders
•Experience with Enterprise IT architecture, including distributed, Cloud and Hybrid architectures, and their governance and risk management
•Experience with developing multi-perspective, innovative approaches to improve service or status quo for priority/all stakeholders
•Experience with dev ops model and CI/CD frameworks for timely delivery of Cybersecurity projects while minimizing risks




Description of level of Qualifications




•Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e., Computer Science) or equivalent experience. Master’s degree or MBA a plus.•5+ years’ experience with implementing/integrating/managing cybersecurity solutions across enterprise IT Architecture and with organizations similar to KPMG (international, services companies).•Good knowledge of regional issues and structures, ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds.•Network security and/or (ISC)² Security Certification.•Other industry standard certificates or product certifications like Qualys etc. are preferred.

Experience & Knowledge




•Strong leadership skills with demonstrated multitasking ability to manage an enterprise architecture with geographically dispersed teams•Experience with vendor management and demand/contract/budget forecasting•Architectural understanding of the security product portfolio (including but not limited to TVM(Microsoft Defender ATP), Qualys, Kenna Security, ServiceNow) and strengths/weaknesses to maximise ROI through integration and automation•Skilled in technical reporting and documentation review with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio•Skilled in management reporting - summarising large/complex/key concepts/transcripts into concise, visual/intuitive briefings for business stakeholders•Experience with Enterprise IT architecture, including distributed, Cloud and Hybrid architectures, and their governance and risk management•Experience with developing multi-perspective, innovative approaches to improve service or status quo for priority/all stakeholders•Experience with dev ops model and CI/CD frameworks for timely delivery of Cyber security projects





Manager - Financial Services Audit - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Location: Edinburgh

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role



We are currently looking for a qualified accountants at Manager Level to join our thriving Financial Services Audit department in Edinburgh.


As a Manager you will be involved in all aspects of overseeing and ensuring the delivery of audit and assurance engagements from planning through to completion. Your role will include executive level client interaction and provide you with exposure to multiple clients on a regular basis. Recent client wins have prompted growth and expansion of the department.


Roles and Responsibilities


• You will build a portfolio of clients and have responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team (including other specialists), monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include planning and reviewing audit fieldwork, statutory reporting and project management.


• Keeping Partners up to date with progress throughout the course of the assignment.


• Preparing and reviewing reports to senior management and audit committees


• Supervising and coaching junior members of staff.


• On-site involvement and being the key point of contact for senior level client staff throughout the year.


• Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings, identifying sales opportunities that will help us grow our business


• Involvement in the department leadership team aiming to continue the growth of our Financial Services department in Scotland.


The Person



Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Background


• Professionally qualified with a recognised accountancy body, ACA, ACCA or CPA. (or equivalent)


• Significant audit experience in Financial Services sector


• Sound and practical working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP.


• You will possess well developed leadership, supervisory and coaching skills and have the ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and through written media) with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.


• Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment


• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.


• IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word.


• Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen.




Financial Services Audit Manager (Cardiff/Bristol)

Location: Bristol

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team:

KPMG is looking to consolidate its leading position within the Financial Services Audit sector by appointing talented and enthusiastic auditors into newly-created manager roles. This is a fast growing practise which is expected to grow further significantly in the next 3 to 5 years based on recent audit tender results. The department is made up of a large group of client facing staff delivering a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients.

Our Financial Services department in the South West Region delivers a range of audit and advisory engagements across a broad spectrum of clients. These clients include banks, building societies and insurance, leasing & investment management companies. The Department is spread across Bristol and Cardiff therefore, the successful candidates can be based in either location.

Our Bristol office is situated in Queen Square on a short walking distance from Temple Meads Station and is well placed for commuting by car or bicycle. Our staff work over 3 floors and the office has a lively cross-functional social scene. The office has the mix of working with big organisations whilst also maintaining that close-knit office environment. All offices have canteen facilities.

The Responsibilities:

You will manage and deliver pensions audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in UK GAAP and the Pensions SORP. You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, working with Trustees and scheme administrators, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process. This will include:
• To manage a portfolio of pensions audit engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of high quality audit engagements
• Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
• Providing coaching and guidance to both on- and off-shore staff working on your engagements
• Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements
• Contributes towards the creation, implementation and delivery of the Audit Business Plan and offer support in relation to issues identified as a result of organisational or client focus change
• Assist the Director in monitoring the effectiveness of Audit services delivered, providing feedback and reflection on the quality of service accordingly
• Preparation of reports to senior management and Trustee boards
• Assist with business development opportunities. This would involve initial meetings, preparing proposal documents and presenting at pitches.
There will be opportunity and encouragement for additional responsibilities outside this day to day role, such as assisting with pensions-specific training courses for in-charges and audit assistants, involvement in local client events and taking on a performance manager role.

The Individual:

• Leadership skills and ability to act as a role model
• Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment whilst working as a team with support from Partner, Directors, Senior Managers (where applicable) and in-charges
• Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing including applying this to the pensions sector
• Well-developed supervisory skills e.g. coaching and motivation
• Project management techniques; this role will test and develop your expertise in decision-making, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills
• Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written
• Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
• Well-developed understanding of the wider commercial background KPMG operates in demonstrating awareness of the issues facing our clients on a day to day basis

Qualifications and Skills

• Time and exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or country equivalent
• Sound working knowledge of UK GAAP and the Pensions SORP
• IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
• Recent and significant experience as a Manager in an audit capacity within a top 10 accountancy firm
• Current experience of accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and UK standards
• Significant audit experience for pension schemes


Credit Risk Assurance Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Responsibilities


Acting as a technical subject matter specialist on the external audit of credit risk models (IFRS 9, CECL, Regulatory) at our audit entities and conducting procedures that include but are not limited to:

1) Technical model development documentation review
2) Technical model validation documentation review
3) Assessment of model performance
4) Independent replication of any of the above

Acting as a technical subject matter specialist on the external audit of audit entities end to end credit risk process and conducting procedures that include but are not limited to:

1) Credit risk governance reviews
2) Credit risk policy and procedure reviews
3) Individual credit file reviews
4) Substantive testing of any of the above

Advising non audit clients on the impact of changing requirements in provision accounting standards (IFRS9) and helping clients validate or build credit risk measurement models.

The individual will also be expected to complete technical analysis for workstreams within both IFRS9 and credit risk modelling engagements.

The individual will also be expected to work independently and be able to manage teams of up to 10 on audits or advisory engagements. Said individual would also be responsible for the quality and risk management on audit and advisory 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:
- Experience working in a credit risk modelling role within a financial or professional services firm.
- Experience in managing teams of 6-10 people
- Practical experience in credit risk modelling techniques
- Knowledge and practical experience in accounting and risk requirements as related to IFRS9, CECL and 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 IFRS9 to the reciprocal function, i.e. risk to finance and finance to risk.
- 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




Credit Risk Assurance Manager

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG is building a centre of excellence for credit risk assurance services and are looking for a highly motivated individual to act as a technical specialist on the external audit of:


1) Credit risk models (IFRS 9, CECL, Regulatory) at our audit entities and conducting procedures to challenge and validate assumptions and implementation of said models.
2) The end to end credit risk process and credit file reviews
Advising non audit clients on the impact of changing requirements in provision accounting standards (IFRS9) and helping clients validate credit risk measurement models.
The individual will also be expected to complete technical analysis for workstreams within both IFRS9 and credit risk modelling engagements

Description of the Role:

- Technical review of model development documentation
- Technical review of model validation documentation
- Assessment of model performance
- Independent replication of any of the above
- Credit governance reviews
- Credit risk policy and procedure reviews
- Individual credit file reviews and substantive testing
Leadership & Management:

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical guidance and will have oversight of the work performed by 3-4 assistant managers and analysts

Stakeholder Interaction & Challenges:

Interaction with stakeholders within our banking audit teams as well as model development/ validation teams at entities we audit. There will be significant complex judgements in credit over which the individual will have to exercise professional scepticism

Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:

The individual will be responsible for the work performed but ultimate accountability for the work and conclusions reached will vest with the director for Credit Risk Assurance

Experience:

Essential:

- Experience of credit risk modelling techniques
- Knowledge of credit risk processes, governance and documentation
- Experience in all aspects of model development/validation including data extraction, data transformation, modular model development, user acceptance testing , model performance testing
Desirable:

- Experience of Retail/Wholesale PD/LGD/EAD models
Expertise/Technical role requirements:

- Understanding of key regulatory/ accounting requirements (eg IFRS 9, Basel, CECL)
- Ability to understand and execute programming code including SAS, R, Python
Skills:

- Ability to communicate risk/finance requirements of IFRS9 to the reciprocal function, i.e. risk to finance and finance to risk.
- Excellent oral / written communication, planning, project management, networking and influencing skills.
- Flexibility to work across the UK (and internationally) where required





Assistant Manager - Actuarial Non-Life

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role:


We are seeking additional Assistant Managers to continue to support the length and breadth of actuarial based services, in the areas listed above and beyond.

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will be able to assist the engagement team on any of our core propositions, namely: reserving; capital; and pricing projects.

•Calculation of reserves, using different assumptions, by applying a variety of actuarial techniques:
• Ability to review reporting outputs.
• Ability to use existing knowledge of reporting and apply to the UK reporting methodologies, e.g. UK GAAP, IFRS, FCA Returns
• Assist in completing due diligence in advance of transactions
•Assisting in the delivery of client engagements, working as part of a project team on client sites
•Providing technical input to a number of projects
•Supporting senior management efforts to cultivate and maintain target client relationships, including assisting with proposals and the development of sales materials
•Drafting reports and presentations.
•Managing projects.
•Working with other KPMG teams and providing technical input
•As well as project delivery responsibilities, the role involves supporting other aspects of the team's work including sales and marketing, research and development of new services, and knowledge management.


Skills, qualifications and experience:

•The successful candidate may be required to manage small teams.
•Nearly qualified Actuary, with significant practical actuarial experience
•Maintain a strong record of progress in the actuarial examinations.
•Significant experience of working in a non-life consultancy along with Audit, Validation and stress testing experience would be helpful.

•Ability to perform basic actuarial calculations such as loss ratios and IBNR
•Experience in reserving a key requirement as well as experience in pricing and capital
•Experience of preparing benchmarks
•Experience of working in a financial services firm
•Experience of working in an emerging market
•Have a strong network base across UK and emerging markets.
•Strong Excel skills.
•Knowledge of UK regulatory regime for non-life insurers.
•Knowledge of UK reporting methodologies, e.g. UK GAAP, IFRS, PRA Returns.
•proficient in SAS
•Knowledge of Solvency II pillars, particularly the quantitative requirements Lloyd’s market experience;
•Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to explain actuarial concepts to non-actuaries.
•A broad knowledge of non-life insurance products
•Flexible and enjoy working on a wide range of projects.




Multiplepositions available
Opening date 22/06/2020
Closing date 20/07/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits







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