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Technology Risk Assistant Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Service Line: RC Technology

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Assistant Manager – Credit Risk

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Commercial Management Lead

Location: London

Service Line: Solutions & Digital

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Senior Manager - Credit Risk

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Service Line: FRM

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Wealth & Asset Management Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Director, Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy

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Service Line: Transaction Services

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Technology Risk Assistant Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: RC Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Within the FS Technology Risk team, our work involves providing advisory, assurance and IT Internal Audit services to clients on their IT systems and processes. Our focus is on IT risk management, IT controls testing, IT project assurance, GRC, Emerging Tech and the Technology and Data aspects of regulation. This work is delivered through stand-alone assignments, large scale consulting projects and as part of internal audit engagements.

The Role

Responsibilities:

• Managing delivery of IT Internal Audit services in the Financial Services Sector.
• Taking responsibility for the overall output from client engagements including scoping, financial management, risk management, managing delivery risk, production, quality and review of deliverables.
• Building and maintaining excellent relationships across a range of clients and prospects including senior leadership.
• Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities and supporting the team with sales activities such as proposal writing and assisting with client presentations.
• Participating in service line development, reporting to the service line leader on progress of development, sales and delivery.
• Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, in particular in the wider IT Advisory practice.
• Coaching, mentoring and developing team members, both on and off engagements (e.g. setting goals and appraising performance), and contributing to practice management (e.g. training and knowledge sharing).

The Person

Experience and Background :

• Proven experience of successfully delivering IT internal audits to, or within, medium to large multi-national clients with complex IT environments and applications.
• Experience in identifying and assessing complex IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly.
• Strong project management skills including being able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, to manage teams effectively, and to deliver projects on time and to budget.
• Able to add value to assignments through an analytical approach to work, and adept at challenging existing processes to identify and implement smarter ways of working.
• Able to develop excellent client and internal relationships at all levels of seniority.
• Proficient at creating and delivering captivating presentations to audiences comprising groups of clients, prospects and/or internal staff.
• Excellent team player as well as able to deliver engagements independently
• Experience of auditing application controls for a range of business processes within a Financial Services environment, cyber audits, infrastructure testing, data management and experience in auditing emerging technologies such as AI & Machine Learning, cloud.
• Professional services experience (big 4 or similar FS IT Internal Audit industry experience).
Degree qualification.
• CISA or equivalent auditing qualification preferred

Assistant Manager – Credit Risk

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full 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:


- Technical model development documentation review;
- Technical model validation documentation review;
- Assessment of model performance;
- Replication testing; and
- 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:
Proven 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

Commercial Management Lead

Location: London

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Opening Date: 01/10/2020
Closing Date: 15/10/2020

Role Purpose

The Commercial Management Lead works with the Technology Leadership team to manage the IT service provider and manage the strategic relationship with them. It establishes the fundamental financial operating model for managing resources effectively and efficiently including the definition of an internal business strategy, a financial strategy, a customer strategy, a resource strategy and sourcing strategy, working hand in hand with the outsource provider to ensure the optimal decisions are made for our business. The core objective is to manage the service provider to maximise the benefits it delivers to KPMG, through creating and driving the use of the most cost-effective services whilst supporting innovation to drive revenue growth. By being fully transparent on cost structures and creating a range of services, the Manager will be able to support the Business in choosing the best value solutions to increase profitability and supporting investment in innovation. The commercial lead will also have responsibility for the overseeing and strategic relationship of our key large contracts.

Role Responsibilities

- Define and lead the strategic relationship with key outsource provider
- Manage the commercial and contractual relationship with the provider to maximise outcomes for the relationship and protect KPMG's interests
- Ensure the outsource provider is delivering to the terms of the contractual relationship and manage any issues and escalations
- Manage the strategic relationship with the outsourcer to ensure maximum benefits are realised
- Take ownership and accountability for the resolution of any commercial disputes
- Ensure the outsource relationship drives year on year improvement
- Work with senior management and procurement to adjust the commercial relationship as business conditions change
- Ensure delivery of value for money services from the vendor
- Conduct annual reviews of our outsource provider of cost effectiveness of development and support models, making recommendations to improve financial performance to KPMG
- Conduct annual reviews of Business support and developments and make recommendation to ensure the cost-effective solutions are still being used
- This role is mainly focussed on ensuring we effectively manage our supplier to ensure optimal business and financial performance for the business.
- This role will also have responsibility for the management and strategic relationships with our large contracts

Knowledge, Skill & Qualifications

- Must have strategic outsource provider management experience
- Excellent stakeholder management
- Must be analytical and possess good negotiation skills
- Good understanding of large contract management
- A deep understanding of the IT landscape and technical aspects
- Must have excellent commercial acumen

Senior Manager - Credit Risk

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


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:

- Technical model development documentation review;
- Technical model validation documentation review;
- Assessment of model performance;
- Replication testing; and
- 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. This could include reviews of Governance frameworks, Stress testing, Risk appetite, ICAAPs.

The individual will also be expected to work independently and be able to manage teams when delivery a range of projects.



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, IRB and IFRS9

- Knowledge and practical experience in accounting and risk requirements as related to IRB and/or IFRS9 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:


- Must have excellent knowledge and experience within the finance sector.

- Ability to communicate risk/finance requirements of IRB/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, team coordination and stakeholder management skills.
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Flexibility to work across the UK (and internationally) where required


Wealth & Asset Management Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG Overview :
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.

Job Description :
At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.
We are currently looking to recruit Managers who can make a significant contribution to the Financial Services Operations and Customer Practice through Financial Services sector (Retail & Commercial, Insurance or Wealth & Asset Management) expertise, client engagement and delivery of new business opportunities. Successful candidates will help grow the FS Operations and Customer practice, through support for business development activities, developing value propositions and playing a lead role in client engagement and assignment delivery.

Key Responsibilities

-Client assignment management and delivery. Formulate innovative propositions and solutions that meet client requirements.
- Build and maintain strong client relationships within the sector, leveraging proven Banking industry content and delivery capability.
- Provide business development support.
- Mentor and coach other members of the team.
- Develop and convert a pipeline of opportunities either through sell-on and/or new work.

Job Requirements

- Project/programme management (to include proven methodologies such as Agile, PRINCE II, MSP) and demonstrable strong client delivery capabilities.
- Proven ability to mentor, train and coach Consultants.
- Solution development, showing a clear ability as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to enhance existing solutions, and develop new ones, with specific emphasis on Customer, Transformation Leadership and Operational Excellence.
- Team player with demonstrable people management skills.

Skills and Experience

-Experience (Retail & Commercial, Insurance or Wealth & Asset Management) with exposure to significant programmes of Operational Change. Strong understanding of FS industry, business processes and underlying technologies
-Prior experience in consulting or working on large scale, complex business and regulatory change programmes in the capacity of Project/Programme Manager
-In-depth understanding of the key industry, market and regulatory drivers shaping the FS industry and an ability to articulate these by way of client opportunities.
-Key areas of interest include:
Regulatory driven change such as CDD, Remediation, Financial Crime, GDPR, Target Operating Model design and implementation and transformation programme management
-Investment Management Relationship Management & Advice, Investment Management Advisory Services, Investment Management Operations, Settlements & Confirmations, Risk
-Retail GI, Commercial GI, Life Insurance, Insurance Underwriting, Insurance Operations, Claims & Procurement
-Experience and understanding of Digital Operations and AI across Operations.
-Demonstrable expertise in building and leveraging relationships.
-Experience of managing and coaching teams.
-Strong interpersonal & written communication skills.
-Self-starter and strong team player.
-Commercially minded to be able to identify opportunities
-Ability to quickly and decisively understand client issues and provide appropriate solutions
-Ability to manage a wide range of stakeholders at all levels within client organisations
-Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organisation
-Demonstrable facilitation and influencing skills
-Experience of producing high quality deliverables in change programme environment





Director, Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy
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.

We require strategy, climate change and risk expertise across the grade profiles. We will select and optimal mix of talent to allow the team to share skills to build capability, but ensure that team members have the ability to grow and build their careers within the Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy team as we capitalise on the immense opportunities we are faced with.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the role include managing and actively originating Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy engagements by:

- Helping lead business development initiatives including targeting key C-Suite level individuals, proposing KPMG's services and closing opportunities
- Acting as the primary team interface with various levels of client executives up to and including C-Suite Level
- Managing the delivery of project deliverables and advising persuasively, earning the position of a trusted advisor
- Developing the team culture and inspiring and empowering team members to be the best
- Participating in the professional development of KPMG Climate Risk and Decarbonisation team members and assist with the recruiting and training of new staff
- 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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