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IT Risk & Controls - Assistant Manager

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IT Internal Audit Manager - Technology Risk -

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IT Sourcing Manager

Location: London

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IT Sourcing Senior Manager

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Manager - Transformation Services, Wealth & Asset Management

Location: London

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Banking Risk Consultant - Climate Risk Data - Manager

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Service Line: FRM

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IT Risk & Controls - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant 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. We deliver our work through consulting projects, focused on risk and control assurance, supporting teams across the 1st, 2nd and 3rd lines of defence. One area of growth is Risk Assurance and specifically the opportunity to provide support to our clients in relation to their IT General Controls e.g. SOx)

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 experience of working in or assessing cloud environments to help be part of a dynamic and growing team.

Job Description: 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

• Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG
• Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions
• Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client
• Deliver technology risk consulting projects in Financial Services leading teams and working independently providing client-side advice
• Deliver technology risk control testing and transformation projects, providing support on advice to first and second lines of defence on operating models, frameworks, taxonomy, risk and control services
• Deliver client services on IT control testing, cloud technology and other technology risk related projects.
• Take responsibility for client liaison and relationship
• Take responsibility for delivering projects and engagements.
• Quality assure testing undertaken offshore or by junior members of staff
• Identify revenue-generating opportunities and support business development activities such as proposal writing, pitch presentations
• Develop relationships with FS clients (CIO, Head of Technology Risk, CRO, Head of Information Security, COO)

The Person

• A collaborative team player who can bring others with them.
• A self-starter with a can does 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.
• Seeks to understand other motivations
• 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 accounting / auditing (eg CISA) / risk qualification
• Experience in an IT risk and control / audit environment especially in relation to 404.
• Knowledge and experience of the cloud would be ideal, but not essential.
• Degree/masters qualification in IT

Experience and Background
• Experience of managing IT Risk and Control projects or audits in the FS sector with 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 IT 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
• 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
• Ability to play an active role in the business development process
• Strong analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
• 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
• Ability to work flexibly in terms of working hours to accommodate tight timelines and manage well under pressure



IT Internal Audit Manager - Technology Risk -

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: 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.
• Experience of auditing cloud (GCP, Azure, AWS) including cloud security controls within a Financial Services environment.
• 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
• Professional services experience (big 4 or similar FS IT Internal Audit industry experience).
Degree qualification.
• CISA or equivalent auditing qualification preferred

IT Sourcing Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
As a manager within our IT Sourcing and Outsourcing capability you will help our clients exploit their supply chains to effect high value technology transformation in support of their broader business transformation agendas.

As an experienced sourcing professional you will be able to operate across multiple disciplines with experience of some or all of the following - finance, commercial and technology delivery. You will be confident in speaking the language of each and understanding the priorities, challenges, constraints and opportunities of all.

In this role you will;

o Assist clients to understand how technology providers, systems integrators and service partners can deliver the capabilities required to effect and assure transformation;
o Assist clients to build and implement sourcing strategies and underpinning supplier strategies to effect broader technology and business strategy;
o Assist clients to develop go to market strategies to identify and secure the capabilities required to implement their strategy;
o Deliver exceptional quality supplier engagement to solicit proposals and solutions;
o Act as a broker between client stakeholders to define and create consensus of requirements for strategies and specific transactions;
o Bring expert knowledge of suppliers and commercial constructs to assist clients and their legal advisors in the negotiation of robust operationally deliverable contracts;
o Assist clients with the transition of services to an inbound supplier and provide the expertise to help the client assure post contract value realisation

Domain Skills and Experience

You will have experience in supporting the delivery of sourcing strategies and transactions within one or more of the following technology domains;

o Application Hosting –
o you will have knowledge of hyperscale public cloud service providers and how their catalogues can be leveraged to deliver value to the client.
o You will understand and have experience of the complexity of cloud adoption and migration and be able to represent this as risk transfer to an eco-system of delivery partners.
o You will understand and have experience of the commercial constructs of cloud provision and have understand the structure of commercial ‘wrapper’ deals to secure discounts at scale.
o You will understand and have experience of the challenges of delivering legacy hosting services economically in a declining volume format and be able to articulate approaches that can minimise commercial risk to the client.
o You will understand and have experience of sourcing and establishing the services for delivery of cloud controls and engineering capabilities such that clients can securely and reliably consume public cloud

o System Integration
o You will have experience of defining and sourcing work packages to develop and / or deploy core business applications;
o You will understand and be able to demonstrate your experience of the programmatic requirements for delivery of complex integration programmes using both waterfall and agile delivery methods;
o You will have experience and an understanding of the risk profile of material transformation programmes and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the methods for transferring risk to the supply chain and managing that risk in delivery;
o You will have experience and an understanding of different commercial models encompassing resource, output and outcome based approaches;

o Digital Workplace
o You will have experience of sourcing the services that enable organisations to transform to highly automated, self service digital work-place environments;
o You will understand the service constructs and operating models necessary to manage a modern work-place environment
o You will have experience of some of the following aspects of digital work place services - sourcing device supply, device management, field services, service desk and associated automation / AI based technologies, collaboration technologies and the integration if IT with facilities management functions
o You will be able to demonstrate that you understand the economics and use cases for the application of different client formats and BYOD.
o You understand how to build the value case for investment in digital workplace
o You will have a credible perspective on the evolution of the digital workplace in a post pandemic context

General Skills and Experience
You will have significant and demonstrable experience in the following;

o Influencing and advising senior IT delivery and sourcing stakeholders
o Defining and managing projects or material workstreams relating to sourcing process encompassing market tender and single source techniques
o Defining commercial and operational / technical requirements in your domain of experience – leveraging the detailed technical expertise of a broader organisation
o Evaluation and selection methods
o Project as applied to a sourcing project or programme
o Agile sourcing methods
o Pricing constructs
o Market analysis and vendor knowledge

The Person
You will have experience working in complex IT environments and your specific area of domain expertise.

You may have a back-ground in delivery, the scoping and selling of complex IT solutions in a sell side organisation or in a strategic sourcing function working closely with technology delivery functions.

You will be able to build lasting and productive client relationships that can be maintained over a span measured in years.

You will be able to identify and anticipate client needs and work with our Partners and Directors to scope solutions to meet these as well as supporting the delivery of those solutions.

IT Sourcing Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Role
As a senior manager within our IT Sourcing and Outsourcing capability you will help our clients exploit their supply chains to effect high value technology transformation in support of their broader business transformation agendas.

As an experienced sourcing professional, you will be able to operate across finance, commercial and technology delivery disciplines confidently speaking the language of each and understanding the priorities, challenges, constraints and opportunities of all.

In this role you will;

o Assist clients to understand how technology providers, systems integrators and service partners can deliver the capabilities required to effect and assure transformation;
o Assist clients to build and implement sourcing strategies and underpinning supplier strategies to effect broader technology and business strategy;
o Assist clients to develop go to market strategies to identify and secure the capabilities required to implement their strategy;
o Deliver exceptional quality supplier engagement to solicit proposals and solutions;
o Act as a broker between client stakeholders to define and create consensus of requirements for strategies and specific transactions;
o Bring expert knowledge of suppliers and commercial constructs to assist clients and their legal advisors in the negotiation of robust operationally deliverable contracts;
o Assist clients with the transition of services to an inbound supplier and provide the expertise to help the client assure post contract value realisation

Domain Skills and Experience

You will have extensive experience in delivery of sourcing strategies and transactions within one or more of the following technology domains;

o Application Hosting –
o you will have deep knowledge of hyperscale public cloud service providers and how their catalogues can be leveraged to deliver value to the client.
o You will understand and have experience of the complexity of cloud adoption and migration and be able to represent this as risk transfer to an eco-system of delivery partners.
o You will understand and have experience of the commercial constructs of cloud provision and have experience of negotiating commercial ‘wrapper’ deals to secure discounts at scale.
o You will understand and have experience of the challenges of delivering legacy hosting services economically in a declining volume format and be able to demonstrate approaches that can minimise commercial risk to the client.
o You will understand and have experience of sourcing and establishing the services for delivery of cloud controls and engineering capabilities such that clients can securely and reliably consume public cloud.

o System Integration
o You will have broad experience of defining and sourcing work packages to develop and / or deploy core business applications;
o You will understand and be able to demonstrate your experience of the programmatic requirements for delivery of complex integration programmes using both waterfall and agile delivery methods;
o You will have experience and a strong understanding of the risk profile of material transformation programmes and be able to demonstrate deep knowledge of the methods for transferring risk to the supply chain and managing that risk in delivery;
o You will have experience and a strong understanding of different commercial models encompassing resource, output and outcome based approaches;

o Digital Workplace
o You will have broad experience of sourcing the services that enable organisations to transform to highly automated, self service digital work-place environments;
o You will understand the service constructs and operating models necessary to manage a modern work-place environment
o You will have experience of sourcing device supply, device management, field services, service desk and associated automation / AI based technologies, collaboration technologies and the integration if IT with facilities management functions
o You will be able to demonstrate that you understand and have experience of the economics and uses cases for the application of different client formats and BYOD.
o You have experience of building the value case for investment in digital workplace
o You will have a fully developed and supportable perspective on the evolution of the digital workplace in a post pandemic context

General Skills and Experience
You will have significant and demonstrable experience in the following;

o Influencing and advising C-level stakeholders and their direct reports
o Defining and managing sourcing process encompassing market tender and single source techniques
o Defining commercial and operational / technical requirements in your domain of experience – leveraging the detailed technical expertise of a broader organisation
o Evaluation and selection methods
o Project / programme management skills, as applied to a sourcing project or programme
o Agile sourcing methods
o Pricing constructs
o Market analysis and vendor knowledge

The Person
You will have experience working in complex IT environments and your specific area of domain expertise.

You may have a back-ground in delivery, the scoping and selling of complex IT solutions in a sell side organisation or in a strategic sourcing function working closely with technology delivery functions.

You will be able to build lasting and productive client relationships that can be maintained over a span measured in years.

You will be able to identify and anticipate client needs and scope solutions to meet these as well as deliver those solutions.

Manager - Transformation Services, Wealth & Asset Management

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Growth Story

In response to the continued evolution in the Asset Management industry – M&A activity to build new capabilities, acceleration of technology and digital transformation, spotlight on ESG and complexity of the regulatory landscape, the KPMG Global Board has approved investment in the Asset Management sector to grow substantially over the next 3 to 4 years. Of this, the Consulting business is expected to see the most significant growth, given the demand we are seeing in the industry, and the UK practice is investing to further expand its existing capabilities.
The Asset Management industry is facing high levels of change and our clients are embarking on enterprise transformation initiatives to meet regulatory pressures, optimise costs, increase client centricity, revolutionise client experience and capture more assets and market share. With managers at varying stages of their transformation journey our clients are looking for trusted advisers, experienced delivery partners and innovative thinkers to support and work with them.

The Team

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.
We are keen to recruit talented people with sector and technical expertise, who have the energy and drive to succeed in a dynamic environment and who have a passion for delivering excellent service and building strong relationships.
The team works in an agile and flexible manner, with plenty of opportunities to contribute to the growth of the practice, develop new skillsets and progress your career.
We believe we are market leaders in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and want to encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.
Take a look at our website with the link below to see “What Makes Us Different”
http://www.kpmg.com/UK/en/about/WhatMakesUsDifferent/Diversity/Pages/default.aspx


The Role

You will be a Manager within our Wealth & Asset Management Consulting Practice and will be helping both grow our business and ensure our teams deliver high quality advice to clients. You should expect to be involved in a wide range of challenging client engagements across the traditional Asset Management space working on projects related to strategy, process improvement, operating model design, RFP, vendor selection and in particular ESG, which is regarded as a key growth area for the business. As a Manager you will be expected to be a self-starter and be able to manage your day to day activities and client work with only limited oversight. As a Manager you will likely be expected to lead on the delivery of key client work items such as leading workstreams or being responsible for key deliverables and outputs.
It is also expected that you will lead and manage more junior member of the KPMG team as part of project delivery. You will be an example to more junior members of staff who will look to you for advice, guidance and development support.
As a Manager it is likely that you will also be required to support Senior Managers, Directors and Partners with business development activity such as helping with proposition development, proposals, RFP responses and pipeline management.
In addition to supporting the build out of the client proposition such as ESG, you will also be expected to support the development of the practice in a broader sense, such as through the development and nurturing of junior talent, training, internal communications and contribution to the positive culture and supportive working environment.
If you are able to help our clients seize the opportunities that exist in the Wealth & Asset Management Sector and are keen to contribute to an exciting, supportive and positive team with fantastic internal sponsorship and visibility, then this could be a perfect role for you!
Responsibilities
The successful candidate is expected to have the following responsibilities:
Engagement delivery:
• Understanding the industry context, their business challenges, the opportunities and the threats our clients face
• Helping clients navigate the increasingly complex technology and data landscape including vendors in the market
• Leading on key client deliverables or workstreams such as operating model definition, project management, vendor selection or implementation activities
• Working closely with client stakeholders and project teams often integrating into their existing business and project structures
• Managing and coordinating projects and client activities to ensure delivery of quality, on time and within scope
• Supporting with engagement management such as financial management (budgeting) / engagement and risk management / production and review of deliverables
Business Development:
• Contribution to and support of business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal development and client presentations
Practice Development:
• Contributing to practice management, e.g. knowledge sharing, training, proposition development, and knowledge management.
• Contributing to the development of our thought-leadership content and associated Marketing Campaigns
Engagement & Risk management:
• Identifying and managing delivery and financial risks across projects, engagement assurance and commercial risk management and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively

We expect that you will have:
• Significant professional experience in either consulting, financial services and / or asset management
• Good understanding of the asset management industry – either from within a fund manager, a fund administrator or another management consultancy
• Good understanding of the operational and technological challenges associated with asset management
• A track record within the Wealth & Asset Management industry with a sound understanding of the industry trends, key themes and challenges
• Proven expertise in Project Management and delivery of projects on time, within scope and of high quality
• Proven ability to analyse problems, identify core issues and recommend appropriate solutions
• Proven ability to lead work at sustained levels of high intensity and inspire drive and confidence in others.
• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), negotiation and project management skills
• An ability to develop excellent relationships both internally and with clients
• A genuine interest and desire to work in the asset management sector and a strong desire to develop knowledge and skill sets in ESG and sustainable finance
• An ability to contribute to a positive, inclusive and supportive working environment which respects and recognises all members of the team
Qualifications
• Degree level from top university
• Industry qualifications preferred (e.g. CFA, IMC, CAIA)
Location
The base location is London although flexible and agile working is supported and encouraged.













Banking Risk Consultant - Climate Risk Data - Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role Purpose
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 climate risk expertise and experience in the context of banking 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 subject matter expertise on climate risk data and MI.
• Research and understand climate risk data requirements for banks, including macro-economic impacts and data, how this is supported by and links to their current internal data, and how firms can set a data strategy for climate risk,
• 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 Individual:
Experience & Knowledge:

• Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a professional role, with significant amount of this time focussed on climate change and climate risk, with a focus on climate risk data, MI, scenario expertise, and macro-economic data knowledge
• 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

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies:
• Self-starter, with the ability and desire to do own research and apply existing climate risk expertise to the banking risk environment
• 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


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