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IT Sourcing Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Banking Risk Consultant - Climate Risk - Manager

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Cloud Information Risk Assessor, Assistant Manager

Location: Watford

Service Line: CRLO

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Climate Risk Modelling - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Programme Assurance Assistant Manager - Technology Risk - FS

Location: London

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Internal Communications Business Partner - Risk & Audit

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Affairs

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IT Sourcing Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


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 clientYou will join a great team and take a proactive role in delivering engagements to senior staff within our clients. You will have the opportunity to provide advice across the technology sourcing and IT transformation lifecycle from sourcing strategy, operating model development, procurement and transition, to post deal services and contract value assurance.

Typical client delivery work will include the following activities:
- Supporting the development of proposed operating models, sourcing strategies, roadmaps, implementation plans and robust business cases for the functional areas of IT and transformational change programmes leveraging current and upcoming technologies
- Assisting clients through the supplier selection process from initial supplier engagement through to negotiation and contract signature.
- Supporting the development of planned future service scope and establishing the service delivery governance framework for future state operations.
- Supporting the client through the technical, service and IT operating model transformation process. Taking on key roles overseeing and managing transformation and transition activities.
- Supporting the definition and assistance with post-contract vendor governance activities including the design of the retained organisation and transition to new ways of working.The Person
- Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
- Shares experiences with others to assistant their learning and understanding
- Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
- Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns
- Sector experience is less relevant, although experience within Corporates would be preferred, and we are specifically interested in meeting you if you have the IT sourcing skill set and capabilities (across the sourcing life-cycle) and with the following backgrounds:
- Industry: sourcing or operating model experience, working within a FTSE 250 organisation or large public sector organisation
- Service provider: experience in a client facing role within service provider environment, typical roles might include Technology Sales, Service Delivery Manager, Transition Manager, Solution Manager.
- Consultancy: client facing experience from within IT/sourcing/Service ManagementEssential
- A demonstrable knowledge of the content of outsourcing contracts, best practice in this area and the process for negotiating a sourcing contract.
- A demonstrable knowledge of how technology sourcing and operating models need to adapt as a result of the impact of recent technology changes such as, but not restricted to, Cloud, Agile or Automation
- Good foundation and understanding of the IT Function of a large organisation.
Desirable
- ITIL v3 and/or Prince 2 (or similar) accredited
- Operating model and process design

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


Cloud Information Risk Assessor, Assistant Manager

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: CRLO

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Title: Assistant Information Risk Assessment Manager (Grade D)
Business unit: Information Assurance

Department: Risk & Legal
Type: Full time, Permanent
Location: Flexible


Overview
The role holder will be an assistant manager in the Information Risk Assessment team, helping to provide information risk assessments by supporting how the firm identifies and analyses information security threats and risks to KPMG and client information in projects, initiatives, applications and IT resources, to advise on the controls necessary to keep these risks within agreed limits. The role holder will provide support for the day-to-day service, providing consultancy advice to stakeholders and ensuring risks identified are entered into the Information Risk Register.

Key Stakeholders include:

Chief Information Security Officer, Head of Information Assurance, and Head of Security Operations
Business and functional managers across the firm including Project Managers, BISOs (Business Information Security Officers), Procurement, and Supplier Managers
Chief Information Officer, and the IT Service Provider community in the firm
Senior Managers, Directors, and Partners from across the UK firm, KPMG Global, and other KPMG member firms who act as Information/Application/Product Owners

Key Responsibilities
- Information risk assessment
- Support the information risk assessment capability and team
- Support the delivery of a highly quality and timely information risk assessment (including Business Impact Assessment) service to the firm
- Support the requirements of the firm’s information risk management framework, to ensure a consistent and structured approach to information risk management is taken across the firm
- Provide consulting advice to project managers and other stakeholders on how best to implement the firm’s information security policies
- Support the firm’s mission to build client trust and confidence with regard to information security generally and information risk assessment specifically
- Stay abreast of industry best practice in relation to information risk assessment, and information technologies.
Policy
- Support the development of the UK firm’s information security policies
- Promote good information security practice and standards across the firmRisk management
- Proactively foster an environment that drives appropriate information risk control behaviour, including early anticipation, identification and mitigation of information risk, escalating issues in line with the Information Risk Management Framework.
- Support the on-going development and maintenance of the firm’s Information Risk Management Framework, including its supporting methodologies, processes and artefacts.
Awareness and collaboration
- Establish strong relationships with business and functional teams
- Establish effective relationships with IT service providers and other relevant stakeholders
- Build on and preserve the firm’s reputation with clients, with regard to information security
Skills Requirements
- Technical knowledge and qualifications
- Demonstrable experience of information security within a specific information risk consulting and assessment/audit capacity
- Good knowledge of one or more information security standards (e.g. Cyber Essentials, ISF Standard of Good Practice for Information Security, ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CIS Top 20 Controls)
- Good understanding of privacy requirements (including GDPR)
- Good working knowledge of the IT security aspects of IT infrastructure (network and servers) and services, including Cloud computing
- Security certifications essential or working towards (CISSP, CISA, CRISC or equivalents)
- Leadership skills
- Strong influencing skills
- Ability to deal with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external, in a confident and assured manner
- Ability to prioritise and manage a complex workload, including multiple tasks for themselves.
- Analytical skills
- Proven ability to identify and articulate information security requirements, risks and issues, and to make clear decisions and recommendations
- Ability to understand business drivers and risk appetite and to align information security compliance accordingly
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Personal qualities
- A good team player, with the ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Multi-cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Strong integrity, independence and resilience
- Excellent attention to detail combined with strategic vision

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.

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.

Internal Communications Business Partner - Risk & Audit

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Job Description:

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.


With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. This role sits within the Internal Communications (IC) team, part of the Corporate Communications department, itself part of the Corporate Affairs function.



Purpose:

This role reports into the job-sharing Joint Heads of Communications. You’ll be working with the Executive Board members responsible for Risk and Audit/Technology and their leadership teams. As a trusted advisor, you will be responsible for creating, agreeing, planning, executing and measuring all internal communications within an agreed Internal Communication strategy. As a senior manager, you will be part of the senior UK Internal Communications team and have a small team of your own.



Responsibilities:
- Being the Internal Communication business partner to the Executive Board members for Risk and Audit/Technology and their leadership teams and building trusted advisor relationships
- Accountable for creating, agreeing, planning, executing and measuring all internal communications within an agreed Internal Communication strategy, aligning it to the Corporate Communication and Corporate Affairs priorities
- Working with colleagues in the broader Internal Communications team to align messages across the firm and contributing to the wider forward-planning process of the team
- Bringing innovative and creative thinking to the table, working with designated leaders to introduce fresh approaches to delivering internal communications
- Working with senior leaders and their teams to help them improve dialogue and face-to-face communication within our client-facing teams
- Coaching and line-managing team members, while also working collaboratively with peers both within and without the Internal Communications team


The Person:

The successful role-holder will be someone who has both the gravitas to deal effectively with senior leaders of KPMG and the ability to deliver creative communications in a fast-moving environment. We’re looking for a senior player who is able to quickly build rapport with demanding stakeholders and can exercise sound judgment in their dealings with them. Resilient and flexible, the role-holder will be comfortable with complexity and operating at the most senior level in an organisation. He or she will also have a track record of managing and coaching less experienced internal communications professionals.



Skills required:
- Proactive ability to combine strategic thinking with a demonstrable track record of developing and delivering communication programs in a fast-moving environment
- Credible in stakeholder management, relationship-building and the ability to manage senior stakeholders as clients, without losing sight of the bigger picture
- Strong sense of how to add true value as a communications professional, making a solid contribution to the success of the business
- Able to deal well with ambiguity, working adeptly with leaders to effectively articulate messages that may be sensitive, unclear or still evolving
- A sound understanding of professional services; experience within a comparable environment would be advantageous
- Excellent influencing and diplomatic skills
- Keen understanding of how internal communication adds value to an organisation
- Experience of advising risk or audit or client facing teams is desirable
- The ability to influence stakeholders about the value of good internal communication and act as an ambassador for Internal Communications/ Corporate Affairs
- A strong team player, who is used to working collaboratively and has solid experience as both a line manager and coach
- The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fast-changing environment
- High quality written and verbal communication skills in fluent English for all media

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