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Legal Adviser, Office of the General Counsel of KPMG International

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Senior Manager - Regulatory Affairs Office

Location: London

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Legal Counsel - Commercial (Manager/Senior Manager)

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Project Office Lead

Location: Leeds

Service Line: Solutions & Digital

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Legal Adviser, Office of the General Counsel of KPMG International

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Please note: This role is offered on an 18 month fixed term / secondment basis


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a small legal team of excellent calibre in a global organisation. We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden your range of legal skills and experience.


KPMG International is the entity with which all member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated. KPMG member firms provide audit, tax and advisory services to clients and are based in 155 countries.


The International Office of the General Counsel is a small team based in four countries. The team provides legal advice on key strategic issues for, and supports the execution of key business decisions made by, KPMG International. It also supports KPMG International and the KPMG global network in dealing with legal, regulatory and reputational issues and risks.


Responsibilites


The role is anticipated to involve working, under the ultimate supervision of other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a wide variety of matters including governance, structural matters, investments, business relationships (in particular, with the KPMG member firms) and protection and use of the organisation’s brand (including cross-border legal risk and regulation and small internal investigations).


Some international travel may be required.


Requirements


We are looking for a qualified lawyer with approximately 4 – 6 years PQE (or equivalent, if not qualified in the UK), although all candidates with demonstrable ability to fulfil the role will be considered.


A successful candidate is likely to have or be able to demonstrate:

- Excellent legal technical skills. It is expected that candidates will, to date, have predominantly gained legal experience in non-contentious business transactions and issues. However, a successful candidate will also need to demonstrate an interest in, and likely ability to handle, a broader range of work.
- Experience of working as part of a legal team in relation to complex cross-border commercial matters. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position. Having some in house secondment experience is likely to be advantageous for candidates from private practice, but is not essential.
- An understanding of business drivers affecting, and legal, regulatory and business risks faced by, large global organizations.
- Awareness of own strengths and areas for development.
- Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a small, supportive team while taking responsibility for their own work.
- Ability to provide clear and pragmatic advice to, and deal confidently with, individuals at all levels.
- Ability to deal with people from different cultures in an appropriate way.



Senior Manager - Regulatory Affairs Office

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: QRM

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Please note - we are able to also consider this opportunity on a 12 month fixed term / secondment basis

The Regulatory Affairs team, reporting into the Chief Risk Officer, is here to provide support and guidance on the regulation of KPMG’s own activities. We help to enhance the firm’s relationships with regulators and support colleagues navigate the complex regulatory landscape that KPMG operates in. The Regulatory Affairs team provides support and guidance on how to communicate with regulators in line with the firm’s established policies and procedures.

This is an exciting opportunity for a risk and regulatory professional to be an integral member of a high capability Regulatory Affairs team, which advises a demanding multinational professional services business, with a turnover of £2bn and employing over 16,000 people in the UK on a range of regulatory matters. KPMG is a heavily regulated business across all its capability areas in audit, tax (including pensions and legal services), consulting and deal advisory.

Regulators and oversight bodies include the Financial Reporting Council, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Regulatory liaison is an increasingly important issue for KPMG, its clients and its people – this will only continue to increasing regulatory scrutiny. The focus of this role is to work across the firm to ensure KPMG remains compliant with its regulatory obligations.

Responsibilities


- Oversight and delivery of team responsibilities.
- Support the Head of Regulatory Affairs to influence change at senior levels within the firm.
- Contribute to the development of the firm’s strategy for maintaining open, constructive and transparent relationships with regulators.
- Have a thorough understanding of Regulatory Affairs at the UK level; supported by some understanding at EMA and Global level.
- Develop a thorough understanding of the Regulatory Affairs function and team. This team will act as the central point of contact for the firm’s key regulator (the FRC), excluding quality issues (which are led directly out of Audit) and Enforcement issues (which are led directly out of the Office of General Counsel (OGC)). It will also provide coordination and liaison support for other regulators, via agreed Regulatory Contact Partners (RCPs).
- Direct liaison with FRC (outside of quality and Enforcement matters).
- Build strong relationships with the RCPs and support them in liaison with other regulators.
- Work with RCPs to plan and deliver annual regulatory engagement planning meetings.
- Coordinate responses to ad hoc requests from senior management.
- Work closely to build strong relationships with the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) members, and other senior colleagues across the business, and specifically:

o plan and manage the Risk Oversight Committee (ROC) agenda and oversee action tracking with the Chief Risk Officer, Head of Regulatory Affairs and KPMG LLP’s Corporate Secretary;
o prepare for interactions with ROC members and Exco including preparation of papers where necessary and providing briefings; and
o coordinate with ROC members to address overdue regulatory commitments.


- Project manage certain special projects sponsored by the Head of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Risk Officer and ensure timely delivery.
- Ensure the Head of Regulatory Affairs is fully prepared for all internal and external meetings and events.
- Review first drafts of key business documents including budgets, strategy planning, and service line contribution and effectiveness analysis.
- Manage/handle the day to day demands (e.g. emails, communications, meeting preparation, queries, follow up etc.) of the Regulatory Affairs team.
- Conduct research, collect and analyse data to prepare reports/documents for the Head of Regulatory Affairs (e.g. Regulatory event horizon scanning and initial impact analysis of changes on the KPMG business model).
- Prepare briefings for Regulator meetings including managing inputs from Regulatory Affairs staff and liaising with RCPs/ other stakeholders to obtain relevant and accurate information.
- Travel may be required from time to time as required and in agreement with the Head of Regulatory Affairs.
The Person

This role offers a number of exciting opportunities to the right individual. It is essential the individual has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise and coordinate activities across a group of people, which can include senior stakeholders. You will need to learn who the decision makers are, their priorities and their approaches – as well as engaging and using the support of others. Above all, your diplomacy, respect, confidentiality and professionalism will be paramount. This team works at a fast pace, so you will be priority focused, detail-conscious, dedicated, and able to work calmly under pressure.

Essential

- Excellent case management and organisational skills to take responsibility for projects from planning to completion (including co-ordinating with a number of teams).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence with confidence and clarity at all levels.
- Proactive, with the ability to work independently as well as being a team player.
- Able to produce work to tight deadlines, with an attention to detail whilst under pressure.
- Translating complex concepts (e.g. legal or risk concepts) into high quality written documents (e.g. policies), training material and presentations.
- Strong people skills with the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally.
- Strong knowledge and experience of standard office IT applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook).
Desirable

- Experience of working in risk or regulatory team within a professional environment, with a conscientious and thorough approach to the management and resolution of tasks.
- Ideally educated to degree level and with a consistent record in a comparable role in a large and complex environment.
- Awareness of the business and regulatory framework in which KPMG operates, including operating within a partnership.
- Experience of either designing/implementing and improving a regulatory monitoring regime.
- Experience of designing or implementing a culture and change management programme.



Legal Counsel - Commercial (Manager/Senior Manager)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: QRM

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Please note - We are looking for a lawyer of between 2 and 7 years PQE or a commercial contracts specialist to join KPMG’s legal team in either London or Reading.


We are open to receiving applications from experienced professionals currently operating at Manager (Internal Grade C) and Senior Manager level (Internal grade B); the position could be undertaken at either grade and appointment would be decided on merit.



KPMG LLP is the UK member of the KPMG network of professional services firms and provides audit, tax and advisory services to a wide variety of clients. The OGC Commercial team support KPMG’s client facing legal requirements and is part of the UK Office of General Counsel.

The Role

This is an attractive opportunity for a commercially minded lawyer to work as part of a collegiate and innovative team. The role involves advising KPMG partners and senior stakeholders on a wide range of legal, risk and commercial issues relating to a broad range of professional services and offer the opportunity to support the development of our offshored team.

The successful applicant will be involved in the following:

- advising, drafting and negotiating multi-jurisdictional Master Service Agreements with major clients, strategic alliances and customer provided contracts that are of significant value and strategic importance to KPMG;
- advising senior KPMG stakeholders on commercial, risk and contractual issues within a complex, regulatory environment;
- advising clients in relation to Deal Advisory work and corporate transactions;
- taking a lead role managing, training and supervising our offshored legal support team;
- providing ad hoc support on a variety of other contractual agreements including RFPs, engagement letters, confidentiality and other agreements;
- assisting in maintaining the team’s internal know-how and QA processes; and
- providing advice and training to business teams.
Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

- relevant commercial experience (having worked for a professional services firm or in financial services will be an advantage);
- excellent knowledge of commercial and contract law;
- good negotiating, drafting and people management skills;
- ideally, a track record of working in a regulated environment; and
- commercial awareness and effective risk management skills.
Key personal qualities required are:

- pragmatism;
- a commitment to high quality work
- ability to communicate effectively;
- ability to build relationships and act as a trusted advisor;
- flexibility and willingness to support colleagues.

Project Office Lead

Location: Leeds

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG Managed Services brings together the firm’s subject matter expertise, proprietary technology and tools and extensive operations capability to provide an innovative and cost effective solution for clients seeking to outsource either a one-off remediation or an ongoing BAU process.

We operate across multiple industries, geographies and processes and have particular experience in complaint handling, claims processing and client due diligence.


Role Purpose





To leading the team to successfully deliver Project Office support to the Operational teams responsible for multi-client engagements, supporting them to achieve their business goals to embed change, including the transition of its services into new engagements.





Ensuring the effective coordination of activities, events and communications across multi sites and operations to enable consistency and utilisation of resources.




Lead a multi-site team to provide effective support across a multi project offering, responsible for but not limited to:


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Joiners/Movers/Leavers process


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Communications


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Meeting arrangements and support


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Coordination of client visits and events


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System access tracking


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People database management






Ensure the policy, procedures and practices of the project office comply fully with all legal and regulatory requirements and codes of practice/conduct, including engagement management activities





Ensure that effective risk, issue and dependency management processes are established within the project office in accordance with the Managed Services risk appetite and risk control framework





Arrange and chair key functional and client meetings with responsibility of keeping to the agenda and tracking of the action points





Work closely with business heads or specialist managers to ensure that the project office services are understood and utilised effectively





Work with KGS PMO to ensure key where suitable processes are delivered via KGS and are integrated with UK transformation and transition teams as well as BAU operations





Responsible for facilities engagement as well equipment to enable operations to function and resolution of any technical incident escalation with suppliers

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Skills & Experience





Essential








Project office experience





People Management experience





The ability to engage and communicate at all levels





Customer focused.





Attention to detail





Results Driven





Proven experience of cross functional working to achieve business objectives






Strong experience working with the following technologies: MS Excel, MS Visio, MS SharePoint, MS Power-point





Desirable






Practical knowledge of operational excellence and continuous improvement





Awareness of the FCA, CCA, Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation, procedures and processes





Financial services background is preferable





Analytical thinking and problem solving





Strong planning and organisational skills



KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of The Employers' Forum on Disability we are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.



Assistant Manager, Regulatory Affairs Office

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: QRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a risk and regulatory professional to be an integral member of a high capability Regulatory Affairs team, which advises a demanding multinational professional services business on a range of regulatory matters. KPMG is a heavily regulated business across all its capability areas.

Regulators and oversight bodies include the Financial Reporting Council, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Regulatory liaison is an increasingly important issue for KPMG, its clients and its people – this will only continue to increasing regulatory scrutiny. The focus of this role is to work across the firm to ensure KPMG remains compliant with its regulatory obligations.

The Activities

• Designing and maintaining controls for key processes (e.g. record keeping, horizon scanning, commitments tracking.)
• Drafting regulatory briefings and research materials.
• Facilitation and management of key regulator meetings.
• Assisting with facilitation and management of consultation responses.
• Intranet maintenance and team mailbox management.
• Internal liaison with key regulatory contacts.
• Development and co-ordination of management information.
• Assisting with other regulatory project work within the central risk function as required.

The Person

This role offers a number of exciting opportunities to the right individual. It is essential the individual has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise and coordinate activities across a group of people, which can include senior stakeholders.

Essential experience includes:

• Excellent organisational skills and able to take responsibility for projects from planning to completion (including co-ordinating with a number of teams).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proactive, with the ability to work independently as well as being a team player.
• Able to produce work to tight deadlines, with attention to detail whilst under pressure.
• Strong people skills with the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally.
• Strong knowledge and experience of standard office IT applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook).

Desired experience includes:

• Translating complex concepts (e.g. legal or risk concepts) into high quality written documents (e.g. policies), training material and presentations.
• Experience of working in a risk or regulatory team within a professional environment, with a conscientious and thorough approach to the management and resolution of tasks.
• Experience of working in a regulatory monitoring regime.

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