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Legal Advisor, Office of the General Counsel of KPMG

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG International and the International Office of General Counsel

This is an outstanding opportunity to join an expanding legal team of high caliber in a global organization. We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden your range of legal skills and experience and to make a deep impact on the business.

KPMG International Limited (KPMG International) is the entity with which all member firms of the KPMG global organization are affiliated. KPMG International and its related entities (KPMGI) carry on business activities for the overall benefit of the KPMG global organization, but do not themselves provide professional services to clients. One of the main purposes of KPMGI is to facilitate the provision by member firms of quality Audit, Tax and Advisory services to their clients, including through the use of technology.

The International Office of the General Counsel (IOGC) is a growing and high-performing in- house legal team with personnel based in five countries. The team provides legal advice and support to KPMGI’s senior leadership and the various groups that support them. This includes advice and support in connection with critical strategic projects, and key brand and legal risks that have the potential to significantly impact the KPMG global organization. IOGC is also regularly consulted on legal issues relating to member firms that may have a significant impact on the KPMG global organization. IOGC does not, however, provide member firms with legal advice.

Role Summary
The increasing importance of technology in KPMG’s business has resulted in a need to continually assess how we manage risk across the Global Organization in pursuit of our Collective Strategy, including our ability to operate within our risk profile in the areas of information privacy, confidentiality and information security. This role will play an important part in addressing information protection risks inherent in supplier and global alliance relationships.

The role will report into a Senior Legal Advisor or another senior lawyer within IOGC’s data privacy and information protection practice. The role will include (i) negotiating, drafting, reviewing, interpreting, amending and updating a range of data protection and security agreements (e.g., Data Protection Agreements (DPAs), Information Security Addendums (ISAs), and contractual terms relating to third-party suppliers of technology solutions and services, (ii) reviewing and/or summarizing a broad range of privacy and data protection laws (e.g., GDPR, the Data Protection Act (UK) 2018, and other relevant national laws and regulations), (iii) assisting in the modification of our contract templates, negotiation guidelines and risk profiles, (iv) providing support to Global Procurement, IOGC, and Global Alliance colleagues in relation to drafting, reviewing, interpreting, and negotiation of commercial provisions relating to data privacy and protection laws and regulations, (v) maintaining and tracking status of negotiations to keep stakeholders up to date, (vi) supporting the drafting and negotiation of privacy provisions in our member firm arrangements, (vii) being a privacy legal resource for Global Procurement, IOGC, and Global Alliance teams in relation to data protection contractual language, (ix assisting in the preparation of training and education material for Global Procurement, IOGC, and Global Alliance professionals relating to contract related privacy and security matters, and (x) maintaining, developing, implementing, and improving processes and procedures to drive consistency, compliance, and efficient contracting.


Technical Skills
A candidate should have the following technical skills:

- Substantive negotiating, reviewing, and drafting skills, focused on data privacy and information security, across a variety of commercial supplier and alliance agreements (e.g., DPAs, ISAs).
- Demonstrable technical legal skills in the areas of data privacy and information protection, with a focus on providing legal advice on a range of global privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions (as they relate to commercial contracts).
- Must be able to assist in the translation of legal and regulatory contractual issues, within the context of technical and business issues, into easily understandable, pragmatic and commercial advice.
Qualifications & Licenses
A candidate must be a qualified lawyer with approximately 2+ years PQE (or equivalent, if not qualified in the UK), although all candidates with demonstrable ability to fulfil the role will be considered.

A certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and/or International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (or similar equivalent) will be considered a positive.

Experience & Knowledge
A candidate should have the following experience and knowledge:
- Minimum 2 years PQE (i) negotiating, drafting, interpreting, and reviewing data privacy and security related documents, and (ii) substantive experience assisting in the modification of templates to address changes to data privacy and information protection laws and regulations.
- Substantive understanding of the types of data privacy and protection issues and challenges faced by a large global organization, along with an understanding as to how to balance the needs, demands and requirements of a global business with legal risks and protections afforded in contracts.
- Knowledge of the core concepts of information security and the ability to quickly understand how these relate to the data privacy aspects of KPMG’s templates.
- Experience working as part of a legal team (either at a top tier law firm or at an equivalent position in-house) on cross-border commercial privacy and information security matters.
- Ability to advise on, and assist with the implementation of, template revisions with an international/cross-border dimension preferred.
- Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a supportive legal team while taking responsibility for their own work.
- Must be self-motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume legal department with many different stakeholders worldwide.
- Understands how to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment amongst other KPMG professionals.
- Ability to build and maintain relationships with business stakeholders.
- Cultural sensitivity required to engage with people at all levels and with diverse backgrounds.
- An affinity for technology and privacy issues related thereto, with a natural interest in cloud-based technology solutions and enthusiasm for technical innovation.
- Awareness of own strengths and areas for development.
Additional Notes
- This role offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
- Some domestic and international travel may be required (once countries open up their borders and it is safer to do so).

Senior Legal Advisor, Office of the General Counsel of KPMG

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role

The increasing importance of technology in KPMG’s business has resulted in a need to continually assess how we manage risk across the Global Organization in pursuit of our Collective Strategy, including our ability to operate within our risk profile in the areas of information privacy, confidentiality and information security. This role will play an important part in addressing information protection risks inherent in supplier and global alliance relationships.


Responsibilities:


- Negotiating, drafting, reviewing, interpreting, amending and updating a range of data protection and security agreements (e.g., Data Protection Agreements (DPAs), Information Security Addendums (ISAs), and contractual terms relating to third-party suppliers of technology solutions and services

- Analyzing a broad range of privacy and data protection laws (e.g., GDPR, the Data Protection Act (UK) 2018, the US CLOUD Act, the California Consumer Privacy Act, the New York Privacy Act, the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act, and other relevant national laws and regulations) to determine how such laws and regulations impact our contracting templates, negotiating guidelines, and risk profiles (and modifying such templates, negotiating guidelines and risk profiles accordingly)

- Providing support to Global Procurement, IOGC, and Global Alliance colleagues in relation to drafting, reviewing, interpreting, and negotiation of complex commercial provisions relating to data privacy and protection laws and regulations

- Maintaining and tracking status of negotiations to keep stakeholders up to date

- Supporting the drafting and negotiation of privacy provisions in our member firm arrangements

- Being a key privacy legal resource for Global Procurement, IOGC, and Global Alliance teams in relation to data protection contractual language

- Training and educating Global Procurement, IOGC, and Global Alliance professionals on various contract related privacy and security requirement maintaining, developing, implementing, and improving processes and procedures to drive consistency, compliance, and efficient contracting.

- Maintaining, developing, implementing, and improving processes and procedures to drive consistency, compliance, and efficient contracting.



Technical Skills


A candidate should have the following technical skills:

• Strong negotiating, reviewing, and drafting skills, focused on data privacy and information security, across a wide variety of commercial supplier and alliance agreements (e.g., DPAs, ISAs).
• Demonstrable technical legal skills in the areas of data privacy and information protection, with a focus on providing legal advice on a range of global privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions (as they relate to commercial contracts).
• Must be able to translate complex legal and regulatory contractual issues, within the context of complex technical and business issues, into easily understandable, pragmatic and commercial advice.


Qualifications & Licenses


A candidate must be a qualified lawyer with approximately 4+ years PQE (or equivalent, if not qualified in the UK), although all candidates with demonstrable ability to fulfil the role will be considered.

One or more certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and/or International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (or similar equivalent) preferred.



Experience and Background


A candidate should have the following experience and knowledge:

• Minimum 4 years PQE (i) negotiating, drafting, interpreting, and reviewing data privacy and security related documents, and (ii) solid experience modifying templates to address changes to data privacy and information protection laws and regulations and how they impact commercial contracts.
• Solid understanding of the types of data privacy and protection issues and challenges faced by a large global organization, along with an understanding as to how to balance the needs, demands and requirements of a global business with legal risks and protections afforded in contracts.
• Knowledge of the core concepts of information security and the ability to quickly understand how these relate to the data privacy aspects of KPMG’s supplier and alliance templates.
• Experience working as part of a legal team (either at a top tier law firm or at an equivalent position in-house) on complex cross-border commercial privacy and information security matters.
• Ability to advise on, and drive forward the implementation of, template revisions with an international/cross-border dimension.
• Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a supportive legal team while taking responsibility for their own work.
• Must be self-motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume legal department with many different stakeholders worldwide.
• Understands how to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment amongst other KPMG professionals.
• Ability to build and maintain relationships with business and senior stakeholders.
• Cultural sensitivity required to engage with people at all levels and with diverse backgrounds.
• Experience in instructing and managing external counsel on matters, as appropriate (other than the most significant matters, on which the individual in this role will work alongside a Partner or Director level lawyer within IOGC).
• An affinity for technology and privacy issues related thereto, with a natural interest in cloud-based technology solutions and enthusiasm for technical innovation.
• Awareness of own strengths and areas for development.


Additional Notes


• This role offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
• Some domestic and international travel may be required (once countries open up their borders and it is safer to do so).

Senior Legal Adviser - International Office of the General Counsel

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

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 team based in five 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.

The role will involve working, under the ultimate supervision of the General Counsel or other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a variety of matters including strategic global initiatives requiring corporate legal expertise, corporate and governance legal matters relating to KPMG International itself, corporate transactions or structuring between or involving KPMG International and one or more member firms, governance issues relating to member firms and cross-border legal risk and regulation.

We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden your range of legal skills and experience.

Some international travel may be required (once countries open up their borders and it is safer to do so).

The Person

Qualification, Skills and Experience required

We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 6 years PQE (or equivalent, if not UK qualified), with significant experience advising on corporate matters in areas such as governance and structural matters, investments (including equity and debt), acquisitions, disposals and cross border legal risks and regulations.

Experience advising professional services firms, including on partnership agreements, will be advantageous. A successful candidate is likely to have or be able to demonstrate:

- Excellent legal technical skills
- Substantial experience of working as part of a legal team in relation to complex cross-border corporate matters. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position
- 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 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 Legal Counsel - KPMG International (Director level)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Full Time


Senior Legal Counsel
The International Office of the General Counsel
Grade: A (Director)


Overview
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a 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 around the globe.
The International Office of the General Counsel (‘IOGC’) is a team based in five 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.
The KPMG International hotline is a vehicle for KPMG personnel, clients and other third parties (such as suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors, external consultants, alliance partners, or other third party resource) to confidentially report concerns they have relating to certain areas of activity by any KPMG International entity, activities of KPMG firms or KPMG personnel.
The role is a senior one and will involve having overall responsibility for managing the KPMG International Hotline. This will include recommending how hotline reports should be investigated and, from time to time, leading investigations of hotline matters. The role will report into the Deputy General Counsel.
The role will require regular interaction with senior leadership of KPMG International and KPMG member firms, as well as with the investigation lawyers in the IOGC team.

Key aspects of the role will include:
- Overall responsibility for managing the KPMG International hotline
- Regularly liaise with senior KPMG International, member firm leadership, IOGC leadership and IOGC investigation lawyers on hotline matters
- Lead hotline investigations as agreed with IOGC leadership, including instructing external counsel where necessary
- Present to Global and Regional leadership as appropriate on KPMGI Hotline results, trends and actions taken to mitigate areas of concern
- Overall responsibility for reviewing from time to time, enhancing and managing KPMGI Hotline processes, including any changes to KPMG International policies which relate to the hotline
- Oversee relationship with third party hotline provider Clearview e.g. contracting, IT security audits, content change
- Oversee development of training and other content that promotes the KPMG International hotline and ‘raising your hand’ e.g. Acting with Integrity Training
- Support Global Head of People on initiatives leveraging experience from hotline
- Train / educate other KPMG professionals on how to operate a local firm hotline
- Liaise with hotline colleagues around the KPMG world and externally to share best practices
- Manage hotline support team of two personnel
- Some international travel may be required.
The Person
- Qualification, Skills and Experience required
- We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 10 years PQE (or equivalent, if not UK qualified), with significant experience running a hotline program and/or in the area of internal investigations. A successful candidate is likely to have or be able to demonstrate:
- Excellent legal technical skills
- Substantial experience of working as part of a legal or hotline team in relation to managing and investigating hotline and whistleblower complaints. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position
- A track record of making sound ethical decisions and exercising balanced judgment
- 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 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 handle difficult and sensitive conversations
- Experience in using strong influencing and negotiation skills to establish strong relationships with individuals and groups at all levels from different cultures across a global organization;
- Ability to instruct and manage external counsel appropriately
- Experience in managing direct reports and ability to develop and motivate them effectively
What we offer you

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing so as to, amongst other things, drive innovation and entrepreneurship.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience improves problem solving, strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture that promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

Deputy Head of Media Relations - 12 months FTC

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


1 year Fixed Term Contract


Location:
Any UK office considered. Hybrid working pattern anticipated, with travel to KPMG’s Canada Square office as needed.


Overview:
An exciting maternity cover opportunity has come up within KPMG UK in a senior PR role as Deputy Head of Media Relations. This collaborative role supports the KPMG Executive and Board members, as well as senior spokespeople working across the firm, on both proactive and reactive media relations and strategic counsel covering long-term profile-raising needs, media handling and issues management.


To perform effectively in this role requires a proactive and skilled approach in developing impactful, UK wide media campaigns while being adept at responding to media interest in our business. This is a fast-paced team where you’ll need to handle new situations quickly, gather facts and respond within a tight deadline. You’ll need to call upon all of your skills and experience to be able to make sound news judgements, often deputising for the Head of Media Relations, as well as supporting the wider Media Relations Team to deliver PR advice.


As the lead for PR across our Consulting, and Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare teams, day to day you’ll be working closely with senior spokespeople on reactive and proactive media handling, and collaborating with colleagues within the Communications Team to deliver integrated plans, as well as with marketing and the global firm.


The role also acts as the PR lead for our network of Vice Chairs, who are Board-level senior partners, giving them strategic advice to help them develop their external profile on the issues that matter most to the firm. This will involve coordinating different members of our Media Relations Team, as well as working across Corporate Affairs, to deliver their campaigns.


This role manages a small team, supports the running of the wider Media Relations Team and controls the budget for the PR activities the team undertakes each year.



Key requirements and experience:
- Team management experience: Prior team management experience, demonstrates a genuine passion for helping and coaching others to help them progress their careers.
- Able to act as a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders and build effective relationships: Providing both proactive and reactive media relations advice and strategic counsel covering long-term profile-raising needs.
- Demonstrates ability to make sound news judgements and factors this into decision making of the team, e.g. understanding of the wider business environment, political landscape and the impact actions can have on client relationships.
- Capable of creating impactful, innovative media campaigns linked to a long-term commercial strategy
- Demonstrates ability to lead on key firm issues, responding quickly to reactive press queries and juggling multiple tasks to deadlines
- Builds and maintains strong journalist relationships
- Experience working alongside agencies, industry bodies and other third-parties
- Previous budget management experience (forecasting, cost control, invoicing etc).
- Willingness to provide cover out of hours as required
- Demonstrates an ability to spot issues-led media opportunities ahead of time
- Experience in producing rapid reaction statements in response to media enquiries
- Demonstrates collaborative leadership style: Works closely with other parts of the KPMG business to deliver campaigns, including marketing, public affairs, digital, strategic and internal communications, as well as the global firm.
- Fluent English (written and verbal).
- Prioritises work activities to constraints of demand / budget while overcoming issues for competing demands from different stakeholders effectively.
- Acts a role model of the KPMG values


Connected Front Office Customer – Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Customer

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG Customer we believe in the importance of creating consistently brilliant customer and employee experiences. The way we do that is by combining our unique Nunwood insights, with a talented team of experience designers alongside the transformation capability to make it real.

We bring together over 2,500 Customer practitioners in over 30 countries. If you believe what we believe – we’d love for you to join the team.

This role sits within our Connected Front Office capability, which brings together expertise in Sales, Marketing, Service and Experience Design to transform the way businesses interact and engage with their customers. We help our clients connect with their customers on multiple levels and channels by embedding awareness of and benefit to the customer in every aspect of the business.

In this client facing role, you will use our pre-built assets, robust methodology and technology alliances to enable greater speed to value for our clients and support us in growing our revenue stream and Practice now and for the long term.

Key Responsibilities
• Play a key role in bidding, winning and delivering customer-centric transformation engagements of significant size and scope
• Support the day-to-day delivery lead on front office transformation projects from requirements gathering workshops all the way through to post-implementation support and adoption analysis
• Work as part of a delivery team to identify client problems and shape customer-centric solutions leveraging data and insights
• Help clients focus on generating value through their front-office investments, with a clear performance focus and value creation
• Input into developing business cases and benefits tracking as part of client engagements
• Work with our technology teams to prototype, test, integrate key technology solutions
• Support the Customer leadership team and Consulting Market Leaders to build and action Go-To-Market plans within their industry, focussed on target clients

Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate is likely to have a blend of the following skills and experience:
• From a consulting, technology services or industry-based CRM programme delivery background with experience of designing, building and delivering solutions
• Exposure to customer-centric front-office transformation programmes (marketing, sales or service), ideally with an understanding of experience design and/or digital
• Strong problem-solving mindset, comfortable working in ambiguous situations
• Experience leading workstreams and associated deliverables for internal or external clients
• Understanding of agile delivery
• Experience working with corporate organisations, in Retail, CPG, Energy & Utilities, Telco Media sectors

Whilst we anticipate continuing to work in a hybrid model, sharing working days between the KPMG office and home, this role may require travelling within the UK or abroad to meet specific client demands.

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