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Programme Management – Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Banking Risk Consultant - Climate Risk Modelling - Manager

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: Glasgow

Service Line: Tax Central

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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: Glasgow

Service Line: Tax Central

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Senior Manager - Transformation Services, Wealth & Asset Management

Location: Watford

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Programme Management – Manager

Location: London

Service Line: FRM

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Programme Management – Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are looking for experienced Assistant Managers to join our FS Consulting Practice.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of banks, leading in providing advice and assurance in relation to complex transformation programmes.

KPMG has a proven track record of helping clients in this area and we have significant growth plans given the opportunities arising from continued regulatory scrutiny and increasing regulatory change.

Our team members possess a variety of core advisory and assurance skills and have considerable industry knowledge and specialist expertise in financial services risk and regulation.

The role

As an Assistant Manager in the team, you will be involved in the day to day delivery of all aspects of business development, client targeting and client engagements. Core elements of the role will require you to:

- Provide support in setting standards and requirements to be followed by the project in compliance with the programme/organisation
- Ensure effective processes are in place to support the project and resolve issues effectively and timely
- Collaborate with stakeholders and wider team, collate and distribute regular communication, reporting packs and updates as per project cadence
- Provide support in facilitating meetings and workshops including document agendas, minutes and actions for meetings and ensure appropriate follow up
- Maintain and responsible for the accuracy of PMO Documentation including RAID Logs, Status Reports, Change Logs and Decision Logs
- Provide general support for the project manager in all elements of the project
- Contribute to the excellence of the PMO function by maintaining the change framework, induction packs and document library, ensuring compliance with organisational standards
- Facilitate governance and improved decision making through assurance, communication and reviews eg via project health checks, audits, stage gate reviews and lessons learned
- Review project plans with key stakeholders and colleagues to provide challenge and feedback to ensure consistency and quality
- Support the project manage in engaging with stakeholders to understand resource requirements and develop resource plans
- Provide support in understanding costs and forecasts to manage the overall portfolio and project level finances
- Depending on assignment, may work across projects to ensure the business adheres to the same standards and support identification of dependencies, risks & issues between teams
- Undertake other Transformation & Change lifecycle roles/responsibilities as required
- Be an active member of the Transformation & Change Team

The person

Desirable knowledge and experience:
- Experienced in keeping projects on track and delivered to plan
- Familiar with PMO strategies, processes, and methodology
- Strong expertise in MS Office applications e.g. Microsoft Project, Word and PowerPoint
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Conversant in both waterfall and agile methodologies
- Comfortable with technical concepts and flows
- Experience working in fast-paced and demanding environment Pragmatic approach to delivery and can-do attitude


Qualifications and skills

- 3+ years in a PMO role
- Strong attention to detail: project timelines, risk assessments
- Stakeholder management and a clear, confident communication style

Banking Risk Consultant - Climate Risk Modelling - Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role Purpose & Context:

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 expertise / input on climate risk in the context of risk modelling and measurement, stress testing, risk management, 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.
• Manage 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.
• Ensure 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 credit risk modelling role within a financial or professional services firm with practical experience in credit risk modelling
• 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
• Strong analytical, science and/or mathematical-based background with ability and interest in applying that expertise to develop climate risk models
• Experience in quantification of climate risk hugely advantageous
• Practical 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
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead diverse groups and develop strong networks
• 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


Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: Glasgow

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time


Tax and Legal Technology Team
We are a team of 100+ technologists providing technology enablement services and solutions across the Tax and Legal business. This business has 250+ tax & legal professionals covering multiple disciplines.

The team is made up of Product Owners, Business Analysts, Multi-disciplinary Engineering teams and IT Service delivery professionals working on a large portfolio of systems used to improve productivity and solve key business problems across Tax & Legal.

We also build cutting edge web portals for clients to interact with KPMG, maximising collaboration and ensuring seamless delivery of information to our clients.



The Role
The Software Quality Assurance Engineer will work as part of our development team to carry out comprehensive quality assurance testing for all product developments, enhancements and fixes for our software, which will include release and system testing with usage of automation. The purpose of the role is to ensure that the quality of our software is maintained at the highest possible levels, increasing the satisfaction of customers and reducing the number of issues using automated technologies.


In this role you will …
* Work as part of an agile software development team, ensuring high quality software releases.
* Use automated test technologies on projects to create and update comprehensive regression test suites
* Use C#, Selenium and SpecFlow to build automated test deployed on an AzureDev Ops continuous delivery pipeline.
* Review functional and design specifications to ensure full understanding of individual deliverables.
* Develop, document and maintain functional test cases, plans and other test artefacts like test data, data validation scripts, harness scripts and automated scripts.
* Isolate, replicate, and report defects and verify defect fixes.
* Establish good testing practices and strategies.
* Ensure that validated deliverables meet functional requirements and design specifications
* Create, execute and report on manual and automated test execution, escalate critical issues where necessary.
* Work independently on projects.


You will have ...
* A passion for delivering quality software focusing on excellent user experience and high fidelity to visual design
* Experience in user interface testing including designing and creating automated frameworks using Selenium or similar tools.
* Programming in C#, Java or similar object-oriented programming language
* Experience of using BDD tools such as SpecFlow or Cucumber
* Skilled at creating clear, concise, detail-oriented test plans and test cases
* Experience of using test management tools such as Zephyr and JIRA
* Used SQL to write databases queries to assist with testing


You may have ...
* Experience understanding and creating test plans from specifications or verbal communications* Experience in performance testing using Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter or equivalent tools* Knowledge of BrowserStack or similar tools* Experience participating in user acceptance testing* Exposure to testing APIs manually or through automated tests* Ability to communicate confidently and effectively with external/internal stakeholders both written and verbally* Manual or automated testing experience on Mobile platforms

The best of both worlds

We might be world leaders, but in many ways the department feels like a start-up, with a twist. There’s the buzz of scrum working, the thrill of shaping compelling experiences, the chance to surprise and stretch yourself in response to a fresh challenge. And then there’s all the resources, technology and high-profile projects of a major corporate entity. Crucially, we also offer the benefit of clear career progression.






Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: Glasgow

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


** These roles can be based anywhere in the UK, with travel to Glasgow and London when required for collaboration meetings **

Tax and Legal Technology Team

We are a team of 150+ technologists providing technology enablement services and solutions across the Tax and Legal business. This business has 250+ tax & legal professionals covering multiple disciplines.

The team is made up of Product Owners, Business Analysts, Multi-disciplinary Engineering teams and IT Service delivery professionals working on a large portfolio of systems used to improve productivity and solve key business problems across Tax & Legal.

We also build cutting edge web portals for clients to interact with KPMG, maximising collaboration and ensuring seamless delivery of information to our clients.

The Role
You will be leading the team of 2-3 QA Engineers working on variety of projects across the Tax and Legal Technology team. You will be continuously monitoring and guiding the testers to achieve the highest quality and QA standards. You will work as part of our development team to carry out comprehensive quality assurance testing for all product developments, enhancements and fixes for our software, which will include release and system testing with usage of automation. The purpose of the role is to ensure that the quality of our software is maintained at the highest possible levels, increasing the satisfaction of customers and reducing the number of issues using automated technologies.

In this role you will …
• Work as part of an agile software development team, ensuring high quality software releases
• Review functional and design specifications to ensure full understanding of individual deliverables
• Develop, document and maintain functional test cases and other test artefacts like test data, data validation scripts and test harness
• Isolate, replicate, and report defects and verify defect fixes
• Establish good testing practices and strategies
• Create and update test automation scripts
• Establish the use of automated test technologies on projects wherever suitable.
• Test case reviews with cross-functional team members
• Create test plans and test closure reports
• Work independently on projects.
• Take an active role in mentoring and supporting development of junior team members

You will have ...
• A passion for delivering quality software focusing on excellent user experience and high fidelity to visual design
• Experience in designing and creating automated frameworks using Selenium or similar tools.
• Experience in C#, Java or similar object orientated programming language.
• Experience of using BDD tools such as SpecFlow or Cucumber
• Ability to create clear, concise, detail-oriented test plans and test cases
• Experience of using test management tools such as Zephyr and Jira
• Experience in implementing different testing techniques
• Ability to perform Integration and End to End testing
• Experience in capturing the Risks and implementing the mitigation process
• Ability to collaborate with Development team and business experts


You may have ...
• Experience in creating Test Strategy document
• Experience in performance testing using Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter or similar tools
• Ability to both lead and participate in the User Acceptance Testing
• Exposure to testing APIs manually or through automated tests
• Ability to communicate confidently and effectively with external/internal stakeholders
• A good understanding of the technical architecture of complex web applications
• Mobile testing experience through Manual or Automation
• Experience using BrowserStack or similar tools
• Exposure to Test containerisation using technologies such as Docker
• Experience in maintaining test pipelines using continuous integration tools like Jenkins / TeamCity/ADO
• An understanding of microservices architecture
• Query SQL and other databases for testing


The best of both worlds

We might be world leaders, but in many ways the department feels like a start-up, with a twist. There’s the buzz of scrum working, the thrill of shaping compelling experiences, the chance to surprise and stretch yourself in response to a fresh challenge. And then there’s all the resources, technology and high-profile projects of a major corporate entity. Crucially, we also offer the benefit of clear career progression.



Senior Manager - Transformation Services, Wealth & Asset Management

Location: Watford

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

In the UK, the Asset Management industry is growing strongly and is facing high levels of change. The professional services market is sizeable and will continue to grow, and the Asset Management and Private Equity practice is a successful and growing segment of FS and a Global Strategic Priority for the firm. Following approval from the Global Board for investment in the AM and PE sectors to grow substantially over the next 3-4 years, there are plans to grow the UK AM business to over £300m. Consulting is the highest growth capability in Asset Management and Private Equity with plans to grow the AM Consulting business to £40m over the next 3 years. In order to sustain success and support the growth ambition, investment in the Wealth and Asset Management Consulting team is required. By investing in new and existing talent, we will be better placed to go to market and identify and land opportunities to achieve this growth, gain market share and contribute higher revenues to the UK firm.
Business-wide transformation, specifically operations and technology driven change is a key growth area for KPMG. The Asset Management industry is a technology laggard and our clients will need to transform their businesses and operating models to remain relevant as the industry faces increasing levels of disruption, which creates opportunities for KPMG.

We are keen to recruit talented people who have the energy and drive to succeed in a dynamic and challenging 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 develop new skills and gain new knowledge. We are keen to support and develop our people to enable them to be the best they can be.

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 Senior Manager within our Wealth and Asset Management Consulting Business 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 Senior Manager you will be expected to lead the delivery of client projects, manage engagements and be the day to day KPMG contact for client and KPMG teams. It is also expected that you will lead and manage junior resources and KPMG teams as part of project delivery.
As a Senior Manager you will also be expected to support the Director and Partner Team with business development activities such as proposals, pitches and development of the consulting propositions such as ESG. As a Senior Manager you will be expected to lead on proposals and RFP responses with the support of other members of the team.
In addition to supporting the build out of the client proposition for ESG and other offerings, 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

Management and delivery of challenging, complex client engagements to ensure quality and value to our clients by:
• Understanding the industry context, their business challenges, the opportunities and the threats our clients face
• Helping clients navigate the increasingly complex operations, technology and data landscape including vendors in the market
• Supporting with the definition of new operating models, business models and processes to optimise the business
• Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge, as well as managing the performance and development of other team members
• Building and managing multiple client relationships and often managing concurrent engagements and business development activity
• Project managing engagements to deliver high quality work in a timely manner to include scoping / financial management (budgeting) / engagement and risk management / production and review of deliverables.
• Fee generation through actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal development and client presentations.
• 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
• Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrity
The Person
We expect that you will have:
• Significant number of years of professional experience in either consulting or asset management
• Strong experience in project delivery, transformation and business change from within a fund manager, a fund administrator or another management consultancy
• Good understanding of the operational and technological challenges associated with asset management
• An interest in ESG is strongly preferable with direct experience in ESG within asset management advantageous
• 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.
• Proven ability in taking appropriate action after monitoring/reviewing the progress and performance of others
• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), negotiation and project management skills
• An ability to develop and manage excellent relationships both internally and with clients at a senior level
• A genuine interest and desire to work in the asset management sector and a strong desire to develop knowledge and skill sets in sustainable finance
• An ability to contribute to a positive, inclusive and supportive working environment which respects and recognises all members of the team

Qualifications
• Industry qualifications preferred (e.g. CFA, IMC, CAIA)

Programme Management – Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are looking for experienced Managers to join our FS Consulting Practice.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of banks, leading in providing advice and assurance in relation to complex transformation programmes.

KPMG has a proven track record of helping clients in this area and we have significant growth plans given the opportunities arising from continued regulatory scrutiny and increasing regulatory change.

Our team members possess a variety of core advisory and assurance skills and have considerable industry knowledge and specialist expertise in financial services risk and regulation.


The role

As a Manager in the team, you will be involved in providing support to the day to day delivery of all aspects of business development, client targeting, growth and client delivery. Core elements of the role will require you to:
- Set the standards and requirements to be followed by the project in compliance with the programme/organisation
- Ensure effective processes are in place to support the project and resolve issues effectively and timely
- Collaborate with stakeholders and wider team, collate and distribute regular communication, reporting packs and updates as per project cadence
- Provide support in facilitating meetings and workshops including document agendas, minutes and actions for meetings and ensure appropriate follow up
- Maintain and responsible for the accuracy of PMO Documentation including RAID Logs, Status Reports, Change Logs and Decision Logs
- Provide general support for the senior project manager in all elements of the project and oversight for junior team members
- Contribute to the excellence of the PMO function by maintaining the change framework, induction packs and document library, ensuring compliance with organisational standards
- Facilitate governance and improved decision making through assurance, communication and reviews eg via project health checks, audits, stage gate reviews and lessons learned
- Review project plans with key stakeholders and colleagues to provide challenge and feedback to ensure consistency and quality
- Engage with stakeholders to understand resource requirements and develop resource plans
- Provide support in understanding costs and forecasts to manage the overall portfolio and project level finances
- Depending on assignment, may work across projects to ensure the business adheres to the same standards and support identification of dependencies, risks & issues between teams
- Undertake other Transformation & Change lifecycle roles/responsibilities as required
- Be an active member of the Transformation & Change Team


The person

Desirable knowledge and experience:
- Confident and comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity in a project environment
- Demonstrate expertise across engagement and practice teams
- Excellent communication and presentation skills to people across all levels of an organisation
- Able to apply logic and problem solving to complex Finance business problems
- Knowledge of the key issues and challenges currently facing CFOs in the financial services sector
- Take personal responsibility for the quality of delivery
- Instil a positive team mentality, even when under pressure, by treating their colleagues well and creating an inclusive culture
- Comfortable and confident around senior stakeholders, internally and externally
- Experienced in keeping projects on track and delivered to plan
- Familiar with PMO strategies, processes, and methodology
- Strong expertise in MS Office applications e.g. Microsoft Project, Word and PowerPoint
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Conversant in both waterfall and agile methodologies
- Comfortable with technical concepts and flows
- Experience working in fast-paced and demanding environment Pragmatic approach to delivery and can-do attitude


Qualifications and skills
- 3+ years in a PMO role
- A professional and relevant qualification e.g. PRINCE2
- Strong attention to detail: project timelines, risk assessments
- Stakeholder management and a clear, confident communication style
- Ability to communicate across multiple workstreams and identify inter-dependencies, risks and issues
- Able to challenge members of the project team to make sure reporting is accurate, and individuals are accountable for their commitments
- Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills, including an ability to communicate well with and influence senior stakeholders (internal and external) in writing and verbally

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