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Analyst – Credit Risk

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Service Line: FRM

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Senior Manager - Non Life Actuarial

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Senior Manager, Operations - Supply Chain

Location: London

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Assistant Manager – Credit Risk

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GI Actuarial Assistant Manager- London/Manchester

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Cyber Security - Incident Response Manager

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Analyst – Credit Risk

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time


The Role


Responsibilities:


Advising clients on the impact of changing requirements in provision accounting standards (IFRS9) and
Basel credit risk capital requirements (IRB). This will model review and validation activities such as:


- Technical model development documentation review;
- Technical model validation documentation review;
- Assessment of model performance;
- Replication testing; and
- Reviewing models’ against IRB regulatory requirements.The individual will also be expected to perform technical analysis for workstreams within both IRB, IFRS9 and credit risk modelling engagements.



The individual will also be required to apply their skills to a broad range of banking risk related issues supporting both regional and national propositions.


The Person

Knowledge & Experience:
Adequate experience working in a credit risk modelling role within a financial or professional services firm.
Practical experience in credit risk modelling techniques
Knowledge and practical experience in accounting and risk requirements as related to IRB, IFRS9, and other regulatory credit risk models
Detailed working knowledge and experience of all aspects of model development and validation including the following:

1) Data extraction and pre-processing
2) Modular model development
3) User acceptance testing
4) Model performance assessments
Relevant Sectoral experience – developing Retail/ Wholesale banking PD/EAD/LGD models
Knowledge and experience of credit risk processes, governance and documentation

Qualifications & Skills:

Ability to communicate risk/finance requirements of credit models (ie IRB and/or IFRS9) to the reciprocal function, i.e. risk to finance and finance to risk.

Ability to understand and execute programming code including SAS, R, Python
Flexibility and agility to contribute in a senior capacity to a broad range of banking risk engagements.

Excellent oral / written communication, planning, project management, networking and influencing skills.

Flexibility to work across the UK (and internationally) where required

Senior Manager - Non Life Actuarial

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
Responsibilities:

- Leading client engagement teams and in some instances working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Providing a high quality advisory service to our clients
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with both new and existing clients as well as within KPMG
- Reserving for clients in the Lloyd’s / London Market, including for Lloyd’s Statements of Actuarial Opinion and Solvency II Technical Provisions
- Winning new business through marketing and sales activities
- Creation and contribution to high quality thought leadership through written publications, training events, client seminars and conferences
- Contributing to the development of new products and services
- Sharing knowledge and experience and contributing to the development of the team
- Marketing and raising the profile of KPMG
- A willingness to undertake travel will be required on occasion

The Person
Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate is expected to have experience of working in an Actuarial function or be a qualified actuary

Experience/Knowledge:

- Significant Lloyd’s / London Market reserving or pricing experience
- Knowledge of the workings of the Lloyd’s market will be advantageous
- The capability to manage concurrent engagements and play a part in shaping and implementing KPMG's tailored solutions
- The ability to develop productive relationships that bring in business
- Strong technical and communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to deal with clients and senior personnel from day one
- Flexibility and an enjoyment of working on challenging projects, and interacting with teams from other business groups
- Strong project and people management skills, and an ability to structure task allocations around critical goals
- Strong coaching skills to develop the capabilities of junior team members
- Experience gained within either a consultancy or company environment are both equally advantageous
- Curiosity and flexibility to new approaches
- Consulting experience
- Market exposure

Senior Manager, Operations - Supply Chain

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team:


Our Supply Chain Operations team of approximately 90 consultants are seeking experienced consultants and industry professionals to grow and develop our capability. Our brand and reputation mean that we work on high profile projects, using our experience to create innovative solutions to our clients’ commercial problems.

Within the Private Sector we work with many blue chip companies, including a number of FTSE 100 Clients and many regional based Clients, delivering improvements in their Supply Chain capability and how it aligns to the wider business, which is integral to their overall profitability.

Within the Public Sector we work with clients across Government, Defence, Police, NHS and Higher Education. We help them to meet challenging Government targets to deliver frontline services more effectively.


The Role:


A Senior Manager will be responsible for leading consulting work as part of a team, both alongside colleagues and clients, on complex commercial or transformational engagements.

The key services are outlined below:


Digital Supply Chain

o Assessing, designing or implementing solutions which digitise the supply chain e.g.
o Omnichannel solutions in Retail, Consumer Goods or Telco
o Control Towers e.g. for Supply Planning, 4PL, Supply Chain Visibility
o SC Visibility solutions across the extended enterprise e.g. into customers and suppliers.


Supply Chain Analytics

o Providing analytical services, including spend analysis, maturity assessments, opportunity assessments and should cost modelling
o Supporting the quantification of potential savings and ongoing benefits tracking and realisation.
o Providing insight on the supply chain technology market across the value chain (plan, buy, make, sell, deliver)


Supply Chain Transformation

o Assessment of a client’s existing capabilities in the supply chain against leading practice
o Identifying improvement areas across people, process and technology
o Developing Supply Chain Strategy and business alignment
o Defining new operating models that enhance supply chain value creation and return on investment
o Designing improvements in Procurement capability including through the introduction of leading practice processes, organisation redesign, technology and cultural change
o Helping clients to develop a digital strategy for Supply Chain that leverages cloud based tools, advanced analytics, robotics process automation and AI solutions to optimise planning or execution of core supply chain processes (e.g. demand planning, supply planning, logistics management)
o Building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
o Supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions to meet business requirements

As well as leading teams to deliver these solutions, Senior Managers are also expected to lead practice development by developing and bringing to fruition new solutions, be actively engaged in driving new business development activity, provide a broad contribution to development of the overall team and input ideas to the management team.


The Person:


We are seeking an experienced Sr. Supply Chain Manager with a proven delivery record and senior leadership experience to lead complex commercial or transformational engagements for KPMG clients


Role responsibilities includes:

o Primary focus on leading and delivering large, complex and transformational client facing programmes
o Forming and leading cross-functional project teams to deliver exceptional client outcomes on time, within budget and tailored to client requirements and expectations
o Establish and maintain relationships with clients with prospect to identify future opportunities
o Support clients on how new supply chain trends can impact their business (e.g. digital), and how they can adopt new technologies and ways of working to improve their operations and teams
o Partnering across KPMG to identify and deliver connected consulting opportunities
o Ownership and development of key strategical supply chain propositions
o Performance management, development and mentoring UK supply chain team
o Ownership and development of key supply chain services propositions


Essential experience:

The following experience is essential for succeeding in role:
o Prior consulting experience within supply chain / operations consulting
o Digital supply chain expertise
o Advanced supply chain analytics knowledge
o Expert understanding of supply chain processes – including: demand planning, supply planning, logistics management, Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) or Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
o Experience leading multiple, large, complex supply chain transformation programmes
o Experience communicating compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems to a range of audience types including c-suite stakeholders
o Knowledge of financial business cases for change and rolling out cost restructuring initiatives
o Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments
o Experience of managing project plans, internal processes and budgets


Additional experience:

The following experience would be of additional value:
o Blue Chip, FTSE 100, Fortune 500 company or central Government experience
o Experience in using data visualization and data analytics tools to support decision making;
o Familiarity with agile principles and project management methodology e.g. Scrum
o Extensive knowledge of the current supply chain technology market


Key Skills:

o Project management and high quality delivery.
o Leadership and relationship building.
o Drive and resilience
o Strong people management skills, with an ability to coach and develop others.
o Stakeholder management and political navigation
o Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
o Ability to rapidly identify issues and propose solutions, supported by data and analysis.
o Facilitation and conflict resolution
o Extensive sales experience
o Excellent commercial acumen and business context.
o Flexibility
o Broad consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, data gathering, process mapping and analysis.

In addition:
o Security clearance BPSS / SC are a plus
o Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent. Postgraduate or professional qualification (e.g. MBA/CIPS/CILT) is advantageous.


Location:

Depending on Client location you will be required to travel and work away from home for periods of time and will need to be willing to demonstrate flexibility.

The role will be based in Canary Wharf, London.


Assistant Manager – Credit Risk

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role


Responsibilities:


Advising clients on the impact of changing requirements in provision accounting standards (IFRS9) and
Basel credit risk capital requirements (IRB). This will model review and validation activities such as:


- Technical model development documentation review;
- Technical model validation documentation review;
- Assessment of model performance;
- Replication testing; and
- Reviewing models’ against IRB regulatory requirements.The individual will also be expected to perform technical analysis for workstreams within both IRB, IFRS9 and credit risk modelling engagements.



The individual will also be required to apply their skills to a broad range of banking risk related issues supporting both regional and national propositions.


The Person

Knowledge & Experience:
Proven experience working in a credit risk modelling role within a financial or professional services firm.
Practical experience in credit risk modelling techniques
Knowledge and practical experience in accounting and risk requirements as related to IRB, IFRS9, and other regulatory credit risk models
Detailed working knowledge and experience of all aspects of model development and validation including the following:

1) Data extraction and pre-processing
2) Modular model development
3) User acceptance testing
4) Model performance assessments
Relevant Sectoral experience – developing Retail/ Wholesale banking PD/EAD/LGD models
Knowledge and experience of credit risk processes, governance and documentation

Qualifications & Skills:

Ability to communicate risk/finance requirements of IRB and/or IFRS9 to the reciprocal function, i.e. risk to finance and finance to risk.

Ability to understand and execute programming code including SAS, R, Python
Flexibility and agility to contribute in a senior capacity to a broad range of banking risk engagements.

Excellent oral / written communication, planning, project management, networking and influencing skills.

Flexibility to work across the UK (and internationally) where required

GI Actuarial Assistant Manager- London/Manchester

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: FRM

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role:

We are seeking additional Assistant Managers to continue to support the length and breadth of actuarial based services, in the areas listed above and beyond

The Person:

The ideal candidate will be able to assist the engagement team on any of our core propositions, namely: reserving; capital; and pricing projects.

•Calculation of reserves, using different assumptions, by applying a variety of actuarial techniques:
• Ability to review reporting outputs.
• Ability to use existing knowledge of reporting and apply to the UK reporting methodologies, e.g. UK GAAP, IFRS, FCA Returns
• Assist in completing due diligence in advance of transactions
•Ability to perform basic actuarial calculations such as loss ratios and IBNR
•Assisting in the delivery of client engagements, working as part of a project team on client sites
•Providing technical input to a number of projects
•Supporting senior management efforts to cultivate and maintain target client relationships, including assisting with proposals and the development of sales materials
•Drafting reports and presentations.
•Managing projects.
•Working with other KPMG teams and providing technical input
•The successful candidate may be required to manage small teams.
•As well as project delivery responsibilities, the role involves supporting other aspects of the team's work including sales and marketing, research and development of new services, and knowledge management.
•Maintain a strong record of progress in the actuarial examinations.

Skills, qualifications and experience:

•Nearly qualified Actuary, with significant practical actuarial experience
•Significant experience of working in a non-life consultancy along with Audit, Validation and stress testing experience would be helpful.
•Experience in reserving a key requirement as well as experience in pricing and capital
•Experience of preparing benchmarks
•Experience of working in a financial services firm
•Experience of working in an emerging market
•Have a strong network base across UK and emerging markets.
•Strong Excel skills.
•Knowledge of UK regulatory regime for non-life insurers.
•Knowledge of UK reporting methodologies, e.g. UK GAAP, IFRS, PRA Returns.
•proficient in SAS
•Knowledge of Solvency II pillars, particularly the quantitative requirements Lloyd’s market experience;
•Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to explain actuarial concepts to non-actuaries.
•A broad knowledge of non-life insurance products
•Flexible and enjoy working on a wide range of projects.


Cyber Security - Incident Response Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: RC Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

This role will be working in the Cyber Response Services (CRS) Team, reporting directly into the head of cyber response. Cyber security is one of the areas which KPMG has identified for tremendous investment and growth. Our clients face a challenging cyber threat and look to us to help them understand and respond to that threat.
This is a hands-on and operational management role with opportunities to grow into service line leadership.
In this role we are looking for a person who can demonstrate strong technical background, significant experience in incident response and digital forensics and is looking to grow into an incident response leadership role as part of a growing team. You will be expected to lead a number of incident response case managers and practitioners, as well as have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, the service leadership as part of your continuous development.
When not responding to incidents, you may be helping our clients to build their in-house incident response capabilities, which could include: building and developing cyber-response tools, authoring and adapting runbooks/playbooks, assessing the incident response maturity, assisting in table-top cyber-scenario exercises. When not engaged in client work, you will be helping to develop our own delivery capability, including operational efficiency, standard operating procedures, team learning and development, tooling and platforms, lab development and orchestration.
Candidates should have a proven track record of incident management, with a strong competency in digital forensics. KPMG will provide training and coaching to help you continually improve both your management and technical skills. Strong technical competency and experience of managing a range of complex cyber incidents; from ransomware to advanced network intrusions is a pre-requisite. Our clients expect that cyber-incidents will be tackled with urgency, therefore, there is an expectation that you will be flexible in terms of working hours. In addition, you should be prepared to travel on short notice for periods up to 2 or 3 weeks at a time. Above all, KPMG is looking for someone who is passionate about helping our clients with their cyber security challenges, often at a time of critical need. In return, we are committed to helping you to enjoy the role and develop your skills and career within the KPMG with the objective of progressing into a senior leadership role.

Responsibilities
• Manage and co-ordinate cyber security incidents for our clients, working closely with the head of cyber response.
• Digital forensics of relevant incident data (disk, volatile memory, network packets, log files).
• Maintaining a current view of the cyber threat, and being able to advise clients on the threat landscape and attacks which may be relevant to them.
• Manage the development of KPMG’s in house cyber-response tools.
• Assess client incident response capability maturity.
• Help stand-up or improve clients’ own incident response capabilities.
• Project management of engagements to deliver high quality work in a timely manner, including:
• Scoping and costing of engagements
• Financial management of projects
• Engagement and risk management
• Production and review of deliverables to a high standard.
• Liaising with clients on delivery, implementation and project issues.
• Ability to generate well-structured responses to bids and requests for proposals.

The Person

Extensive experience in cyber-security and incident response. For example: You should be able to guide a client through a unstructured incident response process (such as an advanced network intrusion) – managing resources and defining objectives at each stage of the incident response process; scoping and triage, containment, evidence preservation and extraction, eradication, recovery, forensic analysis and investigation.
• A broad understanding of the cyber security threat landscape.
• Strong technical background in computers and networks, and programming skills.
• Significant and proven experience of dealing with cyber security incidents and associated response measures.
• Experience of managing a rapid deployment incident response team.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills.
• Understanding of a wide range of information security and IT methodologies, principles, technologies and techniques.
• A genuine interest and desire to develop and mention junior team members.
• Strong attention for detail and the ability to manage multiple simultaneous cases.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will demonstrate competency in computing and networks as well as in cyber-security either by having the relevant work experience, completed a degree or obtained industry relevant certification. Therefore the qualifications below should be seen as means to demonstrate competency and not as a requirement.

• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and project management skills.
• Strong IT and network skills – knowledge of common enterprise technologies – Windows and Windows Active Directory, Linux, Cisco, etc.
• Working programming skill-set to be able to author and develop tools. Most in-house security tools in KPMG are written in Python, but we accept that a competent programmer will be able to transfer skillsets across languages.
• Technical proficiency in at least one of these areas: network security/traffic/log analysis; Linux and/or Mac/Unix operating system forensics; Linux/Unix disk forensics (ext2/3/4, HFS+, and/or APFS file systems), advanced memory forensics, static and dynamic malware analysis / reverse engineering, advanced mobile device forensics
• Advanced experience in industry computer forensic tools such as X-Ways, EnCase, FTK, Internet Evidence Finder (IEF) / AXIOM, TZWorks, and/or Cellebrite
• Advanced experience in preservation of digital evidence (including experience preserving cloud data and handling encryption such as BitLocker, FileVault, and/or LUKS)
• Experience with and understanding of enterprise Windows security controls
• (Preferred) Degree level qualified, MSc in Information Security, IT or relevant STEM subjects.
• (Preferred) General information security certificates such CISSP, CISM or CISA.
• (Preferred) Incident management certifications such as:
• CREST certified incident manager (CCIM).
• GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
• (Preferred) Digital forensics certificates such as:
• CREST certified registered intrusion analyst (CRIA),
• CREST certified network intrusion analyst (CCNIA),
• CREST certified host intrusion analyst (CCHIA),
• CREST certified malware reverse engineer (CCMRE),
• GIAC Certified (Network) Forensic Analyst (GCFA, GNFA)
• (Preferred) A current government security clearance (SC/DV) or willingness to acquire such a clearance will be seen as an advantage.

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