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Forensic Data Analytics Analyst- Financial Crime

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Assistant Manager- Accounting Advisory Services - Bristol

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Competition Economics Associate Director

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Forensic Technology – Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Forensic Technology (FTech) supports clients and their legal advisors in response to litigation, civil
disputes, investigations, regulatory, and M&A matters. FTech assist their clients through the
preservation, collection, processing, reporting, and analysis of electronically stored information (ESI)
such as emails, chat messages, and documents.
The projects are often time critical and include global clients with footprints around the world,
providing opportunities to work with other overseas offices including on site attendance. Many
projects have a significant impact on our clients’ businesses and communities, with matters
occasionally featuring on international headlines.
FTech are looking for data specialists who are able to extract, store, enhance, and investigate large
volumes of unstructured data by leveraging market-leading technologies and methodologies.

The Role

Assistant managers support the delivery work on a range of engagements. This will include:
- Responding to client requests with oversight from the engagement manager.
- Managing small to medium projects from start to finish.
- Preparing and normalising unstructured data from a range of data sources: email, electronic
documents, instant messaging, chat data, audio data and more.
- Investigating and resolving data quality issues.
- Maintaining and updating procedural documentation.
- Supporting off-site projects where a mobile technology environment has been deployed.
- Providing technical advice and expertise during client calls and meetings.
Other duties:
- Assisting in business development by contributing to sales pitches and tenders.
- Developing integrations and automation workflows for standard processes.
- Delivering internal training and coaching to colleagues.
- Performing technology demonstrations in the form of seminars or online webinars.
- Researching and testing new software.

The Person

Strong candidates would have exposure to a combination of the following career profiles, or deep
expertise in at least one specialism. Successful candidates will not be expected to only stick to their
backgrounds; team members are encouraged to widen their horizons and take advantage of
available development opportunities.
Data Science
- Strong understanding of machine learning techniques for text analysis, such as natural
language processing (NLP), classification, clustering, entity recognition, and relationship
mapping.
- Experience in researching or developing machine learning tools to analyse unstructured
data.
- Proficiency in programming languages C#, Python, or R.
- Ability to present technical results clearly with visualisations using R, Tableau, Qlikview, or PowerBI.
- Experience in deep learning for text analysis or image recognition desirable.
- Background in data science, information retrieval, statistics, computer science, or relevant industry experience.
Data Engineering
- Strong background in designing database schemas and ETL processes in response to business requirements.
- Advanced data manipulation skills using MS SQL Server, Excel, or scripting languages.
- Experience in integrating systems and applications through APIs, e.g. REST, and XML/JSON.
- Experience in working with unstructured data, such as text-heavy documents, email messages, and images.
- Knowledge of distributed computing using clusters or cloud services like AWS, Azure, etc.
- Knowledge of NoSQL and Elastic Search technologies would be advantageous.
Computer Forensics
- 2+ years in a professional services environment assisting with forensic data extraction, preservation, and investigation.
- Experience in scoping a small data collection across a variety of sources, e.g. emails, network shares, etc.
- Experience in assisting or driving a digital forensics investigation.
- Strong knowledge of operating systems, PowerShell skills desirable.
- Proficient and certified in a variety of forensic tools such as EnCase, FTK Imager.
E-Disclosure
- 2+ years in a professional services environment assisting with eDisclosure processing and review matters.
- Proven ability to manage a small document review.
- Able to talk clients through each stage of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) lifecycle.
- Experience in review analytics technologies and designing custom review workflows.
- Experience in creating document productions to various regulatory agencies.
- Strong proficiency in eDisclosure processing and review tools.
- Certifications in Nuix or Relativity (e.g. RCA) desirable.
All candidates are expected to have a number of the following qualities:
- Excellent written and communication skills.
- Proven track record of taking initiative to raise, improve, and resolve issues.
- Keen to learn industry-specific software and in-house processes.
- Able to work in a high-pressured environment.
- Able to interface with individuals at different levels, at both a technical and non-technical perspective.
- Experience in coaching, mentoring and managing junior team members.
- Experience in a professional environment or role.

Forensic Technology – Data Analyst

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: E

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

Forensic Technology (FTech) supports clients and their legal advisors in response to litigation, civil
disputes, investigations, regulatory, and M&A matters. FTech assist their clients through the
preservation, collection, processing, reporting, and analysis of electronically stored information (ESI)
such as emails, chat messages, and electronic documents.

The projects are often time critical and include global clients with footprints around the world,
providing opportunities to work with other overseas offices including on site attendance. Many
projects have a significant impact on our clients’ businesses and communities, with matters
occasionally featuring on international headlines.

FTech are looking for data specialists who are able to extract, store, enhance, and investigate large
volumes of unstructured data by leveraging market-leading technologies and methodologies.

The Role

Data analysts support the delivery work on a range of engagements. This will include:
- Responding to client requests and queries with supervision from project managers.
- Creating and updating data trackers, dashboards, and reports.
- Verifying, validating and analysing data that has been collected or received from clients.
- Preparing and normalising unstructured data from a range of data sources: email, electronic
documents, instant messaging, chat data, audio data and more.
- Assisting with forensic data collections.
- Maintaining and updating procedural documentation.
Other duties:
- Delivering client based training on our review systems via WebEx or to an audience.
- Contributing to business development through market research, consolidating credentials,
and creating slide decks.
- Assisting with evidence and media tracking.
- Researching and testing new software.

The Person

Strong candidates would have exposure to a combination of the following career profiles, or deep
expertise in at least one specialism. Successful candidates will not be expected to only stick to their
backgrounds; team members are encouraged to widen their horizons and take advantage of
available development opportunities.
Data Analytics
- Familiarity with creating dashboard visualisations using Tableau, Qlikview, PowerBI, Kibana,
etc.
- Good understanding of data querying methods to produce reports from Microsoft SQL
Server.
- Experience in simple data transformation using Excel, Alteryx, scripts, and/or regular
expressions.
- Understanding of best practices for database schemas and data normalisation.
- Able to clearly communicate and explain findings from data analysis to non-technical people.
- Background in statistics, databases, information management, economics, business intelligence, and related areas.
Application Integration
- Experience in integrating systems and applications through APIs, e.g. REST, and XML/JSON.
- Proficiency in programming languages such as C#, Java, Ruby, Python, and VBA.
- Understanding of software development methodologies and tools, e.g. IDEs, Git, Agile, unit tests.
- Proven ability of translating business needs into technical requirements.
- Knowledge of SQL and database operations would be advantageous.
- Background in computer science, software development, mathematics, and related areas.
Computer Forensics and E-Disclosure
- Worked in a professional services environment assisting with the delivery of eDisclosure/Investigations.
- Knowledge of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) lifecycle.
- Familiarity with forensic best practices, e.g. evidence handling, chain of custody, metadata preservation, etc.
- Experience in handling and analysing unstructured data sources such as emails, network shares, and laptops.
- Experience in liaising with clients on basic requests and delivering software training.
- Proficient in eDisclosure tools such as EnCase, Nuix, Relativity, Recommind, Ringtail, or similar.
All candidates are expected to have a number of the following qualities:
- Excellent written and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to think through and solve problems independently.
- Proactive in taking ownership of tasks and managing expectations.
- Keen to learn industry-specific software and in-house processes.
- Able to work in a high-pressured environment.
- Experience in a professional environment or role is desirable.

Forensic Data Analytics Analyst- Financial Crime

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic


AutoReq ID145209BR
Job TitleForensic Data Analytics Analyst- Financial Crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineForensic
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Forensic - Using specialist accounting, investigation and business skills in assisting clients involved in commercial or regulatory disputes or in the investigation of fraud and impropriety. Working in the team will mean getting involved in a broad range of projects, i.e. Fraud investigations, and tracing assets.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The Team Working within KPMG's Financial Crime Technology team this new role requires a combination of Data/Sanction or Transaction Monitoring technical skills, third party solution awareness, client contact, business development and financial crime prevention/AML knowledge.

The team sits within KPMG’s Risk Consulting function that assists clients to assess, assure, review, test and improve their financial crime systems whilst using innovative Data Analytics tools and approaches. Upon joining the team you will perform a client delivery focused role, which involves the management, manipulation and analysis of data and transformations with a combination of innovative techniques to extract the necessary intelligence from related data assets. You will participate in a wide range of financial crime projects, with a particular focus on sanctions and transaction monitoring in the Financial Services industry. The work is highly varied, and you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills to the next level by gaining strong consulting and business experience whilst developing your ability to manage key engagement client contacts.

The Role:

- Working with forensic teams, lawyers and regulatory authorities in adversarial and sensitive situations involving fraud or regulatory investigations.
- Delivery of technology risk consulting services to financial services clients.
- Assist with the scoping, production and review of client deliverables.
- Ensuring deadlines are met and risks quantified.
- Developing procedures and end to end technology processes.
- Building relationships: you will sustain cohesive relationships with clients and colleagues within KPMG.
- Taking a positive and enthusiastic approach to gaining knowledge and sharing with the wider team.
- Supporting with client presentations and analysis workshops.

The Person Qualifications, Skills and Experiences:

This exciting role will give you the opportunity utilise and broaden programming, data analysis and data management skills. Developing strong technical skills is encouraged as you will be required to deliver solutions either individually or as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team.

From your experience you will be able to demonstrate one or more of the following skill sets and expertise:

Data Analytics
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify patterns within data to generate business insight.
- Experience with either of the following data manipulation software: SQL (Oracle/SQL Server), SAS.
- Other related Data Management experience in Data Governance, Data Standards documentation, Master Data Management and Data Integration.

Sanctions
- Knowledge and exposure to Sanctions filtering technologies, for example Fircosoft or SafeWatch.
- An understanding of SWIFT messages and international banking.
- An understanding of customer management systems used by financial institutions.
- A practical understanding of international sanctions and regulations.

Transactions Monitoring
- Knowledge of or experience working with Transaction Monitoring technologies, for example NICE Actimize, BAE Systems (NetReveal), Oracle (Mantas), Siron, Apama. • An understanding of customer segmentation, transaction monitoring rules/thresholds and scenarios. • A functional understanding of anti-money laundering regulations and legislation.

Desired Experience:
Any experience of the following would be advantageous:
- Banking sector knowledge and exposure.
- Experience in scripting technologies such as PERL, Python and PowerShell.
- Knowledge of statistical techniques and analysis (such as regression, clustering, sampling, social network analysis).
- Knowledge of machine learning and cognitive computing.

You:
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical analysis to a non-technical audience.
- Tenacious problem solving attitude, particularly when helping Clients obtain the data required.

Our Deal

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Assistant Manager- Accounting Advisory Services - Bristol

Location: Bristol

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time


The growing Accounting Advisory Services team is seeking an Assistant Manager to utilise financial accounting and auditing skills to deliver value adding solutions to clients in the Aerospace and Defence sectors.
The team predominately provides specialist accounting and financial advice, assurance and support to public sector clients operating within the A&D sector. Typical engagements delivered by the team include advising on accounting and budgetary reporting requirements, contract reviews, financial analysis, technical accounting advice under the FReM and quasi-assurance projects performing agreed upon procedures. The team also provides accounting and finance advice to private companies within the A&D sectors with a focus on support to the tendering for public sector contracts and the implications of submissions for public sector budgets.

Depending on the department’s needs and your own goals, there may also be an opportunity to work on public sector accounting advice projects in sectors outside of A&D.
This is an exciting opportunity to utilise your accounting and audit experience to produce strategic and innovative solutions for our clients. Once an established member of the AAS defence team, you will also be given the chance to contribute to the overall growth strategy of a team with a very promising future!

Key Responsibilities

• Member of team delivering accounting related engagements, advising clients in the defence sector – depending on the size and nature of project, the individual may be required to manage a small team of junior staff.
• Providing robust accounting advice and financial analysis to support the client’s accounting and financial functions and responsibilities.
• Harnessing and analysing large amounts of data – some of which may be non-financial - in order to inform client decisions.
• Providing high quality input and supporting evidence of deliverables to demanding timescales.
• Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and KPMG individuals.
• Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities, and general practice development.

Key skills and competencies required

• Qualified accountant.
• Minimum of 1 year of Financial Statement audit experience.
• Candidate must either hold, or be capable of obtaining, Security Clearance from the UK Government. Note: an individual’s nationality is not a barrier to obtaining Security Clearance, however, in order to be vetted, applicants will need to demonstrate a reasonable period of residency in UK.
• Knowledge of public sector accounting rules, procedures, and processes desirable, but not mandatory.
• Experience of the defence sector desirable, but not mandatory.
• Enquiring mind.
• Willingness to travel (The team’s major clients are based in the Bristol area but travel may be required at times).
• Ability to build strong client and colleague relationships.
• Willingness to learn and to try new things.
• Analytical ability and attention to detail.
• Problem solving.
• Experience in managing large amounts of financial data (Excel format).

Competition Economics Associate Director

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: B

Employment type: Full Time


The Team



KPMG’s Economics team uses economic tools to help corporates and public sector bodies understand markets and improve their decision making.

KPMG Economics is active in many of the member firms to the KPMG network, including several countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America. The London office is home to one of the largest teams in the network and covers a range of practices, including competition economics, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and financial economics. It also works in regulated sectors such as Telecoms, Energy, Transport and Water.

Economists at KPMG often work closely with academic advisers on client matters and research. They also collaborate closely with KPMG colleagues in areas where strong synergies exist. These include Data Analytics, Disputes, Deal Advisory, Tax, Forensic and other.



The Role

We are looking for highly motivated outstanding economists to join the KPMG Economics team as an Associate Director.

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in running projects and maintaining client relationships with minimal supervision from Directors and Partners. S/he will have a major role in ensuring that any client work will be delivered to the highest standards in both content and form. Specialisation and/or significant experience in the application of microeconometrics to competition casework is preferable.

Depending on the nature of the assignment, s/he will manage project teams of around two to twelve people, fostering a collaborative spirit and culture of respect. S/he will often work on several projects at a time, managing project teams or otherwise providing senior input into client deliverables. S/he will maintain a positive attitude when the team is under pressure, supporting other team members when they face challenging situations.

The successful applicant will play a key role in our sales’ efforts. S/he will build and maintain effective relationships with clients and will be able to discuss the wider KPMG offering with them. S/he will also quickly develop a strong internal network with KPMG experts in related fields or based in other countries. S/he will identify and act on business opportunities, both with existing and new client relationships.

S/he will challenge established ways of working and thinking, developing innovative approaches. S/he will assess the wider risks and wider impact of different scenarios to both clients and KPMG itself. S/he will implement procedures to achieve sound compliance and prevent deviation from professional conduct.

S/he will also be involved in the management and the development of the KPMG Economics team as a whole, including contributing to our recruitment efforts, performance appraisal, mentoring and thought leadership.



The Person

Qualifications and Skills:

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and skills:

· Top academic qualifications in economics, with a focus on industrial economics and/or microeconometrics, from a leading institution, at least at MA/MSc level (PhD desirable but not essential).

· Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

· An ability to explain complex economics clearly to non-economists, and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.

· Significant experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics are an advantage, including using R, Stata and/or Python.

· Very strong command of English. Fluency in other languages desirable but not necessary.

· An ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets, on multiple projects simultaneously, and to produce deliverables of consistently high quality.

· An ability to work as part of a team, managing the input of others (including more senior and more junior colleagues where appropriate).



Experience and Background:

Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they have:

· Significant knowledge of using microeconomics to help businesses, government and/ or regulators.

· Solid experience as an applied microeconomist working in a consulting environment and/ or in government department or regulators.

· Extensive experience in managing the economic analysis (including econometric work) for large projects.

· Extensive experience in managing resources (e.g. budgets) and teams, as well as more junior colleagues more generally.

· Experience in developing new business desirable but not essential.

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