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Third Party Risk Management Senior Manager - FS Tech Risk Consulting

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Supplier Management Centre of Excellence Lead

Location: Watford

Service Line: Finance

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Senior Manager Audit Quality

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The role with the Second Line of Defence (2LD) will require you to interact directly with audit teams within the Asset Management sector to support and coach them in delivering high quality audits. You will be responsible for giving robust challenge to the audit approach, whilst providing ongoing guidance to the teams you work with. You will be expected to work with teams to enhance the quality of the audit including by helping the team understand and apply Asset Management industry best practise guidance, auditing requirements, and KPMG guidance.

You will work with colleagues within the KPMG Audit Centre of Excellence (ACE) in the development of training materials and guidance used by audit teams. You'll be expected to be a champion for audit quality within KPMG and contribute to the development and delivery of sustainable improvement actions.

2LD is central to KPMGs strategy of consistently delivering high quality audits, which is fundamental in protecting the firm and enhancing the brand.

You will be responsible for working with several audit teams in the Asset Management sector during their audits:

- Help them robustly evidence their risk assessment and develop their audit strategy
- Coach them in the execution and documentation of the audit procedures
- Challenge the team's clarity of thinking during the reporting and completion stages
- Perform detailed in flight reviews of certain audit working papers followed by working with teams to help them to address observation raised
- Meet regularly with audit teams to provide continual coaching and guidance, including sharing of best practise
- Provide insight on the application of KPMG's auditing methodology and associated guidance
- Actively collaborate with colleagues in the development of training materials and guidance used by audit teams to enhance their audit quality

The role can be based in locations outside London.

2LD is a team of approximately 40 persons based around the UK. 7 Audit directors and the Head of 2LD comprise the leadership team. 2LD forms part of the KPMG Audit Centre of Excellence which comprises approximately 250 people. You will interact with all the members of your assigned audit teams within the Asset Management sector, with more interaction being expected with the senior members of the team including the engagement leader. You'll collaborate with colleagues in 2LD and other functions within ACE. You will work with teams delivering audits of Asset Management entities, and have significant scope to influence the audit quality on these engagements. You will gain exposure within ACE through development of audit quality initiatives.


Required Experience and Qualifications:

- ACA/ICAS or equivalent qualification
- Be a high performing external audit Manager or Senior Manager
- Track record in delivering audits of high quality
- Strong understanding of International Auditing Standards and IFRS
- Worked within an Asset Management audit division

Desirable Experience:

- Worked within an audit function at a Big4 firm
- Understanding of UK audit regulatory regime


Required Skills:

- Be assertive, resilient and adaptable
- Good written and verbal communication
- A desire to challenge the status quo and be comfortable providing a challenging viewpoint in a diplomatic manner
- Ability to interact directly with engagement leaders
- Be proactive and work independently
- Excel at coaching
- Ability to work on multiple engagements at the same time and prioritising appropriately


Senior Managers - Audit Quality

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The role



We are recruiting for multiple Audit Quality Senior Managers in Second Line of Defence (2LD) The role will require you to interact directly with audit teams within the Asset Management sector to support and coach them in delivering high quality audits. You will be responsible for giving robust challenge to the audit approach, whilst providing ongoing guidance to the teams you work with. You will be expected to work with teams to enhance the quality of the audit including by helping the team understand and apply Asset Management industry best practise guidance, auditing requirements, and KPMG guidance.

You will work with colleagues within the KPMG Audit Centre of Excellence (ACE)in the development of training materials and guidance used by audit teams. You'll be expected to be a champion for audit quality within KPMG and contribute to the development and delivery of sustainable improvement actions.

2LD is central to KPMGs strategy of consistently delivering high quality audits, which is fundamental in protecting the firm and enhancing the brand.

You will be responsible for working with several audit teams in the Asset Management sector during their audits:

- Help them robustly evidence their risk assessment and develop their audit strategy
- Coach them in the execution and documentation of the audit procedures
- Challenge the team's clarity of thinking during the reporting and completion stages
- Perform detailed in flight reviews of certain audit working papers followed by working with teams to help them to address observation raised
- Meet regularly with audit teams to provide continual coaching and guidance, including sharing of best practise
- Provide insight on the application of KPMG's auditing methodology and associated guidance
- Actively collaborate with colleagues in the development of training materials and guidance used by audit teams to enhance their audit quality

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required

- ACA/ICAS or equivalent qualification
- External Audit Manager or Senior Manager
- Track record in delivering audits of high quality
- Understanding of International Auditing Standards and IFRS
- Worked within an Asset Management audit division
- Worked within an audit function at a Big 4 firm
- Understanding of UK audit regulatory regime
- Be assertive, resilient and adaptable
- Good written and verbal communication
- A desire to challenge the status quo and be comfortable providing achallenging viewpoint in a diplomatic manner
- Ability to interact directly with engagement leaders
- Be proactive and work independently
- Excel at coaching
- Ability to work on multiple engagements at the same time and prioritising appropriately








Opening date: 14/11/19
Closing date: 11/12/19

Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits










Managers - Audit Quality

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The role



We are recruiting for multiple Audit Quality Managers in Second Line of Defence (2LD) The role will require you to interact directly with audit teams within the Asset Management sector to support and coach them in delivering high quality audits. You will be responsible for giving robust challenge to the audit approach, whilst providing ongoing guidance to the teams you work with. You will be expected to work with teams to enhance the quality of the audit including by helping the team understand and apply Asset Management industry best practise guidance, auditing requirements, and KPMG guidance.

You will work with colleagues within the KPMG Audit Centre of Excellence (ACE)in the development of training materials and guidance used by audit teams. You'll be expected to be a champion for audit quality within KPMG and contribute to the development and delivery of sustainable improvement actions.

2LD is central to KPMGs strategy of consistently delivering high quality audits, which is fundamental in protecting the firm and enhancing the brand.

You will be responsible for working with several audit teams in the Asset Management sector during their audits:

- Help them robustly evidence their risk assessment and develop their audit strategy
- Coach them in the execution and documentation of the audit procedures
- Challenge the team's clarity of thinking during the reporting and completion stages
- Perform detailed in flight reviews of certain audit working papers followed by working with teams to help them to address observation raised
- Meet regularly with audit teams to provide continual coaching and guidance, including sharing of best practise
- Provide insight on the application of KPMG's auditing methodology and associated guidance
- Actively collaborate with colleagues in the development of training materials and guidance used by audit teams to enhance their audit quality

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required

- ACA/ICAS or equivalent qualification
- External Audit Manager
- Track record in delivering audits of high quality
- Understanding of International Auditing Standards and IFRS
- Worked within an Asset Management audit division
- Worked within an audit function at a Big 4 firm
- Understanding of UK audit regulatory regime
- Be assertive, resilient and adaptable
- Good written and verbal communication
- A desire to challenge the status quo and be comfortable providing achallenging viewpoint in a diplomatic manner
- Ability to interact directly with engagement leaders
- Be proactive and work independently
- Excel at coaching
- Ability to work on multiple engagements at the same time and prioritising appropriately








Opening date: 28/11/19
Closing date: 25/12/19

Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits










Third Party Risk Management Senior Manager - FS Tech Risk Consulting

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: RC Technology

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Team


The Financial Services Technology Risk Consulting team is focused on providing consultancy, advice and assurance on our clients' technology risks and controls. The market is evolving at pace and innovating, whilst embracing the digital age. We are building out our team to advise clients on emerging and legacy technology risks and controls. We are focused on project and programme risk, operational and technology resilience, technology risk and control, impact of regulatory change on data and technology and third party risk management. All underpinned by analytics. We deliver our work through consulting projects, focused on risk and control assurance, as well as projects with 2nd and 3rd lines of defence.

The Role


• Building global relationships and actively seeking out the global networks best experts to address client needs
• Communicating compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
• Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures
• Work with Partners and Directors in delivering risk services to the Financial Services sector with particular focus on Third Party Risk Management
• Oversight of delivery of Third Party Risk Management consulting projects - including reviews of maturity, process, governance and operating model. Advice on automation and tooling, conulting advice on regulatory requirements and expectations on Third Party Risk Management. Oversee and deliver end to end supplier assurance projects and Third Party Risk Management transformation projects
• Assume ownership of key client relationships, identify revenue-generating opportunities and get involved in business development activities.
• Build and develop relationships with key market contacts
• Develop industry and technical expertise and be positioned as an Third Party Risk Management SME for the Financial Services sector
• Identify, anticipate and recommend the need for and make changes to third party risk management methodologies and related services in response to changing risk profiles and regulatory expectations
• Build relationships with other departments to further develop and mature KPMG's Third Party Risk Management offering
• Understand the Financial Services industry - key performance drivers, emerging technical and industry developments

The Person


• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
• Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
• Seeks to understand others motivations
• Supports others to make brave decisions

Qualifications and Skills
• Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering risk and controls assessments.
• Proven experience of implementing Third Party Risk Management frameworks in large Financial Services organisations
• Thorough understanding of Third Party Risk Management and experience of developing Third Party Risk Management programs for Financial Services organisations
• Extensive knowledge and insight of regulatory requirements and expectations on Third Party Risk Management and wider risks
• Extensive knowledge of related regulations
• Degree/masters qualification in IT

Experience and Background
• Experience of building Third Party Risk Management programs in the Financial Services sector from the ground-up
• Experience of the end to end procurement lifecycle
• Extensive experience of working with UK regulators to provide knowledge and insights on regulatory thinking on third party risk management
• Experience of reviewing Third Party Risk Management for banks and/or insurers and providing gap assessments and remediation plans
• Experience of managing business and IT stakeholders from across the business and all levels of seniority, including CIO, CFO and CISO
• Ability to identify and assess IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly to all levels
• Strong understanding of Financial Services sector
• A good understanding of technology platforms
• Strong leadership skills both on engagements and in an office environment
• Ability to play an active role in the business development process
• Ability to present on specific subjects to a large group of people
• Strong analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
• Demonstrate professional scepticism - proven track record of constructively challenging clients to drive best results
• An aptitude for embracing and adapting to new technology
• Ability to spot opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other lines of service to help clients
• Ability to work flexibly in terms of working hours to accommodate tight timelines and manage well under pressure

Supplier Management Centre of Excellence Lead

Location: Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Finance

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Background

KPMG provides Audit, Tax and Advisory services to clients with these client-facing functions supported by a central function, KPMG Business Services (KBS). Within KBS, the firm has an established Procurement function resourced with qualified procurement professionals, supported by an outsourced procurement services provider, responsible for supporting the firm’s £450m+ expenditure on bought-in goods & services.


The Procurement function‘s objectives are:

- To be regarded as an invaluable business partner by the firm’s KBS functions (in particular Facilities, Corporate Services, Marketing and IT) and by the wider business functions (Audit, Tax, Advisory and Markets)
- To drive the continuous improvement of third-party goods & services and minimise the risks associated with commercial contracting activities through the application of best-practice procurement across the firm
- To support the business with technology investments to enable profitable revenue growth
- To deliver year-on-year financial benefit to the firm

Overview of the Position / Key Responsibilities

Procurement created a CFO sponsored Supplier Management CoE to develop a supplier management framework and drive best practice consistently across the Firm supporting colleagues who have supplier management responsibilities through methodology, tools, templates, mentoring and consolidated reporting

The Supplier Management CoE Lead heads up the Centre of Excellence for SRM, coordinates and drives the CoE activity, providing advice and guidance on SRM, procurement governance, risk and compliance, the end result being establishing consistent controls, leveraging 3rd party relationships & spend, managing key risks, creating incremental value and driving innovation.


The Lead’s main responsibilities are:


Execution

- Defines, manages and reviews the overarching supplier management strategy and senior strategic relationships for all suppliers.
Driving forward the SRM CoE activity by:

- Being responsible for developing and delivering the strategy of SRM across supplier base in conjunction with key SRM team leads
- Ensuring effective management of the SRM CoE programme of work
- Leading on the SRM communications strategy and delivery
- Being the central point for
- Continuous improvement and development
- SRM related projects
- Supplier base performance and financial reporting
- Leading on the provision of training and mentoring relating to SRM
- Managing overall performance and benefits tracking, central KBS reporting for all key suppliers supporting KBS and wider functions where required.
- Ownership of a supplier management portal
- Application of the Firms independence & reciprocity policies.
- Driving governance and compliance to process across all procurement and supplier activity
- Providing subject matter expertise and guidance on 3rd party risk diligence and mitigation across supply base.
Team and Performance Management:

- Providing direct senior support to Head of Supplier Governance and Service Operations, across all activities within that team promoting engagement and cohesive one team approach
- Ensuring implementation of relevant controls and activities in line with agreed processes
- Ensuring the delivery of a high quality SRM advisory service to key business stakeholders
- Building Relationships
- Ability to build and develop effective relationships with key internal stakeholders, demonstrating a full understanding of their drivers & requirements and identifying and providing appropriate support & solutions
- Operate as a trusted business advisor to various functions.
- Develop strong relationships with the Procurement category teams by acting as the lynchpin between sourcing and supplier management
Programme Management
- Strong programme and project management skills enabling the effective and successful deployment of the supplier management programme to the business
- Ability to work under pressure, managing conflicting requirements whilst meeting client expectations and delivering excellent client service
Team Player
- Ability to work as part of a team, contributing to the wider procurement vision and priorities, leading and supporting the pursuit of best practice supplier management
- Act as a mentor, providing best practice advice to the less experienced members of the category teams, and wider business operations teams, offering support and direction as appropriate
Skills and Behaviours:

- The Supplier Manager Programme Lead is required to demonstrate the Skills & Behaviours expected of a Manager (see “Skills & Behaviours in Action”). In particular the position requires:
Delivering Quality Service
- Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholder priorities
- Ability and willingness to adopt a flexible approach to client projects
Accountability:

- Fully accountable for project deliverables and demonstrable contribution to benefit targets.
- Single point of contact for SRM policies and cross KBS reporting supplier’s performance
Building Relationships
- Ability to influence stakeholder thinking and to demonstrate value of supplier management procurement practices.
- Service ethos and ability to demonstrate discretion, diplomacy and gravitas
Drive and Resilience
- Ability to sustain a high level of drive and maintain a professional and enthusiastic
- Willingness to work hard to meet demands in key times of pressure and the ability to overcome obstacles
Problem Solving
- Ability to analyse complex issues & challenges, evaluate options and make recommendations with clear supporting rational

Qualifications and Experience

- Expansive experience in relevant commercial roles, preferably recent years within the supplier management arena. Degree qualified (or equivalent)
- Strong appreciation of financial/professional consultancy services culture
- Strong influencing skills to ensure successful continued adoption of the programme
- Proven broad SRM track-record of successfully overseeing large, multi-faceted, contracts with evidence of financial benefit delivery, effective contract management, risk management and innovation.
- CIPS / IACCM qualified an advantage.
- Good communication skills with the ability to communicate assertively, confidently with presence and gravitas.
- Ability to recognise and interpret complex requirements and create clear/logical process driven governance and pragmatic decision making on that basis.
- Self-motivated and able to work autonomously, manage own time effectively etc. to achieve goals.








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