Forensic Consulting Director - Investigations & Compliance

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

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Job details

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Experience Level: Director

Type: Full Time

Service Line: Inv & Compliance

Contract type: Permanent

Job description

The Team

Investigations and Compliance (I&C) is part of KPMG’s Forensic practice. We help clients with their biggest and most challenging crisis management, misconduct and integrity matters. Our work helps clients respond to regulatory enquiries, reduce reputational risk and prevent or reduce commercial loss by helping them to investigate and mitigate risks including fraud and misconduct, bribery and corruption, financial crime and much more. We have an exciting pipeline of work and ambitious growth targets and are looking for experienced and enthusiastic individuals to join our talented team.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Director to join our I&C team, primarily to lead investigations for various clients.

The individual will also be required to work on engagements that help clients to prevent and mitigate the risk of fraud, bribery and corruption and other areas of financial crime. These projects might include, for example, fraudulent financial reporting, fraud risk management, regulatory compliance, and integrity due diligence assignments.

The role undertaken by the individual will depend on the type and circumstances of each project.

The candidate should expect to work on a variety of project-based work over a cross section of forensic work types, industries and geographies.

Each project will generally incorporate the review and assessment of documentation, drafting of written reports/submissions and client liaison. As a Director you will be expected to actively pursue business development, leveraging your experience and network.

In addition, the candidate will be required to lead delivery, meaning leadership of the engagement and dealing directly with senior management at the client, the client’s external counsel, senior members of the KPMG team and other third parties as required.  You will also be expected to oversee and train junior colleagues and take responsibility for the quality and timeliness of project deliverables.

The individual will be based in KPMG’s CSQ office working under KPMG’s hybrid working model of both home and office working. The individual will need to display a flexible attitude to working and be prepared to travel/work at other locations within the UK and internationally. 

The Person

Qualifications and Skills:

Chartered Professional Accountant or equivalent is preferred. An additional legal or fraud related qualification is also preferred.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • To succeed in this demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following experience and skills:
  • A proven track record in originating opportunities and leading written and/or oral proposals to clients


  • A developed network of relevant contacts in the market


  • Development of thought leadership material and continuous development of market profile


  • An enthusiasm to get involved in marketing activity and in developing the Forensic practice


  • Practical and recent experience of leading Forensic investigations with a strong understanding of market leading investigative techniques, such as interviewing, e-review and financial analysis


  • A strong understanding of and practical experience working with core Forensic technology tools, such as Relativity, Brainspace and others


  • Experience of delivering risk management and/or compliance-based engagements in areas such as fraud, bribery and corruption, tax evasion facilitation, modern slavery and other areas of financial crime is desirable


  • Demonstrable experience of managing large and complex projects


  • Experience in scoping and defining Forensic projects


  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams


  • Proven track record of managing the risks and financials associated with client engagements


  • Experience of drafting reports, submissions and other deliverables to a high standard, suitable for presentation to clients


  • Ability to articulate complex and technical findings in both written and oral presentations for a variety of audiences


  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, self-motivation and an enquiring mind


  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure


  • Ability to establish credibility with clients and senior colleagues quickly and ability to demonstrate strong stakeholder management skills


  • Strong people skills, including an ability to conduct appraisals, inspire and develop junior colleagues

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Why Consulting at KPMG?

Technology is a critical focus for us. It underpins everything we do. We're investing in technology like never before – not least because the pace of technological change is disrupting organisations in new and challenging ways. Through advanced data analytics and emerging tech-enabled solutions like AI and machine learning, we're helping clients across diverse sectors to navigate that change. We enable them to avoid any unnecessary risks and to uncover new, transformative opportunities that could give them a competitive edge. A career here means stretching your skills and honing your expertise by solving complex problems as part of a collaborative, results-driven and supportive team. Whether we're helping our clients to reduce their costs, make better decisions, improve efficiencies or deploy the latest technologies, we bring together broad specialisms and talents to deliver robust, connected solutions.

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