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Data Architect

Date: Jun 21, 2019

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID145461BR
Job TitleData Architect
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineTax Central
Service Line InformationKPMG's Tax Centre of Excellence carries out the vast majority of the tax compliance work across the whole UK Firm and comprises over over 300 qualified tax compliance experts and supporting staff. Our vision is to become the most respected compliance team in the UK and help our clients cope with their rapidly changing tax compliance needs. We have 3 main locations in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, but also support a large number of remote workers, in short we offer flexibility in our ways of working. Over the next 2 years we are looking to increase both our scope of specialisations and our service offering as well as deploying class leading tax technology to deliver a great service to KPMG's clients.

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 DescriptionThe Role

This opportunity will give you the chance to work as a "hands on" data architect, engaging with a variety of stakeholders from business through to engineering teams.

The Data Architect will work closely with our application development teams and MI manager to drive forward the data strategy for TPL MS Technology. The role involves collaborating with Enterprise Data Architects and Data Analysts firm wide to align to best practice and the KPMG Data management strategy.


Deliver the TPL data analytics strategy, ensuring it is in line with business objectives, enterprise best practice and information security policies.

Own the data analytics products and tools across the TPL managed services business.
Manage a team of data and business analysts.
Develop BI reports using data visualisation tools like Qliksense, PowerBI and Tableau.

Work with software engineers and data analysts to integrate data driven solutions into existing systems and business processes.

Analyse technical system requirements then implement solutions to meet business MI requirements.
Design, develop and agree data models which meet business objectives.

Ensure any systems that are decommissioned adhere to the correct data policies.

The person

Proven experience working as a data architect in medium-large organisations, designing & delivering complex data architectures and models.

Broad knowledge of data integration, data quality, multi-dimensional design, data mining and ETL processes and methodology.

Experience of reporting, analytic and data visualisation capabilities such as Microsoft SSRS/SSAS, IBM SPSS Modeller and Tableau.

Experience building large Operational Data Sources (ODS's) and Data Warehouses.

Proficient in the creation of logical data models, preferably within the financial services sector.

Proficient in the use of Qliksense and PowerBI would be advantageous
Excellent understanding of business complexity and system interdependencies.

Experienced in using SQL Server 2017 and SQL Azure.

Strong problem solving skills and ability to logically analyse complex requirements, processes and systems to put solutions in place.


Passionate about using data to drive key business decisions.


KPMG is one of the world's leading professional services organisations delivering Advisory services to thousands of clients including some of the largest multinationals, best-known brands and public bodies.

The Tax Centre of Excellence is a delivery centre which provides KPMG’s tax compliance services to clients. Our goal is to achieve the highest standards of quality at a cost effective price point. Our team of 200 tax professionals is supported by an operation support structure covering multiple disciplines. The successful candidate would form part of this team.

The role would is full-time in Glasgow, with some travel required to London and other locations around the UK.

Our Deal

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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