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Forensic Senior Manager - KYC/CDD Lead - Leeds

Date: Jan 28, 2019

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID141513BR
Job TitleForensic Senior Manager - KYC/CDD Lead - Leeds
CountryUnited Kingdom
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

KPMG's Forensic 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 dispute resolution. This role is within for our Forensic FS team who specialise in Financial Crime, working alongside our colleagues in Managed Services.

KPMG Managed Services provide an innovative and cost effective solution to the delivery of large scale review and/or processing activity across multiple industries, geographies and processes. The Managed Services operation is experienced in, but not limited to, remediation, complaint handling, claims processing, service delivery and conduct risk reviews.
We bring together KPMG subject matter expertise, highly skilled operational resource and, where required, proprietary technology assets, providing clients with a single joined-up approach.

The role

The KYC Lead is responsible for oversight and management of the process of SME review and guidance for the remediation of KYC files. They are required to utilise their expertise, knowledge and experience to ensure that files are completed to regulatory standard, and that business processes and policies are adhered to and correctly applied throughout the process. They will be responsible for management of the quality control process and the framework through which this is completed.

- Management of KYC SMEs and oversight of the quality control process
- Ongoing management and ownership of the quality control protocol & standards through interpretation of policy, and continuous liaison with end client stakeholders and offshore operations
- Provide ad hoc guidance using subject matter expertise to team members
- Utilise in-depth knowledge of relevant regulation and published guidance to support quality control and file remediation process
- Perform file reviews to assess competency, completeness and adherence to regulation and policy
- Offer guidance and support in the completion of risk assessment; assessment of identification and verification documentation suitability and plausibility of client profiles in line with regulation and policy
- Communication of changes / updates effectively within the operation via internal alerts and huddles
- Identification and escalation of common pain points and knowledge gaps
- Conduct ad-hoc and pre planned coaching / training support to improve knowledge and understanding
- Review and constructively challenge the operations internal processes to drive continuous improvement
- Maintain detailed awareness of regulatory risk / landscape
- Build constructive and collaborative working relationships with teams both on and off shore
- Ensure quality is embedded within the operation

The person

Essential Experience
- Expertise in AML (Anti Money Laundering) & Sanctions, KYC (Know Your Customer) and Financial Crime (FC) with a minimum of seven years’ experience of working in an FCA regulated environment
- Minimum of three years’ experience of leading a team in an operational environment
- Subject matter expertise of FC guidance and appropriate regulation
- Ability to successfully manage a team in a target driven environment
- Ability to communicate and provide feedback, based on complex subject matter, effectively to team members in both written and verbal communications

Desirable Experience
- Application of systems based remediation platforms and portals
- Performance of quality control function

- Leadership
- Attention to detail
- Effective communication
- Problem Solving
- Analytical
- Self-Motivated
- Thrives under pressure
- Adaptable to change

Core Competencies
- Integrity
- Accountability
- Resilience
- Planning and Organising
- Decision Making
- Driving Results

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

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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