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Senior Manager – Forensic Investigations, Compliance and Disputes

Date: Feb 14, 2017

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID121149BR
Job TitleSenior Manager – Forensic Investigations, Compliance and Disputes
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionAdvisory Risk 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.

Job DescriptionThe Team

We are seeking a Senior Manager to join the team in our National Markets Forensic practice in the North (based in our Manchester or Leeds office). As part of our Investigations, Compliance and Disputes team, you will lead projects in areas such as:

- Fraud;
- Disputes
- Anti-bribery and corruption (“ABC”);
- Financial and misconduct investigations; and,
- Regulatory compliance

The Role

The role will be to lead complex investigations, compliance and disputes assignments, with specific expertise in investigations and disputes and in ABC projects. The individual will have a team working for them and will be expected to deal directly with the client, the client’s external counsel, senior members of the KPMG team; and other third parties such as law enforcement agencies, regulators and insurers. Each project will generally incorporate the review and assessment of evidence, controls and/or risks, drafting of written reports and client liaison.
The individual will also be expected to participate in marketing, knowledge sharing and practice development, and in particular in developing the Forensic practice’s ABC offerings in National Markets. The individual will be based in KPMG's Manchester or Leeds office but will need to display a flexible attitude to working and be prepared to travel to/work at other locations within the UK and internationally.

The Person

Professional accounting qualification is required. A fraud-related qualification whilst not essential is desirable.

To succeed in this demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following experience and skills:
- Currently in a senior manager or manager position or specialist investigation and compliance role, including experience in planning and executing financial investigations (e.g. accounting misstatements, fraud, etc), disputes (e.g. expert witness, completion accounts disputes, etc) and/or ABC projects
- Strong technical knowledge of fraud, financial investigations, disputes and audit.


Have strong technical knowledge of ABC and practical experience developing, implementing and managing ABC systems and processes and knowledge and experience of advising clients on their existing ABC systems and processes;


Experience in carrying out review and assessment of ABC compliance frameworks and ABC programmes, designing and rolling out ABC risk assessments, and conducting and analysing research and due diligence on third parties


Proven ability to lead and manage multi-cultural teams across different jurisdictions would be advantageous
- Strong managerial skills on projects and experience of managing large and complex projects
- Experience of drafting reports and other deliverables suitable for presentation to a client, including at Executive Committee and Board member level
- Ability to articulate complex and technical findings in both written and oral presentations for a variety of audiences
- Strong people skills - able to conduct appraisals, inspire and develop junior colleagues
- Experience of article writing and presenting on technical topics
- Confidence to be able to establish credibility with clients quickly
- An enthusiasm to get involved in marketing activity and in developing the Forensic practice
- Highly motivated to pursue a rewarding and enjoyable career with KPMG Forensic
- Demonstrate excellent analytical skills and problem solving, self-motivation and possess an enquiring mind
- Strong interpersonal and team working skills and the ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure are essential
- Ability to understand and manage the risks and financials associated with client engagement
- Confidence and ability to provide credible challenge both externally and internally
- Deep knowledge of at least one area within the investigations or disputes market and a willingness to help develop this area
- Strong sales skills and experience, including generating new ideas to expand Forensic service line
- A developed network of relevant contacts

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