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12 month FTC Senior Manager - KPMG Law, FS Regulatory - London

Date: Jan 21, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


KPMG Law establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients. Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC. Core corporate, regulatory, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. We have recently added LOTS and Legal Technology. Over the next few years, these teams will grow and Legal Services will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.

What KPMG Law is looking for from its lawyers:

- Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and discipline
- Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
- Lawyers with a passion for the law and regulation
- Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
- Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
- Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
- Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment

Why you might want to join KPMG Law:

- You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team
- You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
- You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities
- You are excited by the idea of being a founding member of a team that will grow significantly and is involved in cutting edge and exciting projects
- You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
- You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance
- You thrive when no day is the same as the day before

Who we're looking for:

We are currently looking to recruit a Regulatory Lawyer to join our growing Financial Services Regulatory team at KPMG. The role will be based in our London office but with potential for on-site client work.

We are looking for candidates with between 5 and 8 years post qualification experience ideally, for which this would represent an excellent opportunity for career development.

The successful candidate will have gained relevant experience in a leading City firm regulatory practice. The role will involve primarily non-contentious regulatory advice and support to clients in the context of a board range of financial services regulatory issues including in the fields of wholesale banking, investment services and commodities trading, and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate experience in these areas.

The Senior Manager role covers the following key areas:

- Technical Delivery – provide high quality financial services regulatory advice as part of legal services own account work or as part of a KPMG multi-disciplinary projects.

- Team leadership - be able to help lead a young and dynamic team. Instil and demonstrate a culture of high quality work, professionalism and team work. Identifying gaps in skills and experiences and building skills. Providing training and support.

- Business/Client Development – develop relationships to generate revenue for the firm internally within KPMG and externally with clients, respond to business development opportunities, innovate and create practical commercial solutions to client issues.

- Delivery - Leading engagements on a day to day basis with assistance of Managers and Assistant Managers in the team. Contributing effectively to project teams and take responsibility for completing work. Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills.

- Take a lead role expanding our Regulatory legal services practice. Sustain a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude that translates across the team.

- Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, but in particular in the Risk Consulting and Advisory teams.

- Demonstrating technical expertise by developing / enhancing propositions that are relevant for clients relating to one or more areas of regulation.

You must have at least an upper 2nd class honours degree from an educational institution, and show experience in dealing with complex regulatory question and that you are technically excellent in your field. Applicants should be a fully qualified UK solicitor. Experience in Brexit projects, commodities trading risk and regulatory issues, MiFID II implementation and analysis, EMIR implementation, Benchmark Regulation analysis and implementation, SMCR and regulatory permissions analysis preferred.

As well as proving your strong communication, organisational skills and commercial awareness, a clear enthusiasm for business development will be essential as this is integral to growing the business.

You will need to show a collaborative approach with a strong client focussed ethic, and that you have the drive to build the reputation of the team internally and externally. The ideal candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a passion for the regulatory legal environment in financial services.

Candidates must be willing to travel internationally as required, and a foreign language (other than English) will be viewed favourably.

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