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Data Analytics Assistant Manager - Financial Crime

Date: Jan 31, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140207BR
Job TitleData Analytics Assistant Manager - Financial Crime
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 OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job DescriptionThe Role:

The Financial Crime Technology team sits within KPMG's Risk Consulting Function, working within our Forensic practice.

With a focus on technical development and delivery this role is an opportunity to build technical skills in areas of financial crime, such as AML, sanctions and transaction monitoring. Working on asset development, the team is set up to provide support in creating and building anything from automation to machine learning models in order to meet our clients’ needs.

The current team focusses on developing assets written in Python (django, DRF, pandas, numpy) deployed on AWS (Jenkins/Terraform/ECS/docker) using the Atlassian suite (Stash/Jira) for project delivery. Experience of some development is expected but training will be given to the right candidate.

The role gives an opportunity to work with many areas of the business, from technical SMEs through to the consulting side in the wider Forensic practice, with opportunities for progression in either.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience


This exciting role will fully utilise your existing programming, data analysis and data management skills. Strong technical skills are essential as you will be required to develop solutions either individually or as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team.


Experience with SQL: functions, stored procedures, pivoting, cursors, recursion, CTEs, triggers, dynamic SQL, query optimisation, transactions and XML.


A working knowledge of database architecture, specifically designing and reviewing data storage structure, database normalization (1NF, 2NF, 3NF etc) and ensuring these structures are fit for purpose and scalable.


Good understanding of using Python including its built-in functions and knowledge of data manipulation packages.


Proven experience in automating manual tasks and ETL.


Experience using any version control system (e.g. Git or CVS).


Knowledge of full stack development in any programming/scripting language.


Basic understanding of working with or building an API (REST)


Ability and curiosity to conduct root-cause investigative work in relation to a system’s performance, configuration or data flow issues.



Knowledge of statistical techniques and analysis (such as regression, clustering, sampling and social network analysis).


Experience in cloud-based deployment (e.g. Azure, GCP or AWS)


Applied knowledge of machine learning and cognitive computing.


A functional understanding of international sanctions, regulations and anti-money laundering protocols.



Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical analysis to a non-technical audience.


Tenacious problem solving attitude: the ability to
identify and fix issues before they become critical.


Independent worker: you are reliable and can be trusted to deliver high-quality work with minimal oversight.


Self-review system: you use a structured approach to ensure that your deliverables would require only minor review points from a stakeholder.

Our DealAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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