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Director Data Analytics- Financial Crime Technology

Date: Feb 17, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID132695BR
Job TitleDirector Data Analytics- Financial Crime Technology
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

At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

The Financial Crime Technology team is a key contributor to the Firm’s strategic growth initiatives. We have achieved rapid year-on-year growth since the team’s inception and have set ourselves ambitious targets to maintain the momentum. We possess a strong pipeline of work for the year ahead and continue to develop innovative market-leading solutions for our clients. We now need an experienced and dependable director to convert the existing pipeline, expand it with our current offerings and to develop new financial crime-focussed propositions.

The Role


Financial crime and technical knowledge

: You will provide subject matter expertise to our clients in the following areas: sanctions screening, fraud detection and prevention, market abuse and regulatory breach monitoring, and AML transaction monitoring.


Proposition development

: You will develop financial crime-focussed propositions that address the regulatory and commercial challenges of our clients


Team strategy

. You will work directly with partners to develop and implement team strategy and pursue growth ambitions.


Risk management

: You will identify and manage risk, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively.


Engagement management

: You will be responsible for multiple client-facing projects and be the point of contact for senior client stakeholders.


Building relationships

: You will acquire and sustain cohesive relationships with key client contacts and colleagues within KPMG.


Team development

: You will mentor the team and encourage the development of relevant skills and knowledge.

Required Experience and Qualifications


A demonstrable understanding of the current challenges affecting financial institutions in the financial crime space and the technology used to combat them.


Proven experience of large financial crime projects with financial institutions, preferably leading the technology or data work stream.


Experience of interacting with senior client contacts; examples being the MLRO, CRO or their legal counsel.


Experience in the development of technological solutions for KYC/CDD, transaction monitoring, sanctions screening or fraud prevention.


A commercial understanding of how financial crime technology teams operate within Banks, their drivers and their challenges.


A proven ability to develop client relationships and maintain professional networks.


Proven experience of leading large teams


Demonstrable sales skills and experience, including creating new ideas to expand a team’s market offering and leading sales pitches to generate new work.


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

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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