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Director - FS Cyber Security

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139486BR
Job TitleDirector - FS Cyber Security
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineRC Technology
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.

Technology - Our clients need to deal effectively with technology related risks and derive maximum value from data and documentation. Our specialists provide independent, jargon free advice and advanced technology capabilities to help our clients proactively manage their technology risks and use their data to its full potential.

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 DescriptionThe team


The Risk Consulting service offerings are:
- Technology
- Forensics
- Financial Risk Management

The role


The role will be working in the Cyber Security practice within Technology Risk Consulting. Our clients are increasingly under cyber-attack and under regulatory scrutiny to demonstrate effective management of cyber risk. Our specialists provide independent, jargon free advice and advanced technical capabilities to help our clients proactively manage cyber and technology risks to drive value from their business information assets whilst protecting business.

Our cyber security services are defined within four capability groups:
- Strategy, Transformation and Governance (ST&G)
- Privacy
- Identity and Access Management
- Cyber Defence Services

We provide cyber security services to clients across three markets:

- Financial Services
- Corporates
- National Markets

The role is a Director role in our ST&G capability group focused on our Financial Services clients. As a Director you will have the opportunity to drive all of the cyber security, technology, and risk services and a key emphasis will be on the delivery of ST&G engagements to clients.

The Director role covers three key areas (Market Focus, Issues Led and Culture & Motivation)
- Delivery of ST&G engagements.
- Development and maintenance of ST&G commercial propositions to drive and meet market demand and clients’ issues. Building relationships with other parts of the firm and binding offerings together.
- Support in the leadership of the ST&G capability group.
- Business/client development.
- Relationship and sales origination/building a pipeline of opportunities.
- People Leadership.
- Lead/manage/nurture the team/identify gaps and build technical skills.

Reporting to the Lead Cyber Security Partners for Financial Services, the ST&G Director role involves:
- Taking accountability for the delivery of ST&G engagements and leading multiple engagements on a day to day basis with the assistance of Senior Managers/Managers in the team.
- Being responsible for expanding our ST&G services in the Financial Services sector.
- Leading sales origination/business development initiatives and acting as an integral part of the broader Technology and Cyber Security leadership team.
- Contributing to the overall cyber security strategy by identifying where there are opportunities for growth and developing the strategy to capitalise on cyber security risk opportunities in this sector.
- Building and managing excellent networks and client relationships (typically at Chief ST&G Officer, CIO, CFO, COO, CISO or Head of Technology level) across a range of organisations.
- Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as responding to RFPs, bid management, proposal writing and client presentations.
- Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG.
- Coaching and developing team members both as part of our overall performance management process or on specific engagements.
- Contributing to practice management e.g. training, knowledge management, thought leadership, etc.
- Travelling in the UK to region offices and in particular regularly attending the Canary Wharf offices; and travelling in the UK or internationally supporting client delivery where required.
- Acting in line with KPMG’s values at all times

The person

- Batchelor degree qualification in Security, Technology or relevant Professional Qualifications (e.g. CIPM, CIPE, CISSP, CISM, M. Inst IISP, etc.
- MBA or Master degree (Desirable).
- Experience of working in the Financial Services sector including working with large, global organisations.
- Experience of working at the senior level as a ST&G Lead and Consultant.
- Commercially aware and with industry relationships that will enable achievement of revenue in the region of £1.5+ million per year.
- Wide industry exposure with a depth of ST&G knowledge and experience.
- Experience and knowledge of the regulatory environment facing clients in the Financial Services sector; with a particular focus on technology, security and ST&G relevant regulations.
- Proven experience of successfully leading, managing and delivering ST&G, cyber security and technology advisory and assurance services to large/medium, multi-national clients.
- Proven experience of delivering technical ST&G advice.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to explain technical issues to a non-technical audience, extensive relevant sales experience, negotiation and project management skills.
- Sound understanding of risk management in professional services environment.
- Extensive Cyber Security consulting experience is desirable (“Big 4” professional services or Technology consultancy).

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.

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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
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