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Economics Director – Regulatory finance

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job Description

KPMG’s Economics team serves a diverse international client base, advising firms on a broad range of high-profile issues, from strategy, to financial stability to impact of regulatory changes as well as competition issues across a variety of industries.

The practice spans a number of functional areas, with core skills ranging from micro and macro-economics, competition and regulatory economics, micro and macro-econometrics, regulatory strategy, cost modelling, pricing and regulatory finance and accounting.

In the regulatory finance and accounting space, engagements include assisting clients during business rates revaluation, regulatory audits and significant regulatory finance work in the telecoms sector, and support to regulated companies during sector-specific appeals processes.

Our team of economists works closely with leading academic advisors, drawing on in-depth sector knowledge from experts within the KPMG network, to deliver high quality economic advice to our clients.

The highly successful Economics practice at KPMG is looking to accelerate its recent growth. The team typically works with clients at board level, offering interesting and varied work, and the opportunity to earn substantial rewards by expanding our successful practice in the UK and across Europe.

The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Economics team as a Director with a focus on financial economics.


KPMG is seeking a Director with significant CGE modelling expertise.

The role will involve leading development of our financial economics practice, in particular in relation to regulatory accounting, cost allocation and business rates revaluation.

The role will involve working closely with KPMG’s broader practices in audit, tax and corporate finance.

The role will require the ability to present technical economic modelling to internal and external stakeholders, as well as providing written deliverables.

The role will also involve marketing our financial economics capabilities to clients, and internal KPMG stakeholders.

The role will be for a position that is an integral part of the Economics team. We will expect the successful candidate to live the values all round.

The role will also involve a significant amount of coaching and development of more junior staff.

All of the above should be delivered while displaying outstanding risk management.

The Person

Qualifications and skills:

Undergraduate degree (2.1 or above)

Relevant post-graduate qualifications – either i) CFA/ACA/CIMA/ACCA/MBA or similar professional finance qualification or ii) MA/MSc/MPhil or above in Economics

Extensive experience working on financial analysis in a regulated sector e.g. telecoms, transport, energy, water, aviation, post.

Experience developing financial economics analysis from scratch and adapting this analysis to suit specific client needs as well as the developments in the financial economics literature.

Strong understanding of the range of leading financial economics models and techniques, and an established network in this space.

Ability to work across diverse projects, with other skillsets.

Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

An ability to explain complex economics clearly to non- economists and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.

Proven experience of leading and managing teams, and an ability to work collaboratively.

Experience working in a senior role with proven experience of delivering complex economic output to senior stakeholders to inform critical decision making.

Ability to write proposals and to sell work in the space of financial economics.

Experience in managing commercial and contractual risk.

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