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Economics Director - Technical Specialist

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team:

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 macro-economics space, engagements include IFRS9 economic scenario assistance on KPMG-audited entities and advisory clients; stress testing for financial institutions and forecasting market and sector outlook. 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.

KPMG’s Economics team sits within KPMG Forensic, and is part of KPMG’s Risk Consulting group.

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:

KPMG is seeking a Director with significant CGE modelling expertise. The role will involve leading development of enhancements to our CGE modelling capabilities, in particular in relation to the economics of climate change, collaborating with leading academics. The role will involve working closely with KPMG’s broader climate change modelling practice.

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 economic modelling 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:

PhD in economics focussed on CGE modelling.

Experience developing CGE models from scratch, and adapting these models to suit specific client needs as well as the developments in the economics literature.

Strong understanding of available climate models and techniques, and an established network in this space including with leading think tanks.

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 situation.

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 CGE modelling.

Experience in managing commercial and contractual risk.

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