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Economics Manager

Date: May 25, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID141713BR
Job TitleEconomics Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
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 DescriptionThe team

KPMG’s Economics team advises clients using economic advice and analysis in a range of contexts. This highly successful practice at KPMG is looking to accelerate its recent growth.

The Economics practice spans a number of functional areas, with core skills ranging from competition economics, econometrics, economic policy evaluation and impact assessment, economic strategy, regulatory strategy and applied micro- and macro-economics. The team, largely based in London but now also expanding internationally, provides economic advice to clients across a broad range of engagements. 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.

We work closely with leading academic advisors, also drawing on in-depth sector knowledge from experts within the KPMG network, to deliver high quality economic advice to our clients. Our economists have joined KPMG with diverse professional backgrounds, including from niche economic consultancies, competition authorities, academia or straight out of university.

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



The role

We are looking for highly motivated outstanding economists to join our Economics team, with a particular focus on the area of competition economics and econometric analysis.

Successful applicants will:

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Be a key member of our well-established team, delivering high quality economic advice to our clients on all aspects of competition policy.

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Prepare quantitative and qualitative evidence, to provide insight and value to our clients.

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Manage economics workstreams or projects and help to maintain the client relationship, with supervision from Directors and Partners, ensuring that any client work will be delivered to the highest standards in both content and form.

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Maintain a positive attitude when the team is under pressure, supporting other team members when they face challenging situations.

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Support business development activities within the team.

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Liaise regularly with the wider Economics team in terms of lessons learned from client engagements and where good practice/methodologies could be cascaded.

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Be involved in the management and the development of the Economics team as a whole, including contributing to our recruitment efforts, performance appraisal, mentoring and thought leadership.



The person

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and skills:

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Top academic qualifications in economics, with a focus on industrial economics and/or microeconometrics, at least at MA/MSc level (PhD desirable but not necessary).

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Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

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

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Perfect command of English. Fluency in other languages desirable but not necessary.

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Experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics desirable but not necessary.

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Knowledge of competition law and/or regulatory regimes.

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An ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets, on multiple projects simultaneously, and to produce deliverables of consistently high quality.

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An ability to work as part of a team, managing the input of others (including more senior and more junior colleagues where appropriate).

Experience and Background:

Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they have:

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Proven experience as an economist gained in an economic consulting firm, in a competition authority or in industry.

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Experience in managing the economic analysis of projects.

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Experience in managing more junior colleagues.

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

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.

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