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Macro-Economics Assistant Manager

Date: Oct 11, 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-economic space, engagements include IFRS9 economic scenario assistance on KPMG-audited entities and advisory banks; stress testing for financial institutions and forecasting market and sector outlook for our deals advisory clients. 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 an Assistant Manager to join our macroeconomics service. The work will involve the assessment and development of economic scenarios for IFRS9 purposes and stress testing regulatory exercises using macroeconomic and econometric models, building sector/client specific revenue and cost projections, market sizing, elasticity analysis and economic strategy evaluation.
• Enhancing and developing the in-house econometric models (statistical, structural economic models)
• Developing tools for forecasting macroeconomic variables
• Drafting Audit memo’s for IFRS9 clients summarizing plausibility and benchmarking testing performed
• Drafting methodology papers and client reports
• Contributing to proposals and pitches

The Person

• A 2.1 or First class undergraduate degree in Economics
• A 2.1 or First class Masters’ degree in economics from a top rated university
• Experience in developing economic models as such DSGE models, Bayesian estimation, CGE and/or other statistical models and adapting these models to suit specific client needs
• Experience in gathering economic data and forecasting techniques
• Experience working with another professional services firm, Central Bank or Think Tank in a macroeconomics team/unit
• Proficiency in R/Stata/Matlab
• 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

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