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Manager, Economics - Macro Economics

Date: Jul 17, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139091BR
Job TitleManager, Economics - Macro Economics
CountryUnited Kingdom
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 Description
The Team

KPMG has a highly successful economics team in the UK, which leads KPMG’s global network of Economics practices. We conduct economic analysis for a wide range of UK and international clients in both the private and public sectors across all sectors. KPMG Economics deploys our high quality analysis to support clients in a range of contexts, such as interactions with Government and regulators, and to support the development of public policy and commercial and business strategy for private sector clients.

From a sector perspective the work currently focuses on financial services, professional services, telecoms, post, energy and utilities, transport, health, gaming. Similarly, in terms of functional areas, core skills within the team as a whole range from macro to micro economics, market definition and design, regulatory strategy, anti-trust, competition, econometrics, cost modelling, pricing and regulatory finance and accounting.

The Role


We are looking for a Manager to help expand our macroeconomics capacity.

This role offers an opportunity to join a growing macroeconomics team by advising clients on the impact the future economic environment will have on their business and combines economics, data analytics, regulatory and audit work to advise clients on their strategy.

The work will involve assessment of economic scenarios for stress testing, IFRS9 and other Stress testing regulatory exercises, development of economic outlook scenarios using macroeconomic models, building revenue and cost projections, market sizing, elasticity analysis and economic strategy evaluation

The responsibilities will include:

- Develop propositions that demonstrate a market leading position including new quantitative methodologies
- Draft reports and proposals
- Carry out bespoke econometric modelling work
- Run small-to-medium sized engagements, including proposal writing, project delivery, and client relationship
- Coach and supervise more junior members of the team

The Person

Qualifications and experience:

- A 2.1 or First class undergraduate degree and a good Masters’ degree in economics from a top rated university is a must, with a significant economics focus
- Strong knowledgeable of the economic environment across developed and emerging economies
- Experience in designing, building and using econometric models to create in-house business forecasts
- Experience of working with large economic models (structural or Statistical) to develop consistent macroeconomic scenarios and economic forecasts
- Experience of working as a consultant, developing client relationships and winning work would be an advantage
- Experience of running small teams and taking responsibility for own workload
- Experience in audit of financial institutions in relation to the forward economic guidance

Skills required:

- Excellent econometric skills
- Advanced use of Excel and at least one econometric package
- Excellent written English
- Excellent oral communications
- Ability to present advanced technical evidence in a digestible format to a non- technical audience
- Client relationship and networking skills
- Team management skills

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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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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