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Manager - Technology Quality and Risk Management

Date: Nov 25, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID136577BR
Job TitleManager - Technology Quality and Risk Management
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineQRM
Service Line InformationQuality and Risk Management are the responsibility of each partner and employee. This responsibility includes the need to understand and adhere to member firm policies and associated procedures in carrying out their day-to-day activities. UK Quality & Risk Management teams help to set, implement and enforce policies and procedures designed to help to enable KPMG UK and its personnel to achieve the following key objectives: (i) oversee and monitor service quality, (ii) protect the brand and reputation of KPMG, (iii) comply with laws, (iv) regulations and professional standards, and (v) minimize the risk of financial claims against KPMG UK.

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 Advisory Quality and Risk Management team provides a unified and consistent service across Consulting, reporting to Simon Gilbert the Head of Quality and Risk Management Consulting. The team supervises levels of quality and compliance achieved in delivering our client work, interacting directly with the leaders of those engagements and our Risk Management Partners.
The team currently has a vacancy for a Manager. The role is available as a permanent transfer or secondment (minimum commitment 12 months). The role will provide a deep understanding of the way we manage and control our business. It will involve contact with a wide range of MC/RC partners and senior staff. The role is available to support one of the MC Capability groups.

Key Responsibilities

- Provide QRM support, advice, oversight and feedback to the business on risk management process/governance.
- Provide direct proactive support to Business Unit Risk Management Partners, undertaking delegated tasks as agreed with the individual BURMPs.
- Act as a Supporting Engagement Leader to assist provisionally accredited Engagement Leaders.
- Define, publish and communicate localised policy, guidance, tools and advice and achieve a good quality of effective communication with the business.
- Maintain good relationships with key internal stakeholders (central, leadership, risk partners, finance, etc).
- Be involved in QPR (Quality of Performance Review) which is a fundamental part of the firm’s efforts to deliver high quality engagements. The QRM team’s C grades are expected to be involved by i) conducting the set-up (compliance) element of the review and ii) coaching and supervising junior staff doing the same.
- Any other tasks that may reasonably be required.

Key skills and competencies required

- Ability to communicate proactively with senior personnel.
- Ability to learn and understand the detail of risk management policy, assess queries and situations in relation to this and guide others in its application.
- Working in a matrix structured team, assisting with and prioritising between multiple activities.
- Good skills with standard office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
- Good grasp of KPMG’s policies and in house risk management tools (SAP, Sentinel and CEAC).

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

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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