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Operational Resilience - Senior Manager - FS Tech Risk Consulting

Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID138222BR
Job TitleOperational Resilience - Senior Manager - FS Tech Risk Consulting
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineRC Technology
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.

Technology - Our clients need to deal effectively with technology related risks and derive maximum value from data and documentation. Our specialists provide independent, jargon free advice and advanced technology capabilities to help our clients proactively manage their technology risks and use their data to its full potential.

KPMG OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job Description
The Team

The Financial Services Technology Risk Consulting team is focused on providing consultancy, advice and assurance on our clients' technology risks and controls. The market is evolving at pace and innovating, whilst embracing the digital age. We are building out our team to advise clients on emerging and legacy technology risks and controls. We are focused on project and programme risk, operational and technology resilience, technology risk and control, impact of regulatory change on data and technology and third party risk management. All underpinned by analytics. We deliver our work through consulting projects, focused on risk and control assurance, as well as projects with 2nd and 3rd lines of defence.

The Role

- Building global relationships and actively seeking out the global networks best experts to address client needs
- Communicating compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
- Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures

- Work with Partners and Directors in delivering risk services to the FS sector with particular focus on Operational Resilience
- Oversight of delivery of Operational Resilience projects. This includes leading large teams, coaching junior staff, training and knowledge sharing sessions
- Assume ownership of key client relationships, identify revenue-generating opportunities and get involved in business development activities such as proposal writing, pitch presentations, etc.
- Build and develop relationships with key market contacts (such as CIO, Head of Information Security, COO)
- Develop industry and technical expertise and be positioned as an Operational Resilience SME for the Financial Services sector
- Identify, anticipate and recommend the need for and make changes to resilience methodologies and related services in response to changing risk profiles and regulatory expectations
- Ensure the firm’s quality protocols and risk management requirements are implemented and complied with both internally and on client engagements
- Build relationships with other departments to further develop and mature KPMG's Operational Resilience offering
- Understand the Financial Services industry - key performance drivers, emerging technical and industry developments, general business/economic developments and their impact to the client

The Person

- Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
- Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
- Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
- Seeks to understand others motivations
- Supports others to make brave decisions

Qualifications and Skills
- Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering risk and controls assessments.
- proven experience of implementing Operational Resilience frameworks in large Financial Services organisations
- Thorough understanding of operational resilience and experience of developing operational resilience programs for Financial Services organisations
- Extensive knowledge and insight of regulatory requirements and expectations on Operational Resilience and wider technology risks
- Extensive knowledge of related regulations - Outsourcing, OCIR, and Banking and Insurance Recovery and Resolution
- Degree/masters qualification in IT

Experience and Background
- Experience of building operational resilience programs in the Financial Services sector from the ground-up
- Experience of mapping end-to-end critical business services for large Financial Services organisations
- Extensive experience of working with UK regulators to provide knowledge and insights on regulatory thinking on Operational Resilience
- Experience of reviewing operational resilience for banks and/or insurers and providing gap assessments and remediation plans
- Experience of managing business and IT stakeholders from across the business and all levels of seniority, including CIO, CFO and CISO
- Ability to identify and assess IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly to all levels
- Strong understanding of Financial Services sector
- A good understanding of technology platforms
- Strong leadership skills both on engagements and in an office environment
- Ability to play an active role in the business development process
- Ability to present on specific subjects to a large group of people
- Strong analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
- Demonstrate professional scepticism - proven track record of constructively challenging clients to drive best results
- An aptitude for embracing and adapting to new technology
- Ability to spot opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other lines of service to help clients
- Ability to work flexibly in terms of working hours to accommodate tight timelines and manage well under pressure

Our DealAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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 all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

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