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Risk Analytics - Assistant Manager - Connected Technology

Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job Description

Our ‘Risk Analytics’ capability sits within Technology Risk Consulting, but works across all our functions, i.e. across Audit, Tax and Advisory. Risk Analytics delivers a large amount of assurance and advisory work in helping clients get more value out of their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Business Management systems, specifically SAP, Oracle as well as GRC and/or data analytical solutions on top of the ERP.

Our projects include extracting, analysing and visualising data from our clients ERP systems to support audit and advisory engagements covering: process control, process & control optimisation, robotics, security, and ERP related GRC services. This work is delivered through stand-alone assignments, or as part of external and internal audit, or wider advisory engagements.

An Analytics Manager with a focus on ERP analytics would typically be responsible for ensuring the quality, value and timely delivery of a significant pipeline of engagements. This will include supporting delivery of the high demand for data and analytics for some of our largest and most complex controls transformation and automation programs, but also supporting wider Consulting, Tax and Audit projects.

Alongside this, you would be responsible for driving growth of the Risk Analytics capability by developing new business from existing clients across the firm, as well as from new prospects.

As an Assistant Manager, you will join our Risk Analytics leadership team and hence also get involved in product development and innovation activities, to ensure that KPMG’s Risk Analytics capability remains market leading on a global scale, as well as the development of our Risk Analytics people.

This role requires specific functional ERP (SAP and/or Oracle) and data analytics (and/or GRC) experience, delivering ERP process controls, data analytics, assurance and advisory services. The successful candidate will be involved in client facing and client relationship building across of range of corporate clients.

Roles & Responsibilities

This will include some or all of the following:
• Audit and advise clients that operate SAP and/or Oracle systems including GRC;
• Advise clients on building and enhancing their own ERP and Assurance data analytics capability;
• Delivery lead / SME on SAP/ Oracle/ GRC control and/or data analytics engagements;
• SME in implementing analytics and GRC solutions (e.g. for Continuous Controls Monitoring and Segregation of Duties solutions);
• Assist clients in automating their controls using emerging technologies such as RPA, AI and scripting;
• Support build of a Cloud based in-house analytics platform/ solution;
• Delivery lead / SME on SAP/ Oracle/ GRC control and/or data analytics engagements;
• Building and managing excellent client relationships across a range of clients;
• Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, but in particular in the wider Advisory areas;
• Contributing to practice management, e.g. innovation, training, knowledge management;
• A good understanding of SAP, Oracle, data analytics and/or GRC technology platforms;
• Ability to identify and assess complex ERP risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express clear views;
• Writing summary findings and preparing client documents to a high standard.

Experience and Skills

A combination of the following:
• Proven experience of successfully delivering SAP/ Oracle business process, security, control, data analytics and GRC services (including external/ internal audit) to medium/ large, multi-national clients. Including, for example, experience in Oil & Gas, Retail, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Utilities and Life Sciences sectors;
• Good understanding of Finance and HR processes (e.g. Record to Report, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash);
• Auditing and advising clients that operate SAP/ Oracle ERP Systems;
• Business process and functional experience of key SAP/ Oracle Financials modules, ideally including SAP HANA and/or Oracle Fusion Cloud database structures;
• Functional experience of GRC, Financials, BPC and BI;
• Experience of design, build and delivery of data analytics related capabilities, including:
- data extraction and processing (i.e. ETL);
- design and build of data analysis routines;
- design and build of data visualisation formats;
- interpretation of data analytics results, and ability to derive insightful and quantifiable business insights using data analytics outputs;
- identifying root causes to detected exceptions and translating these to actionable recommendations, e.g. ERP process or system changes;
- integration into a suitable IT infrastructure, including architecture design and system configuration
• Experience of using data analysis tools in an ERP environment, e.g. SQL (MS and Oracle), R, Python, Alteryx, Celonis, Qlik, PowerBI, Tableau;
• Experience of automation and robotics technologies, e.g. UIPath, Automation Anywhere, MS Power Apps, Appian (or other low code);
• Experience of process mining and visualisation technologies over SAP and/or Oracle such as Celonis;
• Experience of preparing exception reports, advisory documentation and presentations to a high standard;
• Experience of successfully winning and delivering technology risk services, including analytics demonstrations;
• “Big 4” professional services or dynamic IT Consultancy environment experience;
• Supporting service line through innovation and knowledge management.


• SAP/ Oracle certifications (desirable);
• Data analytics tools certifications (desirable);
• Certifications in GRC and Automation tools (desirable);
• Accounting Audit Qualifications: ACA or equivalent (desirable);
• IT Assurance Qualification CISA or equivalent (desirable);
• Preferably degree educated (Data Science or similar) or proven commercially demonstrated experience.

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