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Senior Manager - FS Forensic

Date: Jan 9, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG Forensic helps organisations in their efforts to achieve the highest level of integrity and to manage the cost and risk of litigation, investigations, and regulatory enforcement actions by assisting with the prevention, detection and response to fraud, waste, abuse and other forms of misconduct: the avoidance and resolution of disputes: and the collection, discovery and analysis of electronically stored information. This role is within our Financial Services team who specialise specifically in supporting clients solve their most complex financial crime, fraud and investigation related issues. We do this through bringing a unique blend of technical and technology specialists together in one team.

The Role

The successful individual will manage the delivery of a range of forensic projects, typically reporting to the Partner or Director engagement lead. Each project will generally incorporate an initial diagnostic, followed by working alongside the client to build and develop sustainable solutions. As a manager you will be expected to run large, complex projects day-to-day on behalf of the engagement leader. You will often be responsible for managing a team and ensuring that you deliver an output that meets our quality standards.

A core part of the role will also include leveraging your industry contacts, skills and experience to contribute to winning work and knowledge sharing and practice development across the team.
Our projects are often global and you are likely to work with colleagues from other KPMG member firms and from a variety of departments and backgrounds which also presents the opportunity to travel.


Core responsibilities

As a Senior Manager, you will be expected to use your industry experience and expertise to formulate comprehensive and well considered solutions to clients’ challenges. All candidates are expected to show the following:

• Managing a range of financial crime engagements (including but not limited to AML, Sanctions, Fraud and ABC), often acting as the day-to-day contact point with our clients;
• Managing and mentoring KPMG Forensic SMEs and Analysts from diverse backgrounds during projects
• Leveraging your technical knowledge, experience and contacts to manage the development of proposals and in generating new business for the firm; and
• Managing the risk and commercial aspects involved in the delivery of projects including budgets, planning and project governance.

The Person


You will be a Financial Crime Professional, with experience in one or more of the following disciplines: AML, Sanctions, Transaction Monitoring and Fraud and Investigations. The specific areas of technical expertise are set out below.

Technical expertise

• Held a role in the FS industry such as a financial crime manager in a bank, a similar role at a consultancy or in the financial crime team of the regulator;
• Relationships with prospective clients;
• Proven track record in producing detailed, concise written reports to senior stakeholders; and
• Substantial technical knowledge of the UK and European financial crime regulatory requirements and market practice of the following activities:

• Target Operating Model design and implementation;
• Review and completion of financial crime risk assessments;
• Review and assessment of policies and procedures, systems and controls;
• Delivery of specific training;
• Preparing clients for regulatory visits;
• Managing regulatory enquiries, skilled person reviews and enforcement action; and
• AML remediation activity.

• Target Operating Model design and implementation;
• Sanctions screening requirements, processes and technology;
• Review and completion of sanctions risk assessments;
• Sanctions look-backs and investigations; and
• Review and assessment of sanctions controls

• Target Operating Model design and implementation;
• Implementation, optimisation and tuning of systems;
• Compliance and assurance testing;
• Delivering training and/or facilitating workshops; and
• Examination of transaction and suspicious transaction reporting processes.

• Experience in delivering forensic investigations to a criminal standard
• Fraud Operating Model design and implementation;
• Review and completion of fraud risk assessments;
• Review and assessment of policies and procedures, systems and controls;
• Fraud control design/implementation
• Delivering training and/or facilitating workshops; and
• Experience in delivering forensic investigations to a criminal standard

Qualification & Skills:

Soft skills / values

• Confidence to be able to quickly establish credibility with clients;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can be tailored to a variety of audiences;
• Proven ability to work with diverse teams drawn from various parts of KPMG and backgrounds;
• Proven track record of people management and leadership skills – be able to manage teams and projects with demanding stakeholders and multiple workstreams;
• Experienced in understanding and mitigating the risks and financials associated with client engagements;
• Excellent analytical skills and problem solving, self-motivation and possess an enquiring mind;
• A high degree of integrity and the drive and willingness to succeed; and
• Strong team ethos and ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure.

Education and training

• Education to degree level or equivalent experience; and
• Financial crime and/or relevant professional qualification is desirable.

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