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Assistant Manager – Investigations & Compliance

Date: Nov 6, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

Investigations and Compliance (I&C) is part of KPMG’s Forensic practice. We help clients with their biggest and most challenging misconduct and integrity matters. Our work helps clients respond to regulatory enquiries, reduce reputational risk and prevent or reduce commercial loss by helping them to investigate and mitigate risks including fraud and misconduct, bribery and corruption, financial crime and much more. We have an exciting pipeline of work and ambitious growth targets and are looking for experienced and enthusiastic individuals to join our talented team.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Assistant Manager to join our I&C team, primarily to manage investigations for Corporates clients. The individual will also be required to work on engagements that help clients to prevent and mitigate the risk of fraud, bribery and corruption and other areas of financial crime. These projects might include, for example, fraud risk management, regulatory compliance, and integrity due diligence assignments.
The role undertaken by the individual will depend on the type and circumstances of each project. The candidate should expect to work on a variety of project-based work over a cross section of forensic work types, industries and geographies.
Each project will generally incorporate the review and assessment of documentation, drafting of written reports/submissions and client liaison. As an Assistant Manager you may be expected to oversee and train junior colleagues.

The individual will be based in KPMG’s CSQ office working under KPMG’s hybrid working model of both home and office working. The individual will need to display a flexible attitude to working and be prepared to travel/work at other locations within the UK and internationally.

The Person

Qualifications and Skills:
Chartered Professional Accountant or equivalent is preferred. An additional legal or fraud related qualification is also preferred.
Experience and Knowledge:
To succeed in this demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following experience and skills:
 Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, self-motivation and an enquiring mind

 Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure

 Experience of drafting reports, submissions and other deliverables to a high standard, suitable for review by Senior Management

 Ability to articulate complex and technical findings in both written and oral presentations for a variety of audiences

 Ability to establish credibility with clients and senior colleagues quickly and ability to demonstrate strong stakeholder management skills

 Strong people skills, including an ability to inspire and develop junior colleagues

 Proven ability to manage small teams

 Practical and recent experience of working on Forensic investigations is desirable, or recent experience of working in internal or external audit

 An understanding of and practical experience of working with core Forensic technology tools, such as Relativity, Brainspace and others is desirable

 An enthusiasm to get involved in marketing activity and in developing the Forensic practice

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