KPMG’s Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) practice within Corporates Consulting is an area of the firm which continues to post tremendous growth, as evidenced by recent significant wins. It provides services relating to internal audit, internal control, corporate governance, risk management, SOX and related assurance and advisory projects. Our services to clients deliver added value through the use of modern control assessment, risk management and audit techniques focusing on strategic and operational risks, as well as financial management and reporting controls. We also work closely with other consulting teams through our Connected Consulting business of Risk and Regulatory Driven Transformation and our colleagues in Technology Risk and Cyber Risk to help ensure our clients receive the best possible advice and assurance.
Within IARCS, we have an opportunity for a Director based in the Corporates team in London
Role and Responsibilities:
As a Director in Corporates IARCS there will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements for Corporate clients and your role will:
Manage and deliver large, complex of Advisory Engagements (internal audit engagements, Sarbanes-Oxley assistance, Risk Assessments, Maturity Assessments) for clients including activities such as; Design and development of risk assessments, Target Operating Models, support controls transformation engagements, deliver risk assurance engagements and oversee quality of deliverables produced by teams across different disciplines.
Develop and execute methodologies and solutions specific to UK requirements, including considerations to UK SOX regulation in the context of the Brydon report.
Handle engagement risk and define of deliverable content to help to ensure buy-in of proposed solutions from top management levels
Develop and maintain relationships with senior management within clients (including C – suite level), to position the firm for opportunities to generate new business
Evaluate projects from a technical stance, helping to evaluate risks related to requirements management, business process definition, testing processes, internal controls, project communications, training, and organizational change management
Manage the day-to-day interactions with client leadership
Skills, Qualification & Experience:
At KPMG, we think our people really stand out from the crowd. We are looking for equally exceptional people to join us with the following skills and characteristics:
Skills & Qualifications
Substantial, demonstrable experience of Assurance, controls and/or corporate compliance, including consulting, auditing, risk management, or operational roles.
Demonstrable ability to identify business opportunities, lead project engagements, attract new business and build lasting professional relationships with senior client executives
Relevant experience in project management and the full life-cycle of a project
Advanced problem solving and analytical skills with proven ability to use data effectively to identify and resolve issues
Ability to provide observations and recommendations for business operations and controls issues in correlation with key risk disciplines (including financial reporting, regulatory, and operational)
Advanced risk, controls, accounting and/or information technology operations knowledge, as well as command of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, SOX, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations and/or Control Objectives for Information and related Technology control framework
Previous experience leading teams and managing projects, accustomed to taking an active role in executing engagements
Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal
Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and SharePoint.
The desire to work in a diverse environment
Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
Monitors and upholds a high quality of service to our engagements
Experience in evaluating Design and Operating Effectiveness under SOX 404, ICFR assessment and Internal Audit.
Possesses and applies a relevant subject matter expertise for control frameworks preferably Sarbanes-Oxley, UK Corporate Governance and technology.
Can demonstrate a broad range of client experience across industries.
Anticipates changes to policy, laws and regulations (including accounting regulations) and provides advice on the impact/implications for clients.
Understands and applies knowledge of innovative solutions.
Develops and co-ordinates appropriate relationships with regulatory authorities/industry bodies.
Builds relationships and establishes visibility as an SME through participation in professional associations, networks, publishing articles or speaking engagements.
Uses judgement in assessing risk in client assignments and consults where appropriate.
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