KPMG Advisory is looking for an Assistant Manager with experience and a proven track record in the full continuum of engagement management including risk assessment, compliance with KPMG's Global risk, independence, and ethics practices, as well as industry regulations. The successful candidate must have experience in working in a multi-disciplinary professional services practice with a strong track record in project management and improving operational processes. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying opportunities to improve work methods, automating and streamlining existing processes in order to comply with complex industry standards.
Candidates must demonstrate they are capable of working with a minimum of supervision in a highly demanding environment and to be able to cope with challenging situations that require the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines on a daily basis.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited, to:
Project and risk management of the entire engagement life cycle involving hundreds of engagements across multiple services lines and industries;
Managing a team of professionals and administrators involved in executing risk and engagement management including onboarding clients, risk management, reporting, billing and collections.
Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of compliance requirements including industry regulations for professional services firms, insurance, investment, banking, and other industries.
Maintaining and regularly updating the mapping of core processes and workflows;
Documenting and /or updating related policies, procedures, and engagement documentation which support core workflows, to be homogenous across the firm and compliant with KPMG Global standards;
Working with Global, Regional and Local Compliance and Risk Management professionals to ensure that workflows, documentation and business terms meet required standards;
Supporting the COO and Innovation Committee in the establishment and implementation of short- and long-range business analysis and transformation goals consistent with firm and KPMG Global's strategy, assign priorities, assess resourcing requirements, and meet tight timelines; and
Working with the firm's executive, the Innovation Committee, managers and Central Services to identify, propose and execute improvements, analyse and report management information, and optimise the use of technological enablement.
Candidates must have the following qualifications, skills and attributes:
A Bachelor's degree or above;
An Associate in Risk Management professional accreditation or similar risk management credential is preferred;
A minimum of three years of experience in a multi-disciplinary advisory practice with experience in project management of engagements and compliance is essential;
A strong understanding of, and experience in, risk management and compliance including the processes and workflows of professional services' firms;
A high degree of system and application knowledge and proficiency, including but not limited to: Microsoft Suite (especially Excel, Access and Visio) plus a working knowledge of STAR, Great Plains and Sequel Reporting Services;
Highly-developed organisational skills with a results-oriented approach;
A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal and external stakeholders;
Excellent documentation and reporting skills;
Supervisory experience is strongly preferred;
Experience delivering advisory engagements in financial risk management, risk consulting and / or restructuring is preferred;
Exceptional people skills with the ability to work well with staff of all levels, including the ability to coach, develop and motivate team members;
First class written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate to members of the firm at all levels;
A willingness and capacity to work overtime at short notice is essential as this is a highly demanding environment with very tight report deadlines; and
As this is a highly trusted role the individual must have a strong degree of integrity.