Job description

Grade: D

Job Title: Technology driven Internal Controls and Corporate Governance Assistant Manager

Service Line: Technology Risk, Risk & Regulatory Driven Transformation Consulting

Service Line Information:

In KPMG’s Consulting practice, we don’t limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both – equally well. It’s this broad capability that’s seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team. Since our creation, we’ve developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors. Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day.

KPMG’s Technology Risk Consulting team is focused on providing consultancy, advice and assurance on our clients’ technology risks and controls. The market is evolving at pace and innovating, whilst embracing the digital age. We deliver our work through consulting projects, focused on risk and control assurance, supporting teams across the 1st, 2nd and 3rd lines of defence. Through our Connected Consulting model, we work closely with other service lines to deliver end-to-end transformation programmes for our Clients.

The team

The role will sit within the Corporates Technology Risk team and support the newly formed UK Corporate Governance Reform team which brings together several of our Consulting service lines to build a market leading Controls Framework offering for our Clients. The new offering will work with Clients to strengthen their internal governance and controls environment taking them beyond compliance and positioning internal controls at the centre of business transformation to drive operating efficiency and effectiveness.

The role

You will work within the UK Corporate Governance Reform team to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Delivery of corporate governance and internal control transformation programmes for clients : working with engagement teams from across our consulting capability to deliver projects which change the way our Clients run their business
  • Further development of corporate governance reform offering: support with the build of KPMG specific methodology and intellectual property to bring our Controls Framework proposition to the market
  • Responding to RFPs and bids for client projects: working within a cross-functional bid team to respond to Client tenders, demonstrating how KPMG can support them in achieving their ambitions
  • Daily tasks are expected to include:

  • Lead a workstream on a Client engagement, taking responsibility for drafting deliverables and supervising the work performed by associates and interns
  • Serve as a liaison between client representatives and KPMG management to carry out activities in order to meet the Client’s project objectives
  • Draft technology based controls on operating procedures to meet leading practice Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) principles
  • Plan and execute the day-to-day activities to deliver testing as part of ICOFR assessments, lead tests of design and test of operating effectiveness of technology based controls.
  • Identify and communicate findings arising from the testing results to senior management within the team and external stakeholders.
  • Help identify performance improvement opportunities for assigned clients
  • Skills, qualifications, and experience

    Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • 3 years or more experience in internal or external audit of leading technology solutions, internal controls, risk assessment/management, regulatory compliance or governance with either a leading company or within a consulting environment
  • Understanding of IT risk and controls and impact on the business control environment
  • Understanding of the typical systems landscape and process for constructing financial reports, and the associated controls needed under ICOFR
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, technical knowledge, and the ability to write at a publication quality level in order to communicate findings and recommendations to the client’s senior management team
  • Track record of drafting and owning high quality deliverables such as test plans, operating process documentation, and audit reports
  • Basic understanding of risks and controls relating to the governance and management of enterprise IT
  • Basic understanding of the emerging UK regulatory framework on internal controls, and the impact to Clients
  • Basic understanding of technology platforms and existing and emerging technology risks ( Cyber, Cloud, Outsourcing, 3rd Parties, Data Privacy, Resilience, Robotics etc.)
  • Ability to identify observations and recommendations for business operations and control issues associated with key risk disciplines (including financial reporting, regulatory, and operational)
  • Experience managing internal and external stakeholders, including management level colleagues
  • Strong ability to organise and prioritise your own work and that of others to meet project requirements
  • Experience with project management principles including progress reporting, activity tracking, and identifications of risks/dependencies
  • Good communicator with the ability to build strong and lasting relationships
  • Evidence of being an active listener, strong team player and willingness to develop new skills and capabilities
  • Strong PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills
  • An understanding of issues and challenges UK listed companies are facing in the Corporate Governance area and an awareness of the Government’s strategy is desirable but not essential
  • The person

  • Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
  • Evidence of being an active listener, strong team player and willingness to develop new skills and capabilities
  • Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
  • Seeks to understand others motivations
  • Supports others to make brave decisions
  • At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

    We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

    While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

    KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

    KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective – that’s the KPMG difference. But don’t take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy.

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