Senior Manager - Model Risk and Validation
Auckland, New Zealand
6d ago

KPMG New Zealand is part of the international KPMG network and one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms.

We believe the work we do with businesses; the public sector and our communities can make a real difference to the health, wealth and well-being of New Zealanders.

The Advisory division of KPMG is a significant supplier of advisory and consulting services to clients. Our advisors combine extensive knowledge of a wide variety of businesses and sectors to provide clients with a service which adds recognized value.

Advisory is an exciting and challenging environment which enables our global specialist knowledge to offer management consulting, risk consulting and transactions and restructuring services to our clients.

Assignments are often managed on a multi-disciplinary basis utilising the skills and experience of advisors from more than one team or service area.

There is an expectation that you are able to work outside your service area and across the wider Advisory division should the need arise.

This position is within Financial Risk Management team that provide financial risk management and regulatory advisory services to a wide range of New Zealand businesses.

The opportunity :

  • The Senior Manager works as a member of a professional services team, providing services to meet a range of client service requirements.
  • The role will support the senior Financial Risk Leadership Team in supporting the increased growth of modelling engagements provided to financial services organisations.

  • The role is accountable to the Partners and Directors for the provision of high quality services of specialist expertise to meet client needs.
  • Day to day you will :

  • Manage client portfolios on large engagements, including engagements that are increasingly complex in nature with some multi-disciplinary elements.
  • Supporting delivery teams to translate business requirements into technical deliverables.
  • Drafting scope of work, reports and supporting other team members to work effectively as a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Engage with stakeholders throughout the organisation to identify opportunities to drive business solutions using data, models or other innovations.
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness and the ability to identify and seize opportunities to enhance revenue.
  • Facilitate client relationship support, including opportunity management, pursuit planning and coordinating across diverse teams to engage the right people to get the job done.
  • Identify and proactively respond to new business opportunities including cross-functional opportunities to provide added value to clients.
  • A positive and flexible attitude and an enthusiasm to embrace growth opportunities to gain experience.
  • What you'll bring to the team :

  • 7+ years of relevant advisory / consulting experience preferred, or experience gained in a financial services institution.
  • Relevant qualification in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or another quantitative field, or business analysis or development skills where you’ve demonstrated the ability to translate the complex into practical language and solutions.
  • Experience in managing and delivering analytics or modelling engagements / initiatives.
  • Experience in building models, or model validation, peer review of models, development of challenger models or technical challenge of existing models.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to work with cross-functional teams to translate business issues into potential analytics solutions, including excellent visual communication skills, report writing and proposal development.
  • Demonstrated ability in business development including being able to market self and attract new clients to the firm.
  • Life at KPMG We offer rewarding careers to talented individuals and a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstance.

    As a KPMG employee, we will offer you : An array of health and wellness benefits such as free flu jabs, subsidised sporting events, access to EAP, additional leave to support you if you are diagnosed with COVID-19, access to e-bikes and other facilities.

    You will also have access to our Wellbeing KPMG portal which has an extensive array of health and wellness advice. Hybrid Working a mix of working in the office and at home to enhance your work / life balance Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave Access to Whanau KPMG’ 18 weeks’ paid flexible leave for all new parents - primary and secondary carers Unlimited access to digital accreditations through our partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn Learning, with bespoke learning pathways for all employees.

    Corporate discounts on a range of lifestyle goods and services. Opportunity to join any of our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity networks as a participant and ally.

    Opportunity to join our Social club and enjoy activities such as cooking classes, painting, quiz nights and more. Time off for volunteering.

    Eligibility to our annual bonus plan. Opportunities for local and international secondments. We believe that diversity of background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, clients and communities.

    Our goal is to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

    Further info can be found on our website We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer

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