Associate - Strategy & Performance Transformation, Financial Services
KPMG
London, GB
1d ago

Job description

  • KPMG’s Strategy & Performance Transformation practice is looking for exceptional candidates for a Senior Associate role, with a Financial Services focus (ideally Banking or Insurance) and experience of at least one of our core propositions;
  • Growth Strategy, Deal Strategy, Cost and Operational strategy and Enterprise-wide Transformation.

    The Strategy & Performance Transformation team is part of KPMG’s rapidly expanding Strategy Group, which delivers value for clients by challenging conventional thinking, bringing deep industry and functional insights and executing with investor-grade rigour.

    We are a diverse team of over 150 practitioners, working collaboratively with and orchestrating KPMG’s broad set of capabilities within our Deal Advisory business.

    For Strategy & Performance Transformation

    Our Strategy and Performance Transformation team works closely with c-suite and senior executives to identify and execute transformation opportunities that add and protect value for shareholders, employees and society.

  • As the world continues to face unprecedented levels of change through digitalisation, regulation and post-COVID normalisation’, we have experienced remarkable market demand for our core services of i) Enterprise-wide Transformation;
  • ii) Performance Improvement and; iii) Growth Strategy. We are now accelerating our mission to create value, by turning ambitions into reality, through executing sustainable, fair and profitable business strategies, at pace.

    To be an effective Senior Associate within our Strategy & Performance Transformation applicants will be expected to :

  • Liaise effectively with clients while working on engagements and act as an 'ambassador' for KMPG
  • Design and run small projects and / or large, complex workstreams with limited oversight
  • Product client-ready deliverables that exceed expectations and require limited review
  • Develop solutions to complex problems and challenge the thinking of more senior colleagues and clients
  • Contribute to thought leadership and knowledge management activities
  • Construct detailed financial / business models performing complex scenario and sensitivity analysis
  • Ensure the firm's risk management frameworks are adhered to
  • Be a strong effective team player
  • Provide timely feedback and coaching to other team members
  • Support practice development activities to ensure successful delivery of initiatives
  • At KPMG, we seek candidates who can thrive in our high-performance culture and can demonstrate the following behaviours :

    Deliver Impact :

  • Make sound decisions : Exercises sound business judgment when making decisions
  • Foster innovation : Embraces a culture of innovation and experimentation to create value
  • Apply a strategic perspective : Uses diverse sets of inputs to develop a broad perspective on business and people issues
  • Seek Growth :

  • Take opportunities to learn and adapt : Uses insights and self-reflection to build capability and embrace new challenges
  • Develop and motivate others : Engages teams, instils confidence, and coaches people to find meaning in their work and achieve exceptional results
  • Build collaborative relationships : Establishes strong relationships internally and externally and builds wide and productive networks
  • Inspire Trust :

  • Drive quality : Delivers high-quality products and exceptional service that provide value
  • Act ethically and responsibly : Behaves ethically and encourages others to do the same
  • Advocate for Equality : Creates opportunities to address inequity and enables all people to feel like they belong
  • We are looking for applicants that can demonstrate the following :

    Work Experience :

  • Solid experience working in a leading strategy house, Big 4 firm, public sector organisation or strategy / development team in industry
  • Strong foundational understanding of the value drivers within Banking or Insurance
  • Experience of leading project workstreams and take responsibility for small teams
  • Prior involvement in business development activity and ability to contribute to thought leadership and knowledge management initiatives
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with team members and broader (internal and external) stakeholders
  • Technical skills :

  • Strong academic track record
  • Evidence of strong problem-solving & analytical capabilities
  • Structured thinking skills combined with creativity
  • Ability to evaluate complex challenges and deliver insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
  • Ability review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights
  • Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
  • Able to build complex financial models that support our recommendations to clients
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Other language skills would be a strong bonus
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