KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

Director-Financial Services - Governance, Risk and Compliance Services

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
18 Apr 2024
Closes
18 May 2024
Ref
2074
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Director

Job Description

The Role

The successful candidate will play a key role in driving delivery on various Governance, Risk and Internal Audit engagement for clients across the Financial Services sector, with a particular focus on either Banking, Insurance or Investment Management, and correspondingly possess a good understanding of the applicable regulatory and Compliance Risks associated with this sector. You will need to be adaptable and be able to respond to the dynamic landscape we are currently operating in and respond to client needs, which leverage core capabilities, in areas such as Operational Resilience, Enterprise Risk Management, and broader Governance and Control Framework reviews.

You will be responsible for developing client relationships, leading business development initiatives and supporting the Partner Group in the delivery of a portfolio of Internal Audit, Governance, Risk and Control engagements, Internal controls framework design and controls testing and Quality Assurance Reviews of Internal Audit functions.

  • Supporting Partner to identify and develop new client relationships. This includes understanding client needs and highlighting further work opportunities to client service teams and assisting in the development of compelling proposals/solutions to support new business initiatives.
  • Actively participating in and supporting the Partner in business development activity including the development of proposals and presenting to client selection panels.
  • Assisting with building new client relationships through attendance at both internally hosted and external events.
  • Supporting the delivery of training to IA teams on regulatory themes, IA, thought leadership and industry hot topics.
  • Collaboration with a number of firm-wide subject matter experts providing assurance to clients on emerging risk areas.
  • Acting as a coach to members of the team and helping with the development of the team as a whole and performance management responsibilities for junior members of the team.
  • Setting, managing and monitoring engagement risks, budgets and profitability, including identifying additional revenue opportunities. 
  • Forecasting and reporting on client engagements.
  • Supporting the Senior Leadership Team with the running of the service line and contributing to key initiatives and practice development.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Achieved an Accountancy/Internal Audit qualification including but not limited to ACA, ACCA, IIA, MBA. We will also consider other suitable Internal Audit qualifications.
  • Significant Internal Audit, Governance, Risk and Control experience (11+ years of experience), including experience of coordinating teams delivering audits and management of annual planning processes.
  • Internal controls design, implementation and testing experience.
  • Industry and/or professional services experience within FS clients, especially Banking, Insurance or Investment Management.
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to facilitate workshops both internally and externally.
  • Outstanding communication skills and experience of dealing with senior stakeholders
  • Proven ability to build strong, long lasting client relationships.
  • Strong project and people management skills.

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