RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Risk Consultant Opportunity

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: July 19, 2021

Job Title: KPMG Halifax – Risk Consultant Opportunity

Job ID: 2021-9532

Location: NS_Halifax

Job description

You’ve got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we’re committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do.

When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 207,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 153 countries.

With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this.

We are looking for a dynamic professional to join our growing IARCS team as a Consultant. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in and perform planning, execution, and report drafting in IARCS engagements, working both as part of larger engagement teams and individually with guidance and review from more senior professionals.

This is a full-time opportunity with an expected start date of July or August 2021.

What you will do:

KPMG’s Advisory practice is growing, and we require strong professionals to join our dynamic team in Regions East. Specifically, our Risk Consulting practice is comprised of business focused advisors who work to understand our clients’ business issues and to develop and execute approaches to address these challenges. Our value is in applying and integrating our wide range of business, advisory, assurance, and risk management expertise to specific business and management problems.

Our Risk Consulting practice provides clients with a range of Advisory and Assurance services focused on strengthening business resilience, managing business risks, and driving business performance. These services include:

· Technology Risk Consulting (TRC)

· Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS)

· Financial Risk Management (FRM)

· Forensic and Investigative Accounting (FOR)

Our Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) professionals provide a range of assurance and advisory services to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of internal audit functions, enterprise risk management programs, third-party relationships, regulatory compliance, governance and sustainability initiatives. We analyze and assess an organization’s business strategies and related business processes and systems to help management understand and address business objectives, requirements, risks, controls, and improvement opportunities. Our professionals bring both deep technical and industry experience, allowing clients to strengthen their key governance, risk management and compliance efforts while optimizing business performance.

Example IARCS services include:

· Internal Audit – provision of internal audit projects, including subject matter expertise required for topic-specific internal audits.

· Internal Control Advisory and Assessment – Documentation, evaluation, and improvement of internal controls, including but not limited to internal controls over financial reporting.

· Enterprise Risk Assessment and Enterprise Risk Management – establishment, execution, review, and improvement of enterprise risk assessments and enterprise risk management programs

· Regulatory Compliance – establishment, execution, assessment or audit, and improvement of regulatory compliance programs, governance, risks, and controls.

· Contract Compliance – establishment, execution, assessment or audit, and improvement of contract compliance programs, governance, risks, and controls.

· Board Advisory Services – assessing Board effectiveness and helping improve Board performance by aligning functions and performance to leading practices in corporate governance.

As part of our Risk Consulting team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

· Participating in the development, implementation and execution of audit projects and providing operational risk advice.

· Assisting in the planning and execution of risk, control, and compliance advisory and assurance activities for internal audit, internal control, enterprise risk management, and regulatory compliance programs.

· Supporting the development, documentation, and assessment of objectives, risks, controls, organizations, business processes, systems, reports, and programs/projects across a wide variety of environments.

· Providing readiness assessments and monitoring progress on various projects/programs/activities.

· Communicating (written and verbal) findings and recommendations to the client including technical and business communication to management through the preparation of reports and analyses; preparation of advisory and assurance reports and related deliverables for internal audit, internal control, risk management, and compliance programs.

· Providing technical expertise to support other services.

· Contributing to other practice initiatives, including but not limited to knowledge sharing, HR initiatives, and practice management activities.

What you bring to the role:

A successful candidate will possess a strong mixture of education, experience, skills and behaviours such as the following:

· Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Business Administration, Commerce, or other relevant program required.

· Working towards or holding a relevant accounting/audit designation(s) (e.g. CPA, CIA, and/or CISA) is strongly preferred.

· Highly motivated, committed self-starter who can prioritize work, multi-task and cope with changing priorities.

· Demonstrated ability to learn and succeed in a fast-paced environment.

· Must be organized and methodical, with strong attention to detail and ability to analyze and interpret information.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Strong interpersonal skills and professional maturity; demonstrated ability to effectively interact and build relationships with a diverse group of clients and colleagues.

· Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite.

· Ability to work virtually and independently

All applications must be received no later than July 18, 2021 at 11:59PM AST.

Our online application system will allow you to include up to five documents without losing your formatting. Applications can be addressed to “Hiring Manager” and should include a cover letter, resume, and an electronic copy of your most recent transcript. If you do not have access to an electronic copy of your transcript, we ask that you attach a screenshot of your grades from your school’s website. For an easy application process, please PDF all documents into one PDF file.

If you experience any difficulties with the online system, please contact