Senior Consultant – Forensic Data Analytics

Melbourne, Australia

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KPMG Australia

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.

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Job Description

KPMG Forensic assists clients prevent, detect and respond to fraud, serious misconduct, corruption and regulatory enquiries. We use a combination of specialist investigation, accounting, and technology skills in assisting clients in the investigation of fraud and corruption and in assisting them manage that risk.

KPMG Forensic has an opportunity for the right candidate to join their exciting and fast paced forensic team, specializing in forensic data analytics. The role will offer a great opportunity to work closely with market leading Forensic specialists on high profile engagements. You will be joining a growing team, providing great career opportunities.

Your Opportunity

As a KPMG Senior Consultant, you will:

  • Work with leading global organizations, regulators and law firms, as well as range of specialist departments within KPMG, to formulate and document requirements for identifying, investigating, and analyzing business processes, functions and control frameworks, using data driven solutions
  • Scope and carry out day-to-day management of engagements, including liaising with clients, assessing and analyzing data and documentation, and managing junior resources
  • Draft clear and concise reports that meet the clients’ needs and expectations within agreed timeframes, including delivering insights in respect of identified control breakdowns, inefficiencies and optimization of practices and system configuration
  • Utilize technology driven solutions in assisting clients proactively mitigate and detect indicators of fraud, corruption and other forms of serious non-compliance (e.g. through the use of forensic data analytics)
  • Developing and implementing data driven functional solutions
  • Coordinate multiple projects and workstreams, working closely with Forensic technology, and other KPMG departments where applicable
  • Provide on the job training and mentoring to junior staff, and contribute to team networking, innovation and thought leadership publications
  • Perform exploratory data analysis on disparate data sources

How are you extraordinary?

  • Investigating issues and calculating compensation to customers who were charged incorrectly charged fees
  • Investigate non-compliance to regulatory reporting requirements (e.g. requirements under AML/CTF legislation including: IFTI, SMR, TTR)
  • Investigating and quantifying impacts of wage underpayment issues
  • Providing data analytics support for fraud and misconduct investigations
  • Transaction monitoring for fraud, bribery & corruption, collusion, anti-money laundering, terrorism financing.
  • Providing data analytics support for economic loss assessments in the context of legal disputes


What makes you a good fit for the team?

  • Demonstrated experience in scoping, managing and delivering engagements
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role with a large professional consulting environment, or an in-house analytics team
  • Business development skills to identify how to help clients solve some of their most complex and difficult problems associated with fraud, corruption, financial crime, and other serious misconduct.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to handle and analyse complex information (financial / accounting insight is favourable)
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to review and articulate detailed findings in both written and oral presentations for a variety of audiences
  • Excellent time management, organisation and digital working skills
  • Proven leadership, people and stakeholder management capabilities, including the ability to manage a team of junior staff and manage multiple engagements concurrently
  • Understanding process and data flows across multiple, often disparate systems & databases and the ability to create process flow maps and explain them to key stakeholders
  • Degree holder with an Analytics, MIS, Statistics, Computing, Accounting or similarly relevant background
  • Tool agnostic data cleansing, manipulation & formatting skills using SQL
  • Automation – Knowledge of Python / Visual Basic Scripting desirable
  • SQL – Strong MS SQL / Teradata SQL / Oracle MySql required
  • Data Visualisation – Tableau / Power BI / Qlikview required
  • Microsoft Suite – Advanced Excel skills required. VBA scripting to develop excel macros a plus.
  • SAS – Knowledge of Base SAS (Win or UNIX) / SAS E-Guide / SAS E-Miner preferred
  • Statistical knowledge – predictive modeling (linear & logistic, simple & multivariate regression techniques) is a plus
  • Having worked in an agile environment is desirable

Additional Information

How are we different?

  • We offer a fast paced work environment with a huge variety of impactful work – our projects can be anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 years.
  • We believe a good data analyst isn’t only about the technology. Our performance coaches and engagement leads will work with you to enhance business skills critical to your success as a future leader.
  • Work with an intelligent team with people from different backgrounds – our team includes accountants, cyber security professionals, ex-police officers, lawyers, consultants and technologists.
  • Flexible work arrangements – remote working is possible (although working at the client site may be required for some projects). We are also open to candidates interested in part time or compressed working week schedules.
  • Generous parental leave - Our new policy offers 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary and secondary carers with no qualifying period.
  • Join an organisation that welcomes diversity – we have a number of diversity initiatives in place, including Pride@KPMG, KPMG Indigenous Network (KIN), Belong (Cultural diversity and inclusion network), Asian Female Leaders Network and KPMG Disability Access and Inclusion Network.

KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms. We partner with clients across an array of industries to solve complex challenges, steer change, drive disruption, and enable growth. 

Our people are what make KPMG the thriving workplace that it is and what sets us apart is that we know great minds think differently. Collaborate with a team of passionate, highly skilled professionals who’ve got your back. You’ll build relationships with unique and diverse colleagues who will provide you with the support you need to be your best and produce meaningful and impactful work in an inclusive, equitable culture.

At KPMG, you’ll take control over how you work. We’re embracing a new way of working in many ways, from offering flexible hours and locations to generous paid parental leave and career breaks. Our people enjoy a variety of exciting perks, including retail discounts, health and wellbeing initiatives, learning and growth opportunities, salary packaging options and more.

Diverse candidates have diverse needs. During your recruitment journey, information will be provided about adjustment requests. If you require additional support before submitting your application, please contact Talent Support Team.

At KPMG every career is different, and we look forward to seeing how you grow with us.

Tags: Agile Analytics Automation Compliance CTF Monitoring MSSQL MySQL Oracle Python Scripting SQL UNIX

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours Flex vacation Parental leave

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: Australia
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