Associate Director / Director - Market & Liquidity Risk

KPMG New Zealand, Auckland

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KPMG people focus every day on fueling New Zealand’s prosperity. 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. 
KPMG’s Financial Risk Management (FRM) team offers specialist advice and assistance to New Zealand banks and corporates in understanding, managing, and reporting their exposures to financial risks. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex problems, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow.

The opportunity:

  • Our Risk Advisory team is looking for an exceptional candidate at Associate Director / Director level.
  • You will be responsible to the engagement management, or delegate, for delivering high-quality work on engagements to meet the client’s needs. Although there is opportunity to work on a range of services, the primary role will be market and liquidity risk and associated processes, risks and controls.

Day to day you will:

  • Coordinate and direct medium - largeassignments in a manner that meets client timelines, budget and outcome requirements.
  • Assess engagement risks and manage identified risks.
  • Assess the impact of regulatory changes and support clients in implementing these changes or independently assessing the bank’s implementation of these changes
  • Collaborate with data and technology teams to identify innovative approaches on market risk and liquidity risk engagements
  • Develop and maintain project plans and associated documentation.
  • Assist in the planning of the overall work requirements of an engagement e.g. prepare budgets to achieve a target recovery rate and manage projects against budget.
  • Apply an awareness and understanding of the general business and economic environments in undertaking engagements.
  • Identify and proactively respond to new business opportunities to provide added value to clients.
  • Responsible for goal setting, coaching and performance review of assigned staff members.

What you'll bring to the team:

  • Significant experience in non-traded market risk, counterparty credit risk, risk and controls as well as derivative valuation. Accounting knowledge would be a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial risk related banking/prudential standards (Basel), FMA guidelines as well as market practise in relation to process, risk and controls environment of market and liquidity risk functions.
  • Previous experience managing and developing teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate findings to key stakeholders, write reports and develop customer-centric strategies.
  • Ability to engage with clients and independently lead consulting projects in the area of market and liquidity risk
  • Organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and professional qualification CPA/CA/ACCA.
  • Experience using Treasury management software (eg: GTreasury, Calypso, Quantum or Bloomberg) is beneficial but not required. 
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 [email protected] 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 as well as access to technology to get your 'home hub' set up.
—   Work from Overseas policy – extend time connecting with friends and family outside New Zealand
—   Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave.
—   Access to ‘[email protected]’ – 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 discretionary bonus scheme.
—   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
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About KPMG New Zealand

About Overview At KPMG, we are focused on fuelling the prosperity of New Zealand – for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It’s why we’re passionate about helping New Zealand’s businesses succeed, the public sector to achieve more, and our communities to grow. This is more than a goal - it’s our reason for being. What we do At KPMG we work shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients – providing deep expertise that delivers real results. They trust us to deliver the kind of targeted advice, technical knowledge and industry insights that help them manage risk and embrace opportunities. Our nationwide team of 1,000+ professionals work with private businesses, publicly-listed companies, Government and public sector organisations, and not-for-profits. We provide professional services across Audit, Tax and Advisory. In addition, our Enterprise team works with SMEs and family-owned businesses with ambitions to grow. Our people are based in all the major centres, plus a number of key regions; including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Ashburton and Timaru. Locally-owned, globally-focused We’re proud to be the only ‘big 4’ partnership that’s New Zealand-owned – while also giving our clients access to the impressive depth of resources within KPMG’s global network. Worldwide, KPMG operates in 152 countries; employing 189,000 people in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (”KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. We believe in fuelling prosperity, for New Zealand, for all New Zealanders.

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