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Consultant/Senior Consultant, Forensics

KPMG Canada

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted July 16, 2021.

Overview 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 227,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 146 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.

KPMG Forensic helps uncover the facts and create clarity when people and organizations do not agree, or where financial and business behaviour does not comply with expectations.

Our professionals can offer support after an incident to help our clients investigate allegations of fraud and misconduct, quantify losses in a commercial dispute, provide expert witness services, and recover damages.

We also get involved before any incident has occurred
– to help address exploitable weaknesses in corporate processes and systems.

Our national team includes investigative accountants, business valuators, analysts, forensic technology experts, former police officers and others with specialized skills.

KPMG Forensic continues to grow and is interested in hiring a Consultant/Senior Consultant to join its Calgary practice.

This position would appeal to a CPA with approximately 2
– 3 years of professional experience, who is interested in a career in the forensic and investigative accounting field.

This highly specialized group will give you a unique opportunity to be exposed to a fast-paced specialization that will allow you to combine your accounting and/or audit knowledge with your forensic and investigative skills and leverage data analytic tools and techniques.

The variety of assignments will provide you with the opportunity to gain exposure to a many interesting and challenging situations.

As KPMG is committed to capability development and continuous learning, this role provides an exceptional opportunity for both formal and hands-on training.

You will assist in investigations, quantification of damages, fraud risk management, litigation support, data analytics support, insurance claims quantification and similar assignments in both the public and private sector with a focus on learning the required skills and knowledge to progress in this dynamic and growing specialization.

What you will do Lead or assist in forensic accounting mandates such as financial fraud investigations, fraud prevention, forensic examinations, calculating and analyzing claims for financial losses, providing advisory services, preparing financial data, and tracking funds and accounts.

Analyze financial data, examine documents, carry out in-depth research and conduct forensic accounting engagements concerning, for instance, contractual disputes, asset misappropriations and conflicts of interest.

Implement investigative plans concerning sensitive litigation cases and objectively analyze complex financial issues.

Document review Assist with interviewing.

Prepare and assist in examinations Leverage data analytics tools and techniques.

Review or produce financial reports as an independent expert.

Plan and supervise the drafting of reports for mandates and take part in producing deliverables.

File organization and administration.

Participate in marketing and business development activities.

Maintain sustained, stable and enduring relations with clients and act as a business partner.

Solicit opportunities and present the portfolio of KPMG services in a variety of forums Share in the administrative tasks related to the operation of KPMG Forensic.

Act as a recognized resource person for all complex issues relating to your area of expertise, in conjunction with the Senior Manager.

Ensure the quality of reports and deliverables and see that the firm’s quality standards are applied.

Advise clients about complex business issues.

Be able to integrate different expertise to meet client needs.

Supervise and coordinate a team’s work as needed according to the circumstances.

What you bring to the role Ability to obtain Government of Canada Security Clearance.

Bachelor of Business Administration or similar, CPA and/or DESS in Accounting.

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation required (or successful completion of Common Final Exam (CFE).

Specialization in Forensic Accounting, with an additional professional designation, such as CBV, CFA, CFE or CFF.

2-3 years of professional experience in an accounting and/or auditing role.

Minimum of two years’ experience in Forensic Accounting and/or Business Valuation.

Bilingual in French and English is an asset and strongly preferred.

Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in English and French (preferred), including the ability to prepare and make presentations, conduct interviews and lead workshops for clients Good interpersonal and organizational skills.

Relationship development and management skills, with the ability to interact, establish credibility and build trust among a wide range of professionals at all levels.

Enjoy working as a team and be ready to do engagements in other areas of advisory services when needed.

Excellent troubleshooting skills and analytical ability.

Rapid adaptability in a changing environment and in projects that are constantly evolving.

Have an advanced level in financial modelling.

Excellent research and analytical skills, with the ability to identify and define problems in a clear and articulate manner and develop creative solutions to meet client needs.

Excellent computer skills (MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

Experience in some of the following software would be considered an asset: MS Access, Alteryx, SQL, ACL / Galvanize / IDEA, Tableau / Power BI, Python, R, and SAS.

Highly driven, autonomous, resilient and team player with a strong work ethic and proven ability to work in a team collaborative environment and facility in receiving and providing feedback.

Being proactive in determining priorities and managing multiple deadlines Work experience in a fast-paced project environment, with tight deadlines and varying working hours.

Be mobile Learn more about where a career at KPMG can take you.

Our Values, The KPMG Way Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential.

A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work.

We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice.

If you have a question about accessible employment at KPMG, or to begin a confidential conversation about your individual accessibility or accommodation needs through the recruitment process, we encourage you to contact KPMG’s Employee Relations Service team for support at email: cdnersteamkpmg.ca or phone: 416-777-8002 or toll free 1-888-466-4778 Option 3.

For general recruitment-related inquiries, please contact the HR Delivery Centre at cafmcdnhrsthotlinekpmg.ca.Ability to obtain Government of Canada Security Clearance.

Bachelor of Business Administration or similar, CPA and/or DESS in Accounting.

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation required (or successful completion of Common Final Exam (CFE).

Specialization in Forensic Accounting, with an additional professional designation, such as CBV, CFA, CFE or CFF.

2-3 years of professional experience in an accounting and/or auditing role.

Minimum of two years’ experience in Forensic Accounting and/or Business Valuation.

Bilingual in French and English is an asset and strongly preferred.

Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in English and French (preferred), including the ability to prepare and make presentations, conduct interviews and lead workshops for clients Good interpersonal and organizational skills.

Relationship development and management skills, with the ability to interact, establish credibility and build trust among a wide range of professionals at all levels.

Enjoy working as a team and be ready to do engagements in other areas of advisory services when needed.

Excellent troubleshooting skills and analytical ability.

Rapid adaptability in a changing environment and in projects that are constantly evolving.

Have an advanced level in financial modelling.

Excellent research and analytical skills, with the ability to identify and define problems in a clear and articulate manner and develop creative solutions to meet client needs.

Excellent computer skills (MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

Experience in some of the following software would be considered an asset: MS Access, Alteryx, SQL, ACL / Galvanize / IDEA, Tableau / Power BI, Python, R, and SAS.

Highly driven, autonomous, resilient and team player with a strong work ethic and proven ability to work in a team collaborative environment and facility in receiving and providing feedback.

Being proactive in determining priorities and managing multiple deadlines Work experience in a fast-paced project environment, with tight deadlines and varying working hours.

Be mobile Learn more about where a career at KPMG can take you.Lead or assist in forensic accounting mandates such as financial fraud investigations, fraud prevention, forensic examinations, calculating and analyzing claims for financial losses, providing advisory services, preparing financial data, and tracking funds and accounts.

Analyze financial data, examine documents, carry out in-depth research and conduct forensic accounting engagements concerning, for instance, contractual disputes, asset misappropriations and conflicts of interest.

Implement investigative plans concerning sensitive litigation cases and objectively analyze complex financial issues.

Document review Assist with interviewing.

Prepare and assist in examinations Leverage data analytics tools and techniques.

Review or produce financial reports as an independent expert.

Plan and supervise the drafting of reports for mandates and take part in producing deliverables.

File organization and administration.

Participate in marketing and business development activities.

Maintain sustained, stable and enduring relations with clients and act as a business partner.

Solicit opportunities and present the portfolio of KPMG services in a variety of forums Share in the administrative tasks related to the operation of KPMG Forensic.

Act as a recognized resource person for all complex issues relating to your area of expertise, in conjunction with the Senior Manager.

Ensure the quality of reports and deliverables and see that the firm’s quality standards are applied.

Advise clients about complex business issues.

Be able to integrate different expertise to meet client needs.

Supervise and coordinate a team’s work as needed according to the circumstances.