Senior Consultant - Forensic Technology/Data Analytics - Sydney

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Sydney
Division: Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting

  • We'll have you working with Australia's most respected companies
  • Great opportunity to work closely with market leading team
  • Build your expertise within an supportive, positive and inclusive culture


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 in Sydney for the right candidate to join their exciting and fast paced forensic team, specialising 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 new role

As a Senior Consultant or Manager in the Forensic team, you will

  • Work with leading global organisations, regulators and law firms, as well as range of specialist departments within KPMG, to formulate and document requirements for identifying, investigating, and analysing 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 analysing 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 optimisation of practices and system configuration
  • Utilise 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
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and fraud and corruption awareness training materials to clients on engagements, particularly in respect of the use of forensic data analytics to support control and compliance monitoring
  • 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
  • Perform hypothesis testing to prove/disprove hypotheses
  • Work with large transactional databases; follow complex financial trails between various entities
  • Develop test cases and scenarios to sample test data
  • Create interactive, intuitive reports and dashboards to draw insights from the data
  • Provide the ‘so-what’s?’ from the data that is not evident at first glance


You bring to the role

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a range of skills, experience and qualifications including the following


  • 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 IT business analytics team
  • Business development skills to identify how to help clients solve some of their most complex and difficult problems associated with fraud, corruption 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
  • A good understanding of key business processes and associated control environments, such as procurement, finance and associated information technology systems
  • 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 accounting or similarly relevant background, ideally with an Information Technology or professional accounting qualification favourable
  • Degree holder with an Analytics, MIS, Statistics, Computing, Accounting or similarly relevant background
  • Experience in using query languages (i.e. SQL) as well as analytics and data visualisation tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, Qlikview, SQL, Python, R, SAS and SPSS) and automation
  • 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


What we offer you:

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues; and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.


To find out more please contact Paul for a confidential discussion on +61 3 86638523.  Alternatively, if you wish to apply for the role please visit our website at or click on the "Apply" button below.

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