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KPMG Director Risk Management in Boston, Massachusetts

Business Title: Director Risk Management

Requisition Number: 74455 - 39

Function: Business Support Services

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State: MA

City: Boston


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director, Risk Management to join our Risk Management organization.


  • Apply comprehensive or specialist-level knowledge of risk management to review and consult through Risk Management Processes, which includes client and engagement acceptance (i.e., CEAC) evaluations, contractual escalations and matters, evaluation of new services, portfolio risk analysis

  • Regularly interface, partner and collaborate with engagement partners, business partners in Risk Consultations, OGC, OGA, Independence and Ethics & Compliance, providing guidance and resolving questions. 'Issue spot' and identify risks and corresponding risk mitigation strategies; develop and present training materials, job aides and other guidance tools

  • Direct multiple key projects, programs (i.e., QP) and initiatives that require advanced technical knowledge and research skills; make independent decisions related to required tasks and use judgment to regularly make decisions on high risk and complex matters

  • Set the tactical plan for the execution of strategic initiatives and objectives; identify process improvement opportunities and significantly contribute to innovation through implementation of enhancements that create high client value, process efficiencies and/or enhanced quality; lead Risk Management involvement in service group activities such as QA programs; strategic and proactive responsibility to contribute to RM's focus and execution on supporting the firm's applicable strategic priorities, e.g. Extraordinary People

  • May participate in and contribute to Deal Review Board Process meeting with engagement partners to evaluate an engagement opportunity's viability, maximize pursuit strategy by engaging and directing opportunities to the most appropriate service networks and managing the firm's risk before committing resources and submit a proposal to a client

  • Provide active coaching, mentoring and knowledge-sharing with junior staff to advance their career development; manage and review those team members' work product; contribute to planning for short term needs, i.e. projects and processes; may construct annual plan for deployment of those resources; may have people management responsibility for a mid-sized to small team of entry level through intermediate level professionals


  • Minimum ten years of recent related work experience in Enterprise Risk Management risks and controls, with a focus in Consulting, preferred

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; possess relevant IT or Risk Management certification such as (CDPSE, CDMP, CISSP, CISM and CISA); preferred

  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent programs, applying expertise to make concrete decisions that impact the Risk organization and the firm; outstanding verbal/written communication, collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and teamwork

  • Skills to direct, motivate and empower others to work towards the organization's goals, ensuring efficient allocation of resources across multiple functions

  • Ensure execution of strategic initiatives for the organization

  • Ability to address emerging opportunities and how organization should be organized/staffed to realize them

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

At KPMG any employee, partner or contractor must be fully vaccinated or have a reasonable accommodation for COVID-19 in order to go to any KPMG office, or to work on or in association with a federal contract (unless prohibited by applicable law)..

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