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KPMG Associate, Financial Services in Chicago, Illinois

Business Title: Associate, Financial Services

Requisition Number: 55851 - 31

Function: Advisory

Area of Interest:

State: IL

City: Chicago

Description:

Historically, the travel requirement for this position has ranged from 80-100%. The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities, and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts. For now, all KPMG business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only. At some point in the future and with the safety of people as the critical factor, the travel requirement will likely increase, possibly to previous levels, but KPMG is committed to balancing client requirements with new delivery capabilities.

The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate in Financial Services Solutions for our Consulting practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with project managers, data modelers, and client teams to help solve client problems using analytical techniques

  • Assess, capture, and translate complex business issues and requirements into structured analytics use case, including rapid learning of industry/domain/client dynamics and management of effective work stream plans, models, and visualizations

  • Track, communicate, and manage project risks, budget, rates, staff members, and launch/closeout activities, including the administration of work papers and collaboration sites

  • Lead the development of engagement deliverables with a high degree of quality; able to work well in teams and communicate technical concepts in a simple and eloquent manner to senior client stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of experience in consulting capacity and/or functional experience in the Financial Services industry

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Math, Statistics, Engineering, Science, or equivalent practical experience in management field from an accredited college/university (Target graduation dates before January 2020)

  • Strong technical skills along with the ability to navigate Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a general understanding of data analysis techniques

  • Excellent communication, task, time management, and leadership skills, flexible and adaptable team player and resourceful in delivering high quality work

  • Exposure to Informatica and/or Collibra a plus

  • Prior knowledge of programming in languages such as: SQL, Python, R

  • Travel may be up to 80-100%

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, 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.

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