Consultant - Pensions Investment - Open to flexibility

Leeds, West Yorkshire
12 Dec 2016
12 Jan 2017
Contract Type

Consultant - Pensions Investment - Open to flexibility

At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

Investment Advisory is part of the wider KPMG Pensions team which employs around 400 people in the UK. We offer full investment consulting services to both trustees and sponsors of pension schemes across both defined benefit and defined contribution markets.  Our practice is expanding to provide advice to charities, insurers and high net worth individuals on a range of investment issues.

Our Investment Advisory team has grown significantly over the last few years and is a key growth area for KPMG Pensions over the next few years meaning significant investment in new ideas and technology.

Roles and Responsibilities

We are looking for individuals to be based in our Leeds office with strong investment consulting skills, backed up with a commercial outlook and internal drive. The role will include:

  • Providing support in the provision of investment advice to our clients
  • Undertaking investment manager research
  • Undertaking general investment research
  • Attending client meetings with other members of the team
  • Working in multi-disciplinary teams including tax professionals, chartered accountants, corporate financiers and governance consultants to deliver issues led advice to a range of clients.

Qualifications and Skills

Applicants are expected to be making good progress towards being a qualified actuary (FIA/FFA) or CFA qualified (or equivalent).

The ideal attributes are:-

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Previous investment consulting experience
  • The ability to take on a high level of responsibility at an early stage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a team
  • Willingness to manage clients

The Individual

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly Equal Opportunities employer.


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