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Contract Compliance Advisory

Careers for graduates: learn about Contract Compliance Advisory contract governance.

Careers for graduates: learn about Contract Compliance Advisory contract governance.

In a nutshell, what does your business group/service line do?

Contract Compliance Advisory has two distinct services lines that revolve around the Contract as a mechanism for governing the relationship between two commercial entities. These are Vendor Compliance and Software License Compliance – for which staff are recruited from both a Commerce/Legal background and an IT/Engineering background.

Vendor Compliance reviews contracts on behalf of our clients to ensure they achieve full value from their commercial engagements by aiding them in improving the performance of their vendors. This can be in the form of a large service contract for example.

With Software License Compliance, KPMG works with some of the largest software vendors in the world to quantify and recover this lost licensing income. KPMG also works on behalf of some of Australia’s largest companies to ensure that they manage their software license exposure and get the most out of the software and hardware they have purchased.

The CCA team is really diverse. It’s great fun to work with people from a number of different fields. The team regularly socialises together in their own time with an emphasis on having fun. The team motto is ‘one team, one dream’, which sounds corny but it’s s a way of life for our close-knit and welcoming team.

What does the average day look like?

Days are varied depending on the project you are currently working on and the stage that it is at. Most days consist of some internal meetings and client meetings. You’ll meet with clients and their contractual parties from your first weeks in the role. You’ll be reviewing and analysing information for them. Client reporting is an important and complex task that KPMG prides itself on. It’s about being able to take large and complex data sets and convert them into information which is useful to the parties. We’re a social team, so there are regular coffee catch ups and team events throughout the week.

What will I learn in the first year?

You’ll learn practical skills and appropriate client communication, like proposal development, processing an engagement, interpreting a contract, how to apply contractual obligations, extracting, analysing, interpreting and reporting on data received from our diverse client base.

You will learn how to interpret what is written in a contract between two parties and understand how this applies in the real world in terms of relationships, information flows and payments. You will also learn skills specific to the type of work you are completing. Accounting, Contracting and IT skills will be taught in both theoretical as well as on-the-job training.

KPMG has a defined Learning & Development program that involves on the job training. This includes technical skills training, soft skills training, and post-graduate qualifications tailored for an individual’s specialisation (examples of Post Graduate study being undertaken within C&CA include MBA, the CA Program, Procurement Institute qualifications, CISA and Internal Audit qualifications).

What’s the best part of the role?

The best part of the role is the ability to work across a number of different clients and industries with a workforce that incorporates people form a range of backgrounds and specialties. This diverse client and industry base means you are constantly learning, whether you are a new graduate or someone with 15 years’ experience in contract compliance.

Our work directly influences the bottom line of our clients so we are seen by them as adding value, not as a cost that has to be borne by the business.

You get a lot of opportunities to work with the broader KPMG team in multi-disciplinary teams where Contract Compliance Advisory expertise is required. We are also a nationally structured team which means there is the opportunity to work in different states.

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