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Financial Risk Management careers

Financial Risk Management

Careers for graduates: learn about Financial Risk Management frameworks and services.

Careers for graduates: learn about Financial Risk Management frameworks and services.

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

The Financial Risk Management (FRM) practice supports clients across all industries to achieve robust financial risk management frameworks that satisfy compliance demands, contribute to better decision making and enhance performance.

The group provides clients with deep industry skills in:

  • banking
  • superannuation
  • insurance and funds management
  • capital markets and institutional banking
  • energy
  • corporate treasury.

Our clients typically operate within financial services although we do work across all industries.

There is a strong team culture within our our group and there are plenty of social events throughout the calendar year. Inherent within FRM is the support network, which allows you to seek help and ask for advice any time you may have an issue. There is a strong mentoring culture which allows you to learn and interact with all members of the team irrespective of their position.

What does the average day look like?

On an average day, you come into work, get a coffee and sit down at a desk (KPMG hotdesks, so you can choose where you prefer to work from each day). Typically, you check emails to determine what work you have for the day.

On a long-term project you may be able to get stuck into your work for the day straight away, and can touch base with colleagues either on Skype or via email.

If you don’t have a longer term job however, you could be doing anything. You can reach out and ask your team around you or the wider group to find out who needs help with certain projects. This means you can really get to pick and choose the sorts of work you enjoy doing.

What will I learn in the first year?

You will learn a variety of skills, both technical and professional. Depending on the area you primarily work in, you could be dealing with clients, working quantitatively or learning how to analyse and articulate observations as well as recommendations to help our clients. The skills you’ll acquire include working alongside subject matter experts to develop and implement a product that is required by our clients. You’ll also learn how to develop strong and long lasting relationships with clients.

What’s the best part of the role?

The best part of the role is the diverse breadth of experience you receive working across different industries with clients that have different challenges. The responsibility KPMG gives you from the outset really allows you to take control of your day to day schedule. You have a level of flexibility in choosing when and how you complete your work.

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