Director, RST Canberra


  • Exciting opportunity to demonstrate leadership and consulting skills within a high-calibre team of risk management professionals
  • Join an innovative national practice experiencing a period of rapid growth
  • Thrive within a supportive, inclusive and collaborative practice

KPMG Australia is part of a global network providing extensive services across a wide range of industries and sectors. Our people collaborate, share their expertise and create innovation as we partner with clients to solve complex challenges, empower change, drive disruption and growth. We look for talented people with the potential to make an extraordinary difference for our clients, our firm and our communities.

Located within KPMG's Audit, Assurance and Risk Consulting Division, Risk Strategy & Technology is a growing business division that focuses on helping our clients understand and manage their risks. Our Specialist team designs and transforms risk functions and creates and builds enterprise risk management frameworks.

As part of our growth we are looking for experienced Director to join our Canberra team.  You will support and drive our strategy by:

  • Building on your knowledge and relationships within the Federal Government to develop a profitable practice
  • Managing the delivery of complex projects including project management, key client deliverables, drafting client reports and presentations, liaising with senior leadership and external advisors
  • Simplifying highly complex business situations and strategies to identify key issues and priorities and effectively and efficiently manage multidisciplinary teams to deliver innovative solutions for clients
  • Building and maintaining key client relationships, identifying opportunities for future service delivery, developing propositions and participating in business development initiatives
  • Developing and participating in work teams consisting of representatives from Risk, Strategy & Technology and other groups across KPMG

You bring to the role:

  • Qualifications with a strong accounting, internal audit or risk management background. With approximately 10+ years of relevant business experience gained in Professional Services, Government or Financial Services Industry
  • Deep Government experience and understanding of the regulatory and stakeholder expectations of government risk management
  • A strong understanding of enterprise risk management and its application to practical situations
  • Prior experience leading a Risk function is desirable
  • A commercial and analytical mindset with complex problem solving skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to influence and present your ideas with impact to clients and other key stakeholders
  • Experience in leading teams and providing training and guidance to build performance
  • Project management skills including experience in making strategic decisions across multiple engagements

This is an exciting time and excellent career development opportunity to join a highly talented, collegiate and dynamic team environment.

This role does require the successful applicant to be an Australian Citizen and ideally have a current NV1 security clearance or be eligible to obtain one.

The KPMG Difference

Our people are focused on creating a diverse and dynamic environment that embraces and values differences. We value the variety of unique experiences, qualities and characteristics our people possess and we share and learn from each other.

We are proud to be consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and for our achievements in LGBT+ workplace inclusion.

Our commitment to ‘Flexibility’ allows our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal or family life. Explore the links below to hear our people share their experience @ KPMG:

Flexibility empowers wellbeing

Flexibility enables contribution to the community

Flexibility inspires technology & innovation

Flexibility supports family

Make KPMG the clear choice for your career and be Extraordinary!

Next steps are to apply online and submit your resume and cover letter.


  • Exciting opportunity to demonstrate leadership and consulting skills within a high-calibre team of risk management professionals
  • Join an innovative national practice experiencing a period of rapid growth
  • Thrive within a supportive, inclusive and collaborative practice

KPMG Australia is part of a global network providing extensive services across a wide range of industries and sectors. Our people collaborate, share their expertise and create innovation as we partner with clients to solve complex challenges, empower change, drive disruption and growth. We look for talented people with the potential to make an extraordinary difference for our clients, our firm and our communities.

Located within KPMG's Audit, Assurance and Risk Consulting Division, Risk Strategy & Technology is a growing business division that focuses on helping our clients understand and manage their risks. Our Specialist team designs and transforms risk functions and creates and builds enterprise risk management frameworks.

As part of our growth we are looking for experienced Director to join our Canberra team.  You will support and drive our strategy by:

  • Building on your knowledge and relationships within the Federal Government to develop a profitable practice
  • Managing the delivery of complex projects including project management, key client deliverables, drafting client reports and presentations, liaising with senior leadership and external advisors
  • Simplifying highly complex business situations and strategies to identify key issues and priorities and effectively and efficiently manage multidisciplinary teams to deliver innovative solutions for clients
  • Building and maintaining key client relationships, identifying opportunities for future service delivery, developing propositions and participating in business development initiatives
  • Developing and participating in work teams consisting of representatives from Risk, Strategy & Technology and other groups across KPMG

You bring to the role:

  • Qualifications with a strong accounting, internal audit or risk management background. With approximately 10+ years of relevant business experience gained in Professional Services, Government or Financial Services Industry
  • Deep Government experience and understanding of the regulatory and stakeholder expectations of government risk management
  • A strong understanding of enterprise risk management and its application to practical situations
  • Prior experience leading a Risk function is desirable
  • A commercial and analytical mindset with complex problem solving skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to influence and present your ideas with impact to clients and other key stakeholders
  • Experience in leading teams and providing training and guidance to build performance
  • Project management skills including experience in making strategic decisions across multiple engagements

This is an exciting time and excellent career development opportunity to join a highly talented, collegiate and dynamic team environment.

This role does require the successful applicant to be an Australian Citizen and ideally have a current NV1 security clearance or be eligible to obtain one.

The KPMG Difference

Our people are focused on creating a diverse and dynamic environment that embraces and values differences. We value the variety of unique experiences, qualities and characteristics our people possess and we share and learn from each other.

We are proud to be consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and for our achievements in LGBT+ workplace inclusion.

Our commitment to ‘Flexibility’ allows our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal or family life. Explore the links below to hear our people share their experience @ KPMG:

Flexibility empowers wellbeing

Flexibility enables contribution to the community

Flexibility inspires technology & innovation

Flexibility supports family

Make KPMG the clear choice for your career and be Extraordinary!

Next steps are to apply online and submit your resume and cover letter.

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