Manager, Regulation and Compliance


  • An excellent in-house compliance opportunity within one of Australia’s major professional services organisation
  • Work as part of a collaborative team to further enhance your compliance and risk management skills
  • Immerse yourself in an inclusive, diverse and supportive culture

KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow. We are looking for talented people who share our purpose of inspiring confidence and empowering change for our clients, our people and our communities.

The internal Regulation and Compliance team within our broader Risk Management function oversees the regulatory environment of the KPMG Australian Firm and its associated entities.  The team provides compliance advice on business initiatives and engagements and undertakes monitoring to ensure appropriate compliance risk management practices are adopted and implemented to minimise compliance risks for the Firm.

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity within our internal Risk Management function for an experienced and talented Manager to join our Regulation and Compliance team.  This is an excellent opportunity to make a significant difference to KPMG as a firm by helping to drive compliance risk management initiatives and work directly with the business.

We are currently looking to recruit a driven and team focused individual to provide specialist regulatory support and advice on a range of compliance requirements, and to contribute to the development, management and maintenance of the compliance programs of the Firm as the business changes and grows.  Whilst you’re key responsibilities will primarily be focused on our regulatory licensing obligations (including AFS Licensing), you will also assist with other regulatory and compliance matters.

The role requires a legal background, and strong communication skills to be able to engage directly with the business and risk management teams to obtain information to ensure advice provided is commercial and enables the business to manage compliance risk.   Experience in privacy compliance or an understanding of the application of the privacy principles, date breach reporting or GDPR are an advantage as the role will be required to act as the local privacy liaison officer for KPMG Australia, reporting to the Head of R&C (in their capacity as National Privacy Officer).

Working in close collaboration with the other members of the Regulation and Compliance team, the Office of General Counsel and the wider Risk Management function, you will report to the Head of Regulation and Compliance. 

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Management of the KPMG’s Compliance Programs as directed, including the Privacy, Compliance Program;
  • Performance of Privacy Impact Assessments and engagement of privacy related matters;
  • Manages and executes multiple projects or components of large scale projects to deliver high quality results on time;
  • Responsibility for managing and maintaining the AFS Licence compliance program and, demonstrating effective management by delivering against the broader R&C program of work.

You bring to the role

As the successful candidate you will have a combination of the following skills and experience;

  • Management experience in a compliance or governance role within a professional services firm and/or from industry.  Experience in internal audit or risk management an advantage.
  • A strong awareness of the financial services licensing regime – a candidate who has worked at ASIC would be suitable
  • Experience in analysing law and responding to licensing queries.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in the application of regulatory and industry standards including ISO 19600 – Compliance Management Systems and experience in designing, implementing and/or carrying out compliance management practices.
  • Relevant qualifications (a legal qualification is an advantage but not essential)
  • Proven track record of high performance and success
  • Superior research and problem solving and analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated project management skills.
  • Excellent client service skills and the ability to work in a diverse team and build effective relationships.
  • Experience in dealing with senior stakeholders and board members is essential and it is expected that the incumbent will attend Board meetings for KPMG’s AFS Licensees.

What we offer you

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and improvement. We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues; and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of KPMG and its ongoing success. So if you want a career where you can use your deep expertise to deliver real results, talk to us.

Please apply for this position by submitting your confidential application online


  • An excellent in-house compliance opportunity within one of Australia’s major professional services organisation
  • Work as part of a collaborative team to further enhance your compliance and risk management skills
  • Immerse yourself in an inclusive, diverse and supportive culture

KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow. We are looking for talented people who share our purpose of inspiring confidence and empowering change for our clients, our people and our communities.

The internal Regulation and Compliance team within our broader Risk Management function oversees the regulatory environment of the KPMG Australian Firm and its associated entities.  The team provides compliance advice on business initiatives and engagements and undertakes monitoring to ensure appropriate compliance risk management practices are adopted and implemented to minimise compliance risks for the Firm.

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity within our internal Risk Management function for an experienced and talented Manager to join our Regulation and Compliance team.  This is an excellent opportunity to make a significant difference to KPMG as a firm by helping to drive compliance risk management initiatives and work directly with the business.

We are currently looking to recruit a driven and team focused individual to provide specialist regulatory support and advice on a range of compliance requirements, and to contribute to the development, management and maintenance of the compliance programs of the Firm as the business changes and grows.  Whilst you’re key responsibilities will primarily be focused on our regulatory licensing obligations (including AFS Licensing), you will also assist with other regulatory and compliance matters.

The role requires a legal background, and strong communication skills to be able to engage directly with the business and risk management teams to obtain information to ensure advice provided is commercial and enables the business to manage compliance risk.   Experience in privacy compliance or an understanding of the application of the privacy principles, date breach reporting or GDPR are an advantage as the role will be required to act as the local privacy liaison officer for KPMG Australia, reporting to the Head of R&C (in their capacity as National Privacy Officer).

Working in close collaboration with the other members of the Regulation and Compliance team, the Office of General Counsel and the wider Risk Management function, you will report to the Head of Regulation and Compliance. 

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Management of the KPMG’s Compliance Programs as directed, including the Privacy, Compliance Program;
  • Performance of Privacy Impact Assessments and engagement of privacy related matters;
  • Manages and executes multiple projects or components of large scale projects to deliver high quality results on time;
  • Responsibility for managing and maintaining the AFS Licence compliance program and, demonstrating effective management by delivering against the broader R&C program of work.

You bring to the role

As the successful candidate you will have a combination of the following skills and experience;

  • Management experience in a compliance or governance role within a professional services firm and/or from industry.  Experience in internal audit or risk management an advantage.
  • A strong awareness of the financial services licensing regime – a candidate who has worked at ASIC would be suitable
  • Experience in analysing law and responding to licensing queries.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in the application of regulatory and industry standards including ISO 19600 – Compliance Management Systems and experience in designing, implementing and/or carrying out compliance management practices.
  • Relevant qualifications (a legal qualification is an advantage but not essential)
  • Proven track record of high performance and success
  • Superior research and problem solving and analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated project management skills.
  • Excellent client service skills and the ability to work in a diverse team and build effective relationships.
  • Experience in dealing with senior stakeholders and board members is essential and it is expected that the incumbent will attend Board meetings for KPMG’s AFS Licensees.

What we offer you

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and improvement. We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues; and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of KPMG and its ongoing success. So if you want a career where you can use your deep expertise to deliver real results, talk to us.

Please apply for this position by submitting your confidential application online

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