Strategy & Governance Cyber Senior Manager – KPMG UK – Aberdeen


KPMG is acknowledged by Forrester as a leader in providing cyber security consultancy. We are investing in building our Corporates Cyber team to meet growing demand and provide a comprehensive range of services to many of the largest Corporate companies.

We help our clients protect, detect and respond to high end cyber threats; helping them understand the cyber threat landscape, make sensible decisions on investment priorities, and build the specialist capabilities they need to counter financial crime and other threats.

We believe that cyber security is about helping our clients to harness business opportunities safely and securely. For us, cyber security isn’t just a technical issue, it is one which engages the whole business and focusses on a holistic approach to understanding and mitigating the risk.

The Team – Corporates Cyber Security

The team is an integral part of our rapidly growing UK Cyber practice. Our team works closely with KPMG’s broader advisory practice to link cyber security to financial crime and risk management, operational resilience and IT transformation

We are keen to recruit talented people who have the energy and drive to succeed in a dynamic and challenging environment and who have a passion for delivering excellent service and building strong relationships.

The team works in an agile and flexible manner, with plenty of opportunities to develop new skills and gain new knowledge. We are keen to support and develop our people to enable them to be the best they can be.

We believe we are market leaders in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and want to encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Take a look at our website with the link below to see “What Makes Us Different”

The Role

You will be a Senior Manager within the Corporates Cyber team helping both grow our business and ensure our teams deliver high quality advice to clients. You should expect to be involved in a wide range of challenging engagements, ranging from major executive level cyber exercises and threat reviews, through optimisation of client security controls and cyber security programmes, to providing specialist support on issues such as cyber strategy, third party risk etc.

Our clients are under increasing regulatory scrutiny, continually battling a rapidly changing cybercrime threat while harnessing the opportunities offered by digital services.

As a Senior Manager, we expect you to understand the business issues and to be able to translate complex cyber security issues into straightforward, credible, jargon free advice to our clients; and delivering the support they require.

If you are able to help our clients seize the opportunity offered by the digital world, securely, then you are the type of person we are looking for.


Management and delivery of challenging, complex client engagements to ensure quality and value to our clients by:

Understanding their business challenges and the threats they face

Helping them navigate the increasingly complex cyber security regulatory environment

Advising on cyber security governance, frameworks and operating models

Helping them optimise their approach to cyber security controls and risk management

Getting the balance right between protection, detection, reaction and response to cyber attack

Linking cyber security to other consultancy offerings on risk management, resilience and IT transformation to provide holistic support to our clients

Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge, as well as managing the performance and development of other team members

Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrity

Building and managing multiple client relationships

Project managing engagements to deliver high quality work in a timely manner to include: scoping / financial management (budgeting) / engagement and risk management / production and review of deliverables.

Fee generation through actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal development and client presentations.

Contributing to practice management, e.g. knowledge sharing, training, proposition development, and knowledge management.


Proven track record in cyber security environment within professional services or an in-house information security function, preferably within a corporate environment

Track record within a corporate environment, showing understanding of the business, threat and regulatory issues faced by clients.

Proven experience of delivering one or more of the following areas: strategy, transformation, governance, cyber resilience, identity and access management.

Proven experience of successfully managing complex cyber security services in a commercial environment, ensuring the delivery of high quality work on time and to budget.

Proven ability to lead work at sustained levels of high intensity, and inspire drive and resilience in others.

Proven ability to analyse problems, identify core issues and recommend appropriate solutions

Proven ability in taking appropriate action after monitoring/reviewing the progress and performance of others.

Understanding of a wide range of information security and IT methodologies, principles, technologies and techniques.

Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), negotiation and project management skills

Ability to develop excellent relationships both internally and with clients at a senior level.

A genuine interest and desire to work in the cyber security field.

Knowledge of a broad range of cyber security topics e.g. governance, identity and access management, supply chain risks, security operations, incident management etc.

A good understanding of technology platforms.


Degree level qualified preferred

Recognised cyber security qualifications (e.g. CISSP, CISM, M.Inst ISP, etc.), or comparable experience

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