KPMG’s Economics practice has deep expertise in all aspects of economic research and analysis. This includes the use of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and the application of robust statistical and econometric analytical techniques. Using economic tools we help corporates and public sector bodies understand markets and improve their decision making.
KPMG Economics is active in many of the member firms within the KPMG network, including several countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America. The London office is home to one of the largest teams in the network and covers a range of practices, including competition economics, applied microeconomics (including strategy and economic policy appraisal), macroeconomics, econometrics and financial economics. It also works in regulated sectors such as Telecoms, Energy, Health, Transport and Water.
Economists at KPMG often work closely with academic advisers on client matters and research. They also collaborate closely with KPMG colleagues in areas where strong synergies exist. These include Corporate Finance, Infrastructure, Government and Health, Data Analytics, Disputes, Deal Advisory, Tax, Forensic and others.
We are looking for a highly motivated, outstanding economist to join the KPMG Economics team as a Senior Manager, specialising in economic policy and appraisal.
Our services in this area include:
− Economic & social impact analysis;
− Business case development & review;
− Economic appraisal of policy, tax & regulation;
− Development of monitoring & evaluation frameworks and delivery of economic evaluations;
− Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) & value for money (VFM) assessments.
The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in running projects and maintaining client relationships with minimal supervision from Directors and Partners. S/he will have a major role in ensuring that any client work is delivered to the highest standards in both content and form.
Specialisation and/or extensive experience in the application of microeconomics to the evaluation and appraisal of a wide range of public and private sector projects and policy and regulatory interventions is required. The candidate must have detailed knowledge of, and experience applying, best practice methodologies in economic appraisal and evaluation, including the HM Treasury Green Book and Magenta Book, broader UK Government appraisal guidance and equivalent international guidance produced by the OECD and EU. Experience in applying these principles across a range of sectors and regulatory and policy areas is required.
Depending on the nature of the assignment, s/he will manage project teams, fostering a collaborative spirit and culture of respect. S/he will often work on several projects at a time, managing project teams or otherwise providing senior input into client deliverables. S/he will maintain a positive attitude when the team is under pressure, supporting other team members when they face challenging situations.
The successful applicant will play a key role in our sales’ efforts. S/he will build and maintain effective relationships with clients and will be able to discuss the wider KPMG offering with them. S/he will also develop a strong internal network with KPMG experts in related fields or based in other countries. S/he will identify and act on business opportunities, both with existing and new clients, taking innovative and market leading solutions to them.
S/he will also be involved in the management and the development of the KPMG Economics team as a whole, including contributing to our recruitment efforts, performance appraisal, mentoring and thought leadership.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and skills:
− Top academic qualifications in economics, with a focus on microeconomics, at least at MA/MSc level.
− Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
− An ability to explain complex economics clearly to non-economists, and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.
− Experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics are an advantage
− Very strong command of English.
− An ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets, on multiple projects simultaneously, and to produce deliverables of consistently high quality.
− An ability to work as part of a team, managing the input of others (including more senior and more junior colleagues where appropriate).
Experience and Background:
Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they have:
− Solid experience as an applied microeconomist working in a consulting environment and/ or in government department or regulators.
− Significant knowledge of using microeconomics to help businesses, government and/ or regulators across a range of sectors.
− Detailed knowledge of, and extensive experience applying, best practice methodologies in economic appraisal and evaluation, including the HM Treasury Green Book and Magenta Book and equivalent international guidance produced by the OECD and EU.
− Extensive experience in managing the economic analysis for large projects and multiple projects at a time.
− Extensive experience in managing resources (e.g. budgets) and teams, as well as more junior colleagues more generally.
− Experience in developing new business is desirable.