KPMG Senior Associate, Financial Services Strategy in Chicago, Illinois

Business Title: Senior Associate, Financial Services Strategy

Requisition Number: 65979

Function: Advisory

Area of Interest: Financial Services, Strategy

State: IL

City: Chicago


The fastest growing Big Four professional services firm in the U.S., KPMG is known for being a great place to work and build a career. We provide audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Associate to join our KPMG Strategy practice.


  • Participate in enterprise-wide Financial Services focused strategy engagements and help ensure successful delivery of final project deliverables

  • Interface with various levels of project executives up to and including C-Level

  • Drive problem formulation, comprehensive analysis, and problem resolution

  • Establish client value propositions that tie key strategic, financial and operational metrics directly to near and long term business improvement

  • Support professional development of junior level KPMG Strategy team members


  • Minimum of three years external Strategy consulting experience focusing on Financial Services at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or a boutique strategy firm; or a combination of strategy consulting experience and Financial Services industry experience in a high-impact problem-solving/analytical role

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, preferably in Business Administration, Engineering, or other related field; Master's degree in Business Administration from an accredited college/university is preferred

  • Specific strategy experience in one or more of the following sectors: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Asset Management, and/or Insurance

  • Experience in strategic growth, or other relevant strategy experience, including but not limited to business model and technology disruption, digital transformation, Fintech proliferation, customer experience, data and analytics, cost optimization

  • Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills and ability to understand how business model decisions impact operating model design/execution across operations, technology, risk governance and organizational design

  • Ability to travel as necessary to serve our clients

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

KPMG offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG, an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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