KPMG Associate Director, Independence Project Management in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey

Business Title: Associate Director, Independence Project Management

Requisition Number: 67257

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest: Project Management, Risk Management

State: NJ

City: Woodcliff Lake


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 an Associate Director, to join our Independence Organization.


  • Manage projects and provide guidance during project execution, maintain insight on project status, keep projects on track, and recommend alternative solutions or approaches

  • Provide ongoing assessment of operational state of the infrastructure and implement process enhancements and improvements for use by internal and external stakeholders while utilizing established methodologies

  • Manage ad hoc projects and initiatives to help ensure operational procedures are well defined, documented, and consistently applied

  • Develop and maintain core operational key performance indicators, as well as supporting reports, dashboards, and executive summaries

  • Build relationships and serve as the point of contact for colleagues and stakeholder groups

  • Acquire knowledge related to auditor independence regulations including those established by the SEC, PCAOB, and AICPA


  • Minimum seven years of project management and/or process improvement experience organizing, planning and executing projects from definition through implementation

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; Master's from an accredited college or university preferred; PMP or similar certification preferred

  • Six Sigma green/black belt is a plus

  • Experience working independently, managing competing priorities and diverse initiatives under tight timelines

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, Project, Visio and/or other project management tools

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, or other legally protected status. 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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