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KPMG Senior Associate, Forensic - Financial Crimes Analytics - Data Analysis in Boston, Massachusetts

Business Title: Senior Associate, Forensic - Financial Crimes Analytics - Data Analysis

Requisition Number: 87367 - 39

Function: Advisory

Area of Interest:

State: MA

City: Boston


Historically, the travel requirement for this position has ranged from 80-100%. The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities, and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts. For now, all KPMG business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only. At some point in the future and with the safety of people as the critical factor, the travel requirement will likely increase, possibly to previous levels, but KPMG is committed to balancing client requirements with new delivery capabilities.

The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate/Senior Associate in Risk & Compliance - Forensics for our Consulting ( practice.


  • Assist clients such as financial institutions, FinTechs, and Cryptocurrency organizations to build, optimize, transform, validate, and enhance their financial crimes technology solutions

  • Help clients adapt existing technology to meet changing operational requirements with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Fraud detection compliance systems

  • Analyze and test complex data and multi-layered data transformations as analysis and prepare visualization and key insights to our clients as it relates to Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Fraud and the Office of Foreign Assets and Control

  • Develop, test, and validate various AML and fraud detection models, including machine learning modelling and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms

  • Advise clients on key systems covering transaction monitoring, sanctions (OFAC) compliance, customer risk rating, and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements

  • Compile and present business insights and draft reports to KPMG stakeholders and client executives

Additional Responsibilities for Senior Associate:

  • Supervise associates and related staff on engagements

  • Assist clients with designing and defining target state technology operating models, gap assessments, and transformation plans

  • Identify and communicate technical matters to both clients and upper management


  • Minimum one year of relevant work experience in a Financial Crimes technology and/or data analytics role

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in a technology or quantitative oriented field such as Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics, Data Analytics, Applied Intelligence or Finance

  • Excellent written communication skills; able to demonstrate a strong business acumen, as well as an innovation-driven and a solution-oriented mindset

  • Beneficial software/programming languages include but are not limited to Relational databases (SQL Server, Oracle), Teradata, Python, R, SAS, SQL, Tableau, SpotFire, Alteryx, QlikView, ACL, SPSS, IDEA, MongoDB, Google cloud, MySQL, JavaScript, Git, C++, C#, .NET, Perl, Appian, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic

  • Ability to travel as required per need of client

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

Additional Qualifications for Senior Associate:

  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience in a Financial Crimes technology and/or data analytics role

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, well-established understanding of business dynamics and operations

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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