Conflicts Specialist
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Job Description
Risk & Compliance Conflicts Specialist
Who You'll Work With
You will be based in a McKinsey office in the United States and will report to the conflicts manager.
You will be part of McKinsey's Risk and Compliance function, whose mission is to enable McKinsey's client impact and innovation, while managing risks to the firm, our clients, and our people. The function is an integrated global team, with backgrounds including communications, consulting, diplomacy, government, government affairs, and law.
What You'll Do
You will undertake conflict of interest checks on new engagements submitted across the global firm. You will carry out conflict of interest checks in the firm's conflicts database on clients and any involved parties identified on each new engagement. You will be performing research on entities in external sources will be required. In doing so, you will have responsibility for identifying, clearing and where appropriate elevating conflicts issues, which will include recommendations on how to address.
You will be expected to have the autonomy to run robust conflict of interest checks and analyze data independently making determinations without oversight, though with the judgment to know when to seek advice and counsel from colleagues. In particular, you will apply critical thinking to your conflict of interest search strategy, be able to discount false positives from conflicts reports, and undertake focused research in internal and external sources. You will have the skills and confidence necessary to collaborate with Client Service Risk colleagues on any engagements requiring higher level risk reviews, and to brief findings and convey judgements to partners and other senior colleagues.
You will play an important role in evolving and ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the firm's conflict of interest processes in a globally consistent way, while also supporting efforts to ensure compliance with relevant firm policies, systems and processes. You will likewise have the people skills necessary to train and develop more junior colleagues, and the experience and drive to support or lead conflicts or compliance initiatives, including policy and procedural refinements and workstreams to continually improve the firm's capabilities.
  • Academic credentials that include a strong undergraduate degree and demonstrable intellectual curiosity through professional training, advanced degree, or professional impact
  • 3+ years of professional experience on complex problems related to business risk
  • Experience or strong interest in due diligence, risk management and compliance
  • Prior experience of conflicts of interest analysis and systems within accounting, financial services, or legal sectors highly advantageous
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytic skills, with a demonstrable ability to operate with little oversight
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to prioritize and balance competing, time-urgent demands
  • Outstanding English written and oral communication skills, including clear and concise writing and editorial skills and excellent listening skills
  • Proven track record of developing and mentoring more junior colleagues
  • Strong personal presence and credibility with the ability to work across all levels of seniority, cultivating trust-based, peer-counselor relationships in a highly matrixed environment
  • Strong personal resilience, including comfort and credibility in challenging discussions with senior colleagues, balancing robustness, persistence, flexibility, humility and tact
  • Comfort with, and preferably advanced knowledge of, Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word). Aptitude for involvement in database design, including web-enabled, a plus
  • Occasional travel required, and must have the ability to work across several time zones as needed
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Job Skill Group - CSSA
Job Skill Code - CRS - Client Service Risk Specialist
Function - Operations;Risk & Resilience;Firm Administration
Industry -
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Fri Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2022
LinkedIn Posting City - Waltham
LinkedIn Posting State/Province - Massachusetts
LinkedIn Posting Country - United States
LinkedIn Job Title - Conflicts Specialist
LinkedIn Function - Administrative;Legal;Project Management
LinkedIn Industry - Management Consulting
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Mid-Senior level

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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