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  • Keywords / Skills
    Law, Legal and Compliance, Contracting, Corporate Conveyancing, Litigation, Data Privacy
  • Years of Experience
    10 - 15 years
  • Function
    Full Time, Employee
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    Other Roles
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Risk Management Department – Associate Director (Legal)

RMD-Legal is part of the KPMG Malaysia Risk Management Department (RMD), with its focus to:
• Work with the various business units within KPMG Malaysia on services contract and legal matters to ensure consistency in approach with internal risk management policies and commitment to compliance to laws and regulations
• Facilitate the ongoing development of risk management awareness among the professionals in contracting, legal and compliance in conjunction with KPMG Malaysia Risk Management’s goals and objectives

As a Team Lead of RMD-Legal and reporting to the RMD Head of Department, your roles and responsibilities include:
• Manage, work with and ensure the Legal team’s regular activities as set out below are carried out in an effective, professional and timely manner, provide guidance and support to the team members
• Review the professional services teams contracts with clients which involves:
— Comment and provide input to the terms of services contract based on KPMG risk management policies and applicable legal perspective (eg. contract law and Companies Act, other applicable laws and regulations)
— Be a resource for others on applicable law, regulations, policies and procedures
— Engage with professional services team, external client or external legal counsel where required
• Initiate, plan and implement related Risk Management policies and procedures in conjunction with Risk Management Department’s overall goals and objective:
— Initiate timely implementation and update from time to time of related policies and procedures impacting contracting procedure and compliance with laws and regulations: the expected outcome includes standard legal terms, document templates, guidance and procedures
— Provide on-going observation and feedback to Risk Management team on the effectiveness and compliance of the related policies and procedures; develop relevant action plans on improvement points
— Ensure timely status update and reporting to RMD Head of Department and the Risk Management Partner
• Initiate and lead internal risk management awareness development plans in conjunction with KPMG Malaysia Risk Management’s goals and objectives
— Conduct briefing and develop guidance (including face-to-face) on related risk management areas from time to time
— Identifies the training/guidance needs of the professional services teams in contract, legal, KPMG policies and procedure from time to time; initiate relevant internal communication and guidance materials
— Initiate and oversee the development and management of internal knowledge management databases for contracting and legal, including in intranet and software applications
— Regular status update and timely reporting to RMD Head of Department, the Risk Management Partner and compliance with other relevant reporting obligations

— A Bachelor’ s degree in Law or relevant discipline from a recognized university
— Minimum of 10 years’ relevant working experience in the areas of law, legal and compliance, contracting, corporate conveyancing, litigation, data privacy
— Strong inter-personal skills, has high self-initiative, resourceful, attentive to detail, commitment to working as a team to achieve overall goals and objectives
— Able to handle communication that demonstrates high professionalism with all levels
— Knowledge and experience in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS Powerpoint

About Company

KPMG first established a presence in Malaysia in 1928 and the Malaysian firm has grown to be a part of the global success of KPMG's network of firms. KPMG's operations in Malaysia are carried out in association with KPMG Desa Megat & Co. The Malaysian firm has over 2,000 staff located across 8 offices.

Our single management structure for all our Malaysia offices allows efficient and rapid allocation of experienced professionals wherever the client is located in the country. The flexibility of this single structure allows us to effectively serve companies across Malaysia, and we have many projects where professionals from different offices work together on a work engagement under the supervision of a single nominated client partner, who has operational control of all resources.

We have established industry groups which enable the delivery of targeted, industry-specific experience, expertise and methodologies. The focus on industry and country-specific knowledge helps us deliver exceptional people with an intimate knowledge of our client’s specific business issues, deep industry expertise as well as an overriding commitment towards service excellence.