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Senior Associate, Modeling & Valuation- Climate Risk

Short Hills, New Jersey, US
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Oct 8, 2022

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Senior Associate, Modeling & Valuation- Climate Risk
**Business Title:** Senior Associate, Modeling & Valuation- Climate Risk

**Requisition Number:** 87085 - 59

**Function:** Advisory

**Area of Interest:**

**State:** NJ

**City:** Short Hills


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 - Modeling & Valuations for our Consulting ( practice.


+ Prepare and analyze large mathematical/statistical/financial datasets and algorithms using codes in various programming languages such as Python, R and SAS

+ Develop complex econometric and machine learning models using large climate-related datasets

+ Establish and successfully execute mathematical/statistical/financial model development and maintenance activities to support KPMG's market-leading Climate Risk solutions suite

+ Conduct applied quantitative research and write technical reports in regard to supporting clients in adapting to the evolving Climate regulatory requirements and meeting their strategic Climate plan milestones

Additional Responsibilities for Senior Associate:

+ Enhance existing mathematical/statistical/financial models by performing climate risk assessments and extreme events analysis including Transition and Physical risks around the integration of climate science and government policies

+ Develop and analyze predictive modeling involving the use of climate, economic and financial data, statistical algorithms, simulation methods, time-series analysis, regression, statistical inference validation tools, Monte-Carlo & Variance simulations and/or machine learning techniques to identify the likelihood of future outcomes

+ Provide technical knowledge with respect to the application of complex regulatory requirements involving climate risk management, climate scenario analysis, climate data processing, storage and visualization


+ Minimum one year of work experience in a field related to Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, in regard to climate risk model development

+ Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in a related field such as: Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, or other related disciplines; Masters or Ph.D. preferred

+ High competency level with programming software such as Python (preferred), Julia, R and SAS; Familiarity with object-oriented programming and cloud technology is preferred

+ Ability to think outside-the-box and adapt to changing priorities; strong problem-solving skills and interest in conducting applied research; effective written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to travel as client demands

+ 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 work experience in a field related to Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, in regard to climate risk model development

+ Understanding of the Network for Greening the Financial System ('NGFS'), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ('IPCC') and International Energy Association ('IEA') scenarios, their use and the translation required of its underlying climate risks drivers into financial and economic system impacts

+ Prior experience with climate/economic scenario expansion and/or mathematical/statistical/financial modeling for scenario analysis and stress testing purposes

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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