Forensic Technology - Data Analyst (FRT)

London, United Kingdom
16 Jan 2019
02 Jul 2019
Job Role
Risk Analyst
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Job Title

Forensic Technology - Data Analyst (FRT)


United Kingdom




Risk Consulting

Service Line


Service Line Information

Using a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Forensic - Using specialist accounting, investigation and business skills in assisting clients involved in commercial or regulatory disputes or in the investigation of fraud and impropriety. Working in the team will mean getting involved in a broad range of projects, i.e. Fraud investigations, and tracing assets.

KPMG Overview

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients' most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description

The Team

Forensic Technology (FTech) supports clients and their legal advisors in response to litigation, civil
disputes, investigations, cyber, regulatory and M&A matters. FTech assist their clients through the
preservation, collection, processing, reporting, and analysis of electronically stored information (ESI)
such as emails, chat messages, and electronic documents.

The projects are often time critical and include global clients with footprints around the world,
providing opportunities to work with other overseas offices including on site attendance. Many
projects have a significant impact on our clients' businesses and communities, with matters
occasionally featuring on international headlines.

FTech are looking for data specialists who are able to extract, store, enhance, and investigate large
volumes of unstructured data by leveraging market-leading technologies and methodologies.

The Role

Data analysts support the delivery work on a range of engagements. This will include:
- Assisting with forensic data scoping, information gathering ahead of the data collection.
- Handling evidence with care and in accordance with ACPO guidelines.
- Undertaking forensically sound data preservations from computers, mobile devices,
networks and cloud systems unsupervised whilst at client offices.
- Processing the acquired evidence using specialist forensic software and scripts.
- Undertaking triage and basic forensic examination of the windows computer disk images and
mobile devices under the direction of project managers.
- Verifying, validating and analysing data that has been collected or received from clients.
- Maintaining and updating procedural documentation and contemporaneous notes.
- Creating and updating data trackers, dashboards, and reports.
- Manipulating text files with range of techniques in text editors or Excel to normalise and
clean up the data ahead of data processing.
- Producing client ready basic deliverables.
- Assisting on eDiscovery projects for the wider FTech team as and when required.
Other duties:
- Researching and testing new forensic software.
- Staying upto date with the new developments in the DFIR area.
- Identifying other opportunities within the team and the firm to add value by utilising the
forensic skillset.
- Maintaining forensic lab and imaging equipment.
- Contributing to business development through market research, and assisting with slide

The Person

The candidate will have 2+ years' experience in a professional services environment assisting with
investigations and incident response. Successful candidates will be encouraged to widen their
horizons and take advantage of available development opportunities.
Computer Forensics Experience
- Worked in a professional services environment or law enforcement assisting with the delivery of eDisclosure/Investigations.
- Experience in assisting or driving a digital forensics investigations into data theft, fraudulent data manipulation, unauthorised access, malware and other cases.
- Familiarity with forensic best practices, e.g. evidence handling, chain of custody, metadata preservation, etc.
- Experience in handling and analysing unstructured data sources such as emails, network shares, and laptops.
- Experience in liaising with clients on basic requests and delivering software training.
- Proficient in use of some of the forensic tools such as EnCase, FTK, IEF\\Axiom, X-Ways, SIFT, Volatility, Cellebrite, Oxygen, Macquisition, Wireshark, CrowdStrike, F-Response, NUIX or similar.
- Understanding of common forensic artefacts such as Windows Registry, Link files... and forensic analysis techniques such as Forensic Timeline, USB device history.
- Strong knowledge of Operating Systems in particular recent Windows versions, knowledge of MacOS is advantageous. PowerShell and scripting skills desirable.
- Understanding of computer networks, knowledge of network forensics desirable.
- Basic understanding of databases and SQL code.
- Knowledge of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) lifecycle.
All candidates are expected to have a number of the following qualities:
- Excellent written and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to think through and solve problems independently.
- Proactive in taking ownership of tasks through to completion and managing expectations.
- Keen interest in new technologies and eagerness to learn new elements of computer forensics.
- Able to work in a high-pressured environment.
- Keen to learn industry-specific software and in-house processes.
- Able to interface with individuals at different levels, at both a technical and non-technical perspective.

Our Deal

If the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn't rewarding enough, we'll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

'Our Deal' sets out all the different ways you'll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible Working

While some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a Disability

KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV's from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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