KPMG Executive Director, Audit Innovation in New York, New York

Executive Director, Audit Innovation

New York, New York

Requisition #: 34887

Practice Area: Audit

Location: San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; New York, NY

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Executive Director, Audit Innovation to join our Audit Innovation organization.


  • Work collaboratively with Audit Innovation leadership on large-scale innovation efforts, overseeing significant Firmwide innovation initiatives and investments, while leveraging firm resources as needed which may direct the activity of a PMO

  • Create a scalable strategy of enculturation and ideation opportunities to help ensure a constant ‘drum beat’ of innovation which solicits ideas from the field in a structured manner

  • Design a strategy to create a venue for ideas to be shared from all levels of the assigned practice

  • Develop a ‘triage’ process to help ensure ideas are vetted against formalized criteria by the most appropriate team within the firm

  • Host key scoping, design, and proto-type discussions/working sessions, and additional ad hoc meetings to escalate issues for resolution in order to optimize progress

  • Accumulate and summarize progress, accomplishments, upcoming milestones and risks/challenges/items to escalate for the Innovation Leader to present status and progress to the Audit Innovation leader, US Management Committee, the I&ES Leadership Team


  • Minimum of ten years of large scale innovation experience; preferably from within a professional services firm

  • Bachelor’s degree in business studies from an accredited college/university; Master’s degree and certified Program Management Professional is preferred

  • Extensive experience in the development of Innovation solutions or Apps, including planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing staff, clients, and/or partners towards the successful completion of a project

  • Experience with change management and managing multiple high-priority projects and initiatives simultaneously

  • Ability to work within a matrixed partnership environment, ability to manage and motivate individuals outside of direct reporting lines

  • Ability to manage performance of direct reports against stated objectives; develop direct reports based on his/her professional development goals, and mentor staff

  • Up to forty percent travel in the U.S. required

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Thecontains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

Our Benefits


KPMG offers a range of medical insurance options to meet your needs as well as prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending accounts, and dependent day care flexible spending accounts.

Personal Time Off (PTO)

Up to 30 PTO Days per year (depending on job classification/level/years of service).


  • 401(k) and Pension Plans

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Mortgage Assistance Program

  • HomeBenefits@Work Program

  • Hyatt Legal Plan

  • Benefits vary by employment status.