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Associate Director, EDG Data Governance

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Associate Director, EDG Data Governance

Requisition #: 87618

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Orlando, FL; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Nashville, TN; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; McLean, VA

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 Associate Director, EDG Data Governance to join our Data Strategy & Operations organization.


  • Work closely with the Data Governance Director to develop and deploy data governance services to the firm  
  • Act as a subject matter expert in data governance methodologies and best practices
  • Establish and manage process, standards, and guidelines, including data governance guidelines, data classification standards, data governance life cycle management, and more, in alignment to legal, policy and standard obligations to operationalize data governance activities
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of Data Governance workstreams, in support of the Chief Data Officer’s strategic data objectives
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as legal, risk, regulatory, business functions and internal operations to identify and implement data governance standards into new operational solutions and existing business processes
  • Support the development of the data governance team members; provide people management support for designated reports


  • Minimum five years of recent experience managing and working in data governance initiatives and operational processes; ability to serve as a subject matter expert leading others in data governance
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Capacity to work with a variety of stakeholders at all levels and effectively interact with cross-functional departments and individuals to promote governance initiatives; self-disciplined with a high degree of integrity; strong experience in leading development of training and guidance on governance topics
  • Proven ability to lead teams in documented processes; strong desire to support and grow team members in a collaborative and demanding environment; highly motivated and adaptable to a new company’s culture
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook
  • US Citizenship is 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, 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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