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KPMG Senior Director Global Data Governance in McLean, Virginia

Business Title: Senior Director Global Data Governance

Requisition Number: 70172 - 93

Function: Business Support Services

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State: VA

City: McLean


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 a Senior Director, Global Data Governance to join our Global Data team which is part of KPMG International organization.


  • Coordinate with the Member Firms and Global Functions to define Global Data Standards with a cross functional Global Data Working Group consistent with applicable regulations, professional firm standards and best practices, including data privacy and protection components

  • Develop the Data Governance Operating Model including role definitions and accountabilities, charters, progress dashboards, published minutes, decision logs, change controls, data issue management and waiver processes

  • Leads a team of skilled data professionals that enable data to meet the business insights and analytics needs of Member Firms and Global Functions; collaborate across the Global Functions and Member Firms on the rollout and adoption of the Data Standards and Data Governance Operating Model; design and deliver associated training

  • Provide consultation and support for the adoption and alignment to the Global Data Standards; develop and implement processes in coordination with the Technology organization to integrate data standards into the application development methodologies and necessary architectural reviews and funding gates

  • Coordinate and facilitate key working groups such as the Global Data Working Group and Global Data Stewards Forums; works collaboratively with other Global Data colleagues to deliver data use cases to meet business objectives.

  • Build, develop and lead a high performing team that delivers business value and optimizes cost and speed to insight


  • Minimum twelve years of recent experience of direct leadership experience of a Data Governance team or similar organizations

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; Master's degree from an accredited college/university preferred

  • Ability to understand the complexity of a matrixed professional services firm / partnership; proven ability to lead in a matrixed manner; ability to maintain a flexible schedule due to travel, deadlines and/or duties outside of normal business hours due to global nature of the role

  • Proven track record influencing diverse sets of stakeholders and driving common outcomes

  • Outstanding verbal/written communication, collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills to lead in an environment driven by customer service and teamwork; ability to direct, motivate and empower others to work towards the organization's goals, ensuring efficient allocation of resources across multiple functions; ability to ensure execution of strategic initiatives for the organization; and able to address emerging opportunities and how organization should be organized/staffed to realize them

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, 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.

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