Risk Consulting 

KPMG in East Africa’s Management Consulting services group is focused on assisting you to improve your business performance through an ongoing, balanced reading of the business environment in your sector. With our specialist skills and industry knowledge, we aim to continually add value for our clients across their operations by offering tailored propositions and strategies that meet their specific needs. We work with our clients in both the public and private sectors.

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Brian DeSouza

Head of Risk Consulting

+254 (20) 2806132

Tougher expectations by regulators and other stakeholders now mean that corporates and financial institutions should demonstrate better discipline, control and responsibility. Failure to keep on top of and comply with existing and emerging regulation could jeopardize reputations and livelihoods. How robust is your government, risk and compliance program?

 

Financial risks have probably never been more acute. Capital reserves, credit portfolios, investment policies and capital and debt profiles all demand constant scrutiny to adequately manage and mitigate risk.

 

Companies should also be vigilant about risks presented by suppliers. A counterparty who defaults on a contract, or whose business collapses, can have serious financial and reputational ramifications for connected parties.

 

Fraud risks can also increase when cash is tight. Some employees become more opportunistic — and external hackers more resourceful. They find security lax in areas of the business that used to be better resourced … and they strike. Are your systems and policies sufficiently robust to ward off the risk of fraud?

 

At the same time, many companies are more likely to pursue litigation for losses that they would otherwise endure in more prosperous times. Disputes arise as they seek to apportion blame to other parties for inappropriate or negligent behavior that results in financial or business loss. Could you end up as instigator or defendant in a litigation case?

 

With all these demands, internal audit is in many companies often elevated from pure compliance to a function that regularly reviews the risk profile for emerging risks and identifies trends as it keep its finger on the pulse of business performance. The chief risk officer, meanwhile, becomes increasingly involved in strategic decision-making where the emphasis is as much on risk as it is on growth.

 

Fortify your business. KPMG firms’ professionals provide the experience to help companies stay on track and deal with risks that could unhinge their business survival.