Risk & Controls Consultant

Randstad Employment Bureau
City of London, London
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Risk & Controls Consultant to work with one of the worlds best known consulting firms supporting a team of Risk Assurance specialists.

Your role will involve the following:

  • Being part of a team that performs services including IT risk reviews, programme/project assurance, third party assurance, IT operational, security and data reviews (in addition to IT general controls and business process reviews)
  • Working directly with a broad range of clients (audit and non-audit), across a number of different sectors to deliver both assurance and advisory engagements including internal and external audit support assignments.
  • Leading fieldwork for lower complexity engagements, and supporting more senior team members in more specialist areas
  • Enhancing client controls environments, including developing integrated risk and control frameworks and building remediation plans for key client issues
  • Exposure to current thinking in technology governance and risk management
  • Building client relationships through engagement delivery, identifying opportunities to help clients resolve their challenges, and supporting the engagement sales process
  • Supporting the activities of an assigned industry group, including sharing experiences, raising the profile of Risk Assurance services across the wider Assurance team, and supporting business development initiatives.

Additional information

  • Opportunity for working from home? Minimal but project dependent
  • Amount of time client based - 70%
  • Opportunity for job sharing? No
  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home? Yes - project dependent
  • Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes
  • Amount of time office based - 30%


Essential skills

  • Experience in complex ERP environments including Oracle, SAP or MS Dynamics
  • Process and controls experience including planning, delivering and reviewing a diverse range of assignments
  • Understanding of Internal Control Frameworks e.g. COSO and end to end processes
  • Awareness of common project governance methodologies and the risks of project based delivery, e.g. PRINCE 2, PMP, MSP
  • Experience in reviewing IT General Controls including Change Control, Access Rights and IT Operations
  • Experience of at least one ERP application e.g. SAP or Oracle.
  • Experience in delivering internal audit and advisory assignments
  • Understanding of how the IT general controls evaluation integrates into the overall financial audit assurance;
  • Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities;
  • Focused and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential) with an ability to build strong relationships with clients and with internal teams
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions whilst demonstrating integrity and courage to challenge the status quo
  • Well-developed listening and questioning techniques
  • Strong desire for personal continuous improvement
  • Awareness of current/emerging market trends and issues
  • Ability to follow formal methodologies and applying risk and quality standards
  • Technically strong and numerate with a commercial focus on engagements
  • Excellent verbal skills and report writing capability
  • Able to work autonomously without the need for day to day direct management
  • Proficient networker and relationship builder
  • Team player

Desirable skills

  • Experience in auditing financial and operational controls within a wide range of business processes;
  • ACA (or equivalent) fully or part qualified or CIMA qualified; and/or
  • IIA or CISA qualified;
  • Certified in relevant areas such as ITIL, PRINCE2, MSP, PMP, and/or TOGAF
  • Sarbanes Oxley experience,
  • Knowledge of other ERP solutions;
  • Experience of third party reporting standards such as ISAE 3000, ISAE 3402, SSAE 16
  • Experience in evaluating and performing risk assessments at a task and organisation level.

If you can relate to the above skills and experience and are interested in working with a truly world class organisation, please get in touch with your CV!

Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.