Risk Assurance - IT Assurance Managers - Birmingham

West Midlands
12 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About the teamWe are looking for experienced IT professionals to join our team to grow our Technology Operations proposition which helps our clients drive exceptional business performance through better use of technology and implementing efficient IT operational structures. You will help clients reduce the cost and complexity of the IT estate and reduce the risk of disruption to a business from the increasingly pervasive use of technology. Our approach centres on providing advice and assurance that is focused on each client's individual challenges.Our ideal candidate would have experience acting in a team leader/manager capacity within a client facing IT environment, or would have previous experience of delivering IT risk advisory work to IT functions.
The Midlands Practice consists of 3 networked offices in Birmingham, the East Midlands (located next to East Midlands Airport) and Milton Keynes. The role will be based in our Birmingham office and will require some travel to cover the Midlands region, and potentially to support national regions.With a rapidly growing, dynamic marketplace, more than 500 clients and some 600 partners and staff in the region, the Midlands Assurance practice is a great place to build a career. We have a wide variety of clients from entrepreneurial start-ups through to major public sector organisations, FTSE100 members and large global businesses.
About the role
You will take a leading role in the delivery of IT Operations services and will grow our footprint in the Midlands market by developing new services and generating new opportunities. You’ll bring proven technical experience combined with project/programme management, business process and consultancy skills to enable insightful and value-adding conversations with clients.
Reference – 23008BR
Location – Birmingham
Salary - Competitive

Essential skills and experienceWe're looking for extremely motivated individuals who will relish the opportunity to work in a growing team with significant possibilities to progress within the firm. The following skills are required for this role:Essential skills:

Experience of being a part of IT functions, IT change programmes or advising clients how to improve their IT operations.

Technical IT background and significant practical experiences, preferably in the delivery or assurance of IT enabled transformation projects and programmes.

Experience of reviewing Internal Control and Governance frameworks aligned to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and corporate governance regulatory requirements

Good knowledge of the ERP market and its stakeholders is essential and previous experience of implementation projects would be desirable (SAP preferable)

Excellent understanding of standard programme management methods.

Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities.

Focused and initiative driven, with a proven ability to build strong relationships with external clients

Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels, and exemplary report writing skills

Well-developed listening and questioning techniques

Proven experience in holding broad business conversations and articulating complex issues to clients in a manner that is clear and unambiguous

Desirable skills:

ACA qualified or equivalent

Previous experience working within an IT Risk Advisory team within a Professional Services / Accounting firm



Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It’s work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply


We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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