Assurance -Technology Risk Senior Associate - Midlands

Recruiter
PWC 1
Location
Birmingham
Posted
17 Mar 2019
Closes
21 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Technology has moved from being an enabler of business processes to becoming a key factor in long term business strategy. Clients are adopting cloud-based solutions; replacing monolithic ERP systems with vertically integrated best in class applications; exploring the opportunities of emerging technology; and are looking to new levels of automation with RPA transitioning from proof of concept to enterprise scaling.

In Technology Risk, you will work with a successful team of Technology Risk specialists, providing expert technical advice, guidance and support on technology risk projects to a range of clients. You will also contribute to growing our business by helping to bring in work from existing and new clients.

You will take a key role in delivery across a broad spectrum of IT Risk engagements, working with clients to leverage technical experience combined with consultancy skills to enable insightful and value-adding conversations.

The role will primarily be to support the Risk Assurance team within the region, but may also enable you to work on assurance and consulting projects outside of the region.


The role will include 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.

  • Junior managing fieldwork for engagements and supporting more senior team members in more specialist areas

  • Exposure to current thinking in technology governance and risk management

  • Performing reviews over clients’ IT systems, controls, processes or programmes, identifying risks and issues and developing pragmatic recommendations.

  • Coaching more junior colleagues to provide advisory services ranging from strategy to functional transformation;

  • Providing insight to clients related to the integrity of their control environment, the efficiency of processes and the insightfulness of management information.

  • Exposure to current thinking in business technology, technology governance and risk management;

  • Assisting the wider team in developing opportunities with new and prospective clients through consultation and by designing innovative assurance activities that address their business needs.


This role can be based at either the Birmingham, East Midlands or Milton Keynes offices.

About the team

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.

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.

The Midlands Practice consists of 3 networked offices in Birmingham, the East Midlands (located next to East Midlands Airport) and Milton Keynes. The role can be based in our East Midlands, Birmingham or Milton Keynes office to suit you and will require some travel to cover the Midlands region, and potentially to support national regions.

Who we're looking for

Our ideal candidate would have

• Experience within a client-facing IT environment, or would have previous experience of delivering IT risk advisory work to IT function

• Technical IT background and practical experiences

• Project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities

• Understanding of Prince2 or Agile processes; or CIMA qualified; and/or IIA or CISA qualified

• Understanding of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and GRC system knowledge

• ITIL experience

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

• Awareness of current/emerging market technology trends

• Excellent understanding of standard programme management methods

• Good understanding of common business processes

• A passion for technology and projects

• The ability to assess IT risk and suggest pragmatic risk mitigation activities for a range of industries

• Identifying and effectively reporting any issues and recommendations for improvement to clients, as well as drafting the related sections of formal reports





Assurance

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

Diversity

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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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