As an IT Assurance Senior/Assistant Manager within the national Technology Consulting & Assurance team, and reporting directly to the Technology Assurance Manager or Senior Manager in the Birmingham/Leeds offices, you will be responsible for delivering IT risk based assurance work to a range of cross sector internal audit, external audit and 3rd party assurance (ISAE3402/SOC) clients across the Midlands and the North. Client satisfaction is of paramount importance to us and you will need excellent communication and written skills, and an ability to work under pressure and being able to deliver outputs to tight deadlines.
A broad range of clients and sectors are included in the client portfolios in the Midlands and North regions including:
Financial Services, Banking, Insurance
Corporates/Private Sector/Large & Listed
Public SectorOur national practice includes a large and diverse range of sectors including Financial Services, Corporates, and Public Sector.
The candidate would be expected to contribute relevant skills and experience to the national practice as the need arises.
In addition, given the change of working approaches triggered by Covid-19 during March to August 2020, location has now become less of an obstacle and therefore we expect the successful candidate to support:
The team on Internal IT Audit clients and 3rd party assurance clients across the UK, not just in the Midlands/North. External IT audits primarily in the Midlands and in the southern end of the North.
The job role will require the following capabilities and tasks:
Responsibility for executing day to day IT Assurance work and reviews on behalf of a wide range of clients in the Midlands and in the North as required, and working with National practice including contributing to closing meetings with client management, and acting as a point of contact for both our Senior Management and clients, ensuring both are kept fully informed of any issues arising and the progress of the work;
To deliver work to the highest technical standards including ensuring the work is conducted in line with Quality standards;
Ensuring all work is undertaken to budget and meets client KPIs;
To build and develop long term relationships with senior stakeholders across our client organisations as well as within the company itself;
Build and develop strong working relationships with the client, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly;
Maintain control and stability under pressure whilst recognising the deadline or urgency to be dealt with;
Respond to the needs of the client and staff;
Support junior staff and take active interest in developing the staff in projects;
Support the Senior Manager/Manager to manage specific streams of work and staff in the work stream;
Ability to manage/be a point of contact for a portfolio of clients;
Clearly understand the wider service line capabilities of Technology Consulting & Assurance and the wider firm and how these may benefit your clients;
Ensure that the services provided are genuinely appropriate for the client; and
Identify and transform opportunities and prospects into new workPerson Specification
Minimum of 4 years practical experience of conducting IT assurance within specific sectors or across sectors, or IT work experience post qualification;
You will be working towards, be willing to study towards or be in possession of relevant professional qualification such as CISA / QiCA / ACCA / MIIA / CIPFA ;
You will be graduate or post-graduate in technology or business studies including systems, or have adequate experience to compensate for the same;
Knowledge of operating systems such as unix, windows server, and linux and databases such as SQL, Oracle, DB2;
Experience in project/implementation reviews for ERPs such as SAP, MS Dynamics will be a differentiator;
Have a sound technical understanding of IT risks and hot topics;
Experience of delivering to a portfolio of clients;
Experience of building and managing relationships with senior stakeholders;
Experience of developing junior staff and mentoring team members;
Ability to think creatively, generate innovative ideas, challenge the status quo and deliver work effectively;
Strong technical abilities in audit methodologies, combined with strong business acumen;
Excellent oral and written communication skills proven through report writing experience;
Desire to help grow and develop the department;
Demonstrates ability to develop new initiatives and methodologies;
Experience of identifying issues through sound technical analysis and application of commercial acumen in all situations;
Ability to express ideas with authority and conviction throughout verbal and written communication;The Technology Consulting & Assurance Team also delivers services such as Cyber, Data Privacy, Forensics, Data Analytics.
Therefore, experience of any of these service lines would be an advantage or an interest in developing your skills in these services