Assistant Manager - IT Assurance and Data Analytics
About the team
The PwC Northern Ireland Practice is currently looking to recruit an Assistant Manager for our Risk Assurance practice based in Belfast, specialising in IT Assurance and Data Analytics.
With more than 500 clients in the region, the Northern Ireland Assurance practice is a great place to build a career. We are able to offer some flexibility in the role with opportunities to build a varied portfolio and can tailor this so that the role is suitable to your particular strengths. The Belfast office offers opportunities ranging from listed companies to small entrepreneurial companies, inbound companies and public sector entities. This role will be predominantly based in Northern Ireland (estimated 80%), but may require occasional travel; depending on training needs and job assignments.
We have a diverse client base and work as a diverse team, welcoming people from a range of backgrounds. We are an inclusive organisation who celebrates difference.
About the role
Leading companies see risk management as an integral part of how they manage their business to protect value and drive performance. Risk Assurance specialists help companies to do business with confidence by identifying, measuring and managing risk more effectively. Our approach centres on providing advice and assurance that is focused on each client's individual challenges.
In the simplest terms, we help clients to identify measure and manage their risks more effectively. Our specialist knowledge extends to clients' internal controls (including IT systems), technology, non-financial reporting, corporate social responsibility and regulatory compliance. In addition, to supporting the external financial audit, we also provide a variety of internal audit services. Since our expertise spans a wide range of industries and sectors, on each and every project we undertake the advice and assurance we offer can be focused on the individual needs of that client.
Your time would be spent on either one or some of the following types of engagements:
Controls Assurance. We undertake both IT General Controls (ITGC) reviews and business process reviews for our external financial audit clients. This requires developing an understanding of the risks facing the client and an understanding of what controls can mitigate those risks. As a result, Risk Assurance specialists develop a detailed knowledge of clients from both an IT and business perspective.
Internal Audit Services. We provide internal audit support to a number of clients via co-sourcing (where we work alongside their internal audit team) or outsourcing arrangements (where we deliver the entire internal audit programme for the year). We also provide training and advisory services to Internal Audit functions, such as reviewing the effectiveness of an Internal Audit Function.
Technology Assurance. We provide a wide range of Technology Assurance services for our clients, including IT security, IT service management, user access and entitlement management, controls over enterprise business systems, business continuity planning / disaster recovery planning, and end user computing.
Data Analytics. We use a number of data visualisation tools (Tableau, Qlikview etc.) to assist with the delivery of our work. Pre-existing skills with these tools are desirable, but not essential.
Essential skills and experience
Experience gained in an internal or external auditing and/or consulting environment of systems audit and the evaluation of technology and/or business controls supporting financial and operational application systems and related business processes in a complex environment.
Experience of working in teams and supervision/coaching of junior members of staff.
Demonstrable project management and analytical skills, business awareness for delivering stakeholder value, sound reporting skills and the ability to work under your own initiative to deliver agreed outcomes.
The ability to apply independent judgement during engagements and to support conclusions reached to senior level personnel both internally and externally.
You should be flexible and be prepared to travel to some extent both in the UK and overseas, and to work to tight deadlines, when necessary.
Accountancy or other professional qualifications (e.g. ACA, CIMA, CISA or equivalent)
Experience of developing and building strong relationships with client and internal stakeholders, including strong communication skills, such as presenting and report writing.