Technology Risk Senior Associate
Who we are
PwC is investing in the further expansion of its Operate business based in Belfast. This is an exciting time to be part of a new, strategic direction for the firm helping our clients to deliver ongoing programs with regulatory, risk and compliance requirements predominantly in the financial services sector.
Our Compliance Operations - Technology Risk team is one of our fastest growing teams within Operate and successful candidates will have the opportunity to support senior management in further shaping that business. We have exciting and ambitious plans so this is an excellent opportunity to make an impact and innovate through the use of technology.
To support our expansion we are looking for a number of Senior Associates to strengthen our operational delivery capability. Working with our wider network, the successful candidates will play a key role in the continued growth of our business from our Belfast site.
Who are we looking for?
We have immediate opportunities for Technology Risk Senior Associates to fill Belfast based positions within our Compliance Operation team.
Our Compliance Operations team works with global Financial Services clients to test and monitor compliance across a wide range of technology and operational risk areas. Our client base includes market leaders across Banking, Capital Markets and the Insurance sector and we are looking for self-motivated individuals with backgrounds in IT Audit, Technology Controls Testing or 3rd Party / Vendor Risk Management to support our delivery capability.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a high growth team with longer term career opportunities for top performers
About the role/s
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to upskill and work across a number of our proposition areas, including:
Technology Controls Audit Support - (inc. IT Audit to support the Financial Audit, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, business process testing)
Technology Risk Management – (IT risk reviews, programme/project assurance, IT operational, security and data reviews)
Vendor Risk Management – (inc. Technology focused delivery of Governance, Risk and Compliance for 3rd Parties)
Typical responsibilities could include:
Performing compliance and control assessments against a range of Technology focused controls frameworks;
Enhancing client controls environments, including developing integrated risk and control frameworks and building remediation plans for key client issues
Building client relationships through engagement delivery and identifying opportunities to help clients resolve their challenges;
Building and maintaining relationships with the wider global PwC network.
We need you to be able to work well within a team environment and also demonstrate the ability to lead colleagues and clients. As we work in a fast paced environment, we may also need you to be able to manage multiple projects with competing priorities to tight budgets and timeframes. You will be proactive about keeping up to date with the latest technology and regulatory developments and key issues which could affect our clients.
What is in it for you?
PwC is a fast paced, challenging environment which can provide you with a rewarding and stimulating career. You will work with well known, global clients and have the opportunity to work across our proposition areas allowing you to try new things and gain a range of experiences. You will also benefit from our ongoing technical and softer skills training programmes to assist with your continual personal and professional development.
Where will you be based?
Projects will be mainly carried out at PwC’s Belfast office, although you may have the opportunity to travel to client sites (across the UK and sometimes global client sites) or be required to travel to PwC UK offices for training. We will discuss these requirements with you in advance of starting a project.
Educated to degree level (IT related qualification preferred);
IT Controls Testing experience (1-2 years);
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;
Experience in reviewing IT General Controls (ITGC) including Change Control, Access Rights and IT Operations;
Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities;
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;
Ability to follow formal methodologies and applying risk and quality standards;
Excellent verbal skills and report writing capability;
Able to work autonomously without the need for day to day direct management.
Experience in Financial Services;
Experience of ERP applications e.g. SAP, Oracle, etc.
Sarbanes Oxley testing experience;
Experience of third party reporting standards such as ISAE 3000, ISAE 3402, SSAE 16;
Experience in relevant areas such as COBIT, ITIL, PRINCE2;
ACA/CIMA or equivalent qualification.