Digital Transformation/Cloud Senior Associate
About the role
Leading companies see Cloud technologies as an integral part of the future of IT to protect value and drive strategic initiatives. Risk Assurance specialists help companies to manage their transition projects with confidence by identifying, measuring and managing risk more effectively over key project controls. Our approach centres on providing advice and assurance that is focused on each client's individual challenges.
Cloud computing is rapidly moving from hype to the must-have IT service model. It is transforming the way business services are provided, consumed and managed. In Risk Assurance South-East, we have a lot of opportunities in areas of third party assurance, cloud governance, security, availability and commercial assurance.
In the last couple of years, our Technology and Performance Assurance practice in the South-East has grown significantly especially in cloud computing services.
As a Senior Associate, you will be leading and delivering the project delivery, coaching the team members, managing client relationships with the Partners and Directors both in the South East and across the UK
We expect you to bring proven technical experience combined with business process and consultancy skills to have insightful and value add conversations with clients.
Who we're looking for
The candidate is working in our growing Technology Risk practice in the South East region. The candidate will need to have technical background of Cloud Computing, Third Party Assurance and Security either gathered in a Professional Services environment or within a corporate environment.
Focus on delivering engagements and leading teams in servicing organisations which are already on cloud, looking to a move cloud based model and cloud service providers;
Leading readiness assessments for service organisations that may need an opinion level report in the future;
Leading and managing third party and other opinion-level services in response to service organisation requests from customers for information about internal controls, business results and operations;
Assisting our clients in leveraging their technology investments to help establish, optimise, and sustain a real-time controls environment at an enterprise level;
Assisting our clients in optimising their risk and internal control activities, including control effectiveness and optimisation activities; and
Supporting controls and systems related aspects of internal audits and external financial audits in the areas of planning, audit strategy, scoping, execution, and deficiency evaluation.
Essential skills and experience
The following skills are required for this role:
Strong experience in a cloud technologies;
Understanding of key project methodologies;
Strong focus on risk;
Experience of IT implementations and/ or business transformations is desirable;
Focused and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential) with an ability to build strong relationships with clients and with PwC teams;
Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels, and good report writing skills;
A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions whilst demonstrating integrity and courage to challenge the status quo;
Good understanding of common business processes;
Possession of strong team working skills;
Well-developed listening and questioning techniques;
Strong desire for continuous improvement and self-development.
Prepared to travel in the UK and overseas, and to work to tight deadlines, when necessary;
Demonstrate a breadth of experiences that enables you to hold broad business conversations and articulate complex issues to clients in a manner which is clear and unambiguous