Risk Assurance - IT Assurance Managers - Birmingham
About the team
We are looking for experienced IT professionals to join our team to grow our Technology Operations proposition which helps our clients drive exceptional business performance through better use of technology and implementing efficient IT operational structures. You will help clients reduce the cost and complexity of the IT estate and reduce the risk of disruption to a business from the increasingly pervasive use of technology. Our approach centres on providing advice and assurance that is focused on each client's individual challenges.
Our ideal candidate would have experience acting in a team leader/manager capacity within a client facing IT environment, or would have previous experience of delivering IT risk advisory work to IT functions.
The Midlands Practice consists of 3 networked offices in Birmingham, the East Midlands (located next to East Midlands Airport) and Milton Keynes. The role will be based in our Birmingham office and will require some travel to cover the Midlands region, and potentially to support national regions.
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.
About the role
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.
Closing date – 5th January 2018
Reference – 23008BR
Location – Birmingham
Salary - Competitive
Essential skills and experience
We're looking for extremely motivated individuals who will relish the opportunity to work in a growing team with significant possibilities to progress within the firm. The following skills are required for this role:
Experience of being a part of IT functions, IT change programmes or advising clients how to improve their IT operations.
Technical IT background and significant practical experiences, preferably in the delivery or assurance of IT enabled transformation projects and programmes.
Experience of reviewing Internal Control and Governance frameworks aligned to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and corporate governance regulatory requirements
Good knowledge of the ERP market and its stakeholders is essential and previous experience of implementation projects would be desirable (SAP preferable)
Excellent understanding of standard programme management methods.
Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities.
Focused and initiative driven, with a proven ability to build strong relationships with external clients
Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels, and exemplary report writing skills
Well-developed listening and questioning techniques
Proven experience in holding broad business conversations and articulating complex issues to clients in a manner that is clear and unambiguous
ACA qualified or equivalent
Previous experience working within an IT Risk Advisory team within a Professional Services / Accounting firm