Risk Assurance - Midlands - IT Assurance - Senior Manager
About the team
We are looking for an experienced IT professional 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 in industry acting as a CIO, IT Director or Senior IT manager, 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 can be based in our East Midlands, Birmingham or Milton Keynes office to suit you 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
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
Who we're looking for
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 running IT functions or advising clients how to improve their IT operations.
Experience of transitioning to cloud services and an understanding of the risks and mitigations associated with such transitions.
Technical IT background and significant practical experiences, preferably in the delivery or assurance of IT enabled transformation projects and programmes.
Awareness of current/emerging market technology trends.
Understanding of Internal Control Frameworks e.g. COSO and end to end processes
Good knowledge of the ERP market and its stakeholders is essential and previous experience of implementation projects would be desirable
Excellent understanding of standard programme management methods.
Good understanding of common business processes;
Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities;
Focused and initiative driven 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 exemplary report writing skills;
Well-developed listening and questioning techniques;
Strong desire for continuous improvement and self-development.
A breadth of experiences that enables you to hold broad business conversations and articulate complex issues to clients in a manner that is clear and unambiguous;
ACA (or equivalent) fully or part qualified or CIMA qualified; and/or IIA or CISA qualified;
Understanding of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and GRC system knowledge.
Birmingham, East Midlands, Milton Keynes