Senior Associate - IT Risk
Are you passionate about technology with an understanding of the risks that organisations are currently facing through the impact of technology transformation? Do you want to make a difference and help organisations navigate and manage these risks? Are you interested in learning from renowned industry specialists and building a fulfilling career with one of the world’s leading professional services organisations?
About the team
PwC is growing the Midlands Risk Assurance practice further in the area of IT Risk Audit and is looking for Senior Associate to join this successful team. We are looking for candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
IT Risk and Controls
IT Internal Audit
IT Business Analyst
IT General Controls
IT Project Governance
IT Change Programme Implementation or Review
The Midlands Practice consists of 3 networked offices in Birmingham, the East Midlands (located next to East Midlands Airport) and Milton Keynes. The role could ideally be based in any office but may 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 key role in delivering across a broad spectrum of IT Risk engagements, working with our clients to bring technical experience combined with consultancy skills to enable insightful and value-adding conversations.
About the role
Performing reviews over clients’ IT systems, controls, processes or programmes, identifying risks and issues and developing pragmatic recommendations.
Coaching more junior colleagues to provide advisory services ranging from strategy to functional transformation;
Providing insight to clients related to the integrity of their control environment, the efficiency of processes and the insightfulness of management information.
Exposure to current thinking in business technology, technology governance and risk management;
Assisting the wider team in developing opportunities with new and prospective clients through consultation and by designing innovative assurance activities that address their business needs.
Essential Skills and Requirements
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:
- Good knowledge of the ERP market. SAP, Oracle or Microsoft experience would be desirable.
Technical IT background and practical experiences
Experience of reviewing ERP functional and technical design specifications;
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;
A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions, alongside the integrity and courage to challenge the status quo;
Well-developed listening and questioning techniques;
Strong desire for continuous improvement and self-development.
One of ACA, ACCA or Prince 2 qualification would be desired, but is not essential
Understanding of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and GRC system knowledge.
Understanding of financial controls within a wide range of business processes;
Experience in evaluating and performing risk assessments at a task and organisation level.