Technology Risk- Senior Associates
About the team
In the digital age, managing risk within the technology space is one of the key challenges faced by our clients, relevant to all organisations large and small and increasingly coming into focus. We believe helping our clients gain confidence in their digital future is essential to their growth, and as a result our Technology Risk Assurance area is one of the key growth priorities areas for our Firm in Scotland.
We as the Scottish Technology Risk Assurance team are proud of our existing practice and excited about the opportunity to grow and develop into new areas such as emerging technology (e.g. process automation, AI), operational resilience and business transformation risk as well as the opportunities that this presents to our team in terms of personal development, variety and potential for progression.
The Scottish Technology Risk Assurance practice is looking for Senior Associates to join its successful and growing team and be part of the exciting road ahead.
About the role
You will take a key role in delivering across a broad spectrum of these IT Risk engagements, working with our team and our clients to bring technical experience combined with consultancy skills to enable insightful and value-adding conversations. We offer a wide range of services including IT risk assessment, IT internal audit, third party assurance, IT advisory, IT strategy operations and project assurance reviews.
The role will primarily be to support the Risk Assurance team within the region but may also enable you to work on assurance and consulting projects outside of the region.
The role will include the following:
Being part of a team that performs services including IT risk reviews, programme/project assurance, third party assurance, IT operational, security and data reviews.
Junior managing fieldwork for engagements and supporting more senior team members in more specialist areas
Building client relationships through engagement delivery, identifying opportunities to help clients resolve their challenges, and supporting the engagement sales process
Exposure to current thinking in technology governance and risk management
For the right individual, the role provides an outstanding opportunity to progress, develop and be rewarded for achievement as part of a successful and growing part of the PwC business.
In return we offer:
Variety- An impressive list of clients with different needs and issues at both a technical and strategic level.
Opportunity to develop your technical and business skills and enhance your business advisory, presentational and inter-personal skills.
Support - We work as a team and support each other on a day-to-day basis. We also actively encourage an ongoing exchange of knowledge across the many specialists operating within PwC.
Training - PwC is recognised for the quality of its training programmes that cover both technical and 'soft' (e.g. report writing) skills.
Challenge - We work in an atmosphere which encourages you to be proactive and imaginative with the emphasis always on serving clients' needs.
A passion for technology and projects.
Experience gained in a client facing environment.
Strong analytical and project management skills
The ability to work effectively in different teams for varying periods of time building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels.
The ability to assess IT risk and suggest pragmatic risk mitigation activities for a range of industries
Experienced in developing junior staff
Identifying and effectively reporting any issues and recommendations for improvement to clients, as well as drafting the related sections of formal reports
Professional Service organisation experience
External auditing experience, including evaluating controls over financial and/or operational processes
Computer Science or Accounting & Business Administration degree, or similar
Project Management qualifications e.g. MSP, Prince2, MAPM, MoR, Agile, Scrum
Architectural qualification e.g TOGAF
IT Service Management certification e.g. ITIL, COBIT
Functional expertise in Enterprise Apps (e.g. CRM, Billing, SCM, or ERP systems)