London Region Assurance - Perfromance Assurance - Senior Associate
About the team
Our Performance Assurance practice is currently expanding and we’re seeking talented, high performing professionals to join our London team as Senior Associates. If you would like to work with the senior management teams across a diverse range of clients and industries from innovative tech firms to global organisations, have strong problem solving skills and deep controls expertise, intellectual agility and can build deep and productive relationships, our practice could be the right opportunity for you.
About the role
LRA's Risk Assurance practice is home to specialists in all aspects of management and control from Corporate Governance and the assessment of entity level risk to the design of business processes, IT systems, supporting IT infrastructure and the governance of projects. Our people focusing on Performance Assurance are charged with integrating these skills within the context of delivering bespoke assurance reports to our clients. As the trust landscape continuously evolves across the business world, so do does the need to provide transparency to wider stakeholders through independent assurance reporting. You will work alongside a senior team assisting in the development of assurance solutions for our clients from fast growth to global organisations.
If you’re successful you’ll undertake client work which includes for example:
In-charging and delivering assignments to assist clients in reporting against a range of assurance standards including ISAE 3402 and ISAE 3000 (SOC1 and SOC2).
Working as part of a team or independently depending on the size of the assignment
Developing and managing client relationships
Identifying and developing client opportunities
Essential skills and experience
Solid financial and commercial acumen and understanding
Good experience in assessing and/or designing risk and control matrix for clients
Good understanding of key business processes, and the associated risks and controls
Good experience in assessing IT General Controls and supporting infrastructure.
Tenacity, helping clients translate their business environment into clear process and controls and navigating the pathway to assurance.
CISA qualification will be highly regarded as will experience in a professional services environment.
Experience in delivering SOC1/SOC2 engagements would be beneficial although not essential.
Agility to quickly understand new industry or regulatory issues / trends
Strong presentation skills and experience planning and facilitating workshops / risk exercises with senior level audiences
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong inter-personal communication skills with ability to build trust and rapport with diverse internal and external stakeholders
Ability to deliver on a small number of simultaneous projects
Proven team management skills, including coaching and development of junior resources
Ability to work as part of a team and independently with little management oversight
Commercially focused and strong business development skills
Who we’re looking for
You will apply a client centric approach and demonstrate strong critical thinking skills. With a background in Business process and IT controls, you’ll have experience in designing, assessing and implementing control frameworks from both a business process and IT perspective. The individual should be passionate about helping our clients better understand and strengthen their control environment ultimately assisting with a range of compliance and assurance goals. The successful applicant will have practical experience, ideally gained within a large consultancy or client organisation, of conducting some or all of the following activities