Senior Associate - IT Internal Audit
With the emergence of new and game-changing technologies IT Internal Audit is becoming more in-demand. We require an individual to work across our technology risk and internal audit teams to deliver high quality IT Internal Audits, ensuring we Midlbuild strong relationships with our clients by adding exceptional value through our reviews and in identifying solutions to business challenges that are identified.
Technology Risk Assurance specialists help companies to assure their technology risks with confidence by identifying, measuring and managing risk more effectively over key controls. Our approach centres on providing advice and assurance that is focused on each client's individual challenges.
In the simplest terms, we;
Provide technology, controls and data assurance over a multitude of financial processes and systems.
Identify process and control weaknesses providing practical recommendations for improvement.
Review the IT General Control environment to enable better controls to be built into processes and systems.
Through using data techniques identified data processing errors and inefficiencies e.g. manual journals processing.
Provided perspectives around the IT operating model - including views on management’s governance arrangements over risk and controls, views on people and capability and the use of technology to optimise controls and compliance activities.
We expect you to bring proven technical experience combined with business process and consultancy skills to have insightful and value add conversations with clients.
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 be based in any office but may require some travel to cover the Midlands region, and potentially to support national regions. We will consider both full time and part time candidates.
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
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.
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 delivering and leading IT Internal Audit engagements.
A strong understanding of the technology landscape and emerging risks
Good understanding of common business processes;
Strong desire for continuous improvement and self-development.
Excellent networking and relationship skills
Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels, and good report writing skills
A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions whilst demonstrating integrity and courage to challenge the status quo
Can talk credibly with clients over technology challenges, issues and how to provide assurance.
One of ACA, ACCA or IIA 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.