Senior Manager - IT Risk Management (IRM - Audit)

London, United Kingdom
07 Mar 2019
07 Jul 2019
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Risk Analyst
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Senior Manager - IT Risk Management (IRM - Audit)


United Kingdom





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At KPMG, our vision is to be the clear choice on the future of Audit. In today's complex and ever-changing business world, we recognise that we need to be one step ahead for our clients - rather than reacting to emerging trends we need to anticipate them by harnessing technology. Our people are integral to this, bringing their natural curiosity, diversity of ideas and perspectives to help deliver client excellence.

KPMG Overview

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients' most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to work at a world renowned professional services company. We are keen to recruit talented people who have the energy and drive to succeed in a dynamic and challenging environment and who have a passion for delivering excellent service and building strong relationships.

The Team - National Markets IRM

The London IRM team is an integral part of our rapidly growing National Markets Audit practice. Whilst the IRM team sits within our Audit practice, we work closely with a multi-disciplinary Consulting practice to deliver a comprehensive range of services that our clients demand. Our IRM specialists deliver four key propositions to our clients:

- The use of technology in the External Audit.
- Assurance of technology through Internal Audit.
- Attestation over the use of technology at third parties.
- Advice on the management of technology risk.
Our client base is extremely varied and includes large corporates, privately owned companies and financial services. Through one of our key propositions, External Audit, we evaluate the design and operational effectiveness of technology controls and assess how they may present a risk of financial misstatement. We work closely with specialist financial auditors, working as one team to deliver this type of work.

Our clients need to deal effectively with their operational risks, to achieve maximum value from their technology, data and processes and our IRM specialists provide independent, jargon-free advice to help them achieve this potential. We also work closely with Consulting teams, for example cyber security specialists, digital experts and technology strategists to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice.

The team works in an agile and flexible manner, with plenty of opportunities to develop new skills and gain new knowledge. We are keen to support and develop our people to enable them to be the best they can be.

The Role and responsibilities

- Building and managing excellent networks and client relationships (typically at CIO, CFO or Head of Internal Audit level) across a range of organisations.
- Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, but in particular across Audit and in the wider IT Advisory areas.
- Successfully leading or managing IT assurance services including external / internal audit to medium to large, multi-national clients.
- Overseeing the scoping, financial management, managing delivery risk, production and review of deliverables.
- Having a demonstrable understanding of the firm's risk appetite for high risk assurance engagements.
- Delivering value-added assurance services to clients.
- Managing and supervising project teams in the delivery of assurance assignments.
- Developing and nurturing existing talent in the team to maximise their potential.
- Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as responding to RFPs, bid management, proposal writing and client presentations.
- Service line development, e.g. IT in the External Audit.
- Contributing to practice management, e.g. knowledge sharing, training, proposition development, and knowledge management.

The Person

Qualifications, Experience and Background:

- An outstanding track record of delivering client quality and successful relationships.
- Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering IT assurance services (including predominantly external audit, but internal audit also useful) to medium/large, multi-national clients. Including for example proven experience of successfully delivering technology risk services, auditing and advising clients.
- Professional services or dynamic IT consultancy environment experience.
- Excellent oral / written communication, planning, project management, networking and influencing skills.
- Effective skills in the coaching, management and mentoring of professional staff.
- Demonstrable ability to grow and develop teams.
- Capacity to deliver work within tight timescales to a high quality.
- Ideally, but not a deal-breaker, hold Accounting / Audit Qualifications e.g. ACA, ACCA, CFAB, CIMA, CISA.
- Degree/masters qualification or equivalent in IT (Desirable) Additional Information
The role will be based at our London Canary Wharf office, but will include travel; candidates must have a willingness to travel, both domestically and internationally on occasions.

Our Deal

Flexible Working

While some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a Disability

KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV's from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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