Our client is a leading national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm with global reach and local expertise. They are an independent member of one the top 10 accounting networks in the world, with access to more than 40,000 people in more than 150 countries and across more than 700 offices globally.
To work in a dynamic nationwide growing practice performing the role of Technology Risk Manager/Senior Manager
The specifics will be dependent on location – as they are expanding their Technology Risk Practice there is an opportunity for you to build and support the team locally, working with the relevant office partner group.
You will have a significant role in business development initiatives, including providing your input to both competitive bids and the development of new initiatives. There will be opportunities to deal with a fantastic range of clients, working in an agile capacity.
They will also provide support for continuing professional development and skills aligned to a clear set of objectives to address client needs.
The Risk & Assurance Group consists of professional and support staff delivering specialist sector specific work in areas of corporate governance, risk management, internal control, internal audit and IT audit. It works in close co-operation with the firm’s External Audit teams in undertaking General IT Controls support work.
The team themselves have been growing since 2017, doubling in revenues from that time. They have a number of significant and high-profile clients in the non-profit, financial services, pensions and technology sectors with exciting plans to develop in new markets.
Principal duties and responsibilities
The principal duties of the Technology Risk Manager /Senior Manager will be to:
- Manage a portfolio of assignments and undertake internal technology risk audits and other standalone technology consultancy work to a range of assignments.
- Both supervise a team and undertake, for more complex clients, the GITC work alongside the audit practice.
- Manage client relationships on a day-to-day basis.
- Engage with the local partner group to build relationships and establish strategies to go to market.
- Ensure effective and timely knowledge sharing across the engagement and back to the Firm.
- Assist with monitoring workflows and resource requirements to ensure efficient use of staff.
- Participate in team meetings and assist with the training of junior staff.
- Carry out research and assist with the development of new services.
- Attend conferences and courses as a representative of the Firm/Group.
- Work as part of a dedicated team to deliver a portfolio of services.
- Manage the practice (including invoicing and debtor management).
Specialist/technical knowledge and experience
Specific qualifications that would be desirable include:
- A recognised IT audit qualification such as CISA, CISPP, or equivalent.
- A recognised project management qualification such as PRINCE 2, or equivalent.
- Experience in data analytics tools and/ coding in the analysis of data.
Demonstrable experience in IT audit, either in practice or industry, and a number of the following areas will also be desirable:
- Delivery of IT based internal audit projects, including development of and annual audit programmes and scoping against recognised standards.
- Management of the delivery of risk-based technology internal audit services.
- Development of technology risk assignment scopes, risk assessments and work papers.
- Delivery of standalone technology risk engagements, examples including business continuity planning, information governance, data protection (including the General Data Protection Regulations) and cybersecurity.
- Management or performance of the mapping of IT processes and infrastructure.
- Experience with a range of sectors, including not for profit, financial services, corporates and pensions.
Personal skills and qualities
The successful applicant will be a highly motivated individual and bring creativity to the work they undertake for Crowe. They will be personable when interacting with clients and will be a team player willing to make a positive contribution to a successful Risk and Assurance practice.
The ability to work with multiple clients across different sectors is required, as is the ability to produce client-specific recommendations that align to the size, culture and type of organisation under review. Written and oral communication skills are very important. Applicants should be prepared and able to work on multiple ongoing commitments while managing team members.
Analytical skills are essential, and the successful applicant should be able to demonstrate attention to detail in his/her own work and in reviewing the work of others. Other attributes to include good all-round technical knowledge, commercial acumen, good presentation skills and sound judgement.
A high level of IT literacy across standard Microsoft products will be a distinct advantage, as will be the ability to pick up new concepts and new technologies.
Some flexibility in working arrangements is desirable as the successful applicant may need to work away from the office for short periods of up to one week at a time.