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IT Service Assurance – Manager (Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham)

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Roles and Responsibilities

Within the IT Assurance team, a large amount of our work involves testing controls and providing opinions over the environment supporting a service that our assurance entities provide to their customers. This includes understanding and assessing, and evaluating IT and operations systems, processes, risks, and controls.

A successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Working with Partners and Directors in delivering a variety of service assurance reports
- Lead small teams in delivering service assurance engagements
- Taking responsibility for a portfolio of assurance clients and delivering controls assurance services to this portfolio to time, budget, and quality
- Oversight of delivery of IT audit engagements, including financial management, managing delivery risk, and reviewing deliverables
- Ensuring quality of deliverables to the highest standards and in compliance with regulatory benchmarks
- Building and maintaining excellent relationships with external and internal stakeholders
- Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, particularly in the wider Audit, IT Audit and Assurance practices
- Participating and contributing towards the growth of our practice through assurance tenders and pitches
- Coaching, mentoring, and developing team members, both on and off engagements (e.g. setting goals and appraising performance), and contributing to practice management (e.g. training and knowledge sharing)

Qualifications and Skills

- Excellent communication and report writing skills

Experience and Background

- IT Assurance
- Currently in a Manager post
- Ability to develop excellent relationships both internally and with clients
- Ability to identify and assess complex IT and operations risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly
- Ability to develop excellent client and internal relationships at all levels of seniority
- Proficient at creating and delivering captivating presentations to audiences comprising senior leadership, key client stakeholders, prospects and/or internal staff
- Ability to motivate and lead small teams and work on own initiative


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