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Technology Risk Senior Manager (Cloud) - Financial Services

Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

The Financial Services Technology Risk Consulting team is focused on providing consultancy, advice and assurance on our clients' technology risks and controls. The market is evolving at pace and innovating, whilst embracing the digital age.

We are expanding our team to advise clients on emerging and legacy technology risks and controls due to the ever-increasing challenges that clients are faced with. The focus of the team is on project and programme risk, operational and technology resilience, technology risk and control, impact of regulatory change on data and technology and third-party risk management.

We deliver our work through consulting projects, focused on risk and control assurance, supporting teams across the 1st, 2nd and 3rd lines of defence.

KPMG are growing their FS Emerging Technology Risk team to meet an ever-increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking IT management consultants with relevant expertise and experience. We are looking for an individual that has a passion for technology and has extensive experience of working in or assessing cloud environments to be part of the leadership team to support in building out the team and the business.

The Role

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

• Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures
• Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
• Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to problems of moderate complexity
• Work with Partners, Directors and team in the Emerging Technology Risk area - focused on Cloud risks and controls
• Support in the hiring, coaching and development of the team.
• Quality assure work undertaken offshore or by junior members of staff
• Lead and deliver Cloud risk and control services to the Financial Services
• Conduct Cloud risk and control assessments on client projects
• Work with the team to evolve cloud risk and control frameworks, methodologies and tools
• Link into global and cross industry working groups to share knowledge
• Identify revenue-generating opportunities and get involved in business development activities such as proposal writing, pitch presentations
• Build and develop relationships with key internal and external contacts to embed Cloud risk and control into other propositions
• Develop a go to market approach and materials to support
• Create thought leadership and participate in market forums to enhance KPMG’s brand

The Person

• A collaborative team player who can bring others with them.
• Self-starter with a can-do attitude.
• Someone who is looking for an exciting and dynamic challenge, with an appetite and ambition to progress.
• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
• Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
• Seeks to understand other motivations
• Supports others to make brave decisions
• Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
• Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
• Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns

Qualifications and Skills
• Proven experience of successfully delivering large IT risk and control projects or audit engagements either within a Big 4 firm or a large Financial Services Institution
• Recognised IT risk expert with Cloud expertise (Cloud experience is essential)
• Experience in working in a risk and control / assurance environment
• Degree/masters qualification
• Recognised accounting / auditing (eg CISA) / risk qualification

Experience and Background
• A specialist understanding of IT risk and Cloud and its impact on the business control environment
• Ability to identify and assess complex technology risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly to all levels
• Strong understanding of FS sector – business processes / products / keys risks
• Ability to play an active role in the business development process
• Ability to present on specific subjects to a large group of people
• Strong analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
• An aptitude for embracing and adapting to new technology
• Ability to spot opportunities to add value to clients and work with colleagues in other lines of service to help clients find solutions to the challenges they face
• Ability to work flexibly in terms of working hours to accommodate tight timelines and manage well under pressure
• Experience of managing business and IT stakeholders from across the business and all levels of seniority
• A good understanding of technology platforms
• Good knowledge of different operating systems, databases, networking, security concepts and technologies from an IT risk and controls perspective
• Strong leadership skills both on engagements and in an office environment
• Experience of working on tenders and large audit proposals
• Demonstrate professional scepticism - proven track record of compliance with quality standards and an ability to balance an efficient and compliant audit
• An aptitude for embracing and adapting to new technology
• A proven ability to manage and monitor engagement budgets and financial performance
• Experience of fee negotiations and negotiating scope changes with clients


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