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IT Audit Senior Manager - Financial Services

Date: Jul 12, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Within the IT Audit (ITA) team, a large amount of our work involves providing support and opinions over the environment supporting the financial statement audits and regulatory frameworks. As an IT Audit Specialist, this includes understanding and assessing, and evaluating an audited entity’s IT systems and processes, IT risks, IT general controls and IT application controls. This work is often delivered part of the external integrated audit engagements. The ITA team works across the Financial Services sector – including Banking, Insurance and Asset Management, with specialist skillsets to support the nuances of each industry, and supports specialist services including SOAR reporting and CASS audits.




Responsibilities:


Work with Partners and Directors in delivering IT External Audit to the Financial Services sector.


Take responsibility for a portfolio of audit clients (external audit) and deliver IT audit services to this portfolio to time, budget and quality.


Take responsibility for the overall engagement output including scoping, financial management, managing delivery risk, quality and review of deliverables.


Ensure 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 IT Audit practice.


Participate and contribute towards audit 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).



Skills and experience required:


Proven experience in an IT audit environment and managing a large IT External Audit portfolio.


Able to identify and assess complex IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly.


Strong project management skills including being able to manage multiple engagements simultaneously, to manage teams effectively, and to deliver engagements on time and to budget.


Able 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.


Able to motivate and lead small teams and work on own initiative.


Experience in core business processes within a financial services environment.


Experience of auditing application controls for a range of business processes within a financial services environment.



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