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IT Controls Test Lead - Manager - FS Tech Risk Consulting

Date: Dec 1, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID138307BR
Job TitleIT Controls Test Lead - Manager - FS Tech Risk Consulting
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineRC Technology
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Technology - Our clients need to deal effectively with technology related risks and derive maximum value from data and documentation. Our specialists provide independent, jargon free advice and advanced technology capabilities to help our clients proactively manage their technology risks and use their data to its full potential.

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Job DescriptionThe 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 building out our team to advise clients on emerging and legacy technology risks and controls. We are focused on project and programme risk, 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, as well as engagements with 2nd and 3rd lines of defence. KPMG are growing their IMG FS Tech Risk team to meet an ever increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking IT management consultants with relevant expertise and experience.

The Role


- 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

Deliver technology risk consulting projects in Financial Services leading teams and working independently providing client-side advice
Deliver Tech Risk control testing and transformation projects, providing advice to first and second lines of defence on operating models, frameworks, taxonomy, risk and control services
Oversee client services on IT control testing, supplier assurance and other technology risk related projects incl IT Sox testing
Take responsibility for client liaison and relationship
Take responsibilty for delivering risk and control assessments and testing, following strict methdology
Quality assure testing undertaken offshore or by junior members of staff
Identify revenue-generating opportunities and support business development activities such as proposal writing, pitch presentations
Develop relationships with FS clients (CIO, Head of Technology Risk, CRO, Head of Information Security, COO)
Demonstrate and share industry / technical expertise and be positioned as an IT risk & controls expert in FS


The Person


- Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
- Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
- Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
- Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.

Qualifications and Skills
- Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering large IT risk and control testing projects either within a Big 4 firm or a large Financial Services Institution
- Recognised accounting / auditing (eg CISA) / risk qualification
- Experience in an IT risk and control / audit environment
- Degree/masters qualification in IT

Experience and Background
- Experience of managing IT Risk and Control testing projects in the FS sector with experience of working in teams
- Experience of managing business and IT stakeholders from across the business and all levels of seniority
- Ability to identify and assess complex IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly to all levels
- Strong understanding of financial reporting and controls relating to IT
- Strong understanding of FS sector – business processes / products / keys risks
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 fee negotiations and negotiating scope changes with clients



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Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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