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IT External Audit Senior Manager - Insurance - Tech Risk Consulting

Date: Apr 14, 2017

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID121194BR
Job TitleIT External Audit Senior Manager - Insurance - Tech Risk Consulting
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionAdvisory Risk Consulting
Service LineTechnology (RC)
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 Description
Within the FS Technology Risk team, our work involves providing consultancy, assurance, advice and attestation to clients on their IT systems and processes. Our focus is on IT risk management, IT controls testing, IT project assurance, and the technology and data aspects of regulation. This work is delivered through stand-alone assignments, large scale consulting projects and as part of external and internal audit engagements.

Roles and Responsibilities


- Work with Partners and Directors in delivering technology risk services with an emphasis on Internal Audit services to the Insurance sector.
- Take responsibility for a large portfolio of audit clients (Internal audit) and deliver IT audit services to this portfolio to time, budget and quality.
- Taking responsibility for the overall output from client engagements including scoping, financial management, managing delivery risk, production, quality and review of deliverables.
- The role holder will also need to generate new work for the team through actively leading sales and proposal activity within the insurance market with the leadership team and insurance markets group.
- Building and maintaining excellent relationships across a range of clients and prospects.
- Participating in service line development, reporting to the service line leader on progress of development, sales and delivery.
- Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, in particular in the wider IT Advisory practice.
- 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).

The Individual
Successful candidates will display a combination of the following:
- Proven experience of successfully delivering IT internal audits to, or within, medium to large multi-national clients with complex IT environments and applications.
- 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 assignments simultaneously, to manage teams effectively, and to deliver projects on time and to budget.
- Able to add value to assignments through an analytical approach to work, and adept at challenging existing processes to identify and implement smarter ways of working.
- Able to develop excellent client and internal relationships at all levels of seniority.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and first-rate interpersonal skills.
- Proficient at creating and delivering captivating presentations to audiences comprising groups of clients, prospects and/or internal staff.
- Able to motivate and lead teams of up to 5 people and also work on own initiative.

Experience and Background


- The ideal candidate would have gained around 10 years industry experience with at least 5 years’ of experience in an IT risk and control / audit environment.
- Experience in business analysis and understanding of core business processes within the Insurance environment.
- Experience of auditing application controls for a range of business processes within an Insurance environment.
- A good understanding of technology platforms
- Ability to present on specific subjects to a large group of people
- Professional services experience (big 4 or similar).
- Degree qualification.
- CISA or equivalent auditing qualification preferred.

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