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IT Programme Assurance - Assistant Manager

Date: May 29, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID144992BR
Job TitleIT Programme Assurance - Assistant Manager
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.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description

The Team

Technology brings tremendous opportunities as well as considerable threats to organisations. Our clients need to deal effectively with technology related risks and derive maximum value from data and technology enabled business processes. Our services are of both an assurance and advisory nature and include:
- IT in the External Audit;
- IT Security and Risk Management
- IT Internal Audit
- 3rd Party Risk
- Independent Programme Assurance
- ERP controls (Business System and Controls)
- Data & Analytics

In terms of clients, we work across Aerospace & Defence, Energy, Industrial Manufacturing and Life Sciences, Consumer Markets, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Leisure and Retail, and Government and Infrastructure. Examples of our clients include household names such as National Grid, Centrica, Astra Zeneca and Nestle. Our engagements often take place in an international context which requires us to provide services across the globe, often in close cooperation with other KPMG offices.

The Role


Frequently our clients seek our support to help them keep their large change programmes and projects on track. Our help is often termed ‘Independent Programme Assurance’, as it seeks to provide client leadership with our independent view/ assurance on what is going well and what needs adjustment in their change/ IT programmes.
This service delivers value by providing independent feedback and constructive challenge to client management concerning the various risks to the delivery of the full business value of programmes. Our engagements are very varied and can range from specific risk based review (for example Testing, Configuration Management, Business Change) to ongoing assurance on a strategic programme for a number of years. Our work may be commissioned directly by the client (usually by the Programme Executive Sponsor or Director) or through an assurance channel such as Internal or External Audit.

As an Assistant Manager within the team, in addition to delivery of client work and day to day support in management of teams, you will support the growth of IPA service line within Technology Risk through assisting with business development (sales), account management, solution development and team development, as requested.

Job Responsibilities:


- Delivery of excellent client engagements – specifically in attending and contributing in client meetings and interviews, document review and support in engagement logistics, client fieldwork, research, issue capture and analysis,
Sales – actively identifying and communicating business development opportunities that arise during an IPA engagement, as well as supporting sales activities such as proposal writing and assisting with client proposals covering IPA services.
- Sales – supporting sales and marketing initiatives to protect and grow our credentials and presence in the marketplace.
- Account management – supporting the IPA management team in managing relationships at key accounts, expanding relationships through identifying incremental revenue and client service team participation.
- Service development – ownership and management of our IPA collateral database and knowledge sharing sites. Support to organisation and running of IPA team meetings.
- Training – assist in the development and delivery of training materials for IPA Foundation and Practitioner courses. Initial attendance at both courses will be required.
- Team development - coaching and developing more junior team members on IPA methodology and tools. - Delivery of value-added technology risk consulting and assurance services to Corporate clients

The Person


Experience, Skills & Qualifications Required:

- Proven experience of supporting technology risk services and IT audit / assurance services
- Proven experience of big 4 professional services or dynamic IT consultancy environment, within a relevant market.
- Degree/ Masters qualification
- Project management qualification (Prince 2, MSP, PMI, PPM)
- Proven experience of working in large IT enabled change programmes, or significant work streams in programmes e.g. Testing and/ or delivery of assurance reviews of such programmes
- Proven experience in business analysis and understanding of core business processes within relevant markets
- Proven experience of core systems - including transaction processing and financial ledger systems
- Proven experience of delivering required work within tight timescales, to budget and to a high quality
- Experience of contributing to developing and implementing solutions, products or services


Our Deal

Flexible Working

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!



Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.



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