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IT Risk & Controls Manager - Financial Services Consulting

Date: Aug 17, 2019

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 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.

Job Responsibilities


- 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 responsibility 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

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:


- 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 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
- Experience in identifying and assessing complex IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly to all levels
- Experience of financial reporting and controls relating to IT
- Experience 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
- Experience of working on tenders and large audit proposals


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