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Programme Assurance Manager - Technology Risk - FS Consulting

Date: Jan 7, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID133147BR
Job TitleProgramme Assurance Manager - Technology Risk - FS Consulting
CountryUnited Kingdom
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 DescriptionOPENING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 04/01/2019

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 to guide them to a successful outcome.

This service delivers value by providing independent feedback and constructive challenge to client management concerning the various risks to the delivery. Our engagements are very varied and can range from specific risk based review (for example governance, testing, data privacy, business change) to ongoing assurance on a strategic programme for a number of years. Our work may be sponsored by the Programme Director or, for example, be commissioned by Internal Audit.

As a manager within the team you will work with the team to proactively contribute to the growth of IPA service line within FS Technology Risk through the delivery of value-adding programme assurance, business development (sales), account management, solution development and team development.

Job Description

- Delivery of value-adding project and programme assurance services to financial services clients
- Responsibility for the overall output from client engagements
- Scoping, financial management, managing delivery risk, production and review of deliverables
- Building and managing excellent client relationships (typically at CIO/ Programme Sponsor level)
- Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal writing and assisting with client presentations
- Coaching and developing others on programme assurance

Experience, Skills and Qualification

- 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
- Proven experience of having worked in a project/programme environment and an understanding of the common risks and issues which lead to project failure.
- Proven experience of successfully delivering technology risk services and assurance services to financial services clients.
- Proven experience of working for a Big 4 professional services or in a dynamic IT consultancy environment.
- Proven experience of working within different Programme delivery models and operating models, able to articulate the benefits of each, and able to justify the application of a chosen delivery model to a particular Programme.
- Proven experience of delivery of large IT enabled change programmes, or significant workstreams in programmes (e.g. governance) and/ or delivery of assurance reviews of such programmes (1st line of defence).
- Proven experience in identifying and assessing complex programme risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly.
- Proven experience in report writing abilities including explaining complex issues in a simplified manner.
- Proven experience in business development and sales and marketing activities.
- Proven Experience of contributing in a team to developing and implementing solutions, products or services.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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