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IT Risk and Controls Senior Manager

Date: Aug 11, 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, operational and technology resilience, technology risk and control, impact of regulatory change on data and technology and third party risk management. All underpinned by analytics. We deliver our work through consulting projects, focused on risk and control assurance, as well as projects 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

Communicating compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures
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
Oversee and deliver technology risk consulting projects in Financial Services leading teams and working independently providing client-side advice
Deliver Tech Risk 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
Identify, anticipate and recommend the need for changes to methodologies / approaches in response to changing risk profiles and business needs
Convince clients to invest in technology and digital risk management - explain how to deploy this in the business
Identify revenue-generating opportunities and get involved in 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
Create thought leadership and participate in market forums to enhance KPMG’s brand
Build relationships with other KPMG functions to deliver market and client focused business solutions, including data analytics and dashboarding

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

• Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering large IT Risk projects / advice to FS clients either within a large FS institution or a Consulting Firm
• Recognised accounting / auditing (eg CISA) / tech risk qualification
• Experience in an IT risk and control / audit environment
• Degree/masters qualification in IT / Risk
• Experience of managing / delivering IT Risk advice and improvement projects in FS with experience of leading teams
• Experience of managing diverse business and IT stakeholders at all levels of seniority, including CIO, CRO, CTO, CFO and CISO
• 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 working with business processes / products / keys risks in an Financial Services environment.
• 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
• Played an active role in the business development process
• Presenting 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 proposals
• 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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