Senior Consultant, IT Assurance, Financial Services, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EY.
  • 16 Dec 18

Senior Consultant, IT Assurance, Financial Services, London

The rapid evolution of technology and the risks related to this now regularly make headline news. The potential impact from threats ranging from external attacks to internal rogue trading makes the need for IT assurance an item of Board level concern. As an IT Assurance Senior Consultant you'll be helping our clients gain the comfort they and their regulators require. That will mean using your technical knowledge of IT risks and controls and your client facing experience to work with our Managers and Senior Managers to provide clients with the assurance or advice they need. Working with some of the world's most prestigious Financial Service (FS) organisations you will be an integral part of our IT Risk Assurance (ITRA) team.

The opportunity

With our support you'll have the opportunity to work on a range of IT Assurance projects, including IT External Audit Support, IT Internal Audit, IT components of Regulatory Reviews (e.g. client money, Solvency II, Basel III, Section 166, Service Organisation Controls Reporting) within FS. There is also the potential to work on Advisory engagements supporting clients in designing or assessing effectiveness of their IT risk and IT control mechanisms. We're currently growing our IT Assurance team to help meet increasing market demand, reflected in several years of double digit growth. Our projects typically involve managing multiple stakeholders and require you to give the best advice to our clients using your knowledge and experience to provide the best outcomes.

Your key responsibilities

You will manage your time between working on client site and in our offices, as a member of our highly skilled engagement teams. You will work with a number of high profile clients undertaking various engagements focussed on strengthening processes and controls around big issues relating to technology and data risks. The range of projects with which ITRA is involved means that there is a dynamic team environment providing you with a wealth of opportunities for personal growth and development.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Managing client relationships and expectations
  • Building relationships with colleagues across the business, supporting them and promoting a collaborative culture
  • High quality deliverables underpinned by a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to multi task and plan effectively



To qualify for the role you must have
  • A strong academic background and demonstrable experience in a number of the following areas:
    • IT external audit support
    • IT internal audit
    • Third party reporting, e.g. SOC1, AAF 01/06, SOC2
    • Experience of the IT elements of regulatory reviews (e.g. S166, client money, Sarbanes Oxley 404, or Basel III)
    • IT elements of Supplier Risk Management
    • IT project governance and management
  • Experience working for a professional services consultancy firm or blue chip industry firm in IT external audit, IT internal audit, or IT risk management is highly preferred
Ideally, you'll also have
  • Experience within the Financial Services industry and a good understanding of the FS technology landscape
  • Understanding of UK and EMEIA FS regulatory environment
  • Recognised professional qualification such as CISA, CISM, CISSP
What we are looking for

You'll be a trusted business advisor to our clients, specialising within the IT Assurance field, so they'll look to you to find, ask and answer the questions nobody else has asked yet and then develop and execute an effective service. If you're ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities, and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer an attractive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.

Plus, we offer:
  • Support and coaching from some of the most experienced and engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you
About EY

As a global provider of assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our goal to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

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