FS TRA Assistant Manager

£48000 - £56000
The FS Assistant Manager role is central to the ongoing development of our Technology Risk Assurance (TRA) team. We are looking for an individual with strong IT Audit capabilities and experience of starting to manage parts of IT Audit Support engagements.
The combination of clients from different FS sectors, the opportunity to provide a range of services and the growing nature of our TRA business provides an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking career development, challenge and responsibility.
Our services are both assurance and advisory in nature, with the majority of our work at present being external audit support, internal audit and service auditor reporting. The number of advisory engagements is also growing quickly and there will be opportunities for individuals to work on a broad range of projects are likely, including Advanced Data Analytics, IT Governance, Cyber Security, Technology Resilience, IT Internal Audit, Project Assurance, Cloud, Blockchain, Machine Learning/AI, Data Privacy and Social Engineering reviews.
Responsibilities • Strong Technical Skills: A track record of developing IT General Controls reviews across both simple and complex clients.
• Excellent Communications Skills: Ability to keep IT Audit Managers, Leadership team and Audit colleagues up to date with status, findings and the implications from the IT audit work. Escalating at the right time is essential to ensuring challenges are dealt with early.
• People Management: Experience of leading small teams of IT audit specialists is important and examples of developing team member’s essential.
• Client Service Delivery: Exceptional client service critical to our business and we expect this to be at the heart of how you operate. Managing project timelines, budgets and deliverables also important to the outcomes, along with performing and preparing high quality deliverables.
• Networking and Marketing: Act as an ambassador for the FS TRA team, whether leading presentations, effectively engaging with internal networks or bringing innovation to the TRA team. Represent the Technology Risk team at office and firm meetings as required.
• Personal Development: Develop the necessary skill set in core product streams and specialise in two of these areas by proactively staying informed of developments and marketing services:
o Audit Support, including ITGC, CAATS & TOC’s
o Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning;
o Data Analytics and Data Management;
o Data and Cyber Security;
o IT Internal Audit,
o IT Project Risk Management
o IT Governance and IT Compliance Reviews,
o Service Audit reporting SSAE 18/ISAE 3000 & 3402
Requirements Qualifications
• CISA qualified (Essential), and a professional qualification in finance such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA (desirable)
The Individual: Technical Knowledge and Experience
• Experience of IT general controls and application control reviews in support of external audit engagements which includes understanding the implications of control deficiencies and approaches to test risk materialisation.
• Experience of supporting external audits companies in a wide range of FS sectors, including but not limited to – Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance and Asset, Wealth and Investment management.
• Experience of auditing ERP and Bespoke and standard FS packages such SAP, Oracle, Fidessa and Figaro.
• Strong People Management skills.
• Ability to identify and assess complex IT risks and controls and relate them to the requirements of a financial audit.
• Strong presentation skills
• Strong communication skills (both written and oral) and first rate interpersonal skills at all levels. Able to explain technological concepts and risks to non-technological audiences.
• Excellent team player but also confident working on own initiative.
• A good understanding of the importance of providing clients with value-adding recommendations for improvements to processes and controls.
• Hands on experience of designing, performing and reviewing data analytics and controls testing.


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