18 Aug 2021

Senior Associate- Risk Assurance

Ref 33931

Our client is seeking a Senior Associate to join their Risk Assurance team, to be a part of a unique client proposition, assisting their clients to understand and challenge their risk profile and the extent to which their company’s processes, people and systems assist or inhibit their corporate strategies to generate value. The role holder will work closely with Engagement Leaders, be involved in a variety of engagements, interacting directly with clients and building and strengthening business relationships. Being part of a smaller office, you will also have excellent opportunities to be involved in strategic initiatives, have input into the management of the business and contribute directly to the running of the practice. 

The role will involve the following:

  • Assisting external FS audit teams in assessing controls, including validation of applicable IT controls
  • Deploying project management skills to support a range of Cyber and Tech Risk client engagements
  • Conduct and facilitate client workshops, interviews and exercises to support client deliverables across a range of Cyber and Tech Risk engagements
  • Providing insight to clients related to the integrity of the control environment, the efficiency of processes and the insightfulness of management information

The following skills are required for this role:

  • Strong academic background such as Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a subject related to Accounting, Information Technology or Business Studies
  • Experience of internal or external consulting or audit engagements
  • Excellent project management skills including great organisation, highly motivated work ethic, the ability to drive projects forward, managing own and others time; and hold more senior team members accountable to delivering high quality pieces of work
  • Strong team working skills and experienced in developing junior staff
  • Understanding of Internal Controls Frameworks e.g. COSO and end-to-end processes
  • An accounting qualification, or working towards achieving a relevant qualification
  • IT audit certification (CISA), or working towards achieving CISA
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