EY Manager, IT Risk Assurance, Third Party Reporting, Advisory, Belfast in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Title: Manager, IT Risk Assurance, Third Party Reporting, Advisory, Belfast

Location: GB-Northern Ireland-Belfast

Job Number: BEL000RR

Organisations are increasingly outsourcing systems, business processes, and data processing to third party service providers in an effort to focus on core competencies and reduce costs. As this continues to grow, so too does the need for comfort to be gained in relation to these outsourced activities.

The opportunity

EY works extensively in this area and provides attestation services to a range of major organisations. We have ambitious plans to strengthen and broaden our offering in this area through our Belfast Risk Hub. There will also be opportunities to support our wider IT Risk Practice which provides a range of services including IT Internal Audit, IT Controls Reviews, Information Security and IT Risk Management. We need excellent people, across all grades, to join us and to be part of our exciting growth strategy


Your key responsibilities

As a Manager in our IT Risk Practice you will be responsible for managing teams to deliver assignments, often with limited supervision.

You will have responsibility for;

  • Leading a portfolio of engagements with our clients, reporting to a Senior Manager or Director, responsible for the day to day running of the engagements and the quality of the teams output.

  • Managing and creating reports and via review ensuring the highest quality deliverables prior to Senior Manager’s / Director’s review.

  • Contributing to developing the market for Third Party Reporting services across all sectors, identifying sales opportunities and escalating these to senior management.

  • Establishing client relationships with senior stakeholders.

  • Working with prospective clients to agree, scope and plan the delivery phase of engagements.

  • Contributing to the creation of proposals and marketing material.

  • Managing engagements to time and budget.

  • Contributing to the development of the IT Risk Team and acting as mentor and coach to the junior members of the team and leading by example.

Skills and attributes for success

You will ideally have a strong track record in the delivery of third party attestation services which will include experience and familiarity with SOC Reporting and relevant standards for example:

  • ISAE 3402

  • SSAE 16

  • AAF 01/06

  • SAS70


It is likely that you will have experience gained in a Big 4 (or comparable) environment, where you will have demonstrated the skills and attributes required to deliver the outlined services. However, this is not essential. We also welcome applicants with a strong background in IT Risk, Governance or Audit.

Wherever your experience has been gained, we would expect candidates to have a good understanding of key IT risk areas including:

  • IT Security

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Data Protection

  • Systems Development and implementation

  • IT Human Resource and Service Management

  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure and operating systems


  • An IT related qualification such as CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CISA, or ISO27001 lead implementer or auditor is desirable.

  • We also welcome qualified accounting or auditing professionals with suitable experience.

What we look for:

Highly motivated, good communicators. You will need to convey technical content in business language with senior management. You’ll also need to be a team player who is not only looking to enhance their own career, but recognises the value in developing others and strengthening the team.

Opening date: 24/08/2017

Closing date: 22/09/2017

Hours per week: 37.5

Employment Type: Full time (Monday - Friday)

Salary: competitive

Multiple roles: Belfast

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.