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EY Senior Consultant, Technology Risk, FS, Edinburgh in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Senior Consultant, Technology Risk, FS, Edinburgh


Requisition # EDI000YV

Post Date Mar 05, 2021

Technology is at the heart of most modern organisations. As well as opening a world of opportunities, technology exposes organisations to a variety of risks. We help our clients to identify and manage these risks to protect their stakeholders. As a Senior Consultant within our Technology Risk team, you will help our clients identify and manage their technology risks whilst simultaneously gaining skills to develop a career in a fast growing professional services organisation. Working with some of the world’s most prestigious Financial Service (FS) organisations you will be an integral part of our Technology Risk team, part of Advisory within EY UK.

The opportunity

As a Technology Risk Senior Consultant you will have the opportunity to work on a range of IT Consulting and Assurance projects, including IT External Audit Support (known in EY as FAIT or Financial Audit IT), IT Internal Audit, IT components of Regulatory Reviews and other assurance activities (e.g. client money, Solvency II, IFRS17, Section 166, Service Organisation Controls Reporting), Operational Resilience, Emerging Technology risk, Trust in Robotics Process Automation and controls related work within FS. This portfolio also includes working alongside with our wider Consulting and Assurance colleagues to help clients protect their reputation by mitigating their business, financial reporting and IT risks, on a broad range of topics where design or effectiveness reviews over IT and data controls are required.

We are a market leader across Big-4 with new major audit wins across Financial Services clients, with significant revenue growth projected in 2021. We are also continuing to evolve our capability to innovate and automate which also places us ahead of our competition. We have a clear focus on delivering high-quality, high-profile, multi-discipline, multi-country projects, helping clients solve their most complex IT and data issues with a clear focus on quality. We are part of a single integrated financial services team with over 150 people dedicated in the UK as part of wider FSO EMEIA Technology Risk team consisting of over 500 people, serving some of the largest financial services institutions in the world.

Your key responsibilities

As part of our commitment to flexible working, 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 alongside our Senior Managers and Managers on a number of high profile clients undertaking various engagements. These engagements are focussed on strengthening processes and controls around big emerging issues relating to technology and data risks. The range of engagements with which our team is involved means that there is a flexible and dynamic team environment providing you with a wealth of opportunities for personal growth and development by working across audit and consulting domains.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Learning about EY, our clients and their businesses

  • Understanding the IT landscape of some of our biggest clients, including their adoption of cloud, use of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation, and assure and advise on the associated risks

  • Working on client engagements and attend client meetings to identify risks, test controls and provide an opinion on the security of the clients’ IT environment

  • Analysing data, liaising with clients and presenting your work with a clear focus on quality

  • Assisting in the project management of client engagements

  • Working closely with Assurance colleagues to identify and communicate risks affecting the financial audit

  • Getting involved with industry research and client thought leadership

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A demonstrable professional IT External or Internal Audit experience

  • Experience in delivering integrated audits across IT/operations/finance including IT general controls (ITGC), IT automated controls audit

  • Experience in conducting IT audits over major change programmes and regulatory remediation programmes

  • Knowledge of payments, front-to-back office controls, change programmes, and Operational resilience

  • Third Party Risk Management and Information Security auditing experience

  • Experience in managing and delivering IT audits and to deliver these services with high audit quality

  • Experience working for a professional services consultancy firm, major financial institution or blue chip industry firm in IT external audit, IT internal audit, or IT risk management is highly preferred but not essential

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 technology risk advisor to our clients, specialising within the Technology Risk 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 build a better working world by helping organisations to identify and manage their technology risks whilst simultaneously gaining skills to develop a career in professional services., 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, coaching and feedback from some of the most experienced and engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexible working environment to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

  • Defined career paths, investment in formal Learning & Development, career mobility opportunities, and a clear focus on fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.

About EY

At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. We bring diverse ideas, backgrounds and mindsets together. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

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.

Apply now.

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.

Please note: Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. We ask because it matters!