Technology Risk Senior Associate Financial Services

Job Title: Technology Risk Senior Associate Financial Services
Location: London
Reference: 18906BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: May 16, 2019 02:59

Job Description

A career within Information Technology Risk Assurance services, will allow you to develop and apply strategies that help clients leverage enterprise technologies so they can get a higher return on their investment, mitigate risks, streamline processes, and find operational inefficiencies. We assist clients in understanding and challenging their current risk profiles and develop strategies to build digital confidence by embracing opportunities to stay competitive through building trust and resilience into their technology systems. We cover a wide range of disciplines, including risk evaluation, operational and strategic Information Technology processes, project governance, application implementation, data integrity, cyber security, and accounting/audit.


As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above
  • Train and lead staff
  • Establish effective working relationships directly with clients
  • Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen
  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

About the team

Our Information Technology Assurance practice combines strategy, governance, audit, technical and risk management expertise and fall broadly within the following areas

  • Information Security Management;

  • IT Governance, Risk and Compliance;

  • Information Risk Assurance;

  • Technology Resilience;

  • Service Management;

  • Identity and Access Management;

  • Architecture, Network and Application Security;

  • Threat and Vulnerability Management;

  • Data Governance / Management;

  • Project Assurance;

  • Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery

About the role

Technology Assurance consists of IT Risk, Cyber and Data. This role sits within the IT Risk service line where we deal with some of the most urgent issues facing businesses and governments today how to make sure technology investments are adequately protected.

As expenditure on technology increases, we help organisations understand the risks associated with this investment and work with them to identify the right controls to mitigate these and deliver a successful outcome. You will predominately focus on consulting engagements for clients in the areas of IT Governance, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure and numerous other IT risk areas.

Essential skills and experience

You should have significant understanding of recent developments in information security, and IT risk resilience, preferably as they relate to the Financial Services sector, gained through either holding a position within a Financial Services organisation, or through the delivery of such services for a professional services organisation.

Essential skills

  • A relevant professional qualification (i.e. CA, IISP, CISA, CISSP, CIA or CISM).

  • A proven track record of experience from either a big 4 practice, consulting or from within the Financial Services sector

  • Subject matter specialism in a relevant area of technology

  • A strong personal network and the ability to play a role in the development of new business

  • Exceptional client relationship and consulting and/or assurance skills

  • Ability to manage across multiple complex projects

  • Experience of strategic IT planning / Information Security Strategy

  • Management skills that allow successful project management of a number of teams simultaneously

  • Strong business awareness, sound reporting skills and the ability to work under your own initiative

Desirable skills

  • Risk and Regulatory Frameworks (ITIL, CobIT, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS etc);

About PwC

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The skills we look for in future employees

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