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Technology Programme Assurance Senior Manager

Employer
PwC
Location
London (Central)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Quality is at the heart of what we do. Combining passionate people with leading technology, we work together to build trust in society. We put the team first and solve important problems by challenging the organisations we audit and being open to challenge ourselves. We take pride in our work and the profession, recognising audit as a deep specialism.

Hear from our UK Head of Audit about the evolution of the Audit and what opportunities PwC could have for you.

It's a really exciting time to be joining us. We’re growing our teams across all areas of our Audit practice and investing a huge amount in our people, their skills and the technology available, as we continue to radically modernise our business and the way we serve our clients.

Learn more about The Future of Audit. 


About PwCWe’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.About RiskRisk isn’t going to disappear and the complex, ever changing environment makes it much harder to predict where new challenges will come from. But it represents an opportunity for businesses to transform and innovate, and discover hidden value. From the boardroom to back office, we work to protect and strengthen every aspect of business; from people to performance, systems to strategy. Through our invaluable insights and independent assurance we help discover and unlock real value.There is a huge amount of business change caused by disruption, including technology, regulation, or a factor in the broader environment such as Brexit and that gives rise to risk and uncertainty. Helping our clients identify and address those risks to give them and their stakeholders confidence in their business is the purpose of our new Risk Assurance Line of Service. As a business, we have been providing services related to risk within our wider Assurance practice. On 1 July 2020, we established this new Line of Service to better use the scale and breadth of our practice including many of the firm’s experts in areas such as regulation, cyber security, listings, actuarial, accounting, controls and internal audit.

About Technology, Data & Analytics

Technology, Data & Analytics is the largest single group of technologists within PwC, with over 500 people working across our UK locations and all industry sectors.  

Our work helps our clients solve important problems as they use technology to transform their businesses and their data to drive decisions and provide services to their customers.   Providing confidence to our clients as they enable technology and data capabilities in their organisation is at the heart of all of our work.   

We are innovators, working with our clients to develop new tools and ways of working that deliver sustained outcomes.  

Our clients operate across a diverse portfolio and sectors including FTSE100 companies, mid-market and government agencies, giving our team a fantastic exposure to a variety of client experiences.  

We offer an extensive range of experience, a supportive team and an exciting career progression working in technology, data and analytics.

About the Team

You’ll be joining a team of programme assurance and delivery professionals, a core part of our Technology, Data & Analytics (TD&A) business unit. We support our clients in delivering complex, transformational, technology-enabled change, providing advisory and assurance services through the life of their initiatives, from inception, business case development, requirements gathering, solution selection and design, through to implementation, deployment and operational support. We collaborate closely with the rest of the TD&A team and the broader PwC network to ensure that our advice is fully informed, relevant and pragmatic.


 

The role 

The role will provide you with an opportunity to lead a portfolio of engagements across industries and sectors, helping clients successfully transform their technology capabilities. The work we do typically consists of advising clients on their technology change requirements, their roadmaps for delivery and the structures and capabilities they need in place to deliver them. 

We may be involved in initiatives from the outset or called in when they are in ‘distress’. The role will be to work with stakeholders at all levels within the client’s organisation, from end users, to delivery team members, sponsors and C-Suite executives, reviewing the health of their initiatives and, where necessary, advising on course-correcting activity. 

As a Technology Programme Assurance Senior Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing day-to-day leadership of technology-related assurance reviews of clients’ change projects. This will include: 

    • Overseeing engagement lifecycle management including budget management, resource management, scoping and delivery; 

    • Leading engagement teams, 

    • Developing client relationships, including programme managers and sponsors, senior business stakeholders, project technical staff and suppliers.

    • Leading project assurance reviews by overseeing and contributing to the facilitation of workshops, interviews with client stakeholders, engagement reports and recommendations.

  • Planning and scoping individual client engagements.

  • Taking an active role in people management, coaching and developing skills in the team.

  • Contributing to the growth of our business by working with Partners and Directors to progress opportunities., develop proposals and play a role in leading the development of our capability (including through the use of technology and alternative delivery methods).


 

The essentials

  • Experience in project/workstream leadership for large-scale technology changes, or leadership of assurance activities over them.

  • Track record of leadership or assurance of one or more of the following areas: business case development, solution design, solution development and integration, testing, data migration, business change and training, go-live readiness, post implementation support.

  • Experience of leadership or assurance of technology change, including across infrastructure, cloud transformation (e.g. AWS, GCP or Azure), IT operating model implementation, or system/platform-led transformations (e.g. Oracle Fusion, Oracle Netsuite, SAP S/4HANA, MS Dynamics D365, Salesforce). 

  • Experience of building and maintaining senior stakeholder relationships.

  • Ability to identify and articulate the key factors in complex problems, write clear and concise observations and pragmatic recommendations.

  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.

  • Substantial knowledge of, or accreditation in, common project methodologies/standards, such as Agile/Scaled Agile, PMP, PRINCE2.

Preferred Skills

  • Degree-level qualification (or equivalent professional experience) in computer science, engineering or other technical discipline.

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.  Click here to find out more about everyday inclusion at PwC and how we support our people.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’, and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.


Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offers flexible career arrangements and contract work? Learn more.

The skills we look for
The PwC Professional is our global framework for defining and encouraging leadership at all levels. Learn more.

The Deal
‘The Deal’, our firmwide Employee Value Proposition’ empowers our people to be the best they can be. Learn more.

Our commitment to you
We’re committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. Learn more.

Application support
If you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more.

Company

Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.

PwC

Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.

 

The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.

 

What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.

 

 

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