IT Risk Senior Associate - Financial Services

28 Mar 2018
24 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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 Us
About PwC

We'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.


Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It's work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.

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.

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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.

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