Technology Risk Services - Executive

London, England, United Kingdom
11 Oct 2018
23 Oct 2018
Contract type
Full time

Come and think independently with an organisation that's doing the same. We're determined to help shape a Vibrant Economy in the UK and beyond. It's why we empower our people to bring new ideas to the table and take the lead in driving them forward. It's invigorating. It's inspiring. It's creating opportunities every day for our clients, our business, and everyone here. So bring your passion, ambitions and ideas, and together, let's make change happen. The time you spend outside of work helps shape what you can bring to our firm. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider all flexible working applications.

Helping clients of all shapes and sizes, in business risk service we support businesses by providing the necessary advice to help them manage and improve their business performance. You'll provide organisations of many different sizes with the advice and solutions they need to navigate complex risks and challenges. You'll help them achieve their business goals, enable them to grow sustainably and in turn help to shape a vibrant economy

What you'll be doing:

Provide the advice necessary to help clients manage their technology and business risks and improve their business performance. To deliver objective, value-added solutions that will enable clients to strengthen internal IT controls and governance processes, implement sound organisational strategies, increase technological capabilities and improve their operational efficiency. To work as part of the team, effectively providing a hands on advisory service that exceeds client expectations and supports the Partner/Senior Manager team.


•attends external events to create networks and potential new opportunities
•actively involved in office marketing events, is an 'ambassador' of the firm, is aware of the wide range of services the firm offers and suggests innovative products, whilst pro actively identifying cross selling opportunities
•develops contacts within other service lines in the firm


•responsible for building and maintaining good working relationships with all clients
•develops informal networks to keep abreast of emerging issues


•is an approachable and respected member of the team who takes a proactive interest in the team's performance and well being
•assists in staff development, motivating and coaching trainees by giving regular feedback and competing timely appraisals
•inputs into assignment appraisals for junior staff, and also completes self job appraisal and six-monthly forms on a timely basis
•attends training courses as identified in order to develop both technical and personal skills and keeps records for CPD purposes
•adheres to the firm's risk management policies and procedures

Operations and results


•agrees first draft of assignment budget for review with partner and/or client
•creates new and reviews existing work programmes to align delivery to terms of reference


•produces close out documentation and leads close-out meetings with the client
•sets expectations for production of draft reports to the team. Ensures the draft report is of high standard prior to submission to a manager
•ensures all manager review points and client comments are addressed into final deliverables
•ensures file is completed in line with the firm's methodology prior to submission to a manager
•reviews evidence and makes appropriate adjustments to action tracker or equivalent


•Maths and English Language at GCSE or equivalent
•Undergraduate degree or equivalent with a minimum 2.1 class
•Professional qualification (CISA, ACA, CA, ACCA, IIA, or similar)
•First time passes at each stage of professional exams
•Undergradate degree in a technical subject area


•Experience of internal audit and in the preparation and delivery of technical findings to a non-technical audience
•Familiar with performing ITGCs, and test of control in support of and financial external audit
•Familiar with auditing wide range of IT audit areas, including IT General Controls, IT Strategy, Change Management, Project Management (inc Agile), Cyber, Digital, Business Continuity & IT Disaster Recovery, Data Projection, and IT Infrastructure & Asset Management, etc…
•Experience of using data analytics & other CAATs to support internal and external audits
•Experience of preparing and delivering internal and external presentations
•Previous experience of client work in relevant industries to Grant Thornton clients.
•Has undertaken internal and exteral audit reviews of ERPs (inc SAP and Oracle)
•Familiar with using good practice frameworks and regulatory standards, including COBIT, ISO 27001, GDPR/DPA 98, SOX404, Cyber Essentials, PRINCE2, and Agile
•Experience of performing technical reviews of databases (inc Oracle and SQL) and other infrastructure components
•Experience of working with large corporate entities or financial services

Who we're looking for:

Passionate about supporting, advising and helping businesses achieve their potential, you'll be someone who wants to make a difference and shape your career and a Vibrant Economy. You'll have strong technical skills and experience of providing clients with quality services.

You should be commercially focused with the ability to deliver innovative solutions. You should be focused on self-development as well as having the desire to coach, mentor and develop your colleagues. You must also share our CLEARR values - Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We're looking for people who have a strong connection with and share our core beliefs:

* Profit with a purpose that leads to a sustainable business

* We create sustainable value for our clients

* We are better together

* Our CLEARR values underpin all we do

* We never compromise on quality

Valuing you

Your personal development plan will help you grow your skills. And you'll be able to progress your career within your team or by moving across our business or going on secondments in the UK and beyond. You'll also enjoy a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package designed to meet your individual needs.

Becoming a shared enterprise

Our unique culture is built around collaboration. Everybody here plays their part. We share ideas. We share responsibility. We share the rewards. Put simply, we're better together.

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