Job Description Summary: To take ownership of allocated assignments in a way that exceeds client expectations, whilst taking responsibility for managing and developing team members.
Job Description: Our clients operate in uncertain times. It's our job to work with them to help them grow sustainably and fulfil their responsibilities. In audit, we work with clients of all different sizes across many different sectors. You'll work with clients at their sites, getting to the heart of how they work and the challenges they face. Making the most of your audit experience and client management skills, you'll help our clients mitigate risks and work more effectively. And you'll help to shape a vibrant economy and contribute to making sure the whole business community is built on trust and integrity.
Overall Role Purpose 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.
Main responsibilities Markets
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
participates in the development of new business opportunities and is actively involved in proposal activity and presentations to potential clients
works closely with technology risk management team to incorporate delivery of technology assurance clients
builds and maintains good working relationships with all clients and colleagues
assists in developing audit committee papers for presentation to the manager/partner and in accordance to client timetable
attends audit committee meetings and client liaison meetings as necessary
assists manager in developing audit plans or annual reports
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
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
ensures the efficient and effective delivery of a number of concurrent assignments
assists with engagement administration including preparation of engagement letters
leads planning meetings and drafting terms of reference/audit planning documents
ensures terms of reference/audit planning document agreed by client prior to review commencing
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
helps to oversee audits by ensuring scope of review is being met and ensures team members respond to review points raised
direct involvement in complex or high profile areas
advises clients on corporate governance including gap analyses between actual activities and best practice
discusses issues as they arise with the internal team and with client management
documents field work to a high standard in line with the firm's methodologies and quality requirements
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 firms methodology prior to submission to a manager
reviews evidence and makes appropriate adjustments to action tracker or equivalent
monitors and analyses WIP for individual review as part of the monthly billing cycle
assists manager in debt chasing activity with client and credit control department
alerts manager to budget variances and changes in scope
Professional qualification (CISA, ACA, CA, ACCA, IIA, or similar)
First time passes at each stage of professional exams
Evidence of good level of post-qualified experience within IT risk management, with experience of internal audit and in the preparation and delivery of technical findings to a non-technical audience
Experience of working with large corporate entities or financial services
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...
Exposure to reviews of software developments, including various programming / coding languages
Experience of using data analytics to support internal audits
Has undertaken internal audit reviews of ERPS (inc SAP and Oracle)
Previous experience of client work in relevant industries to Grant Thornton clients.
Familiar with using good practice frameworks and regulatory standards, including COBIT, ISO 27001, GDPR/DPA 98, SOX404, Cyber Essentials, PRINCE2, and Agile
Experience with hands-on software development (nc mobile apps)
Experience of performing technical reviews of databases (inc Oracle and SQL) and other infrastructure components
Familiar with performing ITGCs, and test of control in support of and financial external audit
Experience of preparing and delivering internal and external presentations
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
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.
Valuing you Your personal development plan will help you grow your skills. And you'll be able to shape your career within your team or by moving across our business or going on secondments in the UK and across our global network of member firms. 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. Over the past few years we've been making big changes - moving towards becoming a shared enterprise. We share ideas. We share responsibility. We share the rewards. Put simply, we're better together.