Senior Manager, IT Specialist, Audit & Assurance, UK Wide

Basic information Location Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Reading

Basic information

Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Reading

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Audit & Assurance

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Job description

Your opportunity

Technology is at the core of modern business and continues to evolve rapidly both as an enabler and a product offering. As dependency on IT increases so does the level of IT risk. Within the newly formed IT Specialist Community of our Audit & Assurance business, our cross-industry portfolio involves a mix of IT external audit and other controls assurance work (e.g., third party assurance, SOC reports etc.). Our purpose is to serve the public interest and provide high-quality, independent IT external audit and controls assurance services.

You will be given the opportunity to engage with a broad set of high-calibre individuals, continually adapting, learning, and developing as you work with various teams to understand and provide IT external audit and assurance services over innovative client technology environments and developing deep technical skills and expertise in emerging risk areas such as Robotics, Blockchain, Cloud, and automation. You will have responsibility for a portfolio of clients, with real autonomy allowing the development of leadership and management skills with real opportunity to progress and drive your career.

Our IT Specialist Community is growing rapidly, and we are looking for Senior Managers to join this dynamic, newly formed team of like-minded professionals – offering fantastic career opportunities. You will have the ability to help shape the way we operate by bringing fresh ideas and a distinct perspective.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

As a Senior Manager within the IT Specialist Community of Audit & Assurance practice, you will have responsibility for:

  • Defining the technology approach including technology scope and execution across the engagement portfolio working collaboratively and seamlessly with stakeholders such as financial audit teams and clients.
  • Owning and delivering initiatives to embed quality through learning and other activity.
  • Developing your knowledge and experience of the evolving corporate and financial services marketplace and underlying technologies.
  • Helping to develop our IT Specialist Community, by supporting business development, practice management and thought leadership activity.
  • Communicating IT risk topics to a range of stakeholders in a clear and digestible manner.
  • Advancing your ‘problem solving’ skills and understanding the implications of our work when we have IT control failures.
  • Developing and mentoring more junior members of staff.
  • Managing and supporting diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.
  • Coordinating Corporate engagements and knowledge sharing across the wider Deloitte North South Europe member firms.

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Work pattern: This is a permanent contract opportunity. The role can be worked on a full-time / part-time or other annualised days basis. Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

Your professional experience

  • Experience of leading complex technology assurance engagements, such as external audit, service auditor reports and integrated audits (Sarbanes Oxley)
  • Experience of assessing and reviewing technology assurance engagements.
  • Experience of interaction with regulators desired (e.g., AQRT or PCAOB) particularly in relation to reviews of external IT audit engagements.
  • Demonstrable experience of people leadership.
  • Experience of interacting with senior client stakeholders.
  • A technology related background and or IT external audit experience is desired.
  • Ability to think creatively, generate innovative ideas, challenge the status quo and deliver effectively with what can often be ambiguous requirements or environments.
  • A proactive mind-set and hunger for continuous learning, with the ability to take responsibility and drive key actions forward coupled with excellent oral and written communication skills to aid effective interaction with senior clients and stakeholders.

Your service line: Audit & Assurance

In an industry best known for looking back, Deloitte looks beyond.

Our Audit & Assurance team understand the most important decisions are the ones we are yet to make. Crafting the future in an informed and clear-sighted way means understanding current conditions, as well as the trends that are shaping tomorrow. That is why we use our expertise in audit to show where things stand now, and to help inform the next step. With the assurance we provide, we help our clients to look ahead with strength and confidence across all their accounting, regulatory and transaction needs.

Innovation is the key, underpinned by audit quality. You will be joining a diverse team of experts capable of delivering meaningful and durable change for both our clients and our profession.

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to several audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your “Immediate Family Members” are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society – defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size; it’s about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem-solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe

The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

What do we value?

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

Being a Leader at Deloitte

Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people – both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all our people understand what we’re looking for:

  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.

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