Tech Risk Manager

Overall Job Purpose

Manage the Technology Risk Assurance (TRA) team in conjunction with Partners/Directors to ensure timely and accurate delivery of assignments at clients' sites.


  • Lead TRA team's and individuals to ensure effective delivery of TRA services, including mapping complex scheduling to optimise profitability
  • Manage agreed client portfolio for the regional area
  • Perform more complex IT assurance and advisory assignments
  • Draft progress papers for audit committees prior to Director / Partner sign off
  • Approve, and if necessary prepare the initial draft client audit strategy and annual audit programme for each client, supported by a fully costed service delivery proposal
  • Represent the Firm in Technology Risk matters as required, including attendance at client meetings and audit committees
  • Draft proposals or assist as part of team that prepares tenders and presents these as part of business development
  • Control and manage the delivery of the assignment, to ensure that the work is completed to time and budget, providing solutions on any issues as appropriate to the Director / Partner
  • Ensure the effective planning and utilisation of team members in line with the approved budgets
  • Monitor the effectiveness and quality of audit work through undertaking effective manager/senior manager review of the work
  • Engage with the client billing in accordance with the Firm's billing timescales
  • Monitor target recoveries and work with the Director / Partner in line with the approved budget to ensure that these are achieved and to assist in the maintenance of the contract monitoring system for those clients
  • Keeps Director/Partner informed of progress
  • Develops and retains talented people through strong leadership and coaching/mentoring relationships
  • Build relationships with clients and identify/act upon all potential additional work opportunities at existing clients or new work at potential clients
  • Support business development and growth initiatives of the practice through attendance at tender presentations, networking events and relevant industry group meetings and seminars
  • Achieve business development targets

Minimum Qualifications

The role requires:

  • Professionally qualified - e.g. CISA, or other specialist skills/qualifications (PRINCE 2, CISM, CISSP, QSA etc.)
  • Relevant experience within IT Audit
    Demonstrates expertise in a specialist field
  • Driving licence (clean) / access to a car is essential as national travel may be required
  • Effective use of IT including excel, audit and accounts packages, outlook
  • Excellent technical knowledge on both the internal audit process and relevant sector issues
  • Takes responsibility for work tasks and quality, managing own workload and deadlines under supervision
  • Shows enthusiasm and commitment to undertaking tasks as required and in particular in seeing tasks through to completion
  • Confident and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates active listening skills and undertakes timely action where appropriate
  • Excellent presentation skills
    Able to organise and manage time efficiently and effectively whilst being flexible
  • Sales orientated: translates client needs into engagements, demonstrates commerciality in their action, established network of clients internally and externally
  • Considers development of specialist areas of knowledge
  • Able to work autonomously / pro-actively

Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the role. As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and will be subject to amendment in consultation with the individual.

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