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Senior Consultant - Technology Risk

Ernst & Young

Kuwait

Ref: NP946-1346

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time
Job Duration: Permanent Employment

EY is the leading Big-4 professional services firm committed to creating a Better Working World. Fast pace of today’s business cycle as well as the rapid developments in business, operational and technological space present rapid growth opportunities as well as create uncertainties for today’s business leaders and workforce. EY Risk Advisory is fully engaged with these developments that are rapidly reshaping the entire industries and economies leading to a redefining of their risk profiles.

Within MENA region, EY is actively engaged with all sectors of the economy and actively supporting the vision of national leaderships especially in the GCC countries. EY is dedicated to help our clients in all sectors anticipate the uncertainty they face in doing their business and work closely with them to help effectively manage the Risk. Technology is a major component underpinning the transformation programs. EY Risk Advisory and especially Technology Risk team is currently looking for scaling up the capabilities and the skills on hand to serve increasing demands of our clients in their sophisticated technology environments.

The opportunity
You will be part of EY Kuwait. Your mandate will be to work with EY teams across different MENA offices to serve MENA clients. You will contribute to our account centric growth strategy focusing on issue-based and competency-driven client needs. That's what differentiates EY in the advisory marketplace.

Your key responsibilities

- You will help our clients evaluate and enhance their business; with a focus on managing the risk arising from ongoing technology developments and the resultant fast-paced changes in their business and operational processes.
- Everything you will be involved in comes down to providing excellent customer service and helping EY teams do the same.
- Whether it is working with multiple client teams, advising the clients on IT Risk related matters or assisting EY executives with business development activities across various sectors,you will build strong relationships and become a trusted advisor to your clients.

Requirements

Skills and attributes for success

- Providing guidance and knowledge, participating in performing procedures focusing on complex, judgmental, and/or specialized issues
- Maintaining relationships with client management, managing expectations around work products, timing, and deliverables billing
- Demonstrating a thorough understanding of complex information systems and the client’s business/industry.
- Demonstrating excellent project management skills, inspiring teamwork and responsibility with team members. Using current technology/tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services.

To qualify for the role you must have

- A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or a related discipline. Alternatively, a degree in business, accounting, finance, with additional IT qualifications.
- Master’s degree will be preferable.
- Around 2+ years of relevant experience of working as IT risk advisor or an IT auditor for a public accounting firm, professional services firm, technology company, telecom company or a financial services company, or comparable experience as an IT/IS advisor
- Relevant experience areas include, but not limited to, IT Risk assessment and management, Digital Trust,Mobile Technology assessments, Emerging Technologies (Robotics, IoT, Cloud and Blockchain), ERP control validations (SAP, Oracle, MS Dynamics), systems and networking technologies
- IT/Business process and internal control assessments, internal audit engagements, external audit integration, application of data analytics, and/or third party reporting, etc.
- Assisting EY executives with business development activities across various sector/geography/solution focus
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
- Excellent leadership, teamwork and client service skills
Ideally, you will also have
- CISA, CISSP, CISM, and/or CIA certification is essential for long-term growth in the role
- Based on an individual’s professional background, area of specialization or industry focus, we recognize that other certifications, credentials or experience may be more relevant than the listed certifications and therefore may be acceptable.

What we look for

- Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry.
- An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident team player that collaborates with people from various teams while looking to develop your career in a dynamic organization.

The team you will join is based in Kuwait, belongs to the EY MENA firm and has the primary focus to
serve MENA clients. Therefore, an ability and willingness for full-time travel and work at different MENA offices is a pre-requisite. EY has well-defined travel policies and administrative setup in place to facilitate the travel across EY offices.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance
and recognised for the value you bring to the business. We offer:

- International career with a Big 4 firm in a multi-national environment across MENA,
- Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around, Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career and
- The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most
passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

About the Company

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available on our site.

The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 95 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region

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