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Assurance - UKI Technology Risk - Director - UK Wide



London, UK · Multiple locations
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Cyber, data and emerging technology are an increasingly important part of the world we live in and the systems that support it. We help clients in gaining confidence in not only the security and integrity of their technology and data, but how this can be thoughtfully integrated into broader areas such as regulation, environment and reporting. We do this by providing a broad range of technology assurance services, which include responding to specific regulation as well as managing fast-paced emerging technologies such as AI. The work we do helps builds more safely connected systems, which are better understood by their users and can be delivered sustainably and securely.

As a Director in our team focused on cyber, data and emerging technology you will help our clients build trust and transparency in technology whilst simultaneously gaining skills to develop a career in a fast-growing professional services organisation. Working with some of the world’s most prestigious organisations you will be an integral part of our Technology Assurance team within EY UK’s Assurance practice.

The opportunity

As a Director you will be responsible for market engagement on cyber, data and emerging technology – both in delivering our services externally to clients, and in integrating them across other services our firm delivers. This role involves engaging with customers to understand their needs, and leading the design and oversight of how can support them.

It is an opportunity to help accelerate an important part of our business, while working alongside a supportive broader leadership team and developing your own career.

We are a team with a history and ambition of growth and innovation and have a clear focus on delivering high-quality, multi-disciplinary projects, helping clients solve their most complex technology and data issues. We are team of around 200 professionals in the UK and part of a much larger global organisation.

Your key responsibilities

An important part of your role as a Director is to establish, maintain and strengthen relationships both internally and in the market, i.e. become a trusted advisor to your clients across various sectors. You’ll help create a positive and diverse learning culture and will coach and counsel junior team members to help them develop. In line with our commitment to quality, you'll also have a key role in ensuring exceptional client service and delivery. At the same time as maintaining strong client relationships and delivering high quality outcomes you will need to manage multiple client teams and engagement types. You will have responsibility for business and solution development and be focused on the external market.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Eager to learn about EY, our clients and their businesses
  • Understanding and providing assurance over the cyber, data and emerging technology landscape of some of our biggest clients
  • Coordinating, planning and delivering Risk Assurance engagements
  • Managing client relationships and expectations
  • Business development including client relationship management, proposition development and leading proposals
  • Excellent project management skills and experience in managing engagement economics, including but not limited to budgeting, billing and fee management
  • Delivering high quality outcomes and deliverables, underpinned by a keen attention to detail
  • Building personal and practice brand within EY and with our clients
  • Building relationships with colleagues across the business, supporting them and promoting a collaborative culture and design innovative solutions
  • Driving industry research and client thought leadership

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A demonstrable track record in cyber security
  • Demonstrable professional experience in managing and delivering complex and global cyber, data and emerging technology engagements (either in consulting or industry)
  • Experience in managing and delivering client engagements including scoping, financial management, managing delivery risk, production, quality and review of deliverables
  • Hands-on approach to build and maintain excellent relationships across a range of clients and other stakeholders, with a demonstrable track record in developing senior relationships
  • An understanding of emerging technologies such as AI
  • An eagerness and track record in establishing and leading high-performing teams and supporting and coaching individual team members

Ideally, you’ll also have most of the following

• Ability to engage with diverse stakeholders and manage cross-functional projects
• Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience
• A passion for providing organisations the trust and confidence that will enable them to adopt emerging technologies, manage IT risks and accelerate performance
• A track record in business and solution development
• Relevant cyber security certification such as CEH, CISSP, CISM, or other specialised IT certifications
• An understanding of data governance approaches including data flow mapping and data asset management
• An ambition to continue to develop your career further

What we look for

You’ll be a trusted business advisor to our clients, specialising within our Technology Assurance team focused on cyber, data and emerging technologies, so they’ll look to you to ask and answer the questions nobody else has asked yet and then develop and execute an effective service. If you’re committed to build a better working world by helping organisations to identify and manage their technology risks, and if you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities whilst simultaneously gaining skills to develop a career in professional services, this role is for you.

What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.