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Senior Consultant, Technology Risk - Cyber Security

Calgary, AB
Full Time
2 days ago

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Overview of the opportunity:

Our Technology Risk Consulting services team is growing, and we are seeking a talented individual at the Consultant and Senior Consultant level to join KPMG's Technology Risk team in Calgary. The Technology Risk Consulting practice provides a variety of services to our clients. The successful candidate will focus primarily on providing SOC 1 / SOC 2 / SOC 3 / ISO based services to clients in the Financial Services, Technology and Telecom, and in the Public Sector space and also demonstrate flexibility on IT project and ERP advisory services. They will also be involved in training and guiding our new campus hires.

Learn more about KPMG Technology Risk Consulting.

At KPMG we continue to be a virtual first work environment. The preferred location for this role is Calgary, AB, however, we are open to the possibility of a remote work arrangements from Edmonton, AB. The team looks forward to representing KPMG and growing our practice locally through industry events and client meetings when safe to do so


What you will do

As a Senior Consultant, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, supporting our technology risk consulting team and leveraging your expertise on IT Audit and Cyber projects and tasks. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Engage with a variety of clients to conduct assessments of IT risks and controls, including general IT controls and automated controls embedded within information systems in support of our external audit engagements;
  • Perform other engagements within the context of supporting the external audit, IT internal audit or attestation engagements such as CSAE 3416 / SSAE 18 Service Organization Control (SOC) audits and assessment of controls;
  • Review new and existing systems in terms of adequacy of controls, security, operational considerations, conversion issues and project management assessment;
  • The review and provision of advice and assistance on business process controls;
  • Lead field engagement teams as well as coaching and mentoring junior staff members;
  • Identify and implement improvements in existing processes and procedures;
  • Evaluate the risks and the adequacy of controls associated with IT, applications, operating systems, databases and interfaces and business cycle controls;
  • Interact with clients to understand their environments and needs; manage expectations of clients and different managers/partners.

At times, business needs arise and team members are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their job. Likewise, people need time to devote to personal matters, and our approach to flexibility provides for this.

What you bring to the role

We will look to you to bring a blend of knowledge and experience, including:

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in assessing business process risk , ideally within a large consulting practice;
  • 2-3 years of experience delivering business process controls engagements ;
  • Completion of or working towards one or a combination of the following designations; CPA, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CISM;
  • Experience with IT General Controls and controls based audits (e.g., CSAE 3416 or 3000);
  • Knowledge of Industry standards and frameworks such as COSO, COBIT, ISO 27001 and 27002, and NIST;
  • Attention to detail and strong organization and analytical skills ;
  • Ability to travel up to 10% (within Canada), when safe to do so and travel restrictions are lifted.

What makes you stand out:
  • You are motivated and a self-s tarter that takes initiative and takes the time to understand what is expected of them . You can work independently with varying degrees of supervision and understand the level of communication required to keep your team and client s' informed, while asking for help when you need support ;
  • You are comfortable with dealing with and working through ambiguity, to scope and determine path to project outputs;
    You are a problem solving, solution-oriented person that applies and engineering-first mindset to your engagements and activities ;
  • You are a proficient communicator for your level of experience , both verbally and written, with the ability to deliver professional communications, presentations, reports and documentation.
  • You have developed effective time management skills and the ability to prioritize and execute tasks when urgency is required.
  • You are aware of your areas of improvement and open to mentorship and professional development. You are not afraid to put your hand up if you need support ;
  • You are t eam-oriented and thrive in working within a collaborative environment;
  • You are adapatable to the ever-growing trends in Technology Risk.

Don't Check all the Boxes?

KPMG is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified candidates. The above is a description of the ideal blend of knowledge and skills. If you meet most, but not all of the requirements and are a growth-focused professional who isn't standing still when it comes to learning, we encourage you to apply, even if you don't check all the boxes.

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As this role requires occasional or consistent attendance at a KPMG office, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated (i.e. have received all doses that are recommended by Health Canada, including any boosters) and must provide KPMG with proof of vaccination. KPMG will provide reasonable accommodation if the successful candidate cannot be vaccinated due to grounds protected by human rights legislation in their province of employment.

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