The current climate combines challenge and uncertainty with escalating competition. Clients are increasingly asking for our advice on how to succeed in these conditions. We work with them to address their specific circumstances and to achieve sustainable improvement in their business performance.
Advisory is a fast-moving, exciting area with huge growth potential. It offers variety, challenge and the opportunity to become a leading business advisor. You’ll work across a broad spectrum of industries and geographies to help clients address their most complex business problems. We’ll give you the learning, experiences, and coaching to develop the skills you’ll need. If you value energy and ingenuity as much as we do, and this sounds like the career you want, now is the time to apply.
Within Advisory we operate in three business areas, each split into a number of dedicated practices:
To achieve their potential, businesses need to sustain and improve their performance in a rapidly changing environment. As one of our advisors, you’ll help many of the world’s leading businesses and government departments tackle their most pressing issues. They’ll expect energy, creativity and effective multidisciplinary teams that bring diverse perspectives to every challenge. You’ll have the opportunity to rise to these challenges by participating in one or more of our core groups: finance, customer and supply chain. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with professionals from other parts of the organization, especially those in Risk. We’ll support your professional growth by helping you build your skills through experience of a diverse range of clients and industries.
Our finance professionals help assess and transform the finance function to improve performance and effectiveness. They work with clients’ Chief Financial Officers to align the finance strategy with the wider business and to optimize costs. They help achieve cost optimization through shared services, off shoring or outsourcing initiatives and more effective planning, budgeting and forecasting.
Our customer professionals help companies define, identify and manage their most valuable customers to increase operational efficiency and enhance performance. They advise clients on how to interact most effectively with their customers through marketing, sales, merchandising and customer service functions. They also advise on customer acquisition and retention strategies that help them improve and sustain their business performance.
3. Supply Chain and Operations
Our supply chain and operations professionals help clients transform their businesses from a collection of local and regional operations, facilities and networks into a coherent, optimized global supply chain. In this role, you’ll work closely with talented colleagues from Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Working Capital and Financial Management. Together, you’ll provide strategic and operational insights across clients’ supply chains to help them improve their business’s performance and cost base.
Risk management protects business performance and helps clients sustain results. It’s about achieving a clear understanding of different risks and developing plans to manage them. As one of our advisors, you’ll help leading organizations implement a sound approach to risk and control. This will allow clients to develop greater confidence that they can respond to whatever the future may hold. You’ll also work with colleagues from other parts of the business, in particular with our Performance Improvement and Information Technology Risk and Assurance professionals. This means helping major global clients transform and sustain business performance. We’ll support your professional growth by enabling you to develop specific skills-sets and giving you experience of a diverse range of clients and projects.
1. Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance
Our enterprise-wide governance, risk and compliance professionals work from a board-level perspective to focus on risk across the entire client organization. Their goal is to help clients drive efficiency, effectiveness and balanced risk coverage across the organization’s governance, risk and compliance activities.
2. Internal Audit
Our internal audit professionals help improve the performance of clients’ internal audit functions. They help increase the return on internal audit investment by focusing on value, cost and risk. They work with clients to unlock the potential of internal audit and enhance its value to the organization. This often includes creating and implementing a “roadmap” for the internal audit process.
3. Internal Controls
Our internal controls professionals help clients examine their internal control frameworks and identify opportunities to achieve results beyond compliance. By advising on the balance between the cost of controls and their effectiveness across the organization, our professionals help clients build and implement sustainable improvements to their internal controls structure. These can relate to the overall internal controls design or to specific control issues.
Our actuarial professionals combine global insight and local reach to help financial services and insurance clients develop sound strategies for today’s business environment. They work closely with the clients’ actuarial functions to assess their effectiveness, for example by benchmarking them against leading practice, in order to identify opportunities for improvement. They also provide operational support. This varies from helping insurance clients with actuarial calculations to outsourcing all or part of the actuarial process. Our actuarial teams support clients in adopting new financial reporting standards and in mergers and acquisitions by assessing products and helping with structuring deals and post-merger integration.
5. Financial Services Risk Management
Our team of more than 900 financial services risk management professionals offer integrated risk management and regulatory advisory services to the banking and capital markets, insurance, asset management, energy and corporate treasury sectors. These professionals work in global, multi-disciplinary risk service teams to provide broad advisory services, from strategy to implementation support. Team members include experienced risk management professionals, quantitative analysts, risk technology architects, control professionals and former regulators. Working together, they help clients better assess and improve their risk and regulatory frameworks, integrate risk management into operations, grow revenue and manage risk to increase shareholder value.
Information Technology Risk & Assurance
Information technology is one of the key enablers for modern organizations. Our IT Risk and Assurance professionals help clients leverage technology to achieve a competitive advantage. They advise on how to make IT more efficient and manage the risks associated with running IT operations. They focus on helping clients to optimize and secure technology so that it serves the business effectively and enhances results.
1. IT Risk Management
Our IT risk management professionals evaluate, define and implement risk, governance and regulatory compliance initiatives for IT functions. They also identify, configure and integrate the technology that helps these initiatives work effectively.
2. Application Risk
Our application risk professionals work with external audit, internal audit, IT departments and business functions to support the implementing and maintaining of reliable IT environments, systems and data. They help rationalize and optimize controls and promote the effectiveness of processes, IT general controls and application controls by advising on continuous control monitoring strategies. They assess and help remedy large programs through independent program review services.
3. Infrastructure Risk
Our infrastructure risk professionals help clients maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of IT and data. Services include privacy, security assessment, attack and penetration, identity access management, data loss prevention, security management and business continuity management.
4. Data Risk
Our data risk professionals help clients improve their return on investment in data analytics technologies (which enable the processing of large volumes of data and performance of complex computations). They achieve this by helping make operations more scalable, more repeatable, and higher quality. They also perform data migration planning for large-scale IT programs.
5. IT Assurance
Our IT assurance professionals conduct independent examinations of technology and business control environments to support our audit teams and help clients secure trust from their customers.