Advisory careers: help our clients manage risk and improve performance
The current climate combines challenge and uncertainty with escalating competition. To achieve their potential, organisations need to continuously improve performance and manage risks to sustain success. In response, we’re expanding our global network by recruiting high performers who can strengthen our advisory offerings.
For you, these circumstances offer a huge variety of challenges and the opportunity to make a serious impact on our clients’ businesses – and your own career.
Our integrated approach means your work will span all types of clients across a wide range of industries, whilst being a part of a supportive and inclusive team environment.
We’re looking for professionals with one or more of the following competencies:
- Internal Audit
- IT Advisory
- IT Risk and Assurance
- People and Organisation
- Risk Management
- Supply chain
Within Advisory we operate in several business areas. Click on the tabs to find out more.
Enhancing some of the world’s leading businesses
As one of our performance improvement advisors, you’ll gain skills helping the world’s leading organisations improve their performance in a rapidly changing environment.
You’ll be part of multidisciplinary teams, bringing diverse perspectives to every challenge. You’ll have the opportunity to build your skills in one of our focused competency groups and you’ll work closely with other areas of our organisation too, such as Risk in particular. We’ll help you achieve your potential by supporting your professional development and giving you experience with a diverse range of clients and projects.
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 optimise costs. They help achieve cost optimisation 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.
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, optimised 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.
Working with our clients to identify and respond to risk
Risk management protects business performance and helps sustain results. It’s about achieving a clear understanding of risks and developing plans to manage them.
As a risk professional, you’ll work with multinational businesses and public sector organisations. You’ll help them develop an integrated, holistic approach to risk and benefit from their investments in internal controls.
You’ll deliver some of the most significant and class-leading internal audit and risk engagements globally. You’ll also team with our performance improvement professionals in multidisciplinary engagements, helping major global clients transform and sustain business performance.
By plugging into our market-leading global network, you’ll gain the experience you need to become an exceptional risk advisor.
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 organisation. Their goal is to help clients drive efficiency, effectiveness and balanced risk coverage across the organisation’s governance, risk and compliance activities.
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 organisation. This often includes creating and implementing a “roadmap” for the internal audit process.
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 organisation, 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.
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 is one of the key enablers for modern organisations. As an IT Risk and Assurance professional, you’ll help clients leverage technology to achieve a competitive advantage, advising on how to make IT more efficient and manage the risks associated with running IT operations. This fast-growing area of our business is broken into two areas, IT Advisory and Cross-Advisory.
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.
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 rationalise and optimise 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.
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.
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.
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.
Cross-Advisory teams comprise Advisory professionals with specific technical skill-sets working across our Performance Improvement, Risk and IT Risk & Assurance groups.
Working in our IT Advisory team you’ll develop insights into organisational culture and help align your clients’ technology with their people and processes.
People and Organisational Change
Our People and Organisational Change teams work with clients to help them manage their change management challenges. They also help them to develop their capabilities to more effectively manage constant change. This might involve supporting your clients as they develop a clear and concise vision of the future for parts or all of their organisations, or coaching the board to convey the right messages during times of change.
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