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Technology Risk Ch2 - Consultant - Toronto

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 12, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  699001

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


Being part of a dynamic, growing organization offers an exciting career path full of opportunity. EY Consulting Services is a $4 billion global practice with 18,000 professionals. With an overall Consulting market of $150 billion, there's tremendous potential for growth - and we're prepared to tap into that potential. Our Consulting team takes a strategic approach to helping clients improve and sustain their business performance. In today's complex business environment that means understanding the relationship between risk and performance improvement and applying our knowledge to help clients achieve their business objectives.

Now more than ever, we need talented people from diverse backgrounds to help our clients navigate the complexities of this Transformative Age: people with the passion, curiosity and drive to make things better. In return, we’ll provide you with an exceptional experience that will develop and enrich you, whenever you join or however long you stay. And, should you choose to leave, you’ll be a part of a powerful network of more than 1 million alumni around the world. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. 
We are currently seeking Consultants to join our Technology Risk Practice in Canada.
Technology Risk 

Our Technology risk practice, a specialty group within our Business Consulting provides comprehensive risk services that help companies around the world evaluate and enhance their technology, Cybersecurity and internal audit risk management functions. Professionals in this role will work within the National Technology risk practice and will be engaged in multiple types of technology risk related engagements. As a member, you will contribute to Technology risk client engagements and internal projects. An important part of your role will be to actively establish internal and external relationships. You will also identify potential business opportunities for EY within existing engagements and escalate these as appropriate. Similarly, you will anticipate and identify risks within engagements and raise any issues with senior members of the team. In line with EY's commitment to quality, you'll confirm that work is of high quality and is reviewed by the next-level reviewer
Your key responsibilities

  • Establishing relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels. Consistently delivering quality client services. Monitoring progress, managing risks and ensuring key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes. Staying abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client’s business
  • Demonstrating ability to continuously learn, incorporate and apply new knowledge in the work environment. Possessing good business acumen. Remaining current on new developments in Advisory services, capabilities and industry knowledge
  • Improving clients' efficiency and effectiveness through the design of their operations, processes, risk, controls, information technology and business functions
  • Executing procedures, performing detailed data analysis, reaching conclusions, documenting results and suggesting ideas for efficiencies
  • Taking full responsibility for tasks, including consistent review of own work to identify and improve an approach for producing high quality work products, while working under supervision
  • Analyze business, financial and IT systems, and other data processing problems to identify risks and improvements in computer systems and IT-enabled business processes.
  • Assist clients in strengthening internal controls and improve IT and business performance. Collaborate with other members of the engagement team to plan the engagement and develop work program timelines, risk assessments, and other planning documents.
  • Demonstrate and apply a thorough understanding of IT trends to identify the engagement and client service issues, and communicate this information to the engagement team and client management through written correspondence and verbal presentations.
  • Demonstrate and apply strong project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, and use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Highly professional with ability to work in challenging, diverse and evolving client environments
  • Willing and able to learn and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to build strong client and internal relationships 
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • A passion to contribute to the growth of the practice
  • Relevant industry experience is a differentiator
  • Tech savviness – willingness to learn how to use relevant tools/software as needed
  • Demonstrated integrity, values, principles, and work ethic
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines
  • Integrity within a professional environment


  • A Bachelor's degree in information systems, commerce, computer science, project/program management, engineering, business, accounting, finance and/or other related major
  • Candidates must also possess or be willing to pursue related professional certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CIA, CDPSE or PMP
  • Technology risk and controls education and/or experience
  • 1+ years of experience in managing and/or leading projects, information technology operations, internal audit or internal controls is considered an asset
  • Experience with project management, information security or IT operations based in large enterprise resource planning systems, such as SAP, Guidewire, Oracle would be considered an asset
  • Willingness to travel in the future (post covid-19 pandemic)

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with key components of cybersecurity and technology controls such as application security, network & infrastructure security, access and identity management, change management, business continuity, incident management, vulnerability management, risk and compliance, data protection, cloud security and others is an asset 
  • Experience in at least one of the following: IT audits, Service Organization Control reporting engagements, ERP security and controls reviews (SAP, Oracle or PeopleSoft), Cybersecurity assessments, BCP/ISO 27001 certification audits/assessments, data analytics and reporting; and, ERP Implementation (SAP, Oracle or Peoplesoft)

Diversity and Inclusion at EY


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


What we offer


At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


EY Way of Work and your health and safety


EY Way of Work recognizes flexibility in the way we collaborate, innovate and deliver with the ability to work in-person and remotely. To support a healthy and safe in-person working environment, EY has implemented various layers of health and safety controls while working in the office or at client or other locations. A critical component of EY’s workplace safety program includes our COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an accommodation based on a reason protected by human rights legislation is provided. 


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


Make your mark. Apply today.


EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply


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