EY UKI Project Manager - Team Leader in All, Ireland
Title: UKI Project Manager - Team Leader
Job Number: ALL001W6
UKI Assurance Technology Enablement – Team Manager
9 month maternity contract
Who Are We?
EY is a global leader in Assurance, Taxation, Transaction and Advisory services. The EY vision is to become the leading global professional services organisation by continuing to grow and design better and smarter ways of working. The Assurance Technology (AT) Team supports the UK, Ireland including FS Assurance businesses by enabling EY Audit professionals to provide the best customer service to its’ clients.
The AT Team ensures that employees within our UKI & FS Audit Service Lines have access to the necessary tools and support required to provide a high quality, efficient service to EY clients.
The team provides specialist product and operational support for existing applications used by assurance professionals in executing their audit. We also lead the Assurance technology development agenda representing the needs of assurance and ensuring they are met by IT Services solutions delivery/3 rd party suppliers. Future products include the Intelligent Checklist, Workflow Solution etc.
The AT Team, located throughout Europe, interacts daily with a wide variety of audit teams across UK and Ireland as well as the EY global technology team.
Working closely with and reporting to the Assurance Technology team leader. Responsible for managing the Assurance Technology team and ensuring that the teams’ goals and objectives are delivered to within agreed timelines. Responsible for the existing suite of applications and delivering critical initiatives designed to effect efficiencies in assurance technology solutions.
Essential Functions of the Job
Strategic Planning and Project Management
Utilizes consulting experience, and strong project and change management experience, to identify opportunities for generating efficiencies via technology solutions for the audit practice
Understanding of standard project methodologies re project initiation, current state analysis, future state design, implementation and project transition/close
Needs to understand global, firm wide and industry business issues and how they relate to overall strategy, and specific stakeholder needs and priorities
Ability to develop plans for and manage a 12 month cycle of strategic planning and initiative delivery
Provide input on key technology issues and strategy to shape strategy execution, initiatives, and stakeholder management and interactions
Anticipate communications needs and work independently to develop draft agendas, topics, speaking notes and presentations with limited direction
Manages majority of day-to-day responsibilities independently, with little supervision. Direct supervisory responsibilities and will interact frequently with other members of the enablement team to obtain input, share information and guide supervisory and operational team members
Ability to work independently and produce deliverables, with limited subordinate support
Ability to build and maintain relationship across many different functions and organization levels
Strong understanding of a variety of organizational changes, including technology, process and organizational design, within a large and complex organization
Strong technology skills as follows;-
Ability to gather and assess business application requirements and articulate to IT
Ability to review IT requirement documentation and ensure IT delivery against agreed requirements
Devise flexible approaches to resolve technology issues
Challenge the robustness of ITs test plans and approach
Develop and implement user acceptance testing, communication and training plans
Excellent written, oral and presentation communication and stakeholder engagement skills
Demonstrated success in building internal and external relationships at a senior level with a proven track record
Excellent team building and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to understand team vision/strategy and create roadmap to achieve and communicate strategy throughout the firm
Ability to create and present powerful and engaging presentations
Exceptional attention to detail
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Ability to work and team with a multitude of different people and different cultures.
- Some travel may be required pending business needs
Proven project, change management experience, and strategy execution
Proven track record as a senior project manager or change manager on large scalecomplex and significant company projects
Proven aptitude and keen interest in technology and technology developments
Strong logical reasoning skills with a desire to learn and develop expertise in specific business software and underlying technologies
Have excellent communication (verbal and written), organisational and analytical skills
Keen ability to exercise good judgement and mitigate data loss risks
IT literate with an aptitude for quickly learning new technology
Full training will be provided for the successful candidate.
Who we are
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.