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Consultant IT Assurance & Advisory

Consultant IT Assurance & Advisory

KPMG Amstelveen

What is required?

  • Academic level
  • Experience or affinity with IT
  • Communication skills
  • Assertive and inquisitive character

What will you get?

  • € 2,600 gross p/m as starter
  • 40-45 hour workweek
  • 30 vacation days
  • Rarely work in weekends
  • Internal and external training opportunities

What will you do?

  • 60% Screening IT systems and IT processes
  • 30% Meeting clients
  • 5% Internal consultation
  • 5% Knowledge session

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.

Vacancy

As an Consultant IT Assurance & Advisory, you will work at the intersection of business and IT. You will investigate IT systems and processes at (both large and small) customers of KPMG. During this investigation, you will map out risks relating to financial reporting, review the current design and workings of control measures, and investigate the extent to which risks actually occurred.

Whether you will have a controlling or advisory role depends on the project. You will collaborate with other KPMG teams, and you will have frequent contact with the customer.

Calendar

Consultant IT Assurance & Advisory
Debby Schleeper

On nicer days, my schedule is filled with many appointments. I like to have a lot of variety in my day and to be in contact with customers.

Less pleasant days occur when I have to work hard on documentation and I don’t see many different people.

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Firsthand experience

A customer asks whether their IT system’s authorization policy works properly. The customer wants to prevent someone who’s leaving the job from having access to the IT system. How to go about it?

The setup of the authorization policy within an IT system depends on the type of company. For example, employees’ access at the server level is much more limited at a hospital than at a data hosting agency.

First, you visit the customer and investigate how the IT system and the authorization policy are currently set up. For example, you go through the HR system and look at the authorization matrix, based on which you can determine who has access to certain departments. You also conduct an interview with the IT manager, discussing the current digital roadmap that applies when someone either joins or leaves the company.

Subsequently, you check if the procedure works the way it was set up - for example, by testing whether an employee can easily access a specific department or if the required authorization steps need to be followed. You verify this in the data sets.

If a KPMG accountant team brought you in, they will include the results in their report. If you have an advisory role, you also make a recommendation to the customer. In it, you explain how such a system can be set up in a different or better way. As an IT Assurance & Advisory Consultant, it is important that you have the necessary knowledge of IT systems at hand, but that you can also approach IT from a business perspective. You need to understand why a customer makes certain requests, and you should be able to translate these into IT infrastructure.

Growth

You will start as an IT Assurance & Advisory Consultant, and you can grow into the position of Senior Consultant. Together with a Development Manager, you will look at your development path and the required training programs, courses, or study programs, such as a post-master’s program to become a Register EDP Auditor. There is ample budget for it, as long as it is an addition to your tasks.

Consultant IT Assurance & Advisory
Senior Consultant IT Assurance & Advisory

Working at KPMG

KPMG the Netherlands is part of an international network of accountancy and consultancy firms with 162,000 employees in 155 countries. KPMG’s accountants perform assessment and audit tasks and provide an independent opinion regarding financial matters. KPMG’s consultants are deployed in various fields, such as data analysis, blockchain, robotics, cybersecurity, and audit digitalization.
  • HQ in Amstelveen
  • Active in 155 countries
  • 34 % / 66 %
  • Average age 31
  • 2,849 employees in NL
  • 162,000 employees worldwide

Colleagues

Roy van Buuren (27) - Senior Consultant IT Assurance & Advisory

Why did you decide to work for this company?
At KPMG, people are very committed to employees, and presentations and courses are regularly organized to keep knowledge up to date. This gives me many opportunities to further develop myself within this organization. In addition, I have the opportunity to perform both audit and advisory tasks within my department, which I find a very nice combination.

What was your previous job?
IT auditor at EY.

What do you do in your spare time?
I love kickboxing and motorcycling.

Frank van Praat (30) - Manager IT Assurance & Advisory

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Before this, I worked as an Oracle developer. I liked it, but I missed the connection with business processes. At KPMG, I immediately saw that the intersection of ICT and business processes was touched. So all the more reason to go for it.

What was your previous job?
Oracle developer at Capgemini.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like running.

Bas van Unen (31) - Consultant IT Assurance & Advisory (Financial Services)

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Through the temp agency, there was an opportunity to work at KPMG. I immediately took advantage of this opportunity, because at KPMG, you get the chance to develop yourself and work on various assignments at large reputable customers. In short, an inspiring environment with enough challenges to grow as a professional.

What was your previous job?
Junior Business Professional at Accenture.

What do you do in your spare time?
like being with friends and family, and I love Burgundian activities such as barbecuing.

Nathan Mansell (28) - Senior Consultant at Digital Enablement

Why did you decide to work for this company?
At KPMG, I got the opportunity to work on different projects with varied technical approaches. While doing so, I quickly noticed that this company employs driven people that I can learn a lot from.

What was your previous job?
Software Developer bij NZ Treasury.

What do you do in your spare time?
Watching sports, traveling and food.

Ruben van den Ende (26) - IT Consultant at Digital Enablement

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I opted for KPMG because of the new challenge as an IT consultant that was offered to me. Additionally, the opportunity for further development and the variety in projects have contributed to my choice.

What was your previous job?
Graduate Software Development at Parcel Pro.

What do you do in your spare time?
Cycling.

Amrita Basu (29) - Consultant at Digital Enablement

Why did you decide to work for this company?
KPMG motivates me to come up with and implement ideas together with my skilled co-workers. Here, I get the freedom and flexibility to perform tasks and responsibilities in my own way. Within KPMG, I also get the opportunity to work on my personal development and to grow as a Software Specialist Consultant.

What was your previous job?
Consultant at Deloitte.

What do you do in your spare time?
Spending time with my family.

Akram Ahemed (27) - Consultant at Digital Enablement

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I’ve decided to work at KPMG because I like to visit different customers. In addition, the type of assignments – advice combined with implementation – appealed to me.

What was your previous job?
Part-time shop assistant at Asics.

What do you do in your spare time?
Playing soccer.

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