EY UKI Assurance Technology Enablement – Team Manager in Ireland

UKI Assurance Technology Enablement – Team Manager

Core Business Services

Requisition # IRE00220

Post Date 4 days ago

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.

Role Summary

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

  • Manages majority of day-to-day responsibilitiesindependently, with little supervision. Direct supervisory responsibilities and will interact frequently withother members of the enablement team to obtain input, share informationand guide supervisory and operational team members

  • Create direction across the entire team while helpingindividual team members manage their workload effectively.

  • Managing resources and understand all aspects of theteams responsibilities. Hands-on covering of technical and/or detailedwork as required to ensure consistent team delivery

  • Planning and Project Management for both large andsmall scale projects

  • Utilizes consulting experience, and strong project andchange management experience, to identify opportunities for generatingefficiencies via technology solutions for the audit practice

  • Promote quality and customer focus across the wholeteam and ensuring all support functions are provided to the higheststandard possible

  • Understanding of standard project methodologies reproject initiation, current state analysis, future state design,implementation and project transition/close

  • Needs to understand global, firm wide and industrybusiness issues and how they relate to overall strategy, and specificstakeholder needs and priorities. Then translating these into anactionable plan that can be undertaken at a team level.

  • Ability to develop plans for and manage a 12 monthcycle of strategic planning and initiative delivery

  • Creation of complex monthly reports requiringsignificant detailed review and stakeholder management

  • Provide input on key technology issues and strategy toshape strategy execution, initiatives, and stakeholder management andinteractions

  • Anticipate communications needs and work independentlyto develop draft agendas, topics, speaking notes and presentations withlimited direction

  • Ability to work independently and produce deliverables,with limited subordinate support

  • Ability to build and maintain relationship across manydifferent functions, organization levels and cultures.

  • Strong technology skills as follows;-

  • Ability to gather and assess business applicationrequirements and articulate to IT

  • Ability to review IT requirement documentation andensure IT delivery against agreed requirements

  • Devise flexible approaches to resolve technologyissues

  • Challenge the robustness of ITs test plans and approach

  • Develop and implement user acceptance testing,communication and training plans

  • Excellent written, oral and presentation communicationand stakeholder engagement skills

  • Demonstrated success in building internal and externalrelationships at a senior level with a proven track record

  • Excellent team building and interpersonal communicationskills

  • Ability to create and present powerful and engagingpresentations

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

Other Requirements

  • Some travel may be required pending business needs


  • Proven project, change management experience, andstrategy execution

  • Previous team management experience essential

  • Strong logical reasoning skills with a desire to learnand develop expertise in specific business software and underlyingtechnologies

  • Proven track record as a senior project manager orchange manager on large scale complex and significant company projects

  • Proven aptitude and keen interest in technology andtechnology developments

  • Have excellent communication (verbal and written),organisational and analytical skills

  • Keen ability to exercise good judgement and mitigatedata loss risks

  • IT literate with an aptitude for quickly learning newtechnology

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.