Business Continuity Senior Consultant in Ireland, United Kingdom

at Ernst & Young

Industry
Accounting
Specialization
Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

A Business Continuity Advisory senior consultant is responsible for delivering Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Resilience work on client engagements to schedule, budget and quality, meeting client expectations and contractual commitments. 

Responsibilities

• Perform Business Continuity engagements across industry sectors and the Business Continuity life cycle, including BIA, risk assessment, BCP development, BC/DR test and exercise delivery, IT DR design and so on
• Successfully contribute to BC/DR and other advisory engagements to agreed schedule, budget and scope
• Satisfy the relevant engagement management processes, e.g. progress reporting, deliverables production, QA, timesheets, expenses, seeking and offering feedback, record-keeping and so on
• Work within defined EY and client governance processes
• Ensures that quality standards are met as prescribed by the client and EY internal QA
• Meet EY’s independence requirements

Analytical/Decision-Making Responsibilities: 
• Follows engagement approach, method and tools adopted by the engagement team
• Understands engagement scope and approach and own role and responsibilities within the engagement team
• Analytical and reporting skills needed to assimilate information gathered, determine findings supported by evidence and distil these findings into valuable insights that underpin clearly communicated concise conclusions and associated recommendations
• Constructive analysis, feedback and quality assurance review of peers’ deliverables, deciding whether ready for partner review prior to sending to the client
• Identify opportunities to provide additional client value through further services, both in Business Continuity and in other areas where EY has a strong capability and make appropriate colleague introductions

Requirements

Knowledge and Skills Requirements: 

• Experience of service delivery and of managing Business and IT Continuity projects or engagements with personal accountability for meeting management’s requirements. 
• Knowledge of management consulting methodology, tools and techniques (includes interviewing for information, issue-based consulting, report writing, project planning, scope management, cost management)
• Proficiency and use of industry-standard Business Continuity methods, tools and techniques e.g. BCI Good Practice Guide, ISO 22301, BIA
• Strong team working skills, ideally demonstrated across matrixed client, supplier and geographically dispersed virtual teams
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
• Understanding of IT processes and organization as embodied in ITIL together with experience of IT DR and resilience architecture is highly desirable
• Auditing, risk management and information security experience is beneficial 

Supervision Responsibilities:
• As a senior consultant you are expected to act independently to deliver engagements where you are the sole delivery resource to schedule, budget and scope; also capable of working effectively as part of a larger engagement team and supporting the overall engagement manager in achievement of objectives. 
• Coaches, mentors and supports less experienced staff
• Works with internal stakeholders to manage Partnership risk

Other Requirements:
• National travel will be required, international a possibility.
• Capable of meeting UK Government security requirements to a minimum level of SC 

Experience:
• Experience in Business Continuity across a range of areas, which should include BIA, risk assessment, BCP, IT DR testing, exercising and testing
• Consulting experience is desirable

Education:
• A degree and/or equivalent work experience
• Certified or Member-grade of membership of the Business Continuity Institute or equivalent is highly desirable

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