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Information Security Associate Manager

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00571708


- Job description

Role: Information Security Associate Manager
Location: London
Salary: Up to £56,000 plus benefits
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.
Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.
Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.
The Information Security Associate Manager will be responsible for assessing compliance to established data protection controls and standards on client engagements to reduce business risk to Accenture, our clients and our clients' clients. As part of this, they help client facing account teams to identify and evaluate security gaps, and create appropriate remediation action plans to minimize information security risk.  A Information Security Associate Manager works closely with Accenture Managing Directors, Senior Managers, and Managers to help them enhance their risk management skills. 
What responsibilities will you have?
  • Responsible for supporting the delivery of Accenture's Client Data Protection Program with a focus on data protection programs planning, policies and procedures development, data classification, data privacy, risk assessments, and implementation of programs and solutions
  • Helps to define and validate compliance to technical and business requirements for regulatory requirements as they relate to CDP controls.
  • Conducts quarterly deep dive assessments against the most risky controls and tracks remediation plans to closure.
  • Supports and monitors account-level information security training and awareness programs.
  • Drives and supports exceptions to control gaps.  Works closely with account leadership on client-facing strategies and written language to minimize risk to any client-related control gaps.  This may at times include direct conversations with Accenture clients.
  • Assess Client Data Protection controls and activities being performed across all client engagements 
  • Work with the client teams to develop action plans based on assessment findings and work to close identified gaps
  • Assist client teams with Client Data Protection methodologies and best practices
  • Contribute to the Client Data Protection control points and standard deliverables by providing reviews and recommending enhancements
  • Develop relationships with Data Protection and Security Leads in order to roll out and maintain the Client Data Protection program
  • Monitor the sales cycle for new deals and provide support with regard to Client Data Protection controls and standards
  • Compliance auditing
  • Collaboration to develop risk mitigation strategies.
    What Skills and Experiences are we Looking for ?
    • Security certification such as CISA, CISM, and/or CISSP.
    • Proficient in written and spoken English
    • Security generalist familiar with security and privacy frameworks, compliance (security & privacy) requirements 
    • Experience working with data protection controls governing confidential data
    • Experience with managing timelines, work plans, deliverables; strong organization skills with attention to detail and follow through to resolve issues 

    What academic qualifications do you need?

    • Bachelor's Degree  or equivalent


    Nice to Have Qualifications
    • Experience managing risk / compliance programs
    • Ability, through proven experience, to deal with difficult situations and provide assistance to client teams and Accenture leadership
    • Ability to relate to other people at a high level throughout the organization, providing advice and guidance on policies and best practice
    • Experience interacting with Leadership
    • Ability to work extended hours on short notice
    • General understanding of legal and corporate terminology
    • Compliance auditing
    • Project management


    What’s in it for you?

    All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
    On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
    What are the next steps?
    If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
    About Accenture
    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
    Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
    Closing Date for Applications 12/05/2018
    Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

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