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London EC4M

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At Mazars we have multiple opportunities for you, with exciting career paths that will lead to progression within the firm. A diverse prestigious client list that can offer lifelong professional development with the opportunity to constantly update and grow your skills.

“Mine, Yours, Ours, That's Mazars & me!”

Are you looking to make an impact leading and driving an enterprise architecture team in a cloud native, modern and forward-looking function? Are you looking to grow our business as if it was your own? And are you looking for open, engaged, and collaborative teams?

Within that, our architecture function is fundamental to enabling our firm to succeed. Working with a team of experts and innovative business partners and technology, they will work with the project team, stakeholders, and technical subject matter experts to lead the strategic planning and delivery of technology systems and solutions that are aligned with the firm's business strategy.

As the main technology oversight for new solutions, you will work with operations resources, and project delivery teams to identify and mitigate risks and issues to ensure that the target architecture is aligned to the firm's technology roadmap.

This critical business role which will lead the strategic planning and delivery of technology solutions to the firm as well as considerations such as enterprise risk, and commercial best practice are understood and to ensure we are at the forefront of industry best practice.

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, this role is key part of the IT Leadership team will help shape the next stage of maturity as the function grows and develops. This includes recruiting and developing a team and supporting key transformation programmes.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • The architecture function is responsible for the design and operating model of new solutions across elements including application design, data, infrastructure, networking, and end points and needs to incorporate appropriate oversight to factors including performance, scale, resilience, security, and cost.
  • In professional services there are several major applications used across the business and having clear, defined roadmaps for these IT services is fundamental to ensuring that our services are well maintained and continue to evolve to deliver business value.
  • The role will include KPI and risk reporting to inform key stakeholders such as the Executive board, clients, internal audit, and external regulators. They will ensure that high quality representation is provided including to internal and external auditors, including ISO27001.
  • They will lead the refresh and establishment of professional architecture governance framework, aligned to best practice industry standards.
  • They will engage positively with global IT transformation programmes and structures to align and support our ambitions to have greater alignment and integration on an international basis.
  • They will have track record of, with a successful roadmap of improvement, including examples of managing vendors and stakeholders, improving customer experience, and developing maturity in process and technology.
  • Leading, recruiting and developing teams both in the current and future state is critical in this role. They will have oversight of an initial team of 4 individuals, two in role, one already recruited and one to be recruited, forming the architecture function. They will also be responsible to engage and oversee key third-party relationships and engage with the procurement function to ensure thorough due diligence for suppliers from an architectural best practice perspective. They will have a solid understanding of commercials and licensing agreements to ensure these meet the needs of the business and provide value for money. As a key member of the IT Leadership Team, they will work closely with their peers under the direction of the Chief Technology Officer.

Mazars and Me

We want everyone to be rewarded and enriched by their professional life. So we come together to pioneer new ways of working; promoting psychological safety, flexibility with how you work – trusting you to make the right choices for the team, clients and the business – and balance in stimulating modern workspaces. We offer core benefits and then give people the opportunity to tailor extra benefits to suit their individual needs.

Being inclusive is core to our culture at Mazars; we want to ensure everyone, whether in the recruitment process or beyond is fully supported to be their unique self and provided with a level playing field. To read more about our approach click here

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