Head of Operations

Christie Walker

Christie is the Head of Operations within KPMG Acceleris.  Joining since the formation of the joint venture between Acceleris and KPMG,  Christie has worked to build out the operational systems of the business  enabling the company to grow and scale.

Previously Christie was a Manager at KPMG in the Governance,  Risk and Compliance Services (GRCS) team. During her time at KPMG she has worked across a wide range of financial services and corporate clients focusing on all aspects of Internal Control and Technology Risk.

Coming from the Information Risk Management (IRM) side of KPMG,  Christie’s background is focussed on IT risk and internal control particularly due to her involvement in undertaking the IT General Control aspects of a number of External Audit engagements – as such she has a core grounding across all core IT control and technology risk management areas.

Christie has extended her experience into core Internal  audit areas, Managing and delivering custom Internal Audit plans across a range of clients and sectors, some of which are noted below.

A significant element of Christie’s experience has involved working on Internal Audit engagements for clients across a range of industries, here she has been involved in all stages of the Internal Audit process from planning and scoping, to fieldwork and testing and through to close out and reporting. This has involved work across a wide range of IT and non-IT risk areas including core IT general controls as well as specific focus on access management, third party risk management, continuity and  resilience, project assurance, software management, information governance / data protection, data loss prevention as well as more core financial areas such as Payroll and Treasury.

Christie was also involved in the design and  implementation of a Enterprise Risk Management framework for a large retail business in 2021. This involved facilitating over 25 functional and strategic risk workshops with members of the exec and functional leads, across the  business.

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