SOX IT Compliance Specialist

Recruiter
BT Group
Location
Easton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Oct 2019
Closes
18 Oct 2019
Ref
1268220864
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description - SOX IT Compliance Specialist (126242)Job description SOX IT Compliance Specialist (126242) Job function : TechnologyMain location : UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-LondonOther Locations : UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-West Midlands-Birmingham, UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-Antrim-Belfast, UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-Avon-BristolSchedule : Full-timeWorking pattern : StandardSalary : CompetitiveClosing date : Oct 13, 2019, 5:59:00 PM SOX IT Compliance & Assurance Specialist London, Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities. We need you to help us do this.Why this role mattersBT is obliged to report financial compliance under the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Indian Companies Act (ICA) (amongst others).The role is responsible for supporting the Senior Manager, IT Governance & Assurance in ensuring that Technology is compliant with SOX & ICA IT General Controls, both in terms that controls are designed and operated correctly and subsequently providing independent (first line) assurance that they are operating effectively. An adverse SOX or ICA audit report could result in reputational damage to BT.What you'll be doing• Providing (first line) assurance that appropriate IT controls are designed, implemented and effectively operated for BT to comply with regulatory Sarbanes Oxley s404 & ICA IT Control obligations. Ensuring that the required controls are working correctly throughout the reporting period (year).• Acting as an expert in one or more key IT processes, providing insight and expertise.• Using expert knowledge to provide the senior managers responsible for controls (MDs, Platform Directors and Senior Management Team Members) with the most current guidance on the applicable control requirements.• Managing the liaison between BT and its auditors to agree scoping and approaches to test controls as part of the 3 lines of defence governance framework. Developing, managing and leading the required test programme(s) to provide the required management assurance over IT Control effectiveness.• Ensuring that requirements, timelines, quality of information requirements are all understood and delivered by responsible directors.• Providing assurance that required evidence is maintained to give auditors sufficient proof that controls are effective.• Providing assurance that there are robust plans to address control deficiencies and evaluate the impact of ineffective controls. We'll also need to see these on your CV• Expert knowledge of security, compliance and control requirements and the frameworks to ensure assurance through the three lines of defence model. • Expert knowledge of IT Control frameworks and the critical dependencies between IT controls as a building block to financial reporting control and how they impact to BTs overall business controls & processes. Understanding of the scoping requirements and outcomes of ISAE 3402 reports.• Expert knowledge to identify clearly the specific aspects of internal control requirements and the additional matters that indirectly impact and are covered by financial reporting standards. • Have a good knowledge of financial control frameworks in general, and SOX and India Companies Act requirements, in order to ensure that IT controls are managed in a balanced and appropriate manner, consistent with industry best practise.• Comprehensive expert knowledge of IT control objectives or significant experience in applying risk assessment and management principles and processes.• Experienced in providing expert knowledge to the senior owners of control issues, supporting them to deliver optimum level of assurance against issues raised by audit for the lowest cost. (MDs, Platform Directors and Senior Management Team Members).• Expert knowledge of risk management and BT Enterprise Risk Management practices including the three lines of defence model.• Professional audit qualifications would be desirable (CISA preferred).Why choose us?We are in an incredibly competitive industry and it's not just the technology that's important, but the world of promise it creates for our customers. We live and work in a connected world where people want seamless service, great products and the best connectivity there is, as well as continually expecting more and more from us, and rightly so. Technology is BT's powerhouse, with our expert technologists, we have a unique position in BT. By bringing together our technical and commercial expertise, and our insight and passion for customer experience, we help BT stand out from the competition. With the best networks and smart innovative products, combined with a personal experience, it sets us apart from the pack.Innovation drives everything we've done since BT started in 1846. Coming up with new ideas and developing new technologies is central to our future. We want to improve people's lives for the better in welcome, relevant and affordable ways and we'll be fast to market with an effortless experience to match. We will continue to focus on developing our converged network capabilities which will give customers seamless connectivity. Our skilled people will lead this technological revolution, not only for our customers but for the industry across the Globe, truly making customers our heartbeat.We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We're creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That's why we welcome applications from all parts of the community. #LI-MA1

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