Principal IT Auditor

Robert Walters
London (Greater)
27 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

My client, an international Investment Bank based in London, are looking for a Principal IT Auditor to join their growing team.

About the Princial IT Audit Role:

The Information Technology (IT) Audit team is responsible for planning, organising and delivering the IT audit coverage for the Chief Operating Officer (COO) area (consists of Operations, Security Operations, and Corporate Services) with special focus on Operations in the Investment Banking area, working closely with the IT Principle Auditor Manager (PAM) and operational Personal Assistants.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Executing day-to-day operational audit work and contributing to the delivery of audits
  • Completing audit assignments, drafts audit findings for review by the Principal Audit Manager (PAM), facilitates finding tracking and validating closure of findings
  • Undertaking audit fieldwork in line with the agreed audit approach e.g. documenting Activity Flows, identification of key risks and testing of key controls to determine whether they are properly designed and operating effectively and documenting work in accordance with divisional standards
  • Completing all assigned work in line with agreed budgets
  • Maintaining professional working relationships with colleagues, the business and respective support areas
  • Partnering with other groups/teams during audit engagement to guarantee an integrated approach
  • Communicating openly with divisional management and the internal stakeholders; keeping them informed of potential findings and escalate problems/delays accordingly
  • Reviewing and providing expert opinions on action plans provided by stakeholders, helping them develop robust remediation plans
  • Acting as a competent partner and challenger to stakeholders in the finding closure process
  • Developing Continuous Audit Assessments (CAA) Management Information (MI) to share with the PAM for continuous monitoring and planning for the assigned portfolio

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university (or equivalent) or equivalent work experience
  • Professional/industry recognised qualifications e.g. CISA, CRISC, CIA, Prince2, ITIL etc
  • IT Audit / Risk area process knowledge and experience and an understanding of the risks and regulatory requirements in one or more of the following business/functional areas: Information Technology, Operations within Investment Banking, Security Operations, and Corporate Services
  • In-depth knowledge of auditing standards and concepts (e.g. ITIL, COBIT)
  • Sound understanding of the investment banking control environment and compliance findings in the banking/finance industry
  • Familiarity with operational requirements of an investment bank and experience in building and managing effective relationships
  • Able to work in virtual, global teams in a matrix organisation
  • Solid relationship management, analytical, problem solving, communication, influencing, planning and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English with the ability to communicate with clarity, both orally and in writing, in a logical order and structured approach

If the above is of interest please call me on 0207 509 8040 or apply to this role ASAP.

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