The Senior IT Auditor position is predominantly focused on leading audit projects covering Enterprise Infrastructure and Technology Risk Management by supporting all phases of the audit life-cycle under the guidance of a Team Leader and by managing and directing the daily activities of individuals assigned to work on those audit projects.
Technical knowledge of cyber security risks and controls as they apply to network technology, operating systems, databases, storage technologies, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, messaging systems, web applications, technologies, mobile platforms, data loss prevention, cloud computing, etc.
Experience with operational processes, tools and control standard methodologies in running a complex IT infrastructure platform, including systems monitoring, capacity management, resiliency, security controls.
Background in financial services, particularly in securities clearance and settlement, corporate actions, and/or securities processing
Strategic Control Impact • Assesses the risk and control environment for processes within coverage areas • Identifies meaningful issues, and increases the velocity and sustainability of the mitigation plans and processes • Differentiates and articulates issues based on severity
Establishes ongoing relationships with managers in the businesses or functions covered
Works with business stakeholders to develop specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART) action plans to remediate control issues
Works closely with auditees to verify timely progress and completion of agreed action plans and to the completion of those action plans
Contributes to the development and execution of a continuous monitoring program for the businesses or functions covered
Understands the financial services industry and has knowledge of regulatory requirements such as Covered Clearing Agency Standards
Leads all phases of an audit and provides guidance to junior staff to ensure that audit projects are completed effectively, on time, and within the allocated budget.
Possesses and demonstrates a strong understanding of audit techniques
Creates an effective risk-based audit program
Independently oversees and contributes to the completion of risk-focused audit fieldwork, notifying the Team Leader promptly of issues that arise or when budgets or timelines are at risk
Effectively communicates throughout the audit lifecycle while translating complex concepts and potential issues clearly with root cause analysis
Assists the Team Leader with annual risk assessment and audit planning
Demonstrates a strong knowledge of IAD policies and procedures, particularly work paper documentation standards
Independently prepares and reviews work papers, ensuring they fully comply with IAD policies and procedures
Participates in IAD continuous improvement initiatives
Individual and Team Development
Proactively seeks opportunities to develop and broaden his or her professional skills and knowledge of audit techniques and methodologies, and of the products and functions within coverage areas
Demonstrates a strong commitment to teamwork by demonstrating a willingness to assist peers and supervisors
Seeks feedback for improvement and effectively applies that feedback to continuously improve
Experience Identifying, assessing and advising on risks for large-scale projects, application controls, IT general computing controls (e.g., Information Security, SDLC, Change and Release Management, Application Security, Data Management, Database Security, Logical Access, and Job Monitoring, etc.) and business process controls (e.g., Enterprise Risk Management, including but not limited to Operations, Compliance, Legal, etc.) are highly desired.
Certifications related to the incumbent’s coverage responsibilities, such as Certified Internal Auditor, or Certified Information Systems Auditor are highly desirable.
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