Senior IT Auditor

10 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
0-25% Travel

Job Title: Senior IT Auditor
Location: London

The team:

Risk and Advisory Services (RAS) offer a range of advisory and support services principally in the following areas and across both the private and public sector:

  • Internal Audit: Fully outsourced or partnering internal audit services, advice on establishing a new function, quality reviews of existing internal audit functions, training
  • Regulatory compliance: ISAE 3000/3402
  • IT Assurance: Internal IT Audit, IT Governance, risk management, IT/Cyber security & business continuity, IT project management, Data validation

Role purpose:

To provide a high quality service to clients in respect of internal audit assignments including both operational and IT assurance elements.

Core responsibilities:

  • Plan audit assignments with the assistance of manager/partners as requested
  • Responsible for leading on assigned portfolio as senior auditor
  • Prepared to be out of office at client sites performing audits (including limited International travel).
  • Ensure office and on site audit work is carried out, including allocation of work within the designated team, in a professional manner
  • Ensure the work undertaken is in accordance with the approved plan and budget
  • Advise managers of progress on the job and any developments that may lead to change of strategy
  • Obtain sufficient evidence to support conclusions drawn and document this within the electronic working papers system, Pentana
  • Adopt an integrated assurance approach to audit assignments to include both operational and IT assurance requirements
  • Suggest logical solutions to problems
  • Prepare draft reports for each audit on time, to enable agreed client protocols to be met
  • Ensure closing meetings are held on each assignment prior to leaving site
  • Respond to client concerns in an efficient and effective manner
  • Deliver internal audit work in line with the agreed RAS protocols including timely delivery and completion of work within Pentana 
  • Provide sound advice to clients and demonstrate knowledge of wider business issues
  • Supervise and review junior auditors’ work, as required
  • Support RAS in technical development as required
  • Contribute to the development of new business by attending and presenting at tender opportunities.


  • Be aware of and comply with the firm’s policies at all times
  • Record time accurately using the Practice Management System 
  • Any other duties appropriate to the grade and level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training
  • Be aware of the firm’s risk management and practice assurance procedures and ensure compliance 
  • Ensure continuing professional development is up to date at all times

Grade descriptor:   

The grade descriptors are generic and have been developed to find commonality across all areas of the business. 

  • Is typically fully qualified in area of specialism through professional qualification or commensurate professional experience
  • Works independently to manage day-to-day activities and is accountable for work produced
  • Plans tasks effectively and monitors assignment / case budget and timelines, advising manager and client of progress (as appropriate)
  • Allocates work to less experienced colleagues and monitors completion of tasks to ensure quality of results
  • Uses a range of techniques to analyse issues, applying previous experience and technical knowledge to propose solutions to problems
  • Identifies business opportunities within own area of function and refers to other colleagues for next actions

Attributes, requirements, skills:

  • CISA qualified or equivalent; knowledge of COBIT
  • Proven relevant experience, gained in a similar auditing role
  • Good understanding of IT Risks and Controls
  • Good understanding of Information Security auditing
  • People management skills (proven experience of managing at supervisory level) 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Able to influence internal / external clients and colleagues
  • Has proven planning and prioritising skills
  • Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Keen to add value to our clients’ businesses

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