Technology Risk Services – Internal Audit – Executive

Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jul 2019
Closes
14 Aug 2019
Ref
R1020575
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Travel
None

Job Description Summary:

Provide the advice necessary to help clients manage risk and improve their business performance. To deliver objective, value-added solutions that will enable clients to strengthen internal controls and governance processes, implement sound organisational strategies, increase technological capabilities and improve their operational efficiency. To work as part of the team, effectively providing a hands on advisory service that exceeds client expectations and supports the Partner/Senior Manager team.

Job Description:

Join us and you’ll shape more than just your career. We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. Through our fresh thinking and agile working, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

Provide the advice necessary to help clients manage their technology and business risks and improve their business performance. To deliver objective, value-added solutions that will enable clients to strengthen internal IT controls and governance processes, implement sound organisational strategies, increase technological capabilities and improve their operational efficiency. To work as part of the team, effectively providing a hands on advisory service that exceeds client expectations and supports the Partner/Senior Manager team.


Main responsibilities:

Markets

  • attends external events to create networks and potential new opportunities
  • actively involved in office marketing events, is an 'ambassador' of the firm, is aware of the wide range of services the firm offers and suggests innovative products, whilst pro actively identifying cross selling opportunities
  • develops contacts within other service lines in the firm

Clients

  • responsible for building and maintaining good working relationships with all clients
  • assists manager in developing audit plans and audit committee papers
  • develops informal networks to keep abreast of emerging issues

People

  • is an approachable and respected member of the team who takes a proactive interest in the team's performance and well being
  • assists in staff development, motivating and coaching trainees by giving regular feedback and competing timely appraisals
  • inputs into assignment appraisals for junior staff, and also completes self job appraisal and six-monthly forms on a timely basis
  • attends training courses as identified in order to develop both technical and personal skills and keeps records for CPD purposes
  • adheres to the firm's risk management policies and procedures


Operations and results

Planning

  • prepares draft terms of reference/audit planning document prior to meeting the client ensuring any revisions are processed
  • agrees first draft of assignment budget for review with partner and/or client
  • creates new and reviews existing work programmes to align delivery to terms of reference

Fieldwork

  • performs and oversee fieldwork as applicable for review
  • documents field work in line with the firms methodologies
  • discusses issues as they arise with the internal audit team and client management
  • ensures all review points in working papers are addressed/processed where necessary

Completion

  • produces close out documentation and leads close-out meetings with the client
  • sets expectations for production of draft reports to the team. Ensures the draft report is of high standard prior to submission to a manager
  • ensures all manager review points and client comments are addressed into final deliverables
  • ensures file is completed in line with the firm’s methodology prior to submission to a manager
  • reviews evidence and makes appropriate adjustments to action tracker or equivalent

Results

  • monitors time incurred and undertakes analysis as the project progresses to assist the manager as appropriate
  • takes responsibility for personal efficiency


Person Specification

Education/qualifications

  • Maths and English Language at GCSE or equivalent
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent with a minimum 2.1 class
  • Professional qualification (CISA, ACA, CA, ACCA, IIA, or similar)
  • First time passes at each stage of professional exams
  • Undergradate degree in a technical subject area

Experience

  • Experience of internal audit and in the preparation and delivery of technical findings to a non-technical audience
  • Familiar with performing ITGCs, and test of control in support of and financial external audit
  • Familiar with auditing wide range of IT audit areas, including IT General Controls, IT Strategy, Change Management, Project Management (inc Agile), Cyber, Digital, Business Continuity & IT Disaster Recovery, Data Projection, and IT Infrastructure & Asset Management, etc…
  • Experience of using data analytics & other CAATs to support internal and external audits
  • Experience of preparing and delivering internal and external presentations
  • Previous experience of client work in relevant industries to Grant Thornton clients.
  • Has undertaken internal and exteral audit reviews of ERPs (inc SAP and Oracle)
  • Familiar with using good practice frameworks and regulatory standards, including COBIT, ISO 27001,  GDPR/DPA 98, SOX404, Cyber Essentials, PRINCE2, and Agile
  • Experience of performing technical reviews of databases (inc Oracle and SQL) and other infrastructure components
  • Experience of working with large corporate entities or financial services

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