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FS Technology Risk Senior - London
Job ID #: 6945 Location: London
Business area: Business Assurance/Audit Job category: Audit
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Qualified (professional)
Duration of contract: Not Indicated

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Opening date: 12/01/2018
Closing date: 08/02/2018
Salary: Competitive

A position has arisen for a Technology Risk Auditor within Financial Services.
FS Tech Risk provides a range of services, including those around IT risk assessment, information security, internal audit, data analytics, IT due diligence, corporate governance, process improvement, and project risk management.   
The team is currently grouped around the firm’s office in London.
The role of FS Tech is to provide technology risk services in support of internal & external audit engagements as well as deliver advisory work both independently and working alongside other streams within the BDO.
As a result of growth of the group, both realised and planned, and of an increased focus on controls based audit techniques, there is a now a need to further increase FS Tech risk capacity to meet demand.
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The role of Technology Risk Auditor will primarily be a “hands on” fieldwork delivery role, performing both IT general controls, data analytics  and transaction process reviews in support of the firm’s external & internal audit and advisory engagements.
This will involve the performance of detailed assurance procedures, including:
• the documentation of systems, processes, and controls;
• the testing of key controls and documentation of test results
• the preparation of clearly cross-referenced work paper files;
• scoping and delivering data analytics,
• the identification of controls issues and opportunities for process improvement;
• drafting high quality reports.
The position will report directly to the local FS Tech risk  Manager, and indirectly to audit Partners and Managers on an assignment-by-assignment basis.  Previous experience of interaction with an external audit team is therefore important.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following key criteria:
1. the willingness and ability to support the internal &external audit teams in the performance of 'hands on' field work
2. an understanding of how technology risk auditors support internal & external audit teams;
3. ability to deliver advisory assignments;
4. good client facing and communication skills;
5. the ability to work effectively as a part of a team.
6. CISA certification.

The candidate should also be able to demonstrate the following:
• Between 2-4 years experience of performing both IT general controls and application control reviews in support of external audit engagements, preferably gained within practice;
• A good understanding of controls based auditing techniques;
• The ability to document systems, processes and controls using Excel, Visio, and Word;
• Good experience of auditing transaction processes supported by ERP packages such SAP, JDE, Oracle, BaaN, PeopleSoft etc;
• Good experience of supporting external audits of mid tier companies in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services sector;
• A good knowledge of  IT technical environments and controls, including experience of reviewing Cloud environments,  Windows Server, Unix and OS400 operating systems;
• A good knowledge of data analytics techniques,
• The ability to deliver high quality working papers and reports to clear but reasonable deadlines;
• A good understanding of the importance of providing clients with value-adding recommendations for improvements in processes and controls;
• The ability to work under personal initiative and judgement;
• Good experience of using an electronic audit working papers package;
• Professional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA, QiCA are attractive, but not essential.

Prospects for development and advancement

• This role will develop skills and experience which will enable the successful candidate to work on other types of engagement, such as systems and controls improvement projects, technology assurance engagement, IT due diligence projects, and third party assurance assignments;
• There will be exposure to a wide range of business issues, and an opportunity to develop a good understanding of the impact of controls and risk management on clients' ability to manage their business;
• Encouragement and support will be given to gain the CISA qualification if not already held; and
• The successful candidate can expect the opportunity to be promoted to the position of Manager within 2 years, dependant on both personal and business performance.

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