it internal audit senior associate in london

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IT Internal Audit Senior Associate



Who we’re looking for

A career in our client’s Internal Audit Team will give you a unique insight into the workings of the firm and an opportunity to gain an understanding of their strategic objectives, regulatory and risk management environment and the diverse needs of its critical stakeholders.

As an IT Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team with extensive IT audit experience and a broad knowledge of the firm. You will be responsible for delivering a wide range of IT focused assignments from the annual assurance plan, both risk-based audits and consultancy activities.

You will enjoy a wide variety of work in terms of nature and scope, including reviews of IT governance and strategy, application controls, business continuity arrangements and of critical IT suppliers. As many of our reviews encompass both IT and operational aspects of the audit subject within their scope, you may also be involved in undertaking some operational audit activity, or working in collaboration with operational audit colleagues on some projects.

You will also have the opportunity to engage with different clients from across all areas of the firm and with our internal audit colleagues at a global and network level, given the increasingly global nature of many of the firm’s applications.


Specific responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to

  • Proactively leading and contributing to the delivery of IT related audit assignments (in accordance with our audit methodology and standards), while reporting to managers and above
  • Delivery of some operational audit activity, where required
  • Completion of audit documentation, including audit scopes, working papers and audit reports
  • Coaching and leading other audit staff
  • Establishing and sustaining effective working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Keeping up to date with local and national business and economic issues that may impact upon the operations of the firm and its risk profile
  • Being an active team member and contributing to the team’s development activities to help identify and research opportunities to improve our operational effectiveness and quality of our work
  • Contributing to the development of your own and team's technical acumen

Essential Skills, Behaviours and Experience

  • Completed (or part completed) an accountancy or internal audit qualification (ACA, CIA, CISA, or equivalent)
  • A good understanding of systems auditing and IT controls, coupled with a broad knowledge of IT risks and COBIT.
  • Experience in auditing financial and operational controls within a wide range of business processes (within either an external or internal audit environment)
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • The ability to work effectively across multiple assignments and in different audit teams for varying time periods and to deliver at pace
  • Experience in supervising and developing junior staff
  • Ability to communicate clearly and build good working relationships with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills to be able to effectively report any issues and recommendations for improvement to our clients, as well as drafting the related sections of high quality (and high impact) audit reports
  • Flexibility in your approach to meeting goals as part of the wider team, being open minded and agile to change

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Be innovative and have the ability to contribute and create new initiatives
  • Have an aptitude for learning and a desire to continually development and improve
  • Experience of performing data analytics/CAATs in an audit environment

Existing knowledge of ISO27001 and ISO22301

The Team

Our client’s Internal Audit Team and provide independent, objective assurance and consulting activities to help support the firm’s operations and to improve the effectiveness of its governance, risk management and internal control. We report to the Executive Board and to the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board.

We focus on helping the firm look deeper and see further. In short, we seek to address the key risks and ultimately deliver value to the firm. It is work that really does matter and can make a difference to the firm, its partners and employees.

The team is headed by a Director, who as Head of Internal Audit, is supported by a mix of operational and IT auditors, at the Senior Manager, Manager, Senior Associate and Associate level.

We continue to develop as a team building our capability; becoming more agile; and extending our collaboration with our Global and Network Internal Audit colleagues. All aimed at strengthening our position as a trusted advisor within the firm and to the Audit Committee.

Based with the team in their central London office. Some travel to other sites will be needed and occasional overnight stays away from home, but this is limited in comparison to a traditional client facing audit role. There is also scope for flexible working and working at home. Depending on your performance and team structure, there will also be future promotion opportunities within the team to Manager and beyond.