Senior IT Auditor- £65,000
We are seeking a Senior IT Auditor to join our Group Internal Audit & SOx Team, responsible for ensuring the successful execution of our annual internal audit plan and Global Sox Compliance program. In this role, you will apply a risk-based approach to coordinate, execute, and document controls testing across various critical IT Systems, in accordance with standards such as US Sarbanes Oxley. Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit & SOx, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing our organization’s internal controls and governance.
- Perform internal audit procedures in accordance with the internal audit plan, ensuring clear documentation and reporting of outcomes.
- Assist in the planning of internal audits and internal control testing, considering technology and business risks.
- Conduct comprehensive reviews of technology and integrated internal audits, as well as contribute to special projects as required.
- Execute internal controls testing aligned with US SOx standards, including thorough tests of detail and operating effectiveness for key SOx IT general controls and application controls within identified IT Systems. Document results and perform remediation testing when necessary.
- Test key SOx reports and critical spreadsheets to assess compliance with business process controls.
- Conduct controls walkthroughs to gain a deep understanding of key IT Systems and processes, and observe controls operation.
- Proactively manage the request and document receipt process, collaborating with various control owners and tracking actions to completion.
- Independently handle query closure and provide guidance on necessary process and control enhancements.
- Identify significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance that require immediate attention.
- Analyze potential financial statement exposure in relation to IT control deficiencies.
- Provide technical guidance and advice to IT and business owners for the remediation of internal control deficiencies.
- Ensure that controls are appropriately designed for all relevant processes and support control redesign as internal processes evolve.
To excel in the IT Auditor position, the following skills and abilities are required:
- Professional qualifications such as CISA, CRISC, CIA, or CISS are preferred.
- Minimum of 4 years of experience in an IT Auditor or IT Risk Management role.
- Solid understanding of IT risk management concepts, including IT infrastructure controls, cyber security controls, application controls, and IT general controls.
- Strong knowledge and comprehension of internal control concepts, such as COSO and COBIT.
- Self-motivated with a proven ability to take ownership of work areas.
- Knowledge and experience with key retail and hospitality processes and IT systems, such as Micros-Oracle, Salesforce, SailPoint, and Sage, would be advantageous.
- Advanced analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and project management skills.
- Solution-focused mindset, coupled with the ability to understand how technology supports business operations, enabling you to propose feasible and effective solutions.
- Clear articulation and excellent communication/presentation skills, both written and verbal.
- Ability to adjust priorities and effectively manage time in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments.