Internal Audit Vacancy

£70,000 – £90,000 per annum, London, Permanent

Global banking group seek VP IT Auditor:

  • Responsible for assessing the technology risks within the European and Asian offices of the Firm.
  • Perform audits of all systems and data processing functions, including pre and post implementation reviews using a risk-based approach.
  • Perform infrastructure reviews of contingency, access security, program change, network, and data center operations.
  • Perform operational/financial audits where required.
  • Identify control deficiencies and system inefficiencies and make recommendations to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, operations, and applications.
  • Participate in integrated audits by working with the financial auditors.
  • Develop sound and clearly written findings that are supported by documented workpapers.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism with peers and auditees.

Technical Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge: Strong IT audit knowledge with a background in auditing principles and procedures; knowledge of the latest technologies and systems, experience in system development reviews, knowledge of computer security and access control technology, coupled with knowledge of securities industry (i.e., Equity and Global markets products). Good understanding of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including sections 302 and 404….

Technical Knowledge and Skills Continued…

Should be knowledgeable in centralized and distributed technology concepts and controls. Centralized platform includes SAN technology. Distributed platforms include Unix (SUN), Linux, and Windows.

In addition, should have operational/financial audit experience, ideally with a Global Bank.

Skills: Ability to perform technology and operational/financial audits with minimal supervision. Must communicate clearly and convincingly, both verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with individuals at all levels.

Special Experience: Ideally between five and ten years of IT auditing experience with a CPA firm and/or major financial institution. Bachelors and/or masters degree in computer science or finance. Professional certifications (e.g., CISA, CIA, CBA, CSSP) a plus.

Travel: Based in London with some travel (approx 30%) to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney

Problem Solving/Planning

Decision Making: Interpret and apply standards of internal control and risk management consistent with applicable regulatory guidelines and requirements.

Problem Solving: Identify the implications and significance of IT audit findings in the context of prudent business management and the technological environment.

Analysis/Interpretation/Complexity: Ability to review, analyze and evaluate systems, technology solutions, related procedures and controls, and to develop audit steps to test such controls.


Internal Contacts/Frequency/Form: In addition to ongoing involvement with Technology Audit and Financial Audit professionals, frequent contact with technical personnel and management.

External Contacts/Frequency/Form: Limited contact with other regional audit departments and with external auditors.