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Toronto ON Permanent Posted: Monday, 11 February 2019
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Requisition ID: 49861

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Position Title: Audit Manager, IT Applications and Data Management Audit

Job Purpose

This is a position requiring knowledge and skillsets in the audit of application controls, data governance and management principles and projects. The candidate is also expected to be familiar with IT control principles, audits of IT processes and risks associated with outsourced IT services. Some technical infrastructure (UNIX, Mainframe, AS 400, Network, Database, Windows ) skillsets are also required. Knowledge of systems development methodology will be an asset.

The incumbent will be required to work as part of a team that audits applications associated with Canadian Banking and Enterprise Functions business line and assist with the SOX IT control testing when needed. The incumbent should be proficient at applying risk-based auditing standards, practices, techniques, processes and methodologies and regulatory guidelines to the performance and review of audits. The incumbent is required to ensure the Audit department standards are met on all assignments.

The objective of this position is to fulfill a Manager role within a team of professional IT auditors to assess the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls relating to applications, data goverance, outsourcing, IT projects and processes supporting the businesses of the Bank.

A significant portion of the accountabilities will relate to providing assurance over the following Bank's processes:

The IT processes supporting business objectives and maintaining the safety and soundness of the Bank;

The application systems used for authentication, transaction processing, decision making and electronic delivery of products or services;

Data that is entered and stored on behalf of the Bank and its customers;

Platforms employed to process the bank's applications and data;

Networks used to transmit data, voice and images between processing locations;

Third party service providers; and

systems development life cycle.

The incumbent will provide high quality, value-added advisory services to line management as part of audits or on special projects/assignments and act as Officer in Charge (OIC) in some cases or team member for these audits and ensure Audit department standards are met on all assignments.

Key Accountabilities

. Annual Planning

. Assist the Director in the development of the annual Canadian Banking and Finance IT audit plans. In addition, with the team perform continuous evaluation of the plan to ensure all high risk areas are being addressed.

2. Engagement Planning

. Provide input on the planning of audits or assigned areas of low to medium complexity ensuring scope and extent of work is in accordance with the approved plan, timing and budget are reasonable, procedures are efficient, appropriate resources are assigned and risk understood.

. Develop a thorough understanding of the business, risks and processes for assigned projects.

. Identify emerging issues that may impact the audit plan.

3. Audit Execution

. Execute and manage assigned activities independently in accordance with the Department Standards ensuring the nature and extent of testing is appropriate to support the audit opinion.

. Follow the department's approved audit methodology on engagements.

. Determine the efficiency, effectiveness, integrity and reliability of internal controls in relation to defined control requirements by conducting the audit of assigned processes/units/projects.

4. Problem Identification

. Ensure facts are gathered and their full meaning is established; determine the root cause of the problem and provide practical recommendations as to how they can be mitigated.

5. Reporting

. Summarize issues in a draft audit report for review by the Director/VP on a timely basis.

. Present findings to senior Audit staff (OIC and Principal) and occasionally assist in audit closing meetings; follow-up for corrective action/progress against reported issues in the Audit Issues Tracking Database on a quarterly basis and escalate when necessary.

6. Special Projects

. As directed by management, carry out specific projects or investigations.

7. Emerging Developments in IT

. To maintain knowledge of IT development and emerging issues and to be proactive in ensuring audit plan adequately covers the key risks in this area.

8. Internal/External Communication

. Maintain effective internal communication through the ongoing sharing and acquiring of information. Maintain effective communication with auditess and line management including appropriate handling of conflicts and issue resolution.

9. Human Resources

. Prepare periodic and annual performance self assessments, personal goals and objectives for measurement of performance, career development, training plan and monitor quarterly for achievement and compeltion. conduct regular team status meetings during assignments.

10. Continuous Monitoring

. Assist the Senior Manager and Director in performing continuous monitoring activities including analysis of KPIs, KRIs and emerging risks.

Skills & Functional Competencies

The incumbent must possess a combination of the following items:

1. IT audit experience preferably in a financial institution setting or direct experience in a relevant IT environment.

2. Knowledge and skillsets in application controls, data governance, system development, outsourcing and IT infrastructure gained through a combination of advanced educaiton and work experience in a technical capacity.

4. Strong verbal and written communication skills to write/present audit findings to Audit and Bank Management.

5. Good project management, planning, organizational and analytical skills.

6. Ability to problem solve and multi-task.


Requires an undergraduate degree and an IT Audit/Information Security professional designation (CISA, CISM, CRISC, CSX, CISSP, CPA, etc).

Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada's International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

Toronto ON, Canada
2019-02-11 8:12:09 PM

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