Senior Manager IT Audit

Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Dec 2021
29 Jan 2022
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The opportunity

Within EY's Technology Risk practice, we are currently seeking a Senior Manager to participate in IT Audit as well as advisory services.

This professional will manage engagement teams, as well as directly assist clients in employing information systems, resources, and controls to maximize efficiencies and minimize risk. The successful candidate will also work with client personnel to analyze, evaluate, and enhance information systems facilitating the business internal control process, and will assist clients and other Technology Risk professionals in performing information technology (IT) control and security engagements.

Your key responsibilities:

This candidate will be required to participate in both internal and external audit services. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Financial Audit IT Integration - Execution of IT related audit procedures (including IT related procedures beyond ITGCs) in support of financial statement audits and reporting on internal controls over financial reporting (integrated and non-integrated audits).
  • Internal Controls Attestations - Focus on providing an opinion on management's assertion over business processes and controls including IT General Controls.
  • Work with the engagement team and client to create plans for accomplishing engagement objectives and a strategy that complies with professional standards and which addresses the risks inherent in the engagement.
  • Brief the audit team on the client's IT environment and industry IT trends.
  • Maintain relationships with client management to manage expectations of service, including work products, timing, and the value to be delivered.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex information systems and apply it to client situations.
  • Demonstrate excellent project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, and use current technology/tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services.
  • Understand Ernst & Young and its service lines and actively assess what the firm can deliver to bring value to clients.
  • Generate new business opportunities by developing ideas and solutions to present to internal and external clients.
  • Play an active role in resource management, team development and training related activities.
  • Demonstrate excellent practice management skills and motivate the team members to consistently apply them.

To qualify for the role you must have:
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience (post-graduation) working as an auditor for a public accounting firm or have equivalent systems/technology experience to meet special needs
  • Extensive experience in IT Audit methodologies relating to financial statement audits as well as internal IT audits
  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Commerce, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or another relevant program.
  • Possess relevant accounting / audit designation(s) (e.g. CPA, CIA, and/or CISA).
  • Proven ability to teach and develop junior staff increasing their knowledge base related to IT auditing.
  • A strong understanding of the requirements and equivalent legislation as it relates to IT Controls
  • Experience in providing Service organization control (SOC 1 & SOC 2) reporting
  • Excellent leadership and teamwork skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated, committed self-starter
  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment

Ideally, you'll also have
  • A high level of motivation, strong work ethic and self-starting attitude.

What we look for

We're interested in intellectually curious people with a genuine passion for cybersecurity. If you have the confidence in both your presentation and technical abilities to grow into a leading expert here, this is the role for you.

What we offer

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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