Business Consulting Intern | Technology Risk, Singapore (Winter 2020)
Our clients are faced with external pressures on an unprecedented scale. The ability to translate strategy into reality is key to their enhanced business performance. As a consulting professional, you will focus on helping them achieve this goal.
You’ll work in high-performing teams that deliver exceptional client service, enabling organisations to grow, innovate, protect and optimise their business performance – playing your part in building a better working world.
We believe that you should own and shape your career and we’ll provide the support and opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed. The strength of our global network, combined with local empowerment and a relentless focus on winning in specific markets, means you’ll interact and team with individuals from various geographies and sectors. So, whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
Technology is at the heart of all modern organizations. As well as opening a world of opportunities, technology exposes organizations to a variety of risks. We assist our clients to identify and manage these risks to protect their stakeholders. As a Consultant within our Technology Risk team, you will assist our clients to identify and manage their technology risks whilst simultaneously gaining skills to develop a career in a fast-growing professional services organisation. Working with some of the top Fortune Global 500 companies and large local conglomerates, you will be an integral part of our Technology Risk team, part of Consulting within EY Singapore.
Our independent position and assessment capabilities provide clients with a candid and reliable overview of their risk landscape and the controls in place. As a technology risk professional, you’ll be leading assessments and attestation services that will directly support C-suite discussions and important business decisions regarding compliance, cost and quality of our clients’ risk management programs. Our work helps decision-makers attain confidence by understanding risk and embedding trust in data and processes.
You’ll be part of an international network of professionals across geographies and sectors, delivering assessment and attestation services that will help verify compliance and improve the performance of our clients.
You’ll work in high-performing teams that deliver exceptional client service, enabling organisations to grow, innovate, protect and optimise their business performance – playing your part in building a better working world. Whether you’re in Analytics, Financial Audit IT or IT Internal Audit, we’ll support you to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed.
Information management and analytics
As a risk analytics professional, you will be responsible for performing data driven analysis to help identify areas of risk and to enhance process and technology controls, improve IT operations and compliance processes as well as to achieve company-wide cost efficiencies. This will include the development of analytics test procedures, statistical models and algorithms to analyze client’s data to identify instances of process or control gaps, occurrences of unauthorized or non-compliant activities within the organization and cost optimization opportunities. You will also be involved in information management related projects that help clients develop and deploy key data governance strategies and processes that pertain to the sourcing, management, development and consumption of data assets across the client’s environment.
Financial Audit IT
Our Technology Risk solutions allow us to work with our wider Assurance and Consulting colleagues to help clients protect their reputation by mitigating their business, financial reporting and IT risks, on a broad range of topics where reviews over IT and data controls are required through annual financial statement audit and/or Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) 404 Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) as established by Public Company Audit Oversight Board (PCAOB).
The pace of changes to technology and business models is relentless. Our clients cannot afford to stand still and must be at the forefront of innovation and experimentation. With this comes risk of the unknown, related to technology maturity, regulatory uncertainty and management of new business model risks. You will have an opportunity to appreciate of the IT risks related to emerging technologies such as Cloud, Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, so they can seize the upside of the disruption offered. You will gain experience to apply data analytics and visualization extensively in EY’s Digital Audit.
In addition, you will be involved in third-party assurance engagements such as ISAE3402, ISAE3000, System & Organization Control Reporting (SOCR)1/2/3 and Outsourced Service Provider Audit Report (OSPAR) for some of the prestigious global technology and business processing outsourcing providers where these allow our clients to build confidence and trust with their customers, the general market/public, key stakeholders or when regulatory (by law or oversight) or contractually required on the regulatory agenda.
Furthermore, we also perform services on IT governance, IT program management and assurance, security and controls of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations, IT components of Regulatory Reviews for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), MAS Technology Risk Management, Outsourcing, Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
IT Internal Audit
Management and boards of directors rely heavily on internal audit to provide important proactive assessments and assurance around the effectiveness of controls and company processes, while also providing objective advisory support. In the new digital economy, technology will play an increasingly important role in every company’s governance framework. As an IT internal audit professional, you will be leading engagements to identify technology control enhancements, IT operational and compliance process improvement and efficiency opportunities, as well as company-wide cost improvements.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to indicate which competency you are interested in joining. Please state your preference clearly.
- Financial Audit IT
- IT Internal Audit
Your key responsibilities
You’ll help clients manage their overall IT risk position, deliver value from IT and work alongside clients to make IT more efficient. You'll also assist clients to manage the risks associated with running IT operations, and to optimize and secure technology so that it services the business effectively and enhances results through the following:
- Review of IT processes and controls over logical and physical access, password management, user account management, audit logging, program change management and backup controls
- Evaluate and test controls in automated business processes
- Conduct IT assessment and improvement projects by utilizing technology and tools
- Perform data analysis procedures using tools such as Alteryx, ACL, Python, R, SQL, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau and Spotfire
Skills and attributes for success
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Project management skills
- Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills
- Leadership, teamwork and client service skills
- Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment
To qualify for the role, you must have
- Degree in Accountancy, Business, Information Technology, Information Systems Management, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Analytics or other related discipline
- Strong interest in the field of IT
Ideally, you’ll also have
- Knowledge or interest in the field of information security, in line with internationally accepted standards and frameworks (e.g. COBIT, ITIL, ISO 2700x, CSA, SOX, GDPR, and etc.)
- Proficient in data analytics tools such Alteryx, Python, SQL, R or SPSS
- Familiarity with data visualisation software like Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau, Spotfire, Microstrategy and Qlik
- Willingness to travel on overseas assignment as the need arises
Please note that for your application to be considered, you are required to upload the following documents together with your online application:
- Detailed resume
- Highest academic certification and transcripts
Only applications with complete set of data and documents will be considered.
What we look for
Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization.
What working at EY offers
EY offers a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. Plus, we offer:
- Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
- 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
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transaction and consulting services. The EY member firms in Singapore, with a strength of close to 3,400 people and 180 Partners, is part of the Asia-Pacific Area, which comprises 23 countries across 6 Regions and brings together over 55,000 people to provide services seamlessly across borders.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world.
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