Internal Auditor - Compliance Testing

Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
20 May 2021
19 Jun 2021
My client are currently looking for self-motivated and experienced individuals to join our Internal Audit managed services team. Individuals will have prior experience in performing risk management activities such as; risk assessments, controls testing and exception handling. They are particularly interested to hear from those individuals with technology audit and financial services experience.

You will need to demonstrate technical understanding/experience across the following areas;

  • Knowledge/experience of applying Audit methodologies, processes & practices.
  • Knowledge/experience of testing controls related to industry standards such as ISO, SOx & ITIL etc.
  • Knowledge/experience of performing Risk Assessments, including the assessment of compensating controls & risk mitigation, ideally with a particular focus on technology environments and/ or financial services industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform client Audits, including the documenting of risk assessments, identification of key risks & mitigating controls.
  • Attend walkthrough sessions with clients and document the relevant processes.
  • Perform design & operational effectiveness testing.
  • Review policy and procedures relating to clients information security standards and apply these to controls testing criteria.
  • Review regulatory requirements relevant to client environments & business practices and apply these to controls testing criteria.
  • Identify, document and communicate control gaps/deficiencies to internal and external stakeholders on a timely basis.
  • Demonstrate client management skills throughout the Audit lifecycle.
  • Identify process efficiencies/enhancements to keep Audit programs in line with industry best practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Manage a large and diverse portfolio of client work for the firm.
  • Document & Negotiate remediation plans with clients.
  • Maintain open communication channels with senior stakeholders through regular governance sessions, escalating appropriately as and when required.
  • Own the quality of all client outputs and ensure all client and internal document repositories are accurate and up to date

Essential Criteria:

  • 2 or more years experience in a professional role involving compliance and/or controls testing.
  • A firm understanding of risk and compliance principles.
  • A firm understanding of technology security and related risk and compliance issues.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excels analytical tools (VLookup, pivot tables etc).
  • Senior stakeholder relationship management.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a passion for delivering high quality output for Clients.

Desirable Criteria:

  • ISO27001 Lead Auditor
  • Previous experience in an Internal or External Audit role.
  • A CIA and/or CISA certification.
  • Proficiency in the use of data analytical tools such as Alteryx.
  • A Degree in Information Technology or related subject or equivalent experience
  • Strong understanding of information security controls & standards such as ISO 27001/2, COBIT and NIST.

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003


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