KBC - Senior IT Internal Auditor - #5278

Dublin City Centre
16 Apr 2019

Senior IT Internal Auditor, reporting into the Director of IA, providing assurance on the control environment within the Bank

Job Title: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Internal Audit Expert
Reporting to: Director of Internal Audit
Contract Status: Fixed Term Contract (12 months)
Department: Internal Audit
Location: Sandwith Street, Dublin 2

The Business: KBC Bank Ireland plc ('KBC') is 100% owned by KBC Bank and is one of the leading providers of Financial Services in Ireland. Established in 1973, KBC Bank is part of a major European Financial Services Group, the KBC Group which is headquartered in Brussels. KBC Bank provides a broad range of business and personal banking services and has built an enviable reputation.

The Role: You will be joining a highly motivated dynamic team, which works with the KBC Bank Ireland's respective business units to provide assurance on the control environment within the Bank. This role will involve leading and managing ICT audit assignments. It will also involve gaining an understanding of aspects of the Bank's ICT operations, identifying any control weaknesses within that operating environment and drafting practical business focused reports to assist the business to implement mitigating actions.

Essential Duties

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

As the ICT Internal Audit Expert you will be involved in the following activities:

  • Leading, managing and completing ICT audit assignments on the internal audit plan for KBC Ireland using standardized risk based KBC audit methodology with end-to-end responsibility for the execution of assignments;
  • Assessing the design and effectiveness of the ICT control environment (including IT processes, IT infrastructure and IT systems);
  • Making recommendations for improvement to help management to better manage the IT risks and relevant processes;
  • Responsibility for the planning, coordination and ongoing monitoring of audit assignments to ensure timely delivery of ICT audits on the annual internal audit plan;
  • Supporting the Director of Internal Audit and act as a sounding board for ICT related matters;
  • Supporting IA reporting including monthly reporting packs for senior management;
  • Liaising directly with the ICT Process Owner in KBC Corporate Audit;
  • Develop and maintain effective relationship with management and other relevant stakeholders across the organisation;
  • Advising on a timely basis of any issues which may transpire to give rise to unacceptable risks or losses. This advice should be based on continual assessment of the control environment on the ground.
  • Performing any assigned projects in a professional manner.
  • Supporting Internal Audit team members with the discussion of the results of audit work completed with management;
  • Drafting and presenting reports on the results of the audit work completed;
  • Assisting with the preparation of Internal Audit reports to the Audit Committee;
  • Assisting with interactions with the Central Bank of Ireland.

Person Specification

Skills, Attributes and Experience

  • 6-7 years audit experience working in a similar environment with 3-4 years working as an ICT Internal Auditor at senior level;
  • Knowledge and strong relevant technical ICT internal audit experience;
  • An understanding of and familiarity with ICT audit methodologies;
  • Previous ICT internal audit experience and an understanding of financial service products, IT best practices and relevant regulatory requirements;
  • General ICT skills (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, E Mail) and familiarity with CAATs and Data Analysis tools is advantageous;
  • Enthusiastic, self-starter, who can work on their own and as part of team;
  • Pragmatic, inquisitive, professional with strong analytical skills who is looking for an opportunity to further develop their ICT Internal Audit experience in banking;
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances and effectively prioritise multiple tasks;
  • Robust, adaptable and with a record of delivering;
  • Must operate with Integrity and Independence;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills and a high level of attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication (written, oral and presentation) skills;
  • Strong persuasive and negotiation skills, able to handle conflict and to find constructive solutions

Education and Experience:

  • A professional and business / finance related 3rd level qualification
  • Relevant ICT auditor qualification (e.g. CISA or similar qualification)
  • Big 4 back ground advantageous
  • Previous ICT Internal Audit Banking Experience is an advantage

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