Head of Information Systems Audit

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Head of Information Systems Audit

Dublin City Centre


€100,000 - €115,000

Ref: E154NL

Job Description

Head of Information Systems Audit required for Permanent Role with Top Financial Services Company based in Dublin 1.

Responsibilities of the Head of Information Systems Audit:

  • Building trust and credibility with the business by demonstrating a professional approach to auditing and a sound knowledge of governance, risk management and control and adding value to management who have considerable experience of their businesses.
  • Within the context of the audit scope lead the effective and efficient execution of the delegated audits that will support the audit opinion and in a manner that is consistent with IA’s standards, methodologies and processes.
  • Drive the delivery of a risk-based, high quality, Audit Plan for European operations on an annual basis, allocating and actively managing resources as required to support delivery of all commitments.
  • As a member of the Management team, responsible for planning, scheduling and delivering risk based audits.
  • Leading audit teams in executing audit assignments, reviewing delegated audits and other reviews within agreed timescales, that will support the audit opinion in a manner that is consistent with Internal Audit’s standards, methodologies and processes.
  • Prepare high quality written reports on relevant governance, risk management and control issues and communicating these to Management, providing support to Management to identify actions that are value-adding, achievable and cost effective.
  • Negotiating key audit findings with senior management of the organisation, and justifying these decisions to the Board Audit Committee.
  • Providing leadership as part of the Leadership Team to staff, supporting the changes they will need to make in terms of mind-sets, behaviours and practices. The job holder is accountable for leading the creation of a professional internal audit environment that brings the best out in our people.

Requirements of the Head of Information Systems Audit

  • The successful applicant must hold a relevant professional qualification (e.g. CISA, CIA, CMIIA, ACA, ACCA)
  • Holds a Senior Management, or equivalent position in internal audit or leading audit practice, leading multi-disciplined teams of professional auditors in the execution of risk-based audit work.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant internal audit/IS experience, complemented with a strong business acumen.
  • Has an in-depth understanding of IT general controls (access management, application development, security, change management, disaster backup recovery, data centres, etc.), Information Security risks and controls, IT processes and infrastructure.
  • Has an in-depth understanding of IT Governance principles, risk management and control issues related to IT; along with a strong knowledge of industry initiatives and professional best practice, e.g. COBIT.
  • Has strong analytical skills, with the ability to approach a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
  • Significant experience of the financial services industry.
  • Demonstrates significant understanding of the IS and business environments, and demonstrates awareness of all the factors which have a bearing on the performance of business areas
  • A strong blend of technical ability, judgement, and commercial awareness.
  • Solid understanding of data analysis tools e.g. ACL, MS Excel, MS Access, etc.;
  • Strong work ethic along with ownership for all deliverables;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, analytical thinking and intellectual curiosity;
  • Highly motivated with strong commercial awareness;
  • Strong planning skills and delivery focussed; and,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, then please Apply along with your updated CV and I will be in touch with you to discuss your application in more detail, otherwise feel free to connect with me by whichever medium you are most comfortable with be that Linkedin, Email or Telephone. Remember we have limited our site to a maximum of 200 Jobs so if this Role is not a 100% match to your requirements please be sure to connect with us as we will most likely have another role which you may find more suitable.

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