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Title:  Analyst, GO Tech Control Testing




Requisition ID: 126369

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The incumbent contributes to the overall success of the Global Technology Control Testing / Global Operations in Canada ensuring specific individual goals, plans, initiatives are executed / delivered in support of the team’s business strategies and objectives.  Ensures all activities conducted are in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies, and procedures.


Global Technology Control Testing team plays an important role in the Bank’s Three Lines of Defense Framework, providing First Line of Defense for the Enterprise portfolio on all technology risk domains, including Cyber Security, Data Privacy, Software Lifecycle Management, Capacity, Incident Management, Disaster and Backup Recovery, Third Party Management, Project Management, and Audit & Regulatory issue remediations. 


Analyst, Global Operations Technology Control Testing directly supports the Senior Manager Technology Control Testing to collaboratively assess high risk processes across in-scope business lines and support the execution of the control test exercise(s). This role is part of a strategic and comprehensive IT Risk Management Function within the Global Technology Control Testing COE and ensures control testing execution and reporting  in accordance with regulatory expectations, risk appetite, organizational risk practices and evolving business practices.


The role includes significant coordination and engagement with peers across all business lines and technology functions. This includes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lines of defense for Technology in the execution of risk management activities, inclusive of regular updates, formal reporting and managing remediation commitments identified (e.g. audit findings).


What Your Role Will Be:


  • Champions a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems, and knowledge.
  • Tests design and operating effectiveness attributes for IT General controls and automated controls
  • Conducts IT General controls and automated control walkthroughs and assesses controls for effectiveness
  • Assists Risk Owners in adhering to policies, frameworks, standards and guidelines through active engagement, guidance, and counselling.
  • Acts as a primary interface and conduit between the risk owners and other risk groups to lead the facilitation and execution of risk management activities.
  • Identifies, assesses, prioritizes and reports on material IT risks for IT and aligned business areas. This will require working with equivalent Risk Advisors in various business areas.
  • Ensures outputs are recorded in the enterprise Global Issue Management system and in full compliance of all policies and common standards, including the IT Risk Management Policy and Framework.
  • Supports development of monitoring tools to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of the key controls in the Business. Monitoring will include reviewing key indicators, sample testing and conducting thematic reviews.
  • Assists documentation and monitoring the progress of remedial actions for issues identified through Technology Control testing and by others, including Internal Audit, Compliance, regulators, and management self-identified issues.
  • Collaborates with IT Risk Senior Managers for other business units to improve risk management practices across the enterprise.
  • Supports ad-hoc, special, and/or focused reviews as necessary, as well as other duties and projects as assigned


Skills You Already Have:


Functional Competencies

  • Good communication, facilitation, and presentation skills for developing communication strategies for Executive approval through to implementation of strategies and programs.
  • Ability to balance competing or conflicting goals of various departments and stakeholders which requires a mature, diplomatic approach and highly developed negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to challenge leadership team especially when there is a need to balance control and compliance priorities with competing objectives.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and deliver to tight deadline


Education / Experience

  • Requires an undergraduate degree combined with an Information Security professional designation such as Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) are desirable.
  • Experience with the following is recommended: COBIT, CIS, and NIST frameworks. Exposure to SOX requirements
  • Need experience in a wide area of risk controls such as infrastructure risk, application risk. PM reporting/status skills to prepare status of IT control framework to senior management
  • Experience in other risk management roles (across any line of defense) is desirable
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and IT processes appropriate to the quality delivery development and stewardship


*3 Positions Available*


Location(s):  Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

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