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Title:  Senior Audit Manager - 44 King Street, Toronto, ON


Requisition ID: 3337

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Purpose of Job:

This is a position requiring expert knowledge and skillsets in the audit of digital banking, web and mobile application controls and  projects.  The incumbent is also expected to be familiar with risks and controls associated with software development lifecycle, release management processes and also elements related to cyber security, cloud computing, outsourced IT services and some technical infrastructure.  This position which reports to the Director, Audit Web Technology & Projects, will be required to work as part of a team that audits digital banking services.  It also requires strong skillsets around people management and the ability to motivate and infuence staff and the Auditee.  Apart from the technical skills noted above,  the incumbent should be proficient at applying risk-based auditing standards, practices, techniques, processes and methodologies and regulatory guidelines to the performance and review of audits.


The objective of this position is to fulfill a Senior Manager role within a team of professional IT auditors to assess the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls relating to the digital technology, web and mobile applications, data, web and mobile infrastructure and agile projects supporting the businesses of the Bank.  The key constituent groups who provide this support to the business lines are the Digital Banking and IT groups. A significant portion of the accountabilities will relate to providing assurance over the following Bank's  processes:


  • The IT business processes supporting business objectives and maintaining the safety and soundness of the Bank;
  • The application systems used  for authentication, transaction processing, decision making and electronic delivery of products or services;
  • Data that is entered and stored on behalf of the Bank and its customers;
  • Platforms employed to process the bank's applications and data;
  • Networks used to transmit data, voice and images between processing locations; and
  • Third party service providers.


The incumbent will provide high quality, value-added advisory services to line management as part of audits or on special projects / assignments and act as Officer in Charge (OIC) or team members for these audits and ensure Audit department standards are met on all assignments.


Key Accountabilities:

1. Engagement Planning

  • Provide input on  the planning of audits or assigned areas of low to medium complexity ensuring scope and extent of work is in accordance with the approved plan, timing and budget are reasonable, procedures are efficient, appropriate resources are assigned and risk understood.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the business, risks and processes for assigned projects.
  • Identify emerging issues that may impact the audit plan.


2. Audit Execution

  • Execute and manage assigned activities independently in accordance with the Department Standards ensuring the nature and extent of testing is appropriate to support the audit opinion.
  • Follow the department's approved audit methodology on engagements.
  • Determine the efficiency, effectiveness, integrity and reliability of internal controls in relation to defined control requirements by conducting the audit of assigned processes/units/projects.


3. Problem Identification

  • Ensure facts are gathered and their full meaning is established; determine the root cause of the problem and provide practical recommendations as to how they can be mitigated.


4. Reporting .

  • Summarize issues in a draft audit report for review by the Director/VP on a timely basis.
  • Present findings to senior Audit staff (OIC and Principal) and occasionally assist in audit closing meetings; follow-up for corrective action/progress against reported issues in the Audit Issues Tracking Database on a quarterly basis and escalate when necessary.


5. Special Projects

  • As directed by management, carry out specific projects or investigations.


Functional Competencies:

The incumbent must possess a combination of the following items:

  1. Strong IT Audit (internal or external) experience, preferably in a financial institution setting, or direct experience in a relevant IT environment. Expert knowledge and skill sets in the audit of digital banking and brokerage applications, web and mobile application controls. 
  2. Conversant with web technologies and frameworks, outsourced IT services, cyber security and cloud computing, gained through a combination of advanced education and work experience in a technical capacity.  Deep knowledge on Agile principles and possess the flexibility to adapt to new and evolving environments would be an asset.
  3. Excellent  verbal and written communication skills to write/present audit findings to Audit and Bank Management.
  4. Good project management, planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  5. Ability to problem solve and multi-task.


Educational Requirements:

Requires an undergraduate degree and  an IT Audit /Information Security professional designation  (CISA, CISM, CSX, CISSP  etc).


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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