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Title:  Senior Audit Manager - IT Applications and Data Management Audit - Toronto, ON




Requisition ID: 70454


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Job Purpose


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 applications, data, outsourcing, IT projects and processes supporting the businesses throughout Bank.


Key Accountabilities


  • A significant portion of the accountabilities will relate to providing assurance over the Bank's IT application controls, data security, data integrity (quality and completeness), outsourcing, software development and project management controls throughout the bank.
  • This includes annual planning, engagement planning, audit execution, issue writing, problem identification, reporting, communication, and provides high quality, value added recommendations for the Bank's IT framework, processes and systems globally for assigned portfolios.
  • The incumbent will provide high quality, value-added advisory services to line management as part of audits or on special projects and act as Officer in Charge (OIC) or team member for these audits and ensure Audit department standards are met on all assignments.          
  • This is a position requiring expert knowledge and skillsets in the audit of application controls, data governance and management principles and projects.  The candidate is also expected to be knowledgeable with IT control principles, audits of IT processes and risks associated with outsourced IT services.  Some technical infrastructure (UNIX, Mainframe, AS 400, Network, Database, Windows) skillsets are also required. Knowledge of systems development methodology and emerging technology such as cloud, data lake and agile framework will be an asset.
  • The incumbent will be required to work as part of a team that audits applications globally throughout the bank  assist the Director of IT Audit in assessing IT application and data management controls within these areas. This position also requires strong skillsets around people management, relationship building and strategic influencing.   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. 




  • Strong IT Audit experience, preferably in a financial institution setting, or direct experience in a relevant IT environment. Including strong knowledge and skill sets in auditing applications, data, project and governance.
  • Experience with auditing data quality (completeness, uniqueness, timeliness, validity, accuracy and consistency) using data quality testing tools.
  • Experience of using automation and data analytics tools including ACL, advanced Excel, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and experience developing relationships with auditees.  Motivated, self-starter with a passion to learn and embracing new challenges. 
  • Knowledge of data management and governance, data quality controls,  data dictionary, taxonomies and data lineage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong project management skills and organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, and ability to problem solve and multi-task.
  • Experienced in IT auditing.  Possess an undergraduate degree and an IT Audit or Information Security professional designation  (CISA, CISM, CSX, CISSP, CGEIT, CRISC, etc).  Designations in Professional Accounting (CPA) and Anti-money Laundering (CAMS) would also be an asset.


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak 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. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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