Global Internal IT Auditor - Assistant Director

Job Title: Global Internal IT Auditor - Assistant Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 176522
Job Published: August 21, 2017 12:18

Job Description

Job Summary:

In FY12, EY established the Global Internal Audit (GIA) function to provide assurance to the EY Global (EYG) Audit Committee (AC) and Global Executive (GE) over key policies and procedures, processes and controls in place to mitigate strategic, operational, compliance and financial risks faced by the organization globally. GIA is seeking an individual to the rank of an Assistant Director (Manager 1) or Supervising Associate (Senior 3) to assist in carrying out its mandate.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to interact with Member Firm executives and learn first-hand about a complex global professional services organization. The individual must be able to work independently in a diverse global team and build and maintain relationships with the key stakeholders.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Leads teams to execute IT and IT-related audit projects in conformance with GIA methodology and professional standards, and within budgets and established deadlines
  • Executes multiple simultaneous IT and IT-related audit projects of all sizes and complexities across Regions / Areas, Member Firms, global functions and processes, etc.
  • Participates in non-IT audits as needed to support the overall delivery of the GIA audit plan
  • Executes integrated audits that consider strategic, financial, operational, and compliance risks
  • Plans audit projects; makes project-level judgments around objectives and scope
  • Evaluates control designs; develops and executes audit tests
  • Ensures the deployment and optimal utilization of data analytic procedures on applicable assignments
  • Evaluates results, synthesizes audit findings across the audit, and drafts audit reports
  • Presents audit objectives, scope, and results to senior members of management; clearly articulates the potential impact of control gaps in a highly professional and competent manner
  • Leverages EY and GIA tools/references in a proficient manner
  • Interacts with management, as needed, to ensure management action plans are closed effectively and timely
  • Effectively teaches, coaches, and develops team members in all aspects of the GIA audit methodology
  • Acts as coach and mentor to junior team members
  • Maintains internal audit competency through ongoing professional development
  • Assumes full performance management responsibility for assigned staff
  • Adapts quickly to unstructured assignments, clarifying objectives and delivering results
  • Works effectively in a global team environment / coordinates with and manages virtual global teams to complete the audits

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to use professional judgment when identifying and evaluating risks and assessing impact of control gaps / breakdown - focus should be on key risks and issues which have significant impact to the Member Firm / global organization

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Operates independently and takes responsibility for complex audits or parts of highly complex audits with periodic feedback
  • Coaches and mentors junior team members and serves as a formal counselor (if required)
  • Coordinates with and manages virtual global teams to complete the audits

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in application of control theory and professional IT auditing practices
  • Proven ability to lead projects and initiatives that drive performance
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people in a way that inspires, develops, and delivers results
  • Demonstrated track record of integrity, effective communication, innovation, and excellence
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to deliver high quality, actionable feedback to client management on control issues and potential solutions to close gaps
  • Proficient knowledge of common applications (MS Office, etc.)

Other Requirements:

  • Overtime will be required in waves and will vary based on the volume of work (approximately 10 - 20% throughout the year)
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (approximately 30%)

Job Requirements:


  • BA or BS in Information Technology or equivalent degree
  • Additional education in special fields related to IT risk management would be an advantage


  • Experience in public accounting and/or internal audit function of a large organization
  • Exposure to complex working environment in a diverse IT landscape
  • Experience working with global / virtual teams is preferred*

Certification Requirements:

  • Professional certification (CISA, CIA or equivalent) is preferred

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.