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Senior Consultant - Risk Assurance - Risk Advisory - Sydney

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Drawing on its reputation for providing deep industry experience and leading Advisory services to industry, EY’s Advisory Risk Services business is currently offering the opportunity to join its Internal Audit practice. You can be part of an innovative and dynamic team, offering a new level of excellence in Risk Assurance.


The opportunity


As a Senior Consultant within the Risk Assurance team you will provide clients with a candid and reliable overview of their IT risk landscape and the controls in place. You will work with clients as an IT risk and audit professional to help create trust and confidence in their financial reporting related controls, provide assurance related to IT internal controls, assess IT risks and controls and provide industry/sector insights and thought leadership with a focus on IT risk and control matters.


Your key responsibilities

  • Identify key risk areas within client organisations associated with IT governance, information security, systems & project change, and IT operations – and make suggestions to assist a client in managing these risks.
  • IT Assurance/Financial Audit Support - including the execution of evaluating the design and operation of IT controls (e.g. application & general controls) in support of an external audit.
  • IT Internal audits – including the execution of audits of IT processes against leading practice IT risk and security frameworks and common standards (e.g. CoBIT, ITIL, ISO 27001, ISO 20000), process mapping and data analytics.
  • IT Program/Project Assurance – including the facilitation of project definition documentation that uphold the prudency and efficiency principles and detailing scope, timing, cost, resourcing, quality and risk.
  • Working effectively as a team member – sharing responsibilities in developing and coaching junior staff, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress

Skills and attributes for success

  • Ability to build relationships with colleagues across the business, supporting them and promoting a collaborative culture
  • Ability to contribute to high quality deliverables which provide relevant insights underpinned by a keen attention to detail
  • The skills to apply a structured approach to project management and documentation, and a demonstrated understanding of risk based auditing methodologies

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience with a globally/nationally recognized blue chip, government or professional services firm or large corporation in IT Audit/IT Risk
  • 3+ years, experience in having applied relevant technical knowledge in a selection of the following;
  • IT general controls in association with financial statement audits;
  • Internal, operational or performance IT audits including process mapping and data analytics; and/or
  • IT/ERP security and controls reviews
  • Demonstrated project management and relationship building capabilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Experience in leading, supervising and coaching teams across multiple engagement teams and projects
  • A relevant Bachelor's and/or Post Graduate qualification (Professional certifications such as CISSP, CISM, and/or CISA will be highly regarded)
  • Australian Citizenship and the eligibility for security clearance

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Efficient and articulate report writing skills
  • Demonstrated the ability to effectively manage client relationships and expectations

What we look for


We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes.  If you’re serious about Risk Assurance and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you. 


What working at EY offers


We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and the value you bring. Our Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working, career development, and an extensive range of wellbeing and benefit offerings. We are happy to consider formal and informal flexible working arrangement.  To find out how some of our people are using these arrangements to help them achieve a lifestyle balance, please click here.

Who we are

EY is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer offering a vast range of internal networks including Unity, our LGBTI network and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander network. These provide our people with the opportunity to connect across offices and allow us all to embrace and value the diverse society we live within.  We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, knowledge and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.  Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Make your mark.
Apply now.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider. Regarding this role, the minimum salary is $80,000 including 9.5% superannuation. 

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