Internal Audit - Global Banking & Markets Operations Engineering Audit - Associate - Warsaw

Goldman Sachs
Warsaw, Poland
06 Feb 2023
02 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
As the third line of defense, Internal Audit's mission is to independently assess the firm's internal control structure, including the firm's governance processes and controls, and risk management and capital and anti-financial crime frameworks, raise awareness of control risk and monitor the implementation of management's control measures. In doing so, internal Audit:
  • Communicates and reports on the effectiveness of the firm's governance, risk management and controls that mitigate current and evolving risk
  • Raise awareness of control risk
  • Assesses the firm's control culture and conduct risks
  • Monitors management's implementation of control measures
Goldman Sachs Internal Audit comprises individuals from diverse backgrounds including chartered accountants, developers, risk management professionals, cybersecurity professionals, and data scientists. We are organized into global teams comprising business and technology auditors to cover all the firm's businesses and functions, including securities, investment banking, consumer and investment management, risk management, finance, cyber-security and technology risk, and engineering.
Goldman Sachs Internal Auditors demonstrate strong risk and control mindsets, analytical, exercise professional skepticism and are able to challenge and discuss effectively with management on risks and control measures. We look for individuals who enjoy learning about audit, businesses and functions, have innovative and creative mindsets to adopt analytical techniques to enhance audit techniques, building relationships and are able to evolve and thrive in teamwork and in a fast-paced global environment.
As a Global Banking & Markets Operations Engineering Auditor, you will be involved in auditing various technology systems / applications used within the firm to provide assurance on the application controls related to Operations applications, data quality, data flows, data calculation processes used for trade execution and regulatory reporting, along with other General Technology Controls.
As part of the third line of defense, you will be involved in independently assessing the firm's overall control environment, communicating the results of the effectiveness of the firm's controls that mitigate current and emerging risks, to the firm's local and global management and monitoring the management's implementation of control measures. In doing so, you are supporting the provision of independent, objective and timely assurance around the firm's internal control structure, and supporting the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors and Risk Committee in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities.
As an Associate, you will be responsible for execution of audit deliverables in accordance with the internal audit methodology of the department. You will be responsible for executing the scope of the audit through walkthroughs, controls assessment, communication of the results to stakeholders. You will play a vital role in planning and execution of the audit scope, through delivery of succinct documentation, active engagement with various stakeholders focusing on analyzing the risks involved, assessing the design and operating effectiveness of the key controls implemented to mitigate the risk, in accordance with the internal audit methodology of the department. In addition, you will also monitor and follow up with management on the resolution of the open audit findings and maintain stakeholder relationship to monitor risk in their space. Responsibilities also include assisting in the department's continuous monitoring effort to cover operations incidents, market and regulatory events, business and technology updates. You are strongly encouraged to participate in department-wide initiatives aimed at continually improving IA's processes and supporting infrastructure.
  • 4+ years of experience in delivery of technology audit projects focusing on IT application and general controls in Financial Services Technology
  • BE/B Tech/MCA/MBA in Systems/MSc or equivalent University degrees in technology
  • Understanding of Global Banking & Markets Products and Services and trade lifecycle
  • Understanding of key regulations related to Global Banking & Markets
  • Sound understanding of risk and internal control concepts, with the ability to evaluate and determine the appropriateness of controls through consideration of both business and technology risks
  • Technology audit skills including:
    • Identification and testing automated IT application controls and IT general controls
    • Understanding system architecture, databases, operating systems, and messaging
    • Ability to review code
    • Experience with Data Analytics tools and techniques
    • System development lifecycle (SDLC)
    • Management, monitoring and operations of technology (backups, change management, system monitoring, incident/problem management)
    • Business continuity planning and disaster recovery design and implementation
    • Security within the software development lifecycle
  • Relevant Certification or industry accreditation (CISA, CISSP, etc)
  • Ability to work effectively across a large global audit team, understanding the team's role in the overall strategy of the firm,
  • Strong Written and verbal communication skills a must; strong interpersonal skills essential (job requires frequent interaction with technology management)
  • Must be able to multitask while managing both time and work load
  • Must be highly motivated with strong analytical skills, willing and able to learn new business and system processes quickly


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