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Associate, Technology Audit

Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Internal Audit's primary mission is to provide assurance to the Board of Directors and Executive Management that BlackRock's businesses are well managed and meeting strategic, operational and risk management objectives. The team engages with senior leaders and all of BlackRock's individual business units globally to understand and advise on the risks in their business, evaluate the effectiveness of key processes and assist in the design of best practices that can improve their results. Internal Audit's work builds confidence that BlackRock will meet its obligations to clients, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.

The team includes professionals with trading, sales, risk management, compliance, technology, finance and operational experience. Internal Audit reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

The Technology Audit team performs regional and global audits covering all aspects of BlackRock's Technology portfolio, including application systems and related data platforms, infrastructure components such as networks, operating systems, data centers, and messaging platforms as well as activities related to cyber security and cloud-related control evaluation. In addition to pure technology reviews, The Technology Audit team also participates in business-integrated audits in which the technology components of various BlackRock business units are evaluated for control effectiveness, resiliency and scalability.

BlackRock's Technology Audit Team is currently based in Atlanta, Edinburgh, Gurgaon, London, New York, Princeton, San Francisco and Singapore.

Role Description
The Technology Audit Associate will be involved in various aspects of the Audit group's risk assessment, assurance, and advisory activities, including audit planning and execution, and contributing to pivotal initiatives.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Provide support for various activities related to timely execution of audits.
  • Engaging BlackRock stakeholders to understand and identify key processes and risks within a specific business unit.
  • Making risk-based decisions on audit scope.
  • Designing and implementing test plans to validate controls.
  • Investigating, calling out and vetting issues identified during testing.
  • Drafting audit reports and issue details.
  • Discussing observations and remediation activities with senior stakeholders.
  • Being responsible for issue remediation.
  • They will also contribute to ongoing business monitoring and optimization activities, including:
  • Providing advisory services during the development or acquisition of new businesses and systems.
  • Identifying emerging firm-wide and business risks, understanding organizational changes through periodic engagements with business units, and completing risk assessments of these areas.
  • Building collaborative relationships with the risk and control functions.
  • Leading or contributing to global department-wide initiatives.
Skills and Experience:
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in management information systems, engineering, technology, computer science or a related field is preferred. BA/BS or equivalent is required.
  • At least 3 years in a technology audit and/or technology risk management function, preferably within the wealth management/asset management/banking industry.
  • Relevant professional certifications are a plus (e.g., CISA, CISM, CRISC, CEH).
  • Solid grasp of application development, databases, operating systems, networking and other key technology infrastructure components.
  • Knowledge of technology controls including: application security management (e.g., user entitlements, authentication, accountability, data protection), system architecture and design (e.g., availability, scalability, data integrity and validation), technology operations (e.g., change and release management, data backup and retention, performance and capacity management), and technology governance (e.g. technology risk management, cyber security rules and regulations).
  • Curiosity about broad exposure to investment management, sales, trading, operations, risk management, finance, legal, and compliance activities in the asset management industry.
  • Familiarity with financial instruments and asset management processes.
  • Proficient understanding of current regulatory and industry events.
  • Strong project management, organizational, and presentation skills.
  • Good communication (verbal, written, listening) and interpersonal skills, including significant writing skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with peers and business partners.
  • Intellectual curiosity and healthy skepticism.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment and good work ethic.
  • Proficient in Mandarin and English (both verbal and written).

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.

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