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Senior IT Audit Manager, APAC

Northern Trust
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Jul 26, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.

Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world's most successful individuals, families, and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise, and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Role Summary:

The Senior IT Audit Manager - APAC is a key member of the APAC Audit Services Team, responsible for the oversight and execution of audit engagements, including planning, developing the audit scope, maintaining the budget and timeframes of the project to meet audit requirements, preparing reports and ensuring department Standards are properly met. The role is a direct report to the Associate Director, APAC Audit Services, with a dotted line to the Director, Global IT Audit.

The role provides input to improve operational efficiency and/or to enhance the design or operating effectiveness of the internal control environment. The role provides technical expertise, with a focus on Cybersecurity, Resilience and Business Continuity Management, and performs supervisor related work including training new employees or those with lesser experience, reviewing work of others, and providing regular feedback and coaching to employees. The role is an integral part of the APAC Audit Services team, responsible for interacting with local, regional and global Senior and Executive management, leveraging technical expertise to evaluate risk areas and ensuring that resources are properly aligned to audit these areas.

What you will do:
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the global technology audit team on the identification of risks and execution of internal audits in line with the internal audit plan
  • Functions in various roles on audit engagements, including leading audits, staffing audits and providing consulting or oversight functions based on the needs of the team
  • Manages internal audit projects related to Information Technology General Controls (ITGC), information security/cyber, business application, and integrated business audits
  • Provides technical expertise to the IT Audit Team and uses sound audit practices
  • Maintains familiarization and technical expertise with the assigned business unit(s) including organizational structure, personnel, activities and products, new product development, financial performance and risk and problem areas
  • Responsible for staying current on regulations (particularly in the APAC region) and changes within the industry, designing and delivering audit engagements in accordance with regulations
  • Interacts and partners with Senior and Executive Management to understand the risks within the business, business changes and other significant events that could significantly affect the business and/or the audit plan
  • Participates in targeted senior-level committees and client meetings, presents to the corporate Audit and Business Risk Committees, Oversight Committees, Legal Entity Boards and Risk Committees as required
  • Communicates with external auditors, and various regional risk committees as part of ongoing continuous monitoring which assists in managing the Audit Plan
  • Manages and performs special projects as assigned
  • Participates in meetings with business unit to discuss audit results
  • Communicates with partners at all levels, developing and presenting recommendations on operations and controls for the business unit
  • During audit engagements, assigns work to auditors, sets priorities and monitors activity
  • Utilizes understanding of various Corporate units to ensure operations, services, and systems have proper audit controls in place (i.e., design of the control environment)
  • Reviews audit work including work paper documentation, findings and recommendations and the final report to ensure appropriate adherence to the Corporation's/Department's Policies and Standards and ensuring work is performed within established timeframes
  • Evaluates corporate management, business processes, business controls and operating practices during audits and consulting/monitoring engagements
  • Applies analytical skills to review information and determine potential control weaknesses
About You:
  • Significant experience of auditing and/or systems experience in the financial services industry in Australia and/or APAC region
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines relating to Cyber Security, Information Security, Business Resilience and Business Continuity Management
  • Solid understanding of ITGC and related processes (e.g., Configuration Management, Vendor Management)
  • Understanding of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) controls (e.g., Incident Management, Problem Management)
  • Skills as needed to perform testing of application controls (e.g., Application Security Testing, Interface Controls)
  • Skills as needed to perform testing of information security and cybersecurity controls (e.g., Business Continuity, Penetration Testing, Security Information and Event Monitoring, Data Security)
  • Knowledge of risks related to newer technologies (e.g., Infrastructure as Code, Cloud Access Management, Kubernetes, Containers, CI/CD)
  • Knowledge of financial industry standards and frameworks (e.g., NIST CSF, FFIEC, GDPR)
  • Knowledge of cloud environments and related technologies (e.g., Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud)
  • Professional certifications (e.g., CISA, CISSP, CCSP)
  • Strong analytical, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Strong report writing and work paper documentation skills
  • A College or University degree is preferred
Please note that this role may require the successful candidate to travel to other Northern Trust locations as required.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas.

Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

We'd love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world's most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today. #MadeForGreater

Reasonable accommodation

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center at .

We hope you're excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us. We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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