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IT Risk and Control Assurance Advisor Reference number: 1397
Last update: 06-04-2020, 16:07
Sector: IT
ASAP
Job description
For our client - financial services company headquartered in Belgium we are looking for IT Risk and Control Assurance Advisor
What you’ll do
  • Provide an independent assurance to key stakeholders on the design adequacy and operating effectiveness of the IT internal control system.
  • Contribute to an adequate understanding the IT residual risk profile (for comparison with the risk appetite)
  • Contribute to a reduction in the number of unexpected observations raised by auditors (by identifying the most severe weaknesses prior to further examination by 2nd and 3rd lines of defence and external auditors)
  • Contribute to the single IT control environment covering all IT divisions, by assessing and reporting on the IT control maturity versus key controls, policies, procedures and standards relevant to IT.
  • Contribute to the design, preparation and delivery of the appropriate risk & control reporting as required by the management, business entities and second and third lines of defence.
  • Ensure clearance of the assessment findings with 1st line management
  • Contribute to an up-to-date risk and control assessments dashboard
  • Adopt the Risk Champion role towards the IT first line of defence, balancing providing guidance on the risk framework and maintaining the necessary independency.
  • Provide a key contributing role to embed the IT Risk Control Framework in the full IT organization (1500 people)
  • Actively participate in the Risk Transformation: as part of the IT Assurance & Testing you will support the implementation of the necessary changes and work in a continuous improvement mind-set (e.g. development and maintenance of sampling strategies, assessment checklists, evolution of the assessment reporting, adoption of Risk Champion role, new corporate risk tooling, embedding or automation of controls in IT processes.
  • Take part in the assessment and improvement of the IT risk education programme, in order to increase the Risk culture, awareness and mind-set in IT and help the IT first line to translate it into concrete behaviours.
Profile
  • Strong risk mind-set: you aspire to a culture of excellence
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, both on the field, in the team or with management: you are a keen team player and coordinate work amongst people from different areas or divisions. A good relationship builder with strong diplomacy skills
  • You are a highly motivated self-starter and quick learner and you are able to work proactively in a challenging environment with conflicting or competing priorities
  • Strong analytical and risk assessment skills. You know how to break down complex risk situations into manageable pieces and to address logical links and dependencies. You can distinguish essential information and summarise it accordingly. You see how information is linked and you recognise common patterns in elements that seem unrelated at first
  • Critical mind-set and ability to challenge and influence middle management and IT experts
Required Skills
  • University degree or equivalent experience (education in computer science or engineering is a plus)
  • Fluent knowledge of English (verbal, writing, presentation). French and/or Dutch is a plus
  • Experience in the IT delivery and / or operational activities, in IT risk and control environment or equivalent experience
  • Experience in large multi-platform based IT environments, such as IBM Mainframe and distributed systems
  • Process-minded and good knowledge of the key principles of the IT related frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL, Agile and PRINCE2 is a plus (no certification is required)
What's in it for you?
  • We offer you a key position providing you with the opportunity to develop leadership skills as well as core competencies in the domain of risks and controls.
  • You will join a stimulating international team supporting all group entities, allowing you to grow your understanding and develop transversal knowledge of IT and business services across the group.
  • You will play an active role in developing the new IT Assurance & Testing team.
  • You will develop a network and working relationships at different levels of the organization through field work, cross-divisional collaboration and contacts with senior people in the company, both in IT and with Risk Management and Audit.
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