Audit Project Leader – Tech Audit

BNY Mellon
September 11, 2019
New York city, New York
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Audit Project Leader – Tech Audit



Primarily responsible for overseeing and managing the execution of assigned audits. Operates as a team member or independently and has responsibility for defining audit scope, expected controls, testing procedures, managing the team in execution of the testing, identifying control gaps documenting audit issues, and writing the audit report. Ensures testing (or other tasks as applicable) is adequately thorough and accurate to allow an evaluation of the adherence to company policies and procedures, audit methodologies, and all applicable regulations. Identifies existing and emerging risk/ control themes. Contributes to constructing and updating the audit entities, associated risk assessments, and the resulting annual audit plan.  May manage and develop staff. Will need to develop subject matter expertise in assigned coverage areas. Prepares documents and reports that are 'client ready.' Leads testing of technology and related processes as per Audit plans and methodologies. Identifies meaningful issues and tracks fieldwork and emerging issues to completion. Demonstrates understanding of technologies and supporting processes through flowcharting, work papers, data and process analysis, issue root cause identification, and discussions with project leaders and auditees on projects of varying complexity. Leverages advanced technical knowledge or experience in order to drive strategic or systemic results. Able to query auditees and colleagues in Audit to understand the underlying processes and procedures necessary to evaluate the risks and controls. Performs research independently and has adequate knowledge of statistical sampling, data analytics, and risk analysis to perform research with technical accuracy. Engages in Continuous Monitoring activities. Engages in relevant training regarding audit, technology, regulations, or a particular specialty and actively seeks to apply this knowledge in their role and pass it on to the wider audit team. Thinks beyond past routines about new issues or risks. Proficient with using statistical or modeling computing software. Demonstrates skills through advanced analysis of processes, controls, and issue identification, as well as discussions with the project leader, audit manager, and auditees. Regularly applies project management methodologies to effectively oversee multiple projects/staff across multiple audits. Uses judgement with regard to issue priority and communication. Develops relationships with the Audit Project Leader and/or audit management, other Audit associates, and auditees. Able to clearly explain the audit process to auditees (if appropriate), as well as any findings or results. Understands the sensitive nature of confidential information and uses it appropriately. Elevates potential audit issues to the Auditor In Charge as soon as they are identified. Has demonstrated ability to explain technical/complex issues to non-technical audiences and applies logical, well-constructed arguments to persuade and influence others to adopt a new point of view. Follows up and validates sustainable resolution of issues on a timely basis. Identifies opportunities for the use of automation and actively takes part in advancing recommendations for software support requests. Demonstrates leadership through work guidance and training of less experienced peers and through advice to assigned clients. Often leads teams on discrete projects, providing informal performance guidance or mentoring to team members. Job scope is limited to the accuracy and quality of incumbent's own work. Contributes to the achievement of team goals.



Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Accounting. CISA, CISSP, CISM or related certifications preferred. 7-10 years of total work experience preferred. Prior experience in Audit or the relevant specialty area preferred. Additional core skill requirements include understanding of the applied and interpretation of analytics results for Audit, critical thinking and problem solving.



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