IT Audit Specialist

Job Description At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors. Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help...

Job Description

At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors.

Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help empower them to make better decisions, while the powerful partnerships we build help to enhance the expertise that we offer. And by enabling clients to invest responsibly, it helps us to build a better world.

We have an excellent opportunity for an IT Audit Specialist to join our Audit team. This is a 12 month fixed term contract, based in Edinburgh.

About the Department

The remit of the team covers risks and controls relating to IT Operations, Cyber Security, Operational Resilience and other international technology regulations.

Working day to day with an IT Audit Manager you will support the delivery of technology audit work aligned to the firm's key risk areas.

About the Role

Audit Delivery:

  • Responsible for detailed planning, scoping & performance of audit work to support delivery of Audit Plan.

  • Ensure issues identified during audits are analysed to determine the root cause.

  • The documentation of audit work meets methodology and quality requirements.

  • Audit findings are articulated and communicated effectively to senior business management in a clear, constructive and accurate manner (with support from the Audit Manager on complex audits).

  • Demonstrate willingness to be proactive and take on responsibility during audits.

Issue Validation:

  • Complete issue validation to a high standard, in line with abrdn’s methodology, and in a timely manner.

  • Provide assurance that audit issues have been closed appropriately or where this is not the case, identify where further work is required.

Other/Ongoing Responsibilities:

  • Act as a role model for Internal Audit’s culture and behaviours, including transparency and empowerment.

  • Support our agile delivery approach by performing the scrum master role where appropriate, helping the audit to deliver on time and to the expected quality.

About the Candidate Requirements

Essential -

  • Experience of delivering multiple IT audits

  • An understanding of key technology risks and controls

  • A proactive work ethic and commitment to high quality work

Desirable -

  • Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) qualification or similar

  • Knowledge of risks and controls in the following areas: Cloud services, Cyber Security Operations

  • An understanding of technology regulations including: Operational Resilience, Digital Operational Resilience (DORA)

We are proud to announce that we have officially become a Disability Confident Committed – Level One employer. Therefore, if you have a disability and would like to submit an application to one of our UK roles under the Disability Confident Scheme, please notify us by completing the relevant section in our candidate questionnaire and one of our team will reach out to support you through your application process.

Our Benefits

There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported.

When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around, including 40 days annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance-based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount site amongst many others. You can read more about our benefits here.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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