Financial Services Office - IT Risk & Assurance Manager - IT Audit
Ernst & Young - Boston, MA

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Ernst & Young's Financial Services Office (FSO) is a unique, industry-focused business unit that provides a broad range of integrated services that leverage deep industry experience with strong functional capability and product knowledge. FSO's Advisory practice provides integrated advisory services to financial institutions and other capital markets participants, including commercial banks, investment banks, broker-dealers, asset managers (traditional and alternative), insurance and energy trading companies, and other organizations. The service offerings provided by the Advisory practice include: market, credit and operational risk management, regulatory advisory, quantitative advisory, structured finance transaction, actuarial advisory, technology enablement, risk and security, program advisory, and process and controls. The Advisory team includes individuals who have deep industry, product and client knowledge.

Information Technology Advisory Services (ITAS), part of our Financial Services Office, focuses on the needs of financial institutions including commercial banks, investment banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, insurance companies and energy trading companies. Our ITAS practice helps these institutions evaluate and enhance their business. In Advisory, our growth strategy focuses on being account-centric, issue-based and competency-driven. That's what differentiates Ernst & Young in the Advisory marketplace.

As a Manager with our Information Technology Advisory Services (ITAS) practice focusing on IT Risk & Assurance services, you will be responsible for managing multiple client engagement teams at an executive level within the practice and the firm. The Manager is responsible for leading IT internal audit engagements and assisting with business development activities across asset management, banking, capital markets and insurance sectors. All of our IT Risk & Assurance services, whether assurance or advisory in nature, are designed for the dual purpose of strengthening internal controls and, in so doing, helping to improve IT and business performance. In addition to assurance-related engagements such as financial attestation and SAS 70 engagements, our IT risk advisory services focus on IT governance and effectiveness; IT program management and assurance; security and controls of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations; and business intelligence and information analysis.


Provide guidance and share knowledge with team members and participate in performing procedures especially focusing on complex, judgmental and/or specialized issues. Work with the team and the client to create plans for accomplishing engagement objectives and a strategy that complies with professional standards and addresses the risks inherent in the engagement. Brief the engagement team on the client's IT environment and industry IT trends. Maintain relationships with client management to manage expectations of service, including work products, timing, and deliverables.

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex information systems and apply it to client situations. Use extensive knowledge of the client's business/industry to identify technological developments and evaluate impacts on the client's business.

Demonstrate excellent project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, and use current technology/tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services.

Understand EY and its service lines and actively assess what the firm can deliver to serve clients.

To qualify, candidates must have:
a bachelor's degree and approximately 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience

a degree in business, accounting, finance, computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related discipline

approximately 4 years of experience working as an IT auditor or IT risk adviser for a public accounting firm, a professional services firm

approximately 4 years of relevant experience at a financial services company or comparable experience as an advisor to a financial services company

significant experience leading IT internal audit engagements and assisting with business development activities across asset management, banking, capital markets and insurance sectors

significant experience in having applied relevant technical knowledge in at least one of the following engagements: (a) financial statement audits; (b) internal or operational audits; (c) SAS 70 engagements; and/or (d) ERP security and controls reviews (Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft)

strong project management skills

advanced written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills

excellent leadership, teamwork and client service skills

demonstrated integrity within a professional environment

CPA, CA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CBCP, CIA or CFE certification is desired; non-certified hires are required to become certified within 1 year from the date of hire. Based on an individual's professional background, area of specialization, or industry focus, we recognize that other certifications, credentials, or experience may be more relevant than the listed certifications and therefore may be acceptable substitutes with written consent of EY's Americas IT Risk & Assurance leadership.


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