Internal Auditor - Technology (applications)

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 13 Sep 16

The primary role of Internal Audit is to help protect the assets, reputation and sustainability of the organisation. Internal Audit independently assesses the firm’s internal control structure. We provide assurance that financial reporting is reliable, that there is compliance with applicable laws and regulations and that the firm’s operations are effectively controlled. We assist management in identifying risk and commercially managing risk by providing advice in developing control solutions and monitoring the implementation of management’s control measures.


For each assigned review you will report to an experienced project manager. You will be expected to: 
- Assist / Lead the risk assessment, scoping and planning of a review. 
- Assist / Lead in executing the review. Specifically focusing on the following: 
- Design and execute tests to validate identified application system controls, which may require data analysis, code inspection and re-performance of system processes. 
- Analyse the design of controls around the underlying system architecture in the context of information technology controls such as security, availability and performance and their impact on the business. 
- Analyse the business and technology processes to evaluate the effectiveness of the relevant technology controls. 
- Validate that system features meet business, technology and regulatory requirements. 
- Validate the quality of internal SOX assessments. 
- Document the results of the test steps executed within the IA automated document project repository. 
- Assist/Lead in the report preparation 
- Assist/Lead in presenting the scope, progress and results of the review to internal, IT and business stakeholders. 


- Minimum 3 years work experience, with 1 year minimum auditing experience 
- Possess a degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent 
- Technology audit skills including an understanding of: 
- System architecture, with high level understanding of databases, operating systems and messaging 
- Prior experience of testing automated IT application controls 
- Data analysis skills 
- Writing database queries in SQL is desirable 
- Ability to review code (Java, C. C++. Perl or similar)
- Financial Services knowledge and financial product knowledge is desirable 
- Ability to work effectively across a large audit team, understanding the team’s role in the overall strategy of the firm 
- Written and verbal communication skills a must; strong interpersonal skills essential. Job requires frequent interaction with technology management 
- Must be able to multitask while managing both time and work load 
- Must be highly motivated with strong analytical skills, willing and able to learn new business and system processes quickly


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