Internal Audit - COO Operations

  • Negotiable
  • Manhattan, NY, USA Manhattan NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Barclays - US
  • 23 Apr 18 2018-04-23

Work collaboratively with others across BIA, while developing strong client relationships which are independent and be seen as a respected voice. Support delivery of BIA Audit Plan.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the Director in scoping the audit plan and leading audits to provide assurance on the Barclays Chief Operations Office (COO) control environment.
  • Identify, assess & document risks and controls.
  • Complete audit test work.
  • Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of controls & document this understanding in the BIA audit toolkit.
  • Update the Director and audit team with progress and observations on audits.
  • Write high quality audit observations and support the Audit Director in writing the report.
  • Provide suggestions to management for actions to address control issues identified.
  • Proactively take on additional tasks as requested by Directors/Managing Directors.
  • Suggest practical ways of improving the work they do and apply where appropriate.


  • Own and drive personal learning to support achievement of career aspirations.
  • Provide constructive feedback and evaluation to team members for audit assignments.
  • Act as buddy to less experienced team members and support others to develop.
  • Share knowledge with BIA colleagues and stakeholders in the business as appropriate with an independent mind set. Be open to learn from others through feedback given to you.
  • Treat all colleagues fairly, regardless of background or circumstance.
  • Be comfortable to challenge others; be prepared to be challenged.

Person Specification

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or similar
  • 8+ years experience demonstrating a proven track record of high performance in previous roles, including:
    • 5+ years experience of auditing a relevant operational and/or technology controls environment and an understanding of relevant regulatory environment
    • 5+ years experience of managing and delivering technical Change / Project Assurance audits

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of working in global teams
  • Relevant professional qualifications (e.g. PMP, Prince2, MSP, CISA, technical qualification; graduate degree)
  • Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience of Program / Project Management and the Change Delivery Lifecycle (e.g. Waterfall and Agile), either through project delivery, Program / Project Management Office, independent assurance or quality/ project assurance functions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Practical understanding of relevant regulatory environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate that you live the Barclays values and behaviours described below
  • An understanding of Change / Project Assurance delivery risks and experience in providing audit assurance
  • Familiarity with risk based auditing or risk/control activities within one or more of the following Operations areas:
    • Sourcing and Supplier Management, including procurement and supplier assurance
    • Shared Operations, including shared service centers
    • Corporate Real Estate Management
    • Payments