EY Consultant - Risk Assurance - Perth in Perth, Australia

Consultant - Risk Assurance - Perth


Requisition # PER000VC

Post Date Nov 05, 2018

Our independent position and assessment capabilities provide clients with a candid and reliable overview of their risk landscape and the controls in place. As a risk assurance professional, you will be leading assessments and certification services that will directly support C-suite discussions and important business decisions regarding compliance, cost and quality of our clients’ risk management programs. You will be part of an international network of professionals across geographies and sectors, delivering assessment and certification services that will help verify compliance and improve the performance of our clients.

Our structured career framework means you’ll continue to develop, whatever level you’re at. So whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

The opportunity

As a Consultant within the Risk Assurance team you will provide clients with a candid and reliable overview of their risk landscape and the controls in place. You will work with clients as an IT risk and audit professional to provide confidence in their financial reporting processes and internal control environment, assess the effective design and operation of key controls and provide industry/sector relevant insights and thought leadership.

Your key responsibilities

  • Identify key risk areas within the client organisation associated with IT governance, information security, change management, and IT operations – and make suggestions to assist a client in managing these risks.

  • IT Assurance/ Financial Audit support - including the execution of evaluating the design and operation of IT controls (e.g. application & general controls) in support of an external audit.

  • Internal Audits – including the execution of audits of IT processes against leading practice IT risk and security frameworks and common standards (e.g. CoBIT, ITIL, ISO 27001/02), process mapping and data analytics.

  • Service Organisation Controls reporting and agreed upon procedures reviews against standards such as ISAE/ASAE3402/SSAE16.

  • IT Program / Project Assurance – including the facilitation of project definition documentation that upholds the prudency and efficiency principles and detailing scope, timing, cost, resourcing, quality and risk.

Skills and attributes for success

To be successful in this role you will possess or perform the following:

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member by sharing responsibility, developing and coaching junior staff, delegating to others, providing support, communicating effectively and updating senior team members on progress.

  • Participating in risk assurance and other risk advisory engagements including a variety of compliance and performance improvement focused reviews.

  • Collating observations, preparing workpapers, determining and agreeing recommendations for improvement and reporting to key client stakeholders, including senior management and the Audit Committee.

  • You will work with the team and client to create plans for accomplishing engagement objectives and an approach that complies with professional standards. You will help clients to understand and manage risk and validate the effectiveness of the underlying control environment.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience with a globally/nationally recognised blue chip, government or professional services firm or large corporation in IT Audit/IT Risk

  • 2 years + experience in an IT Audit / IT Risk professional role having applied relevant technical knowledge across:

  • (a) financial statement audits;

  • (b) internal audits, including process mapping and data analytics;

  • (c) ISAE/ASAE3402/ SSAE16 certification;

  • (d) IT program/project assurance;

  • (e) IT disaster recovery / business continuity; and/or

  • (f) IT security control reviews

  • Demonstrated project management and relationship building capabilities

  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills

  • A demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • A relevant Bachelor's and/or Post Graduate qualification (Professional certifications such as CISSP, CISM, and/or CISA will be highly regarded)

  • Australian citizenship and the eligibility for security clearance

What we look for

We are interested in professionals who are not afraid of challenges and think critically and creatively and thrive when working in a dynamic environment. You will make reasonable assumptions and present thoughts in a structured, well - articulated and unambiguous manner to help our clients understand and solve problems in a practical manner.

If you have a strong desire to develop your career in business consulting then this is the role for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package, where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognised for the value you bring to our business. We also offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging and energetic colleagues around to help you develop your capabilities

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career, through on the job training and established education programs

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role and career development in a way that’s right for you

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive and equal opportunity employer, with a workforce that represents the diverse society that we live within. We are happy to consider formal and informal flexible working arrangements to allow you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance. We encourage you to talk to us about this during the recruitment process.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark. Apply now.