IT Advisory Job Description

IT Advisory Job Description

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IT advisory provides assurance over financial reporting integrity by evaluating the effectiveness of IT general controls (ITGC), IT application controls (ITAC), and manual dependent controls (MITD).

IT Advisory Duties & Responsibilities

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Other responsibilities include coordination of activities with internal and external service partners, presentations on marketing and enablement events, leading local [Brand] community, writing technical papers, brochures and articles
Reports to VP, Canadian Wealth Management Technology
Of direct reports - 5 to 8
Of indirect reports - 30 to 50 (FTE & Contractors included)
Technology partners – T&O Application & Infrastructure
Approximately 35% travel ( both domestic and international)
Review and evaluate IT systems’ operations to ensure compliance with prevailing regulatory laws and requirements
Work with clients to test for compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Conducts performance discussions in a manner that is fair, frequent, fosters trust, and elevates performance
Apply current knowledge of IT trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues, other opportunities for overall process improvement

IT Advisory Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for IT Advisory

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CISA, CPA, CIA, CISSP, CISM, CBCP, CFE, ITIL, PMP, TOGAF

Education for IT Advisory

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the IT advisory job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Accounting, Business, Finance, Engineering, Information Systems, Education, Information Technology, Technology, Management Information Systems

Skills for IT Advisory

Desired skills for IT advisory include:

IT controls and how they affect the control environment
COBIT
IT controls and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of controls
COSO and related standards
COSO and related frameworks
IT controls and how they impact the control environment
COSO
Design patterns and SOA are desirable
IT-Specific Governance
Processes & Procedures

Desired experience for IT advisory includes:

Quick learner, self-motivated and positive team player
Certificates of CCIE, OCM/OCP, RHCA, ITIL is a big plus
At least 5 years experience in Compliance or Ops Risk
Core understanding of Fin Ops Compliance requirements of a full-service broker dealer, bank, and Investment Advisor
Broker dealer/Bank/Investment Advisor Operations or Finance experience a plus
Securities licenses a plus

IT Advisory Examples

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IT Advisory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an IT advisory. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for IT advisory
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of client operations and related technology
  • Apply current knowledge of IT trends and system processes to identify security and risk management issues, other opportunities for overall process improvement
  • A genuine commitment and investment in you
  • Lead and manage IT related projects regarding with main focus on the financial sector
  • Manage a project team of 2-4 consultants and client’s team
  • Managing a portfolio of client engagements to ensure quality deliverables are provided at all times and client relationships are maintained and grown
  • Managing and developing a team of staff to support engagement outcomes and their career development
  • Building professional networks both within the firm and across the financial services industry
  • Engagement administration including budgeting, scheduling staff, and billing
  • Identify and target additional sales opportunities within clients
Qualifications for IT advisory
  • At least five years of overall direct IT audit experience performing hands-on information security risk assessments, and vulnerability assessments through the incorporation of automated scanning and audit tools
  • At least five years of experience performing IT General Controls, Application Controls, and security audits
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills a must
  • The ability to work well within a team oriented environment and independently
  • Minimum of three years of IT audit experience performing hands-on information security risk assessments, vulnerability assessments through the incorporation of automated scanning and audit tools, performing IT General Controls, Application Controls and security audits
  • CISA, CISM, CISSP, QSA, ASV or equivalent certification a plus
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IT Advisory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of IT advisory. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for IT advisory
  • Perform risk managements activities over IT SOX controls
  • Advising control owners on IT SOX controls
  • Evaluate adequacy of control coverage of SOC1 reports relied on as part of the overall SOX control framework
  • Monitor the completion of SOX testing by the risk offices and contractors
  • Work with the firm's consulting professionals with a variety of credentials including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professionals® (CISSP®)
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of market trends and competitor activities
  • Take initiative to communicate, interact, and collaborate with others to ensure that all aspects of a task are addressed
  • Defining a solution's cost-of-ownership, and promoting a clear and consistent business vision through technical architectures
  • Act as a quality reviewer of project manager output, to include project plan, RAID management, budget reviews
  • Conduct critical analysis of infrastructure security projects, with a view to recommending changes to improve project delivery and reduce costs
Qualifications for IT advisory
  • ISO27001 with certification as an Implementer and/or Auditor
  • Project management experience, with strong knowledge of one of PMM4 or PRINCE project management methodologies (PMP designation an asset)
  • Application development experience with strong understanding of system development life cycles approaches and concepts (CMMI knowledge an asset)
  • 5-8 years of experience in IT advisory
  • Experience in large scale ERP or Core Banking transformation project or IT Security, ISO 27001, IT Risk Assessment and Information Risk Management is an advantage
  • Shall be familiar with UNIX, LINUX, Oracle, SAP, Windows
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IT Advisory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an IT advisory. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for IT advisory
  • Lead IT risk assessments ranging from internal audits, system implementations and specialized IT areas (security, basis, access provisioning)
  • Developing and presenting at industry conferences as an expert in the fields of Agile and DevOps delivery
  • Lead senior client engagements to establish existing processes and practices, providing trusted advice and roadmaps to enable change
  • Understand engagements, business drivers for regulatory compliance and digital enablement opportunities as they relate to our clients’ businesses
  • Performing data analytics work, which includes data extraction, transformation, load and analysis by using common analytic software, such as Excel, Access, SQL Server, SPSS
  • Mentoring and career managing more junior staff other Advisory Directors
  • Review operational and financial processes to provide management with an individual assessment of business risk, internal control, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the process the risks associated with Sarbanes-Oxley as it pertains to internal controls
  • Conduct Servicing Operations Assessments
  • Define Solutions for clients and seek Implement the solutions
  • Conduct Investor Reporting Audits for clients
Qualifications for IT advisory
  • Six to ten years of experience with a Big 4 firm or other professional services organization, servicing cross-industry clients at a national level or experience in industry in Internal EDP Audit or Internal IT Audit
  • CISA, CISSP certification is an advantage
  • SQL programming is an advantage
  • 5 + years of IT Audit experience with JD Edwards as a specialisation
  • Promote and enforce compliance with standards
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and methodologies required
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IT Advisory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an IT advisory. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for IT advisory
  • Conduct Business Process Reviews
  • Participate in all stages of IT internal audits or IT consulting engagements
  • Provide recommendations to address client risks
  • Assist NYLIM and its investment boutique subsidiaries with their assessment and remediation efforts and enhancing areas that require control improvements
  • Assist in aligning NYLIM Subsidiaries to the IT Risk and Control capabilities of the parent organization, NYL Corporate
  • Validate asset and control risk remediation actions for completeness and sustainability
  • Liaise with business, technology and other corporate areas as needed
  • Maintain deep understanding of organizational objectives, interactions, issues and risks
  • Work with other 1st and 2nd Line of Defense Risk Assessment staff, as needed
  • Build, develop and manage teams to meet the strategic goals of the national IT Advisory RAS practice
Qualifications for IT advisory
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in IT Audit, IT Security, Information Risk Management, IT Governance or other IT Compliance related work
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with IT internal controls and their applicability with regards to financial reporting and information systems support processes
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JDE and MS Dynamics
  • Bachelors in MIS, Computer Science, or Accounting
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in Public Accounting, Risk Advisory/IT Consulting, or IT Audit
  • CISA, CIA, CISM, CISSP, and/or CPA designation(s) preferred
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IT Advisory Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an IT advisory. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for IT advisory
  • Interact at professional events and be a visible spokesperson as a thought leader
  • Enhance our current IT Advisory methodology as it relates to ERP controls and data analytics training
  • Help to maintain our multiple tools and provide related client installation support
  • Coach staff on providing IT Advisory services, and serve clients in an hands-on capacity as needed
  • Effectively manage overall client relationships to exceed client satisfaction related to IT Advisory
  • Conduct business analysis with Subject Matter Experts to obtain and document data analytic requirements and business rules to implement via analytics
  • Facilitate development of data analytic test ideas and potential approaches both individually and within a team environment
  • Coordinate with IT or business resources to locate internal and external data for analysis, understand data, and make data requests or direct connections to databases
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain audit marts of risk and control data
  • Develop and adhere to technical best practices for data mapping, data transformations, data joining/blending, data quality, data cleansing, and other data movement related activities
Qualifications for IT advisory
  • At least 4 years of experience in Audit / IT Controls
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification
  • 5 years of experience in Auditing and Control Evaluation
  • 2 years of experience of people management experience
  • 5 years of experience in SOX controls
  • Approximately 35% travel in the Southeast

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