Senior IT Internal Auditor

Permanent employee, Full-time · Abbey Street

Basic Function & Purpose of the Role

Job Title                            Senior IT Internal Auditor 
Department                       Internal Audit 
Reporting to                      Head of Internal Audit 
Date                                  March 2023 
Basic Function and Purpose othis Role 
Purpose of the Role:  
As a key member of the PLI Internal Audit team, you will have a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of all aspects of the National Lottery as you execute IT, operational and compliance audits across the business. You will work closely with the Head of Internal Audit to provide independent, objective assurance to the Board, Audit Committee and the Senior Leadership Team over PLI’s key risks and activities. You will help the business strengthen internal processes and controls by providing constructive challenge and insightful recommendations. In this role, you will interact with staff across all areas of the business, including the Senior Leadership Team. With PLI, you will get exposure to Internal Audit practices, governance and strategic planning in a regulated environment operating a Three Lines of Defence model.

We’re looking for an experienced IT Internal Auditor who wants to broaden their skills, experience and commercial acumen by performing IT, operational and compliance audits in a technology-driven business. 
Main Tasks & Responsibilities 
  • Assist in the development of the annual Internal Audit plan. 
  • End-to-end involvement in assigned assurance and consulting engagements from the Internal Audit plan. This includes definition of audit scope and test strategy, execution of testing and reporting to management. 
  • Ensuring engagements are delivered in line with agreed time scales and in accordance with the PLI Internal Audit Methodology and associated KPIs. 
  • Following up on the status of agreed management actions to determine whether they have been implemented. 

  • Representing Internal Audit at cross-functional Risk Champion meetings and maintaining the Internal Audit risk register. 
  • Taking the lead on identifying, specifying and testing improvements to the Internal Audit module of PLI’s governance, risk and control system (AdaptiveGRC). 
  • Supporting the Head of Internal Audit in delivering internal process improvements and strategic initiatives for the Internal Audit function. 
  • Actively developing and maintaining positive working relationships with management and staff across the business. 
  • Offering insights, expertise and advice to the business with respect to the system of governance, risk management and internal control. 
Qualifications & Relevant Experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or associated discipline. 
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). Or be willing to undertake to undertake CISA certification within one year of joining.  
  • Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Chartered Internal Auditor (CMIIA) qualification advantageous but not required. 
  • Minimum of three to five years’ IT audit experience in practice or industry. IT internal audit experience preferred. Experience performing audits in regulated entities advantageous.  

Technical Skills 
  • Knowledge of COBIT and NIST frameworks. 
  • Experience auditing information security, preferably against the requirements of ISO27001. 
  • Experience using PowerBI or QlikView advantageous. 
  • Experience in performing audit data analytics or CAATs advantageous.  
Key Competencies 

  • Curious mindset, able to understand, evaluate and improve new processes.  
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple terms. Excellent report writing skills.  
  • Effective influencing skills and willingness to consider all points of view. 

Working Relationships 
Internal - Auditees across the business 
External - Co-source internal audit partner 

 What We Offer
We have some great benefits on offer for our employees in National Lottery including hybrid working, competitive pension, enhanced maternity, paternity and parents leave, term time, hybrid working, paid professional subscriptions and educational assistance, volunteering days, eye testing, flu vaccination, subsidised restaurant, sports and social club, employee of the quarter awards and a whole lot more.

At National Lottery we promote a positive working environment where people feel valued and supported, championing diversity to build an inclusive culture. We believe that this diversity builds a stronger organisation and is in keeping with our core values of being Open, Ambitious, Reliable, and Generous. Our policy, therefore, is to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. This means that we comply with all applicable human rights and employment legislation, and we do not discriminate in any aspect of employment. We believe that our workforce should be representative of our diverse population, and we are committed to reducing barriers to enable those from marginalised communities access our opportunities.
About us
Premier Lotteries Ireland DAC (PLI) is the operator of the Irish National lottery having been awarded a 20-year license by the Irish Government in November 2014. We are committed to delivering our core purpose, to operate a responsible and world-class lottery for the people of Ireland, raising much needed Good Cause funds for the benefit of local communities throughout Ireland. Located in Abbey Street in the heart of Dublin, PLI is run by an experienced Irish based management team led by our CEO Andrew Algeo.

Life At National Lottery

Want to spend your days dreaming up ways to provide fun and entertainment to the people of Ireland, whilst supporting a host of Good Causes? Then the National Lottery could be the place for you. We’re always looking for positive and energetic people to join us and share in our vision to make dreams come true.

Why us?

At the National Lottery, we put our people first by cultivating a culture and environment that allows people to be at their best! Check out the benefits and initiatives we provide to our staff here.

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