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Audit Manager (Information Technology)

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IMF hiring : Audit Manager (Information Technology) – OIA

Job description

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.OIA is an independent assurance and advisory function designed to protect and strengthen the Fund. The mission of OIA is to:

  • bring a systematic and disciplined approach to assess and improve the effectiveness of the Fund’s governance, risk management processes, and internal controls; and;
  • act as a consultant and catalyst for the improvement of the Fund’s business processes by advising on best practice and the development of cost-effective control solutions.

OIA may also conduct or assist in conducting internal investigations as requested by the Managing Director.

Role and Responsibilities

The Audit Manager (Information Technology) will primarily focus on assurance and advisory services covering IT areas, including IT governance, technology operations, information security, systems modernization, systems development lifecycle (SDLC), and other IT functions. In addition to the primary focus on IT areas, the Audit Manager may be expected to lead some business process audits. The Audit Manager will also be responsible for the managing OIA’s data analytics and automation program. The Audit Manager will also advise and assist the OIA Director on IT related matters, and in prioritizing new demands

based on an assessment of risk and the potential for OIA to add value. She/he will manage a portfolio of varied engagements and supervise the work of OIA staff and vendors. The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in OIA’s audit coverage of the Fund’s digital/business modernization initiatives, and hence a proven track record in overseeing quality assurance of large-scale IT implementation projects will be an added advantage.

The Audit Manager will be a member of the OIA management team and will work closely with the OIA Director and other members of the OIA management team. She/he will report administratively to the Senior Audit Manager in OIA.

Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leading OIA’s risk assessment and work program formulation in the Information Technology and Information Security areas, including the identification of high risk/high priority areas; providing strategic direction for OIA’s IT audit strategy and coverage.
  • Managing the end-to-end delivery and execution of audits in the information technology and cyber security areas and overseeing the related project execution; leading the design and approach to advisory work in IT audit areas, ensuring alignment with IMF and client priorities.
  • Leading audit teams, managing resources, and promoting collaboration, as part of the OIA management team, and within the context of her/his own assigned managerial portfolio,
  • Ensuring delivery of high-quality and impactful results and reports, on time, and within allocated budgets for co-sourcing needs.
  • Promoting collaboration on risk and control issues, particularly in the Information Technology and Information Security areas, across the IMF through excellent relationship management.
  • Summarizing and presenting the IT audit and advisory review results to key stakeholders – Fund management, Heads of Departments, External Auditors; External Audit Committee (EAC); and the Executive Board.
  • Managing the performance and overseeing the professional development of staff through varied assignments, mentoring, and technical training.
  • Establishing sustainable data analytics capability within OIA and facilitating the use of the capability in individual engagements and for risk assessments;
  • Fostering the development and mainstreaming of automation tools and capabilities within OIA (such as Robotic Process Automation); keeping track of organizational business intelligence and automation initiatives and assessing implications for OIA’s coverage and engagement.

Job requirements 

The successful candidate should have:

  • Educational and professional qualifications – A university degree and relevant professional qualifications awarded by recognized professional bodies (e.g., CISA, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC or equivalent).
  • Professional experience – At least 12 years of audit experience, or equivalent, and supervisory/managerial experience in progressively more responsible positions. A proven track record in assessing/advising on information technology risks and controls is a must.
  • A reputation for strong intellectual leadership, demonstrated through the delivery of innovative results with a strong drive for results.
  • Strong management skills, both in terms of organizing, delegating and planning, as well as attracting, motivating, developing and coaching staff.
  • A reputation as a team player, respected by colleagues for his/her corporate mindset.
  • Excellent diplomatic and partnership skills; and an ability to build/maintain strong collaborative relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.

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