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Senior IT Auditor

Reports to: Head of IT Audit

Department: Internal Audit


Working within the third line of defence, the Paddy Power Betfair Internal Audit function is a Group-wide function responsible for delivering the annual internal audit plan, promoting effective internal controls and risk management and providing guidance to the business on all aspects of internal audit, governance, risk management and business process improvements.

Internal audit’s key roles are to provide an independent opinion on the suitability of the risk management framework and approach and to provide objective assurance that the risks in the business are being appropriately managed and that controls are operating as expected.

Due to the continued expansion of the function, Paddy Power Betfair Internal Audit is seeking to hire an IT Auditor who will take up a senior position within the Internal Audit team. The successful candidate will be fully enabled with relevant training and support required to fulfil their duties and further their career within the business but will be expected to hit the ground running. The role represents a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop within an exciting and vibrant Technology centric FTSE 100 company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, preparation and completion of the assigned IT audit plan
  • Ensuring high standard quality audit reports are delivered on a consistent basis
  • Communicating and reporting audit findings to senior management
  • Monitoring management’s responses and implementation of agreed management actions
  • Ensuring effective business changes are introduced as a result of audit findings
  • Communicating with Internal Audit Management on the progress of audit assignments
  • Working as a partner to the business in identifying significant process and structure improvements to assist the business in meeting its corporate objectives
  • Suggesting beneficial changes to audit methodologies and procedures
  • Supporting submissions to the audit committee and addressing their queries
  • Working with the Head of IT Audit, Head of Internal Audit, internal audit colleagues and other Heads of business units, including Technology, Commercial and Marketing to improve corporate governance, risk management and internal control
  • Building strong professional relationships with peers and management in the business
  • Providing value-adding advice and expertise on various aspects of risk management to all departments within Group

Candidate Requirements:

  • Additional IT Audit (CISA) or IT Security (CISM, CISSP) qualifications beneficial
  • Minimum of 5 years audit experience in enterprise environments – previous experience of the gambling sector would be advantageous but is not essential
  • Ability to communicate with and influence senior management along with experience of managing up as well as down
  • Advanced understanding of IT general controls (e.g. security, change management, disaster recovery, backup, data centre, infrastructure, software development lifecycles etc.)
  • Competent knowledge of IT and Information Security operations, policies and procedures in areas such as Windows Active Directory, Unix/Linux, databases.
  • Ability to identify issues and associated risks, and provide practical solutions to a wide range of audit issues
  • Capability to understand the complex regulatory environment in the gambling sector
  • An understanding of COBIT is required. Similar knowledge in ISO 27001, PCI DSS and ITIL would be advantageous
  • Experience of an IT line role would be advantageous but is not essential
  • Candidate required to occasionally travel to Europe, Australia and USA (approximately 10-15%)

Desirable Personal Attributes & Competencies:

  • Ability to influence change at all levels of management
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) to all levels of management and write meaningful reports and presentations
  • The ability to develop and establishing strong working relationships
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to delivering quality results in line with audit timelines
  • Highly motivated, proactive and able to work on own initiative
  • Teamwork including training of team members in aspects of IT audit and CAATs