Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Kitchener


Technology is changing the way businesses are operating.  New technologies provide businesses with the potential to deliver new services, operate in new markets and to change the way they operate. Associated with these opportunities come risks, our clients seek independent advice and assurance over diverse issues which include for example:  the design and operation of their internal controls, the security of their business critical systems, the delivery of major IT enabled programmes, their relationships with third parties, and their management, stewardship and ability to exploit business critical data.
The opportunity
EY is recognised as a leading independent provider of risk advisory services, supporting organisations manage their risks, exploit opportunities and operate effectively.  IT Risk and Assurance (ITRA) sits within EY’s Risk business and forms part of a broader Advisory Services practice. In response to strong market demand, we are looking for a Staff Consultant to join our team who can work directly with clients, to help them understand and address the risks associated with the technologies that support their business.
Our clients operate in a world where achieving and sustaining performance is more difficult than ever. As a risk assurance professional, you will be focused on helping them to better manage their risks. To successfully turn risk into results, you’ll help our clients to become more effective at managing scarce resources, make better decisions and reduce their exposure to negative events. You’ll work in high-performing teams that drive growth and deliver exceptional client service, ensuring you play your part in building a better working world.
Your key responsibilities
Analyze business, financial and IT systems, and other data processing problems to identify risks and improvements in computer systems and IT-enabled business processes.
Assist clients in strengthening internal controls and improve IT and business performance. Collaborate with other members of the engagement team to plan the engagement and develop work program timelines, risk assessments, and other planning documents.
Ensure high quality in client service by directing daily progress of fieldwork, informing supervisors of engagement status, and managing staff performance.
Demonstrate and apply a thorough understanding of IT trends to identify the engagement and client service issues, and communicate this information to the engagement team and client management through written correspondence and verbal presentations.
Demonstrate and apply strong project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, and use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services.
Maintain long-term client relationships and networks. Cultivate business development opportunities.
Skills and attributes for success
Highly professional with ability to work in challenging, diverse and evolving client environments
Flexible with the ability to learn quickly and leverage skills in new situations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
The ability to build strong client relationships
Strong team working skills are essential
Strong presentation and facilitation skills
A passion to contribute to the growth of the practice
To qualify for the role you must have

A Bachelor's degree in information systems, commerce, computer science, engineering, business, finance and/or other related major
Candidates must also possess or be actively pursuing related professional certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CISM or CIA.
SOX experience considered an asset
A minimum of 1 years of experience in managing and/or leading projects, information technology operations, internal audit or internal controls
Experience with project management, information security or IT operations based in large enterprise resource planning systems, such as SAP would be considered an asset
Willingness to travel
Ideally, you’ll also have
Experience in at least one of the following: financial statement audits; internal audits; operational audits; IT general controls assessments; Service Organization Control reporting engagements; and, ERP security and controls reviews (SAP, Oracle or PeopleSoft)
What we look for
As an ambassador for the IT Risk & Assurance team, you will need to build a strong network internally and be able to exceed our clients' high expectations. We are seeking

About the company

A multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014.

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