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Technology Audit Manager

Date: 20-May-2022

Location: SLOUGH, GB

Company: Telefonica S.A.


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About the Team

Support the Business Assurance team through the management of the SOX testing and IT audit engagements. Business Assurance is the home of many of the company’s professional advisors.  This role seats within the Internal Audit team.

Internal Audit provide specialist services to VMO2 JV with a degree of independence, healthy scepticism and expert focus.  We aim to provide effective, timely and consistently high quality advice, working across all parts of the business to provide management, stakeholders and decision makers with the assurance (confidence) that controls and core processes are reliable, effective and being operated as designed.


About the Role:

This individual will plan, execute and manage specific IT audit engagements and also reviews of SOX IT controls (ITGCs and ITACs) to demonstrate that the business is operating appropriate IT controls on a timely basis. This includes performing reviews of work conducted by junior team members where relevant. In addition, they will be required to perform risk assessments, challenge the effectiveness of controls design, and evaluate deficiencies. Where required, this person may also support the business in identifying appropriate remediation actions to address IT-related deficiencies identified internally, or by the external auditors. 


It is expected the individual is able to plan, executed and report IT audits (cyber, business continuity, etc) with limited supervision from the Audit manager/Head of Audit.

Apart from internal controls testing, this individual will manage relationships with stakeholders both within the IT and Finance organisation to ensure appropriate controls are in place and operating over the IT systems.


Key Responsibilities

  1. To manage the day to day testing for Sarbanes Oxley compliance and IT audit engagements, for the portfolio allocated to him/her, which could include coordination of the audit with external auditors, review of work papers (produced by junior staff) as well as managing communications with local management as required.
  2. To support the IT audit manager and/or the Head of Operations & SOX Audit in preparing IT audit related reporting (including SOX) and presenting results to Senior Stakeholders of the business (Senior Leadership Team level and above) through various Governance meetings;
  3. Manage relationships on a day to day basis at a senior level ensuring that departmental processes are followed and standards are adhered to
  4. Work closely with all levels of management of the business. This will include communicating:
  • test scopes, requirements, and timing of internal SOx testing
  • proposed remediation actions
  • recommendations for improvements
  1. Support the Audit team with the planning and delivery of audit requirements;
  • To manage, on a day to day basis, the planning, performance and report delivery of allocated audit and SOX testing assignments. This includes ensuring delivery of the end to end audit process to acceptable professional standards and the completion of formal reporting of the result and liaising with management and other stakeholders on remediation plans;
  • To proactively engage with the business and Risk Business Partners to ensure a co-ordinate approach in relation to risk identification as part of the design and development of new products and propositions and to identify assurance requirements; and   
  • Share internal risk and control good practice across the organisation and identify opportunities to add value to processes by identifying and helping to resolving weaknesses and inefficiencies in processes and controls.  
  1. Manage and coach junior members of the team and manage 3rd parties as required


What We Need from You:


Essential Skills:

  • Significant experience in the external or internal IT auditing field (preferable with a Big4) with a strong understanding of IT risk and controls within a complex environments; and experience of IT General and Application Controls SOx testing
  • Strong and confident working professional, who is comfortable in dealing with conflict and/or difficult situations  but who is also able to build effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail and Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with relevant stakeholders and to present key information to a senior audience
  • Able to adopt a flexible approach, multi-task and deliver to deadlines   with the ability to manage and prioritise workload
  • A collaborative team player, who is also able to work effectively autonomously team player but also able to work autonomously


Location(s):  Slough/ remote working 

Closing Date: 1st June 2022



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We’re looking to pay a great compensation package (depending on experience) for this position. We also offer plenty of extras to sweeten the deal, which could include things like bonuses, life assurance cover, health care and lots of flexible benefits.  

Also, every employee has their personal development supported with a LinkedIn learning account; plus other role specific learning available through our award-winning digital learning platform - O2 Campus. 

We also believe a great work-life balance is important, so we’re open to considering flexible working arrangements. Like to know more, feel free to raise it.  

Join us and we’ll encourage you to be bold every day. So take a deep breath, your career is about to go to exciting new places. 

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