Director, Enterprise IT Internal Audit

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Royal Bank of Canada

Job Summary

Job Description

What is the Opportunity?

Internal Audit continues to be a change agent within RBC, with an overall objective of enhancing and protecting RBC’s value through providing insightful assurance and advice, supporting senior management decision making across our global footprint. By integrating advanced data-driven analytics and visualization, we provide independent assessments of the effectiveness of the control environment for key stakeholders including the Board of Directors, Senior Management, and external regulators.

We are seeking a Director in our Enterprise IT Internal Audit team. In this role, you will be leading a team of technical auditors to execute on core audit engagements focused on Technology & Operations (T&O) Application portfolio(s) spanning various business lines and corporate functions. You will also be responsible for leading the enhancement and uplift of our global T&O audit strategy, including further integration with regional teams to ensure continued global regulatory coverage. The day-to-day responsibilities include leading a team to plan, scope and execute risk-based audits, working with Management in achieving their business objectives and providing risk insights while remaining independent and objective.

RBC Internal Audit leverages a unique perspective— with a coordinated view across the entire business—to deliver valuable advice that not only gives assurance, but that illuminates a bigger picture, connects dots, builds best practices and broadens possibilities. We connect intelligence to protect and enable RBC.

What will you do?

  • Lead and develop a team of internal audit professionals and dynamically adapt to a changing environment to plan, scope and execute audits, continuous monitoring/assurance and thematic reviews
  • Lead the uplift of the global T&O audit strategy, further demonstrating ongoing audit coverage of emerging risks and evolving technology landscape, including interfacing with regional teams to assess and ensure continued global regulatory coverage
  • Lead the development of the annual audit plan and contributes to the development of multi-year approach and audit strategies for the assigned portfolio
  • Foster the development of key relationships with T&O teams to understand key technologies, risks and controls including emerging risks/challenges
  • Works collaboratively with and assesses the effectiveness of key risk management strategies with 1st and 2nd Lines of Defense

What do you need to succeed?


  • Technology Audit experience in a leadership role with a focus on continuous improvement and operational excellence best practices – as evidenced by 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Undergraduate degree (Preferred: Business, IT, or other similar) with professional auditing or risk management designation (one or more of the following: CPA, CA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, CRISC)
  • Experience in a financial institution or technology company, dealing with multiple business platforms/functions, business processes, geographies, and legal entities, as evidenced by 5+ years relevant experience.

Nice to have

  • Demonstrated leadership experience with the ability to create an inclusive work environment, motivate/inspire staff to a high performing culture.
  • Ability to build diverse teams, attract and develop talent across the evolving IT Risk landscape at RBC
  • Technology Risk Management and/or Regulatory Compliance experience;

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits and competitive compensation
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Flexible work/life balance option

Job Skills Adaptability, Audit Engagements, Auditing, Business Risks, Detail-Oriented, Emotional Intelligence, Information Technology (IT) Risk, Information Technology Auditing, Internal Auditing, Internal Controls, Interpersonal Relationship Management, Long Term Planning, Multi-Level Communication, Organizational Savvy and Politics, Results-Oriented, Team Leadership, Teamwork, Technology Risk, Technology Risk Management, Written Communication

Additional Job Details



Country: Canada

Work hours/week: 37.5

Employment Type: Full time

Platform: Internal Audit

Job Type: Regular

Pay Type: Salaried

Posted Date:

Application Deadline:

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