Senior Manager, IT Internal Audit

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

RBC - Royal Bank

Job Summary

Job Description

What is the Opportunity?

As the Senior Manager, IT Audit you will provide independent, objective risk assessment and evaluation around the effectiveness of risk management practices, internal controls and IT governance processes over the Technology and Operations Portfolio including, IT Governance & Oversight, Cyber Security & Data Protection, Technology Availability and Resilience and Third Party Risk. The role requires the individual to work with management in achieving business objectives by creating solutions to improve IT operations while maintaining objectivity and independence.

Internal Audit is in the midst of a transformation to re-imagine its assurance role. We are adopting an enhanced risk-based approach, integrated with data analytics, automation and process improvement to provide enhanced assurance and advisory to our stakeholders.

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 the design, implementation, and execution of strategic initiatives; with a focus on enhancing continuous assurance and risk monitoring programs through the use of data-analytics and innovative automation of technology and cybersecurity control testing.
  • Foster trusted relationships with clients and other internal audit partners to ensure requirements of multiple stakeholders are met; to drive adoption of enhanced risk-based analytic capabilities, and enable a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Lead and manage a team of professional auditors staff assigned to the engagement; manage all key milestones including reporting to Internal Audit (IA) management and key stakeholders; review audit work for sufficient coverage and adherence to Internal audit standards; provide performance feedback to the assigned staff.
  • Identify key IT risks; document the associated key control processes using Process Maps; and identify the key controls for review in the planning phase of an audit or assignment, including ongoing assessments of key technology risks and update relevant IA Technology related Audit Entities.
  • Lead and manage the performance of the audit work; ensure appropriate working paper evidence is maintained; review working papers for appropriate evidence and support.
  • Work collaboratively with: other audit groups, the Technology & Operations groups (a) to review continuous control assurance processes and (b) to ensure that appropriate action plans are developed to address identified control deficiencies, corrective actions are implemented and audit issues are resolved on a timely basis as reflected under the issue tracking system.
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with key stakeholders ensuring they get maximum value from the audit engagement work.
  • Provide consulting or advisory services, which are consistent with our role to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes while maintaining objectivity and independence
  • What do you need to succeed?


  • A minimum of 5 years of internal or external audit experience, including distributed technology experience in a large corporate organization, with a focus in big data analytics and audit management.
  • Experience with, or good knowledge of, technology governance and risk management concepts including third party and information management risks, enterprise architecture, data lakes, emerging technologies and next generation development solutions.
  • Experience with technology application and infrastructure components, such as: application data processing, general computing controls, cloud computing, operating systems and databases, networking technologies, and storage infrastructure.
  • Effective communicator with the ability to articulate IT risk and impact to different stakeholder groups.
  • Proven understanding of auditing principles and techniques, including excellent planning and organization skills and the ability to deal with complex issues and Undergraduate degree and you have obtained your Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation
  • Nice to have

  • Knowledge of the regulatory environments within the Financial Services industry
  • Educational focus in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Sciences and Engineering.
  • Others designations such as CPA, CA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, ITIL, MCSE, CCNA, would be an asset.
  • 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
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Opportunities to do challenging work and to be immersed in new technologies being leveraged by the bank.
  • Lead a high performing team.
  • Job Skills

    Adaptability, Auditing, Commercial Acumen, Communication, Detail-Oriented, Internal Controls, Interpersonal Relationship Management, Long Term Planning, Results-Oriented


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