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Client Security Assurance Specialist

Location:  Adelaide
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  514861

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


Technology has always been at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. We need technology to keep an organization the size of ours working efficiently. We have 300,000 people in more than 140 countries, all of whom rely on secure technology to be able to do their job every single day. Everything from the laptops we use, to the ability to work remotely on our mobile devices and connecting our people and our clients, to enabling hundreds of internal tools and external solutions delivered to our clients. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and is key to us being more innovative as an organization.


EY Technology supports our technology needs through three business units:


  • Client Technology (CT) - focuses on developing new technology services for our clients. It enables EY to identify new technology-based opportunities faster and pursue those opportunities more rapidly.
  • Enterprise Technology (ET) – ET supports our Core Business Services functions and will deliver fit-for-purpose technology infrastructure at the cheapest possible cost for quality services. ET will also support our internal technology needs by focusing on a better user experience.
  • Information Security (Info Sec) - Info Sec prevents, detects, responds and mitigates cyber-risk, protecting EY and client data, and our information management systems.


The opportunity

The Client Assurance team within Information Security has an opportunity at an Assistant Director level within Australia to support EY client requests regarding information security and data protection. 


The Client Assurance Assistant Director is responsible for supporting all client and regulatory inquiries and activities regarding EY’s information security governance program within their geographic area.  You’ll be primarily responsible for assisting EY engagement teams in addressing client requests regarding the security of EY’s traditional and cloud-based technology solutions used to deliver professional services to our clients. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for assisting EY teams in engaging with our regulators by representing EY Information Security in the areas of information security governance and cybersecurity. You’re likely to balance your time between multiple requests and responsibilities, supporting your team on challenging pursuits and engagements while learning about EY’s leading-edge technologies.


This position requires excellent English language speaking, reading and writing abilities. This is not a hands-on technical role and no systems administration or design is involved.


Your key responsibilities



  • Contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of Client Security Assurance function.
  • Support client and engagement team security assessment inquiries regarding EY’s Global Information Security Program.
  • Review and provide commentary regarding information security requirements in client contractual agreements to confirm compliance with EY information security standards.  Participate in client discussions to negotiate contractual terms.
  • Identify opportunities and execute plans to improve client assurance processes and understand and quantify business impact of those improvements for communication to management.
  • Work independently with minimal oversight from management.
  • Minimal travel required.


Skills and attributes for success


Although this is not a client facing role, the successful candidate will have experience interfacing with external clients. Excellent communication and negotiation skills are key attributes in order to succeed in this position.

To qualify for the role you must have


  • Six or more years of experience in Information Security or Information Technology disciplines  
  • Experience working with common information security standards, such as ISO 27001/27002, NIST, ITIL, COBIT
  • Understanding of security related regulatory and data privacy concerns globally
  • Knowledge of cloud security concepts and enterprise federation services
  • Experience translating information security concepts into business and technical language
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change
  • Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English


Ideally, you’ll also have a selection of the following


  • An advanced degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related major
  • Professional certifications such as CISSP, GIAC, CISM or CISA
  • Experience in financial services or other highly regulated industry


What we look for 


  • An individual who communicates clearly and with self-confidence
  • Ability to understand and integrate cultural differences and work effectively in cross cultural teams
  • Demonstrated integrity and judgment within a professional environment
  • Outstanding management, interpersonal, communication, organizational, and decision-making skills
  • The demonstrated characteristics of a forward thinker and self-motivator who thrives on new challenges and adapts to learning new knowledge


What we offer


As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer: 


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.    


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.



EY | Building a better working world 

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Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  

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