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Senior Manager- Technology Risk

Location:  Edmonton
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 19, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1506761
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 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

Are you ready to take your IT audit expertise to the next level? Are you also someone who is keen to play a role in business development activities? EY is seeking a dynamic Senior Manager in Calgary Technology Assurance team, where you'll play a pivotal role in enhancing the trust and confidence in our clients' information systems and also grow EY’s footprint in the market.  


Your key responsibilities

The candidate will be required to participate in both internal and external audit services. This includes, but not limited to:


Execution/Client delivery

  • External audits: Oversee engagements to test and opine on efficacy of IT general controls (ITGCs) and IT application controls (ITACs) to support financial statement audits / integrated audits (Internal Controls for Financial Reporting)
  • Internal audits/SOX compliance testing: assist clients in designing and implementing ITGCs and ITACs to support SOX compliance. Assist testing of ITGCs and ITACs to confirm efficacy of controls. Lead internal audit / assessment engagements for clients to help confirm alignment with leading cybersecurity practices (NIST CSF, ISO 27001, etc.)
  • Service organization reporting – Focus on the issuance of third-party reports in the form of 3416 reports, SOC 1, SOC 2 reports, etc.
  • Provide high quality professional day-to-day management of internal/external audit engagements/projects and understand EY’s practices and service offerings and identify potential opportunities to improve such service offerings
  • Lead and support on-site coordination role for audit clients including planning, briefing team on the client's IT environment and industry IT trends, communicating with the clients and completing audit engagements
  • Maintain relationships with client management to manage expectations of service, including work products, timing, and the value to be delivered.
  • Prepares IT external audit reports on the adequacy and effectiveness of control structure, along with practical recommendations to improve the effectiveness, efficiency of a control or process.
  • Able to discuss and resolve audit issues and recommendations with client management.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex information systems and apply it to client situations
  • Lead and provide relevant support to the teams of managers, senior consultants and consultants, including delivering formal IT Audit related trainings.


Business development

  • Play a pivotal role in augmenting EY’s footprint in the market
  • Develop and enhance relationships with current and potential clients
  • Participate in high visibility industry initiatives/forums to enhance EY’s brand value and showcase EY’s service and product capabilities
  • Contribute to the development of engagement plans and proposals for client needs.  
  • Work in collaboration with your local market leader in growing the Technology Assurance services market shares and enhancing our presence in key sectors and accounts  
  • Work with teams and personal networks to generate new business opportunities



  • Lead external client consulting engagements involving the advancement of the CIO/CISO agenda
  • Lead business development initiatives including service offering development and roll-out, proposal development, responding to RFP’s and participating in oral presentations
  • Staying abreast of current business, industry and regulatory trends relevant to the client's business and overall local industry. 
  • Specialization in a particular area, service offering or industry and ability to support subject matter advisors and relevant go-to-market activities in this area. 
  • Manage the financial and commercial aspects of engagements by organizing staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders; and
  • Build strong internal relationships within our national and global Technology Assurance practice and across EY’s service lines including Advisory, Tax and Transactions.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong skills in project management and engagement closure
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills and a strong desire to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated integrity, values, principles, and work ethic
  • Strong experience interacting with clients at all levels including Leadership and Partners: Strong written, communication, and presentation skills

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Minimum 8+ years of experience in IT external and/or internal audit;
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Business Administration, Commerce, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other relevant program required.
  • Must possess relevant audit and/or accounting designation(s) (e.g. CISA, CPA, CIA, etc.) is  required

Plus Skills for the role 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of COBIT, ITIL, or other IT frameworks would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of service organization reporting standards would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of specific platforms such as SAP, Oracle, Windows, etc. would be an asset.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Hands on experience with project management or IT operations based in large enterprise resource planning systems such as Oracle Financials, SAP, etc. or information security would be an asset.


What we look for  

We’re interested in highly motivated talented individuals with a strong willingness to think outside of the box. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll need the motivation to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and expand our business in the evolving market. If you’re serious about consulting and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.


What we offer

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

Diversity and Inclusion at EY


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.

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