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IT Audit Manager

  • GIA - Group Internal Audit
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    17 Oct 2023
Role Introduction

Reports to: Head of Internal Audit


This position will be responsible for:

  • Managing external and internal resources in carrying out IT related audit assignments across the Cathay Pacific Group
  • Ensure quality assurance, risk management and consulting services are delivered to provide assurance over risks across the Group, aside from Safety and Quality risks which are managed through a separate function (Group Safety and Operational Risk Management)
Key Responsibilities

  • Hands-on delivery of IT assurance work which involves managing or conducting audit projects as well as providing consulting services to the organisation
  • Work independently under general direction with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgement
  • Provide coaching, training and supervision to internal audit staff
  • Consider the identification and evaluation of the organisation’s risk areas and provide input to the development of the annual audit plan and the risk register process
  • Manage the performance of audit procedures, including identifying and defining risks and reviewing and analysing evidence
  • Manage the audit staff (including external/internal guest auditors) in conducting meetings, reviewing documents and preparing working papers
  • Manage the audit staff (including external/internal guest auditors) in the identification, development, and documentation of audit issues and recommendations
  • Communicate the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management
  • Ensure high quality reporting to the Audit Committee
  • Develop and maintain motivated, productive and engaged staff and healthy relationships with management
  • Perform and manage ad hoc projects and tasks including handling of whistleblowing investigations
  • Drive change within the Internal Audit function including suggesting and implementing improvements to working practices
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards 

  • Degree from reputable institution and professional IT auditing / internal audit / IT qualifications such as CISA / CISSP / CIA / CPA or equivalent designation
  • Minimum 8 years broad IT audit experience in internationally recognized accounting firms or in-house roles. Other experience such as front line roles in IT risk / IT operations / cybersecurity will also be considered
  • 5 years’ experience in supervisory role is preferable
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered as Assistant Manager role
  • Good knowledge of IT infrastructure and application systems, cybersecurity and related regulatory requirements. Knowledge of airline operations is a plus
  • Experience in working closely with senior management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to convince and influence others
  • Commercially focused
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • A team leader who is a self-starter, independent and able to meet tight schedules
  • Ability to create and maintain good working relationships with colleagues at all levels from various business units
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Willing to travel as required (up to 20%)
Personal & Application Information

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