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IT Internal Audit Manager

Role Purpose

In fulfilling its core responsibility to assess, anticipate and advise management on the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal control, the Internal Audit function has a key role to play in supporting the organisation’s drive for growth and continuous improvement in response to an increasingly dynamic complex external business environment.   Reporting to the Head of Group Internal Audit, as Group IT Internal Audit Manager, you will work in a dynamic team environment, applying innovative auditing techniques to provide business leaders and their teams with timely assurance and advice on core IT systems, processes and risks, as well as anticipating and advising on the mitigation of future risks that could affect the achievement of business goals.  Operating as a trusted business partner you will work on a diverse range of projects and get exposure to all facets of An Post’s business including its subsidiaries. You will have a clear understanding of the business environment in which you undertake assignments and will play a proactive role in working with management on a real time basis to embed assurance by design, insofar as is possible. You will also provide assurance in relation to the governance, risk management and control of strategic projects and transformation initiatives.


The principal responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in setting and continuously reviewing the strategic direction for a value focused internal audit department across the three strategic enablers of people, process and technology;

  • Partnering with business management to raise awareness of leading practice in respect to governance, internal control and risk management;

  • Selecting and using appropriate and best practice research, business intelligence, analytics and problem solving techniques to analyse and solve complex problems and support decision making;

  • Developing and building effective trusted partnerships with stakeholders allowing for constructive challenge of contrary viewpoints and without losing sight of the independence and objectivity of the Audit role;

  • Assisting the Head of Internal Audit in the development and successful execution of a comprehensive risk based annual audit plan;

  • Conducting audit assignments from initiation to completion including "in flight" project audits in line with the Internal Audit Plan and International Internal Auditing Standards and to best practice IT Frameworks;

  • Supporting audit managers and the Head of Internal Audit in IT related areas included in internal audit scope;

  • Preparing timely and impactful professional reports and proposing recommendations that deal with root cause issues and provide the business insights that drive improvement and innovation;

  • Preparing detailed plans for performing individual audits including the identification of key risks and controls, determination of audit objectives, and development of appropriate audit programmes;

  • Presentation of clear, concise and timely working papers in line with International Internal Auditing Standards;

  • Exemplifying audit quality and the continuous improvement of internal audit activities by keeping up to date with developments in practice and supporting the Internal Audit Quality Assurance Improvement Programme (QAIP);

  • Working with line management to update the status of previous internal and external findings on a quarterly basis; the timely auditing of resolved issues and engagement with the follow up audit reporting process;

  • Supporting the creation of a learning environment by both providing coaching and support to upskill other team members in IT audit as well as receiving same to continuously maintain team effectiveness;

  • Managing special audit-related projects and undertaking other duties as assigned;

  • Supporting external audits and inspections e.g. ISO and PCI DSS audits;

  • Providing administrator support for Internal Audit Systems; and

  • Demonstrating An Post values and behaviours in your day to day work and addressing behaviour that supports/ conflicts with them.

Knowledge & Experience

The ideal candidate will be CISA or equivalent qualified with a degree in information systems or information security or equivalent work experience, as well as having a minimum of 4 years’ experience in IT Audit or equivalent assurance, ideally with 2 years at manager level.
You will demonstrate sound understanding of audit methodology and principles, governance practices and internal controls and risk management as well as an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in which An Post operates. A thorough knowledge of IT internal controls and the impact on business processes is also required with experience of COBIT and NIST Frameworks desirable.
A strategic thinker, you will possess proven IT business process and analytical skills and excellent organisational and planning capabilities. You will display strong attention to detail combined with the ability to see the big picture. Previous experience of leading in a team environment is also required. You are a confident communicator with excellent presentation and report writing skills. Your exceptional interpersonal and stakeholder management skills enable you to deal effectively with senior management and to build effective working relationships at all levels across the organisation.
A proven track record in leveraging IT tools, data analytics and visualisation techniques would be an advantage for this role.
Audit experience in the financial services industry is also desirable. Proficiency in Word, Excel PowerPoint and data query tools is required.

Critical Competencies

  • Technical/Professional Knowledge 
  • Leadership 
  • Problem Solving & Analysis
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships
  • Decision Making/Judgement

About the Benefits 

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package we offer access to the following: 
  • An Post Company Medical Scheme 
  • An Post Pension Scheme 
  • PRIP Bonus Scheme 
  • Paid Maternity Leave 
  • Paid Paternity Leave 
  • An Post Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Digital gym with daily scheduled workouts 
  • Secure on-site bicycle parking & Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Tax Saver Travel Pass  
  • City centre location  
  • Hybrid working

How to Apply?  

We welcome all interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to by 5.00pm on 02 June 2023.
At An Post we appreciate the value that diversity brings and believe our workforce should be reflective of the customers and communities we serve. That is why we actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on gender, age, race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, membership of the Travelling community, or family status. An Post is committed to having an inclusive workplace where every employee feels they belong. If you require accommodations to be made during the recruitment process, or have questions relating to accessibility, please contact us at (01) 705 8329 or email

About An Post 

An Post is one of Ireland’s leading organisations, offering financial and postal services as well as being a trusted gateway to government services. We are transforming from the old world of traditional letters and cash to the new digital world of e-commerce parcels and financial services.
An Post’s core purpose — to act for the common good, improving the lives of people in Ireland, now and for generations to come — is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do. Corporate Social Responsibility plays a pivotal role at An Post as we focus on developing long-term sustainability. Diversity and Inclusion are also embedded in our strategy, as we continuously evolve to be representative of our employees and the communities we serve. Read more about our strategy and our progress here today!

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