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Internal IT Audit Senior

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Head of IT Internal Audit the Internal IT Audit Senior, will operate in a dynamic team environment, applying innovative Information Technology (IT) auditing techniques to provide business leaders and their teams with proactive assurance and advice on core IT systems, cyber security and IT resilience processes and risks, as well as anticipating and advising on the mitigation of future risks that could affect the achievement of business goals.


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

  • Assisting in the conduct of audit assignments from initiation to completion including ‘in flight’ audits and continuous auditing in line with the Internal Audit Plan and International Internal Auditing Standards;

  • Developing and building an effective partnership relationship with business management to raise awareness of both IT and Security good practices in respect to governance, internal control and risk management;

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

  • 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;

  • Contributing to the preparation of timely and impactful professional reports and proposing recommendations that deal with root cause issues and provide the business insights that drive improvement and innovation while ensuring in line with International Internal Auditing Standards;

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

  • Assisting in the successful execution of a comprehensive risk based annual audit plan;

  • 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);

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

  • 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; and

  • Actively engaging with available coaching and development supports to develop professional capability in order to maintain team effectiveness.

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 2 years’ experience in IT Audit or equivalent assurance role.
An excellent knowledge 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 is key. You should also have a firm grasp of IT and Cyber risk management and controls as well as a good knowledge of a wide range of technology (applications, infrastructure, cloud, networking, IT management controls).  The ability to conduct reviews across the following cyber security standards (NIST, ISO27001, NIS-D, etc.) will also be of benefit.
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:

(The following competencies are critical to the delivery of results and/or to superior performance in this role)

  • Technical/Professional knowledge

  • Results orientation

  • Communication skills

  • Problem Solving and Analysis

  • Data Analytics

  • Attention to Detail

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 

How to Apply? 

We welcome all interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to by 5.00pm on 30th October 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.

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 today!

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