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Kforce VP IT Audit - Applications in New York, New York

Kforce has a client, a publicly traded financial services firm that is seeking a Vice President IT Audit - Applications in NYC to cover the applications and system infrastructure supporting the Institutional Securities business, with a focus on electronic trading, Bank Resource Management, and Institutional Securities cross-divisional programs.Summary:The candidate will be responsible for partnering with business auditors to develop and execute an assurance strategy for the coverage areas. This candidate will cover assigned areas through relationship management and continuous monitoring, manage the audit process from initiation to completion, and develop talent. Other responsibilities include helping to define the audit plan, managing the audit team, and reporting to management. Primary Responsibilities: * Partner with business auditors to manage and supervise assurance activities (audits, continuous monitoring, closure verification, continuous auditing) in electronic trading, Bank Resource Management, and Institutional Securities cross-divisional programs * Drive discussions with business and technology management to understand risk drivers, key controls, and impact in order to form a point of view on the control environment * Execute on assurance activities to provide a perspective on risk and controls * Perform risk assessments by leveraging business and technology knowledge, industry insights, and understanding of the Firm * Work with the Audit Directors to build and maintain a strong, credible relationship with senior management, the Board Audit Committee, and regulators * Develop and manage a team of technology auditors * Present issues and other reports to senior management and regulators * Manage audit activities within established budgets and timelines * Proactively monitor and address key metrics associated with assurance activities and resources * Bachelor's degree (Computer Science or IT related preferred) * CISA, CISSP or CPA certification preferred * 7 or more years IT Audit experience focused on auditing trading applications with a Financial Services, Brokerage, or a Public Accounting Firm with emphasis on the Financial Services industry * Strong knowledge of audit processes and ability to review and manage the quality of assurance activities * Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate understanding of technical control gaps into business risk * Experience in reviewing complex applications, system interfaces, and data processing * Experience managing staff * Knowledge of electronic/algorithmic trading including low latency trading, dark pools, order handling and routing, and associated risk management and compliance requirements is a plus * Knowledge of fixed income, equity, prime brokerage, or bank resource management is a plus * Experience in managing teams including direct reports * Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years

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