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IT Audit Manager- 12 month FTC

O2 Telefonica


Here at O2, we’re about technology that creates exciting experiences. It’s why there are over 25 million people who choose to live life on O2.

Being part of Telefonica, one of the world’s most creative digital companies, we’re able to open up all sorts of possibilities – not just for customers, but for the people who work for us, too.

Great benefits. Great rewards. High-quality training. Ongoing career development. Flexible working. These are just some of the reasons we attract great talent.

Our inclusive approach to recruitment helps us be a true reflection of our customers and their communities. That’s why everybody’s welcome at O2 – it’s time to get everyone in the room.

About the Team:

The General Counsel’s Office is the home of many of the company’s professional advisors. We provide specialist services to Telefonica UK and others in the Telefonica Group as required. We have in common a degree of independence, healthy scepticism and expert focus. We aim to provide effective, timely and consistently high quality advice; and to do so efficiently. We are here to identify and manage risk and to assist in the exploitation of commercial opportunities.

Your Role:

The role will coordinate , manage and report testing for Sarbanes Oxley compliance, which will include coordination with the external auditors (you will be the main point of contact for the IT testing), review of work papers as well as managing communications with local management. Furthermore, you will be responsible of planning and delivery IT audits as part of the audit plan. You will manage a team but also you will need to work on your own and as part of a wider audit team. You will be responsible for ensuring assignments are delivered in line with Internal Audit policies and procedures, including adherence to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.


  • To proactively plan, manage and deliver your and the team workload to ensuring delivery timescales are met
  • To manage, on a day to day basis, the planning, delivery and reporting of allocated audit and SOX testing assignments (covering Telefonica UK, Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures). This includes ensuring delivery of the end to end audit process to acceptable professional standards and the completion of formal reporting of the result and liaising with management and other stakeholders on remediation plans;
  • For areas of responsibility allocated, including Operations - to build and maintain close working relationships with senior management, control owners and other key stakeholders within the businesses;
  • To proactively engage with the business and Risk Business Partners to ensure a co-ordinate approach in relation to risk identification as part of the design and development of new products and propositions and to identify assurance requirements;
  • To prepare and submit regular reporting to senior management, control owners and corporate functions on key issues identified during the reviews;
  • To support the Head of Operations & SOX Audit in preparing IT audit related reporting (including SOX) and presenting results to Senior Stakeholders of the business (Senior Leadership Team level and above) through various Governance meetings; and
  • Work closely with the Finance Audit manager to coordinate SOX testing and reporting requirement

Skills & experience:

  • CISA Qualified
  • Strong understanding of IT risk and controls within a complex environments
  • Proven experience delivering IT audits (preferable with Big 4s)
  • Very good understanding of the practical requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the application of Internal Controls
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with relevant stakeholders
  • Good attention to detail with a strong focus on the quality of deliverables
  • Excellent time management, organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects successfully through to completion
  • Preferable with a good understanding of different technologies, cyber security and data analytics
  • A team player, with experience of working in teams. The ability to lead and manage others on larger assignments
  • Experience of working in or auditing on Telecom organisations (preferable)
  • High degree of initiative, strong enthusiasm and drive to succeed, with ambitions to become a future leader

12 month FTC

Application Closing Date: 30th October 2020

Salary and Benefits

We’re looking to pay a great compensation package (depending on experience) for this position. We also offer plenty of extras to sweeten the deal, which could include things like pension, life assurance cover, health care and lots of flexible benefits.

We also believe a great work-life balance is important, so we’re open to considering flexible approaches to working. Like to know more, feel free to raise it.

Join us and we’ll encourage you to be bold every day. So take a deep breath, your career is about to go to exciting new places.

If you have any questions around the role then please email ResourceTUK@o2.com who will be happy to help.