About the Opportunity
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced IT Audit Director to join our global Internal Audit team. In this critical role, you will provide expert guidance and leadership in the field of IT audit and be responsible for coordinating audit activities across the Asia-Pacific region, including the planning, executing and reporting of independent and objective assessments of our company's IT governance, infrastructure, databases, operating systems, applications and processes. Reporting to the global Head of Internal Audit, you will be pivotal in ensuring the integrity, security, and compliance of the IT systems and processes. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in IT auditing within the cryptocurrency or financial services industry and possess a comprehensive understanding of blockchain technology and its associated risks.
- Assist in the development and execution of risk-based internal audit plans.
- Assist in developing and executing a comprehensive IT audit strategy aligned with the organization’s objectives and internal audit professional standards.
- Responsible for holding walkthroughs and other meetings with internal stakeholders to understand databases, operating systems, applications, internal controls, and areas of risk.
- Responsible for mapping processes and confirming design effectiveness of internal controls.
- Responsible for reviewing documents, executing testing, documenting workpapers and drafting reports.
- Prepare or review detailed audit reports that clearly communicate findings, recommendations, and action plans intended for senior management and the Board of Directors.
- Monitor and follow-up with management on the remediation of audit issues and the implementation of audit recommendations.
- Stay up-to-date with industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging risks in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space to ensure audit processes remain relevant and effective.
- Assist in responding to external auditors' requests and inquiries, ensuring a smooth and efficient external audit process.
- Foster strong working relationships with key stakeholders and provide expert guidance and education on IT audit matters to various business units and departments.
- Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field; a relevant master's degree or professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, or CISSP) is a plus.
- Minimum of 8 years of IT audit experience with 5 years in a supervisory or managerial role, preferably within the cryptocurrency, technology, fintech, or financial services sectors.
- Broad audit experience across various areas of IT
- Working knowledge of cryptocurrency exchange operations, blockchain technology and wallet infrastructure
- Proven experience in leading audit engagements, managing audit teams, and delivering high-quality audit reports and recommendations.
- In-depth knowledge of IT audit methodology, internal audit standards, risk assessment and internal control frameworks, COBIT, and ISO27001 or NIST cybersecurity framework.
- Excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify issues, root causes, and propose practical solutions.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
- Detail-oriented mindset with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
- Proficiency in using audit and data analysis tools; experience with cryptocurrency exchange platforms is a plus.
- Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements for financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges in the APAC region.
- Ability to work in a global context and coordinate with international teams.
- High level of integrity, professionalism, and ethical behavior.