Controls Test Manager

Location: Dublin . Type: Contract. Salary: Negotiable . Reference# DH100747

Our client a leading consulting firm is looking to recruit a Controls Test Manager to work on a contract position for a vital project with one of their major Financial Services clients.


  • Develop and manage a controls testing plan incorporating both operational (incl. SOx) and management key controls
  • Lead control design and operating effectiveness testing including the following:
  • Planning
  • Test script development
  • Test co-ordination and management
  • Test results QA and reporting
  • Ensure SOx controls testing is delivered and reported to the required standards and timelines
  • Identify and evaluate the operating risks in the processes being tested
  • Communicate and agree control test fails
  • Give input to redesign of failed controls where appropriate
  • Identify and propose improvements to key operational and management controls
  • Develop strong working relationships with managers and teams as well as IT Risk and assurance IT Security and counterparts
  • Provide audit process training for management and teams (including third parties)
  • Lead by example on the delivery and development of strong people management practices in line with Group standards, including completion of goals and reviews for direct reports and support of learning and development for individuals and the overall unit
  • Motivate and inspire people to achieve common objectives
  • Support line management in the embedding of the new culture and behaviours


  • Proven test management knowledge, skill and experience in designing, executing and QA review of IT related tests
  • Proven technical knowledge, skill and experience across a number of relevant disciplines
  • Good understanding of operating processes, risk and controls
  • Experience in continuous improvement activities
  • Good knowledge of frameworks such as COBiT, ITIL AND PMBoK
  • Strong report writing capability
  • Proven project management capabilities
  • Experienced in providing high quality service to the business
  • Confident in dealing with all levels within an organisation
  • Proven abilities in facilitation and negotiation
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and operate in a decisive and inclusive manner
  • Good experience working in an multi-vendor outsourced environment
  • Open attitude and experience in implementing change
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Process focus with the ability to recognise control weaknesses



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