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Flutter Dublin 161121 C

Director of Group IT Audit and Advisory

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full time 40 hours
  • Permanent
  • Flutter Group

Company Profile

Flutter Entertainment is the world’s leading online sports betting and gaming company with a market capitlisation of c. $37bn operating some of the most innovative, diverse and distinctive brands in the sector.

A constituent of both the London FTSE 100 and New York Stock Exchange, Flutter brings entertainment to life for over 20 million customers in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.

Our success lies in the Flutter Edge – the collaborative efforts of our skilled workforce, industry-leading products, advanced technology, and the financial backing required for growth.

Operating in 20+ regulated markets, through our Positive Impact Plan, we are committed to making a positive contribution for our customers, colleagues, communities and the planet that we play on.

The Group uses a divisional management and operating structure across its companies: each division has an empowered management team, which is responsible for maintaining momentum and growth in its respective markets.

Department Profile

Flutter Entertainment Internal Audit function is a Group-wide function responsible for delivering the annual internal audit plan, promoting effective internal controls and risk management and providing guidance to the business on all aspects of internal audit, governance, risk management and business process improvements.

Our Audit team currently comprises over 30+ Auditors with diverse experience and skills and is well-diversified in relation to gender, ethnicity and knowledge. We have a focus and commitment to value every member`s contribution.

Role Purpose

An opportunity has arisen for a Director of IT Audit & Advisory to join the team. This individual will support the Group Director of Internal Audit in leading a team of auditors in the delivery of IT audits & advisory work across the Group and sit on the Internal Audit Leadership team.

The position by its nature offers unique exposure to our high-energy business, its operations and people. It offers exciting and challenging work across a variety of engagements. For the right candidate, this role offers the potential for significant personal development and a strong career path in the business.

Accountabilities

The Director of IT Audit & Advisory will have the following responsibilities:

People Management

  • Has line management responsibility for people managers and oversight of multiple teams

Audit Planning

  • Assumes responsibility for audit planning, which involves preparing crucial documents, conducting meetings with relevant parties, and carrying out risk analysis tasks for designated division(s).

Audit Projects

  • Setting and promoting high standards of audit work and ensuring delivery of high-quality audit reports

Advisory

Promotes, leads and coordinates the deliver of advisory and consultancy work across the Group

Audit Follow Ups

  • Communicating and reporting audit findings to business management
  • Ensuring effective business changes are introduced as a result of audit findings

Audit Committee

  • Submitting and presenting to the Audit Committee

Engaging with Key Parties and Providing Added Value

  • Working as a partner to the business in identifying significant process and structure improvements to assist the business in meeting its corporate objectives
  • Responsible for driving improvements to corporate governance, risk management, and internal control
  • Key point of contact for senior business management within a division(s)
  • Takes ownership of Divisional ExCo relationships, with a particular focus on Senior Technology Leadership
  • Maintains and builds strong relationships within the team, auditees, and management
  • Providing value-adding advice and expertise on various aspects of risk management to all departments
  • Collaborating with individuals and teams to create advisory project opportunities in audit projects and by engaging with the business.

Data Analytics

  • Leading audits where data analytics testing is a key element of the review

Team Management

  • Role is part of Internal Audit Leadership Team

Travel

  • Required to occasionally travel for work

Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Minimum 15 years experience

Knowledge of Risk

  • Advanced understanding of internal controls, including proper design and implementation

IT Experience

  • Competent knowledge of IT and Information Security operations, policies and procedures in areas such as Windows Active Directory / Microsoft365, Linux Distros, databases, network security, IT Strategy, business continuity, disaster recovery, and cybersecurity
  • Knowledge of cloud architecture (AWS, GCP, Azure), operational frameworks, and security controls
  • An understanding or awareness of COBIT ISO 270001, PCI DSS, NIST, and ITIL would be beneficial
  • Additional IT Audit (CISA) or IT Security (CISM, CISSP) qualifications or equivalent required.

Experience

  • Experience in the gambling sector or a similar highly regulated environment would be an advantage
  • Experience in planning, managing, and delivering audits from Big 4 or similar

Capabilities

General Ability

  • Advanced analytical and technical auditing skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). Ability to communicate with all levels of management and write meaningful reports and presentations
  • Advanced project/time management skills. i.e. Ability to oversee and manage multiple audit projects, early identification of cross-project dependencies and impacts, and take action to de-risk project delivery impact.
  • Highly motivated, proactive and able to work on own initiative

Audit Understanding

  • Advanced ability to audit identify issues and associated risks, and provide practical solutions

Compliance Understanding

  • Strong understanding of the complex regulatory environment in the gambling sector

Managing Relationships with Key Individuals

  • Ability to influence change across the business, particularly at a senior level
  • The ability to establish and develop strong working relationships

Data Analytics

  • Discovers potential applications for Data Analytics
  • Can effectively communicate data and analytics to individuals with varying levels of data expertise

Benefits

The Fun Stuff

  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Hybrid working model
  • Enhanced Parental Leave
  • Uncapped Holiday Allowance (yes, you heard right)
  • Health and wellbeing with free classes (yoga, boot camp, football, swimming, etc.)
  • Ministry of Fun, who organize cool events throughout the year, like Bingo Loco
  • Pizza & drinks Thursdays
  • A clear career progression
  • Global mobility across all locations
  • Secondment opportunities within the business

The Boring Stuff

  • Pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Internal training opportunities
  • Annual personal self-development fund

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: Flutter / The Stars Group TSG is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

If you require any reasonable accommodations or adjustments throughout the application process, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

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