Senior IT Risk Assurance Specialist, Dublin / Hybrid

Date: 26 May 2023

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role Title: Senior IT Risk Assurance Specialist, Group Risk Assurance


Location: Molesworth Street, Dublin 2/Remote Working


This role is being offered on a permanent basis.


Are you comfortable leading Technology and Data audit or assurance reviews from beginning to end?

Are you comfortable agreeing issues and their resolution with the business areas within agreed timelines?

Are you organised, proactive, pragmatic and an excellent team player?


About this role:


The Prudential Assurance team within Group Risk Assurance conducts a continuous and comprehensive review of Technology, Data, Projects, and Outsourcing activities throughout the Group in accordance with the Group Risk Assurance Plan.

Acting as the ‘Second Line of Defence’, the primary objectives of Group Risk Assurance are to assess the risks and controls defined and operated by the business across ROI, UK and US; to provide an independent evaluation of the design and effectiveness of the controls in place for policies, processes and systems to manage risk and compliance with regulations.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Group Risk Assurance team to deliver comprehensive, proactive, and independent second line assurance reports for the Bank and associated subsidiaries across the Technology and Data assurance plan. This includes supporting the development and implementation of a robust risk assessment process, maintaining the Technology and Data assurance universe and assessing on a regular basis.
  • Support the delivery and management of risk-based assurance reviews that effectively challenges and influences senior management/business leaders through the agreement and reporting of assurance findings which drive improvements in the control environment to support risk management practices.
  • Manage the review and interpreting processed data to identify trends and investigate exceptional items.
  • Stay abreast of legal and regulatory developments/guidance issued continuously across ROI, UK, US and Europe for Technology and Data whilst testing the effectiveness of the control environment.
  • Apply knowledge, technical expertise and substantive insights and support the Prudential Assurance Team in learning and developing through analysis and shared experience.
  • Support the delivery and manage reviews with a strong technical focus from beginning to end including definition of scope, test strategy, execution of testing, summary of issues and final report.
  • Manage the resolution of agreed exceptions with the business areas and stakeholders within agreed timetables.



What you will bring:


  • Have a proven experience of Compliance, Risk Management or Audit in a Banking environment and associated risks, clear understanding and knowledge of control and risk management methodologies.
  • Have a proven experience in the audit, assurance or risk assessement of Technology and/or Data risks.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience within Audit, Assurance, Risk Management or Technology in a Banking environment.
  • Have a proven understanding and experience of financial services industry products and regulations.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of technology, cyber security risk assessment and controls management including an understanding of industry frameworks such as COBIT, NIST, ISF, and ISO27001.
  • For this role, there is a preference for professionally qualified candidates (ideally CISA / CISM / CRISC) or candidates undergoing or willing to take these exams.



Life at AIB


At AIB, we have a clear purpose - to back our customers to achieve their dreams and ambitions. We want to be at the heart of our customers’ financial lives by giving them an exceptional experience. That goes for our employees too.

We are building a culture that breaks the conventions of what our customer and employees expect of a bank.


We are committed to offering our colleagues choice and flexibility in how we work and live.  Our hybrid working model enables our people to balance their time between working from home and their designated office, subject to their role, the needs of our customers and business requirements.  More details on our hybrid working arrangements and expected office attendance for your role will be provided to you during the recruitment process.


AIB is an equal opportunities employer, and we pride ourselves on being the first bank in Ireland to receive the Investors in Diversity Gold Standard for Diversity and Inclusion. We work to ensure that AIB is a place where diversity is welcome, everyone can thrive, and inclusion is a universal experience.  Our working environment is one in which talented individuals of all backgrounds can realise their full potential, enjoying rewarding careers in the service of our customers.


If you feel you have what it takes, click apply and fill in the online application form. If you would like more information or have any special requirements or needs that would support, you during the recruitment process then please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at



By when?  Closing date is 11th June 2023



Unsolicited CV’s sent to AIB by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this position. AIB operates a direct sourcing model and where agency assistance is required, the Talent Acquisition team will engage directly with our recruitment partners.

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