IT Audit & Advisory Leader

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organization, specializing in audit, consulting and accounting services, tax and legal issues. As of January 1st 2017, Mazars can rely on the expertise of more than 18,000 professionals in 79 countries. In Switzerland, Mazars is present with more than 150 professionals in offices located in Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg, Sion and Zurich. We offer our services to industry, banking and insurance clients, ranging from SMEs to multinational listed firms. Mazars Switzerland is one of the few audit firms to have received all licenses required by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.

Mazars Switzerland is a growing company and is constantly recruiting the talents of tomorrow. You have the entrepreneurial spirit and you want to boost your career? Come on and join us in our Zurich Office! We are looking for an:

IT Audit & Advisory Leader

Your opportunity

• Within the Advisory Services Department, you manage the Mazars Switzerland IT Audit & Advisory services

• Develop the practice in cooperation with the Head of Advisory Services and other service lines leaders

• Manage IT audit to assist the engagement leaders in carrying quality financial statement audits and other assurance services to clients across various industries and in particular Banking and Insurance

• You are responsible for all aspects of IT audit engagements including planning, administration, staff scheduling, staff coaching, execution and closely monitoring engagement progress to ensure pre-agreed deadlines and milestones are met

• Ensure engagements are executed in accordance with Mazars methodologies and guidance and professional standards

• Perform risk analysis of processes, preparation of process maps and flowcharts and preparation of efficient and effective test plans

• Perform IT audit activities including general computer controls, IT application controls, system and data security, outsourcing partners, pre- and post-application implementations, social media, cloud computing, mobile devices and emerging and changing risks

• Conduct different types of IT advisory assignments such as IT strategy review, system implementation, cybersecurity, data governance or project management


Your profile

• Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Accounting, Finance/Economics, Computer Science, Engineering or related fields

• Professional certification in at least one of the following CISA/CISM/CISSP/CIA/CFE

• More than 5 years of professional experience working as an IT Auditor or IT risk advisor

• Familiarity with the financial services industry and/or financial regulators (e.g. FINMA) is a plus

• • Knowledge of internal controls standards or best practices in IT, for example: COSO Internal Control-Integrated Framework, ITIL, CoBIT

• Data analytics skills using SQL/ACL/similar is a plus

• Familiarity with Service Organization Control (SOC)/ISAE reports is a plus

• Proven ability and enthusiasm to develop a service offer for IT Audit & Advisory services

•  Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

• Ability to manage and develop a team

• Flexibility to travel to out-of-town assignments

• Ability to work under pressure • Fluency in German and English is a must. Additional French and/or other languages would be an asset


We offer an interesting opportunity in the setting up of a sub-service line with the support of an international group, within a challenging, friendly and dynamic team!

We are looking forward to receiving your application!