Senior IT Audit Analyst - Internal Controls

Business Support
Job Type:
Toronto, Canada, Canada

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Manager, IT Internal Controls and Audit, this position is responsible for testing the design and effectiveness of internal controls, including evaluation of risks, processes and management practices related to information technology. This role will provide the opportunity to combine your technical, auditing and people skills to discuss findings with the business, write audit reports, and interact with the external auditors. You will join a dedicated and motivated team with exposure to multiple departments outside of IT and opportunities to travel to our various international locations (Europe and Australia).

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute internal control SOX reviews and audits in the areas of IT infrastructure, processes, applications, operations, information security and emerging technologies
  • Reviews will focus primarily on IT General Controls and IT Application Controls using the COBIT framework and in adherence to the IIA Professional Standards
  • Responsibility for all aspects of the review including planning, fieldwork, recommendations, client interactions, follow-ups and report writing
  • Develop and apply testing scripts and automation to streamline test execution;
  • Build strong working relationships with stakeholders
  • Recommend continuous improvements on Internal Controls tools, templates, standards and methodologies
  • Work with the Senior Manager to develop and present the risk-based annual IT audit plan
  • Provide advisory services to business management on issues related to IT risk assessment, controls and governance
  • Respond to external auditor queries and help expedite collection of PBCs

Skills and Capabilities


  • Post-secondary degree in an Information Technology related field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering or IT Management or a suitable combination of education and experience
  • CISA and/or CISSP designations
  • 2-5 years of working experience in either IT Internal Audit and/or consulting practice or possess experience with IT infrastructure or software development at a senior analyst level
  • A deep understanding of inherent technology risks and the ability to translate these risks into business language
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate relationships with Senior Management
  • Ability to present complex information clearly and influence the outcome through effective verbal and written communication
  • Flexible and willing to travel nationally and internationally (expected 30-35%)


  • CPA and/or CIA designations
  • Knowledge of Audit assurance, governance and control frameworks such as COBIT, NIST and ISO, Service Organization Controls (SOC) Reporting standards
  • Applications development including Agile methodology, mobile, SQL, Cloud, etc.
  • Information security and technical IT infrastructure knowledge of key infrastructure technologies (e.g. Operating Systems (Windows/UNIX/Mainframe), databases (SQL, Oracle, DB2, etc.), networking, middleware, Cloud and Cyber, etc.

Our values

  • Focus on the customer
  • Work as a team
  • Strive for excellence
  • Have courage
  • Show passion

The Company

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. 

Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies.

This role is in the Group’s Toronto office in the Internal Controls department.