IT Risk and Control Specialist

Information Systems & Technology Makati City, Philippines


Risk and Control IT Specialist

Makati, Philippines


About Citco

Citco is a global leader in fund services, corporate governance and related asset services with staff across 80 offices worldwide. With more than $1 trillion in assets under administration, we deliver end-to-end solutions and exceptional service to meet our clients’ needs.

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About the Team & Business Line:

Citco Group provides services to our Citco Group of Companies and helps business to succeed in client service excellence.

As a valuable member of our Internal Audit team you will work closely with internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams to support business operations and help them to achieve their goals.

Your Role:

The Risk and Control Team (‘R&C’) is a group wide resource, which covers all of the divisions within the Citco Group of companies as defined on The R&C strategy is to work to support the organization implement a risk and control framework.

R&C has resources based in Cork (Ireland), Jersey City (USA), Manila (The Philippines), and Toronto (Canada).

We are looking for a Risk and Control IT Specialist to:

  • Support the organization in implementing an effective and efficient risk management and control framework (both Business processes and Information Technology processes).
  • Work within R&C to ensure that the Service Organization Controls (‘SOC 1’) annual review (1) work fulfills its purposes; (2) work con­forms to external and internal standards and (3) review and testing is completed within key timelines set. This may mean working on both Business and / or Information Technology processes.
  • Work within R&C to assess readiness of a new Service Organization Controls (‘SOC 2’) engagement. This may include, but is not limited to (1) analyzing the current control environment against the SOC 2 Common Criteria to identify gaps; (2) liaising with Audit, Security, and Technology teams to enhance or implement control activities as needed; and (3) drafting control activity test procedures that determine operating effectiveness and executing the testing.
  • Engage with Business and Support Function Management across the Citco Divisions to further improve the control environment in a collaborative manner.
  • Complete the tasks assigned by R&C management as to achieve R&C’s goals and objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members within R&C to cover the scope and objectives in an effective and efficient manner.

About You:


  • The candidate should be educated to at least Bachelor’s degree level from an accredited college / university.
  • A relevant and recognized professional qualification such Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is desirable.


Professional Experience

  • One to three years experience of working in a progressive risk management / internal controls / internal audit function of a financial institution / Big 4 audit firm or in an IT practioner role. Ideally, the candidate will have experience in the financial services and / or alternative investments industry.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is expected.
  • Preferable to have experience with automated internal audit applications / tools, Jira, ACL (Galvanize), VBA, database IDEs, AWS Cloud technologies, etc.


Key Compentencies

  • Client Focused.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Technologically inclined.
  • Self-starter able to perform independently.
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Strive for continuous improvement.
  • Sound risk-based decision making.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Drive for results.


Personal Characteristics

  • Confident personality with ability to communicate clearly and succinctly.
  • Diplomatic but with the necessary tenacity to complete the task.
  • A ‘team player’ who can work well within the R&C function and also collaborate successfully with other R&C team members and peers within the team.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentational skills (oral and written).
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Willingness to take on responsibility and to work on own initiative.
  • Proactive with good project management and organizational skills.
  • Reliable and prepared to undertake international travel.


Our Benefits

Your well-being is of paramount importance to us, and central to our success. We provide a range of benefits, training and education support, and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve success in your career while balancing personal needs. Ask us about specific benefits in your location.

We recognize diversity as a source of organizational pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization.

Citco welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection.