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RELX Corporate
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RELX is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.  We help scientists make new discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives and insurance companies offer customers lower prices. We save taxpayers and consumers money by preventing fraud and help executives forge commercial relationships with their clients.


We employ about 30,000 people of whom almost half are in North America.  Full year revenues for 2018 were £7.5bn and combined market capitalisation is approximately £37bn.  Our positive financial performance continued throughout 2018, with underlying revenue and operating profit growth across all four business areas. 90% of revenues are generated from electronic or face-to-face formats in 2018.  We serve customers in more than 180 countries and have offices in about 40 countries.  Our number one priority is the organic development of increasingly sophisticated information-based analytics and decision tools that deliver enhanced value to our customers.


We operate in four major market segments:


  • Scientific, Technical & Medical is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science, and improve performance for the benefit of humanity

  • Risk & Business Analytics provides customers with solutions and decision tools that combine public and industry specific content with advanced technology and analytics to assist them in evaluating and predicting risk and enhancing operational efficiency

  • Legal is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that helps customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes and advance the rule of law around the world

  • Exhibitions is a world leading events business, enhancing the power of face-to-face through data and digital tools at over 500 events, in 30 countries, attracting more than 7m participants.

Working within RELX can be best characterised as action and result oriented.  RELX has a strong focus on valuing its people.  The company puts the highest priority on recruiting, developing, and retaining outstanding people.  Managers are directly responsible for the development of their staff.  The company recognises and rewards achievement and all employees celebrate success and are empowered to maximise their potential and contribution.


An equal opportunity employer, RELX provides a work environment free from all forms of discrimination.  This commitment to a diverse workforce is the source of our strength.


Audit & Risk Management (A&RM)


We provide independent, high quality assurance for RELX - working in partnership with our colleagues in the business to help them identify, understand, communicate, manage and mitigate their principal risks. Everything we do is about supporting the drive for performance and growth while safeguarding our brands and reputation. Our objective, informed, timely and actionable approach has a positive impact on the business by helping to make improvements in the way RELX works.


A&RM is involved in all segments of RELX and is managed as a single global team. A&RM has a strong focus on the strategies and changes in the Group as an integral part of the Group's management and control mechanisms. A&RM consists of a focused, high calibre team of 20 professionals located in London and New York with a strong focus on business issues and is highly involved in risk management initiatives in the company.  The team members discuss the business objectives and risks with senior management and together with them, identify areas for improvement.


The team acts as a catalyst for improving the risk management practices and control environment in the business. The team is responsible for assessing the quality of the overall control practices as well as the testing of their effectiveness. These efforts help to drive a stronger control environment for RELX businesses.


Responsibilities – Audit Manager, Technology


The candidate will join an established team focusing primarily on technology risk and technology assurance reviews, reporting to the Head of USA Audit. He or she plays a key role in helping to embed robust internal controls over technology as well as performing a wider role in the review of our business.


The role is responsible for performing technology, operational and financial risk audits and reviews at all RELX businesses in a large, complex environment which includes agile development tools, machine learning, cloud based services and infrastructure.


The results of the reviews will be discussed with senior management and improvement opportunities will be identified and agreed. The team member will gain broad exposure to the information technology systems and electronic products of RELX’s diverse businesses around the world.


The role will provide a broad exposure to diverse businesses and senior management, involves a degree of international travel (circa 30-40%) with exposure to a fast growing, dynamic and culturally rich environment. The role offers excellent opportunities to learn develop and progress in your career.


Professional and Personal Skills


We are seeking candidates with broad-based subject matter expertise in technology areas, including IT general computer controls, applications and IT infrastructure as well as knowledge financial and operational internal audit. The ability to understand and review business processes and the management control aspects is critical in making practical recommendations for improvement. The candidate should have experience either within large recognised businesses or through working in professional services, systems integrators or outsourcing service providers.


Experience:


  • Relevant audit, risk, security related working experience in ‘Big 4’ and/or industry, preferably in an international environment

  • Subject matter knowledge in IT general computer controls (e.g., logical security, change management, disaster recovery), application, infrastructure (e.g. firewalls, operating systems, databases, etc.), cloud and SOX areas

  • Knowledge of information security and data privacy risks

  • Ability to conduct high quality reviews in line with industry standards (e.g. ISO17799/27001, CobIT, COSO) with relevant professional certifications (e.g. CISSP, CIPP, CISA)

  • Gain rapport, credibility, and support from a wide range of stakeholders

  • Understanding of / Interest in developing technologies including robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence

  • Some knowledge of assessing the design, implementation, and effectiveness of a wide range of controls to manage business and financial risk would be an advantage

  • Relevant university degree (i.e. computer science, business, accounting, economics, an MBA is a plus)


Personal


  • An intelligent self-starter

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organization and follow-up skills, including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments.

  • Ability to multi-task various complex tasks on hand

  • Conscientious, conceptual, analytical and critical, with the ability to liaise with all levels within the company

  • A ‘hands-on’ stakeholder focused approach to delivery

  • A committed team player, eager, informal, self-assured and down to earth

  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally



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