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EY Policy Enforcement Leader in Rochester, New York

EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Technology has always been at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. We need technology to keep an organization the size of ours working efficiently. We have 250,000 people in more than 140 countries, all of whom rely on secure technology to be able to do their job every single day. Everything from the laptops we use, to the ability to work remotely on our mobile devices and connecting our people and our clients, to enabling hundreds of internal tools and external solutions delivered to our clients. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and is key to us being more innovative as an organization.

EY Technology supports our technology needs through three business units:

  • Client Technology (CT) - focuses on developing new technology services for our clients. It enables EY to identify new technology-based opportunities faster, and pursue those opportunities more rapidly.

  • Enterprise Workplace Technology (EWT) – EWT supports our Core Business Services functions and will deliver fit-for-purpose technology infrastructure at the cheapest possible cost for quality services. EWT will also support our internal technology needs by focusing on a better user experience.

  • Information Security (Info Sec) - Info Sec prevents, detects, responds and mitigates cyber-risk, protecting EY and client data, and our information management systems.

The opportunity

The Policy Enforcement Leader will be charged with ensuring that all business operations and activities are in compliance with established Information Security policies. This leader will analyze, develop, implement, and maintain policy enforcement procedures within the organization. This individual partners with Service Line and Functional leadership and business stakeholders to reinforce policies, control ownership, and compliance. Our primary objectives are to build a risk-aware culture, reduce risk, defend against internal and external threats, and protect client and EY data.

Your key responsibilities

As an Associate Director leading the Policy Enforcement Team, you will oversee the management of compliance to Information Security policies across the firm, management and remediation of non-compliance, definition and reduction of key risks as a result of non-compliance trends, and advocate for change. You will partner closely with EY leaders to bring accountability to security policy compliance.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Execute top-down assessment of risk based on policy compliance data and risks

  • Exhibit industry leading risk management practices through effective internal controls, risk monitoring, and risk assessments

  • Looks for ways to continually improve our compliance with Information Security policies

  • Create, promote, and oversee enforcement protocols, ensuring consistency across diverse internal stakeholders.

  • Investigate any violations of policies and recommend corrective action.

  • Develop training materials and conduct training sessions to educate on policies and enforcement protocols.

  • Work collaboratively with the legal and HR departments to update policies in line with industry laws and standards.

  • Develop metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of policy enforcement, and generate regular reports.

  • Identify policy and enforcement gaps and propose improvements.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience in policy enforcement and security compliance at a publicly-traded company

  • An in-depth understanding of ISO 27002, ISO 27001, ISO 31000 frameworks and applying these frameworks

  • Familiarity with local and regional regulatory requirements and how they impact IT policies

  • Extensive experience in policy development, enforcement, or a similar role.

  • Proficiency in using relevant software or systems for policy management.

  • Experience with RSA Archer and/or IBM Open Pages

  • Significant experience in Information technology, cybersecurity, or related field.

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of information risk concepts and principles.

  • Extensive experience with security compliance regulations.

  • Projects advanced consultative skills to conduct effective questioning to break down complex issues into core elements, formulate appropriate ideas or planning and negotiate those ideas and plans clearly and concisely to advance a cooperative engagement by all levels of the organization including senior and/or executive management.

  • An ability to utilize core risk and controls skills in a broad range of projects both in a traditional internal audit and in advisory projects aimed at assisting in the implementation of controls / improvements.

  • Experience in developing and executing reporting strategies

  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment

  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change

  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, organizational, and decision-making skills

  • Strong judgment and analytical ability

  • Ability to communicate and gain support for initiatives

  • Strong English language skills; excellent writing, presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills are required

  • Ability to understand and integrate cultural differences and motives and to lead cross cultural teams.

  • An ability to utilize core risk and controls skills in a broad range of projects both in a traditional internal audit and in advisory projects aimed at assisting in the implementation of controls / improvements.

  • Professional; quickly establishes personal credibility and demonstrates expertise.

  • 10 or more years of experience in the Information Technology, Information Security and/or IT Risk Management field(s).

  • 5+ years of experience in managing senior staff/management staff in Governance, Risk, and Compliance

  • An advanced degree in Computer Science, Information Security or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience.

  • One or more of the following or equivalent certifications preferred: Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Security Processional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) in related area, CIPP, CIPT

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience in communicating to all levels of management, clients and vendors

  • A working knowledge of policy frameworks such as ISO, COBIT and unified compliance framework

  • Ability to appropriately balance internal functional needs with business impact and benefit

  • Skilled in executive level presentations and briefings

  • Solid knowledge and working experience in governance, risk and compliance as applies to technology

  • Proactively maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the core business and financial drivers of EY’s service lines as well as the operating environment within IT. Works with peers and others in service specific IT groups to support the proper recognition of risk issues or to proactively position risk mitigation and other service improvement opportunities or to engage with others in the area of continuous improvement.

  • Good appreciation of the business benefits of internal control and good risk management and not just for compliance purposes (i.e., not limited to SOX, PCI or other regulatory mainstay drivers).

What we offer

The compensation ranges below are provided in order to comply with United States pay transparency laws. Other geographies will follow their local salary guidelines, which may not be a direct conversion of published US salary ranges.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $133,300 to $249,300. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $160,000 to $283,300. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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