Senior Audit Manager - Sourcing IT


Senior Audit Manager - Sourcing IT

Job Title: Senior Audit Manager - Sourcing IT
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: £90,000 - £120,000
Contact Name: Emir Allen
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Job Published: March 28, 2017 14:34

Job Description

One of my top clients is looking for a Senior Audit Manager to joing their Sourcing/Vendor Management team.

They are looking for an entrepreneurial candidate with solid understanding of vendor management.

You’ll be joining Group Audit as part of the specialised Sourcing Information Technology (IT) team which is a fully integrated component of the Sourcing audit function. In your role as Sourcing IT Principal Auditor you will have a key role in the delivery of global IT audit coverage of the Bank's Group vendor risk. Sourcing’s coverage of the vendor and procurement landscape employs a multi stream approach, including third party vendor service reviews (with an emphasis on onsite audit), 2nd Line of Defence governance and Group macro risks. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Covering Vendor IT platforms and infrastructure, facilities and supporting processes
  • Reviewing complex risk scenarios relating to data integrity and leakage, cyber-threats, service resilience and recovery
  • Managing service delivery
  • Monitoring of the IT components of services provided to the Bank
  • Acting as part of a Subject Matter Expert (SME) team within Group Audit
  • Closely liaising and co-ordinating with Principal Audit Manager’s (PAMs) and staff from other Audit teams to facilitate effective coverage of vendor and vendor IT risk across the Group Audit universe and to ensure the timely and high quality delivery of the audit plan
  • Maintaining up to date and relevant knowledge of risk and technical developments both within the Bank and the industry, pro-actively sharing knowledge and insights
  • Completing all assigned work on a timely basis. This may also include ad hoc projects and special investigations
  • Travelling regionally and globally

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Strong IT SME skills in the outsourcing and vendor IT governance arena and a proven track record in audit or a related discipline
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and innovative
  • Strong communication skills, a delivery focus and the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Has the confidence to deal with senior Stakeholders
  • Proficient in time and resource management
  • Has a strong appreciation of IT risks, regulatory requirements and IT controls in the third party vendor outsourcing and service delivery environment
  • Experience of working directly with vendors (e.g. audit reviews of vendor locations), vendor governance, and relevant specialist IT skills (such as data leakage scenarios, asset segregation, client connectivity etc) or experience in a vendor delivery environment supporting clients would be beneficial
  • Capable of carrying out planning, preparation, coordination and execution of audits, including those in international vendor locations and be able to facilitate issue tracking and validate closure of issues
  • Demonstrable competency to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of controls in the relevant business areas in accordance with Group Audit methodology and the established risk assessment framework
  • Proven track record of leading complex audits, including those incorporating vendors in scope and delivering to a high standard on time and on budget.
  • Takes responsibility for own skill development, sharing expertise to help develop the capability of their colleagues and contributing to the ongoing development of the global Sourcing team and GA in general
  • A creative, tenacious and delivery oriented “self-starter” with confidence, drive and enthusiasm
  • Excellent team working capabilities and an ability to build strong business and team relationships
  • A willingness to accept responsibility, a positive attitude and a delivery focus
  • Strong English communication skills, both oral and written. Fluency in other languages to a business standard would be beneficial
  • Works with integrity and to the highest possible professional standards, in particular as the work requires close engagement with third party organisations and representatives
  • Experience in Banking would be beneficial

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