NatWest Group

Head of Audit - Credit Risk

NatWest Group
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
29 Mar 2023
13 Apr 2023
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Join us as a Head of Audit - Credit Risk
  • In this role, you'll be providing independent assurance and helping with the delivery of the internal audit plan by designing an effective audit strategy and reporting entity opinions
  • Day-to-day, you'll be influencing impacted divisional opinions while delivering a risk-based audit plan that can provide impactful independent assurance
  • This is your opportunity to become a key advisor to the board, to influence the direction of the bank while growing your network and having your views valued and heard
What you'll do

You'll lead all audits in your area of responsibility and set standards of excellence for our business through coaching and guidance. Not only will you execute and refine your audit plan in relation to your area of business, but you'll work with the business and specialist audit teams on integrated audit delivery.

We'll look to you to use business intelligence to provide targeted assurance in your strategy while being responsible for business, market, or regulatory developments. You'll become a valuable business partner to your management team and allocate resources within your audit portfolio.

You'll also be:
  • Reviewing and approving all audit deliverables for coverage, quality, and positioning
  • Creating entity reports and providing opinions to influence executive management, to inform our audit committee and to manage risk within our risk appetite
  • Building a high performance culture as a strategic leader while managing the performance and recruitment of the extended team and helping to provide career opportunities
  • Developing innovative, data-led audit & assurance solutions
  • Managing your team while they carry out audits to help form plans while making sure the progress, scope and quality standards of the audits are met
The skills you'll need

To be successful in this role, you'll need extensive knowledge and experience of financial services and internal auditing - including being a subject matter expert in credit risk. We'll also expect you to have previously managed a diverse range of team members, ideally across different locations.

You'll also need:
  • An understanding of risk management and how to form and execute an effective audit strategy
  • Knowledge of risk management, the control framework and governance processes that can help locate and control weaknesses and provide ongoing assurance
  • A solid understanding of credit risk, ideally for retail and wholesale lending portfolios, and a working knowledge of the three lines of defence model
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to influence effectively on assurance matters
  • Outstanding senior business colleague and stakeholder relationship building skills

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