Apex Group

Head Technology Audit

Apex Group
Cape Town, South Africa
Competitive salary
12 Jun 2024
12 Jul 2024
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About Apex

The Apex Group is a global financial services provider with 10,000 staff across 50+ offices globally. We look to recruit bright, articulate and numerate employees who are not afraid of a challenge and are prepared to work hard and love what they do.

Every employee plays a part in making Apex who we are today and the more that we grow, the more important that becomes. Whatever your career path or specialism Apex provides a global platform to allow you to thrive.

As APEX FUND SERVICES is expanding, we are opening an exciting new opportunity.

We are currently looking for a suitable, motivated, and team-oriented professional for the position of Head of Technology Audit.

The Role:

The Head of Technology Audit is a critical role within Technology Assurance & Information Security, responsible for leading teams and overseeing Apex's Technology Audit Programs. The role reports to the Group Head of Technology Assurance and the Global Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO).

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Govern the global Technology annual Audit program, including delivering process enhancements and improvements to Technology Audit operations.
  • Work closely with external providers and internal teams across Technology in executing Technology Audit requirements.
  • Deliver report consolidation and establish a consistent, unified approach to evidence collation and submission for various reports, including SOC 1 & 2.
  • Prepare the organization for SOx compliance in 2024.
  • Provide robust challenge to findings with a view to determining any potential deficiencies and building effective remediation plans with teams across the Technology organization.
  • Manage all external Client requests for Apex Technology, including interfacing directly with major global clients.
  • Respond effectively to any regulatory ask for Apex Technology.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's degree preferable.
  • In-depth experience operating and leading Technology teams in a large multi-national organization.
  • Detailed understanding of core Technology Governance principles and Audit requirements.
  • Leadership skills in complex, fast-paced business environments, including ability to coordinate multiple teams in various locations and time zones.
  • Experience working on projects in the financial services industry would be an advantage.
  • Possess extensive knowledge and expertise in a wide range of Technology disciplines.
  • Passion for leading teams and implementing change.
  • Strong negotiation and team-building skills with the ability to create consensus around decisions and mitigate conflicts among different teams.

  • High communication skills required at all levels. Must be able to interact with senior leadership. Excellent command of verbal and written communication (English). Effective presentation style for all levels of stakeholders.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, issue analysis and resolution skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities with internal clients.
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural global work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders and manage competing priorities with internal clients.
  • Must be highly motivated.

What you will get in return:
  • A high level of visibility within a large organization on an upwards trajectory.
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse, agile and global team.
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business and cross-jurisdiction.
  • The opportunity to innovate, lead, bring discipline to brand activity and really make a difference.
  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business.
  • Work for a fast developing and one of the world's leading independent fund administrators.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • Positive and hospitable work environment.
  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business.

Additional information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependents, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decision are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society and the planet.

For more information on our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) please visit https://theapexgroup.com/csr-policy/

If you are looking to take that next step in your career and are ready to work for a high performing organization, alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, please submit your application (with your CV, cover letter and salary's expectations).


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