IT Audit Manager

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
14 Feb 2021
16 Mar 2021
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Internal IT Audit Manager x 2

Sainsbury's Bank, Lochside, Edinburgh

In a nutshell

The Sainsbury's Bank Internal Audit function adds value to SB by providing assurance on the SB risk management and control processes as they relate to customer, financial or reputational risk.

The successful person in the IT Audit Manager role will be responsible for supporting the Audit Director and Senior Audit Manager in delivering an independent and objective risk-based IA service designed to systematically evaluate and improve the Sainsbury's Bank risk management, control and governance processes. The IT AM will support their Senior Audit Manager through leading and delivering their allocated audit assignments through the planning, fieldwork, reporting and follow-up stages with minimal supervision.

What you need to do
  • Contribute appropriately to the provision of an independent assessment of the SB governance, risk management and control processes.
  • Contribute appropriately to the achievement of the IA department objectives including development and implementation of the SB Internal Audit IT function and IA frameworks.
  • Support and manage all relevant aspects of the IA strategy and services, consistent with current professional standards
  • Lead and undertake assigned audits to time, plan and quality using the SB audit methodology and quality standards.
  • Coaching, develop and performance manage, as required, any Senior Auditors within the IT Audit team.
  • Identify and assess potential risks to the SB business and appropriate audit responses, working in line with current regulatory and statutory requirements.
  • Take accountability for the end-to-end audit process and deliverables.
  • Liaise with the SB business to confirm that planned timescales for the assignment are viable.
  • Set up and carry out any required site visits, conducting 'walk through' interviews with key staff to identify processes, risks and controls.
  • Consider technology risks within the scope of business led audits.
  • Create and issue an Audit Planning Document, assessing the adequacy of controls, identifying tests to be completed and the associated testing rationale.
  • Create and issue the Terms of Reference to the business.
  • Review key audit documents with the SAM and AD, as required by the SB IA methodology.
  • Lead and conduct site visits to test the effectiveness of controls.
  • Document testing in the SB audit software.
  • Work closely with business audit colleagues on integrated audits to understand and test IT controls underlying business processes.
  • Demonstrate supportive and effective teamwork on all assignments.

What you need to know and show
  • Strong experience in risk based IS & Data auditing or risk and control activities, ideally from a "big 4" background.
  • CISA, IIA IT Auditing Certificate, CISSP, Data Science or Change equivalent qualification is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of working in a largely outsourced environment essential.
  • Audit or assurance experience of Cyber risks in a Digital driven business using agile methods of working.
  • Experience in undertaking change audit assignments e.g. Digital and Data related, transitional or Cloud technology programmes.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing business relationships using excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • Experience of working in an integrated audit function, working closely with business audit colleagues.
  • Experience of building, developing and maintaining audit methodologies and frameworks.
  • Excellent analytical, evaluation and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation capabilities.
  • Strong focus on finding solutions that have the right outcomes, acceptable to both the auditee and IA function.

Colleague Conduct Rules

The individual performing this role is expected to adhere to the conduct rules as specified by our regulators (PRA and FCA).

Our benefits

In addition to the all-important competitive salary, pension & bonus offering, we totally get that life outside work is important to us all. So we want to shout out some of our other great benefits...
  • We offer flexible working to help you achieve a good work/life balance.
  • Opportunity to buy extra holidays is on the table.
  • Discounts on your weekly shop, buying a laptop or sofa? We've got it covered through your Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat store discount card.
  • Cycle to work scheme and great coffee and cake!

A little about us & our culture

We're proud of our heritage as the UK's first supermarket bank. As digital technology drives the banking landscape we want to be at the cutting edge of this technology, offering award winning innovative digital banking products to our customers. Technology is where we see our growth therefore we need innovators to join us and drive the next phase of our evolution.

We're a friendly bunch who collectively share a passion to make our customers' financial lives easier. As part of the wider Sainsbury's Group, being one of the UK's most trusted brands, it brings our colleagues a wealth of opportunities to fulfil their potential. Here, you can be part of something bigger and help to create a new approach that puts the customer at the heart of everything we do.

It's important that our colleagues reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Our inclusive recruitment policy means we're committed to training and developing all our colleagues, treating everyone fairly and equally when they come and work with us.

As this role involves working within a regulated environment any offer will be subject to satisfactory background checks including criminal record check, credit check, fraud check and employment references.

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