Standard  Chartered  Bank

Senior Audit Manager, Data Management

Singapore, Singapore
Competitive salary
22 Sep 2021
25 Sep 2021
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About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities

Effective management of Data is not only a regulatory obligation, but also an enabler of the Group's strategic priorities and a foundation for building client trust aligned with our brand promise 'Here for good'. By managing Data effectively, the Group can realise its ambition to be a Data-driven organisation that leverages Data and analytics to make business decision and better serve our client, including:
  • Enhanced personalised client experience, through Data and analytics capabilities to generate an understanding of clients and their needs, and in turn improving our client offering;
  • Driving more effective operational, compliance and conduct processes through machine learning and artificial intelligence; and
  • Complying with regulatory expectations and laws on privacy, records management and Data quality.

Failure to effectively manage Data may lead to adverse client outcomes, breaches of regulatory requirements that could attract regulatory scrutiny, and/or damage the Group's reputation.

As a result, there are increased audit requirements, both regulatory and risk-based that demands technical expertise and engagement with senior stakeholder(s) at the Group-level.
  • Group Internal Audit (GIA) in Standard Chartered Bank is looking for an exceptional and dynamic Audit Manager to join our Data Management GIA Team within the Technology and Operations portfolio.
  • This global role includes executing audits across the data lifecycle, covering aspects such as Data Quality, Data Privacy, Data Sovereignty, Enterprise Metadata, Reference Data, Archival & Records Management, Data Ethics and Artificial Intelligence.
  • This role will get to work on more complex audits such as cross-functional and multi-location high risk audits and will also provide you the opportunities to interact and engage with both Group and Country Stakeholders.


  • Perform, support, or lead where directed, the planning, fieldwork, and reporting of internal audit engagements to deliver agreed assurance objectives to established GIA standards and timelines.
  • Deliver quality audit reports that are effectively written with practical, actionable, measurable and value-added recommendations.
  • Share knowledge, skills and experience with team members and the wider GIA and provide advisory to internal auditors from both business and technology on Data Management. Assist in conducting training sessions for GIA Stakeholders on topics related to Data management.
  • Assist in standardisation and documentation of processes, risks, and controls and work with internal stakeholders to build a comprehensive and simple test procedures for Data Management. Liaise with Data Management standard owners where required.
  • Assist to track and consolidate all Data related audit issues raised by GIA, Regulators or Monitors and provide periodic updates to internal GIA Management and senior risk committees of the Bank.
  • Apply an in-depth understanding of, and compliance with, GIA methodology standards and the GIA system in all areas of assigned GIA activity.
  • Evaluate quantitative and qualitative data (using data analytics) to diagnose underlying issues, patterns and root causes.
  • Monitor and track assigned audit issues and action plans, and report overdue items to the Head of Audit (HOA) for resolution.

People and Talent

  • Build good working relationships with the business audit teams to facilitate execution of integrated audit work.
  • Assists in maintaining the right relationships with the Business leading to sound audit recommendations and channels of audit related communication and monitoring.

Risk Management

  • Complete relevant risk assessment activities in a timely and effective manner, including the completion of Risk Assessment template.
  • Assist in continuous auditing and monitoring of key risks in Data Management.
  • Follow changes in the laws and regulations to identify emerging risks.

Regulatory & Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

Key Stakeholders
  • Designated business stakeholders (including the Chief Data Office, Technology and Compliance), related to individual audit assignments and the assigned portfolio; and
  • GIA stakeholders - team leaders, team members, team managers, Product, Functional, Country and Regional Heads of Audit.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Strong background in audit (with a focus on application controls) with a minimum of 7 years of experience preferably in the Banking and Financial services industry.
  • Knowledge and experience in Data Management (e.g. Data Quality, Data Privacy) is preferred. Candidates with no audit experience but with strong Data Management experience can be considered.
  • Bachelor's or university degree in Data Science, Information Technology or related discipline.
  • Professional Audit Certification (CIA, CISA, CISM, CISSP etc) and experience in executing a risk-based Audit Methodology, or a similar methodological approach.
  • Professional Certification (CIPM/CIPP, CDMP, etc) in Data Management preferred.
  • Attention to detail and curiosity. Strong analytical skills and eager to learn.
  • Acquaintance with global regulations relating to Data Management (e.g. BCBS239, GDPR, DFS 504, CCPA, GLBA, IFRS9, etc).
  • Excellent writing and articulation skills to succinctly communicate complicated technical issues in business terms.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for building and maintaining credibly effective working relationships with counterparts in Group Internal Audit and business stakeholders.
  • High degree of responsibility, self-motivated, requiring minimal supervision.
  • Ability to collect and objectively analyse and apply information, "thinking out of the box" where necessary, in supporting the planning, fieldwork or reporting of results of audit engagements.
  • Displays initiative and knows when and how to seek guidance. Willingness and capacity to learn on the job.

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.

To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our career pages. We welcome conversations on flexible working.

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