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IT Audit Director

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Job ID:

42435

Location:

Nottinghamshire 

Salary:

per year
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Job Views:

1

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

13/06/2018
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Job Description:

As the leading global information services company, Experian's vision is for our people, data and technology to become a necessary part of every major consumer economy in the world. That's an exciting challenge, and it's one that our Global Internal Audit (GIA) professionals support with skill and passion. Due to internal move, we are now looking for an IT Audit Director to join our Global Internal Audit team based in Nottingham.

This is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic and inquisitive internal audit leader seeking to move into a best practice internal audit function in a rapidly growing industry segment. The successful candidate will take a leadership role within the team and gain diverse experience across the Experian business. They will oversee and lead diverse technical internal audit reviews and advisory activity covering areas such as IT infrastructure, software development, technology operations, transformation programmes, data governance, new products, information security, acquisitions and strategy.

Responsibilities

This role has a solid reporting line into the Regional Head of Internal Audit for UK&I, EMEA and APAC, and a dotted line to the Global Head of IT Audit; responsibilities will be conducted in support of both, including:
  • Collaboration in the development of the rolling audit plan and performance of regular functional risk assessments
  • Managing a number of direct reports and mentoring team members through candid, constructive feedback
  • Relationship management with senior stakeholders, including regional CIOs, heads of regional development centres, security officers, and through the provision of risk, control and governance consultancy, and interaction with external audit, 2LOD and the assignment of co-source resourcing
  • Involvement in GIA projects and initiatives, supporting in driving the strategic direction of the GIA function
  • Providing proactive risk, control and governance counsel to business management as required


The role has primary responsibility for overseeing a portfolio of local and global IT and related audits managed by Audit Leads. In addition and by exception, to provide direct input into the planning, scoping and delivery for specific audits of high complexity by assuming the Audit Lead role. All reviews are carried out in compliance with GIA audit standards and our internal QA process to ensure overall quality of audit deliverables:
  • Quality of input into the planning cycle and planning process for individual reviews
  • Providing oversight and direction to local and global audits as a delegate to the RHoIA
  • Agreeing the final audit report and agreed actions with senior management
  • Ensuring agreed actions are tracked to completion, and assessing the effective mitigation of associated risks

The role also includes the following:
  • Deputize for the Regional Head of Internal Audit at governance committees and senior management meetings as agreed.
  • Work with business contacts and resources to develop broad technical and commercial business awareness
  • Contribute to GIA global and local teams through professional skills, technical expertise, energy and motivation.

How do we measure success?
  • Timely delivery of the audit plan to a quality standard, in compliance with GIA methodology
  • Identification and effective communication of impactful audit observations and process improvement opportunities that support business objectives
  • Building effective relationships with business management and the GIA team with positive feedback
  • Increased GIA team engagement, productivity, effectiveness, and impact


What are we looking for?

We're looking for someone with audit experience in either the financial services, technology, information services, telecoms or related sectors.

We're looking for someone with:
  • Experience of directly managing a team of professionals
  • A broad knowledge of technology with specialism in several areas, and the ability to adapt and learn as new capabilities are developed
  • Strong team player and leader who works proactively with others to achieve collective goals
  • Self-starter and innovator with a proactive attitude and ability to effect change
  • Natural curiosity with the ability to quickly learn the organization, products, processes, industry and regulatory environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work load. Resilient and calm under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to sell ideas and obtain management buy-in.
  • Demonstrates independent mindset while pragmatic and a creative problem solver in a commercial environment
  • Strong relationship management skills. Experience leading teams and of line management


Technical Requirements
  • Strong understanding of auditing and IIA internal auditing standards
  • Certifications such as ACCA, CIIA, CISA or CISSP, Cybersecurity
  • Data analytics skills such as SQL or ACL are an advantage
  • Understanding of relevant laws and regulations (GDPR, FCA regulations) and industry specific experience would be an advantage


Mobility
  • Ability to travel 25-35%


Language
  • Fluent English essential. Knowledge of other languages an advantage but not necessary, such as Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin)


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IT Audit Director

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Job ID:

42435

Location:

Nottinghamshire 

Salary:

per year
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Job Views:

1

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

13/06/2018
col-wide 

Job Description:

As the leading global information services company, Experian's vision is for our people, data and technology to become a necessary part of every major consumer economy in the world. That's an exciting challenge, and it's one that our Global Internal Audit (GIA) professionals support with skill and passion. Due to internal move, we are now looking for an IT Audit Director to join our Global Internal Audit team based in Nottingham.

This is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic and inquisitive internal audit leader seeking to move into a best practice internal audit function in a rapidly growing industry segment. The successful candidate will take a leadership role within the team and gain diverse experience across the Experian business. They will oversee and lead diverse technical internal audit reviews and advisory activity covering areas such as IT infrastructure, software development, technology operations, transformation programmes, data governance, new products, information security, acquisitions and strategy.

Responsibilities

This role has a solid reporting line into the Regional Head of Internal Audit for UK&I, EMEA and APAC, and a dotted line to the Global Head of IT Audit; responsibilities will be conducted in support of both, including:
  • Collaboration in the development of the rolling audit plan and performance of regular functional risk assessments
  • Managing a number of direct reports and mentoring team members through candid, constructive feedback
  • Relationship management with senior stakeholders, including regional CIOs, heads of regional development centres, security officers, and through the provision of risk, control and governance consultancy, and interaction with external audit, 2LOD and the assignment of co-source resourcing
  • Involvement in GIA projects and initiatives, supporting in driving the strategic direction of the GIA function
  • Providing proactive risk, control and governance counsel to business management as required


The role has primary responsibility for overseeing a portfolio of local and global IT and related audits managed by Audit Leads. In addition and by exception, to provide direct input into the planning, scoping and delivery for specific audits of high complexity by assuming the Audit Lead role. All reviews are carried out in compliance with GIA audit standards and our internal QA process to ensure overall quality of audit deliverables:
  • Quality of input into the planning cycle and planning process for individual reviews
  • Providing oversight and direction to local and global audits as a delegate to the RHoIA
  • Agreeing the final audit report and agreed actions with senior management
  • Ensuring agreed actions are tracked to completion, and assessing the effective mitigation of associated risks

The role also includes the following:
  • Deputize for the Regional Head of Internal Audit at governance committees and senior management meetings as agreed.
  • Work with business contacts and resources to develop broad technical and commercial business awareness
  • Contribute to GIA global and local teams through professional skills, technical expertise, energy and motivation.

How do we measure success?
  • Timely delivery of the audit plan to a quality standard, in compliance with GIA methodology
  • Identification and effective communication of impactful audit observations and process improvement opportunities that support business objectives
  • Building effective relationships with business management and the GIA team with positive feedback
  • Increased GIA team engagement, productivity, effectiveness, and impact


What are we looking for?

We're looking for someone with audit experience in either the financial services, technology, information services, telecoms or related sectors.

We're looking for someone with:
  • Experience of directly managing a team of professionals
  • A broad knowledge of technology with specialism in several areas, and the ability to adapt and learn as new capabilities are developed
  • Strong team player and leader who works proactively with others to achieve collective goals
  • Self-starter and innovator with a proactive attitude and ability to effect change
  • Natural curiosity with the ability to quickly learn the organization, products, processes, industry and regulatory environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work load. Resilient and calm under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to sell ideas and obtain management buy-in.
  • Demonstrates independent mindset while pragmatic and a creative problem solver in a commercial environment
  • Strong relationship management skills. Experience leading teams and of line management


Technical Requirements
  • Strong understanding of auditing and IIA internal auditing standards
  • Certifications such as ACCA, CIIA, CISA or CISSP, Cybersecurity
  • Data analytics skills such as SQL or ACL are an advantage
  • Understanding of relevant laws and regulations (GDPR, FCA regulations) and industry specific experience would be an advantage


Mobility
  • Ability to travel 25-35%


Language
  • Fluent English essential. Knowledge of other languages an advantage but not necessary, such as Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin)