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Senior Audit Manager- IT & Change

  1. London
  2. Full-time
  3. Finance

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Company Description

Helping over ten million people around the world manage their savings, retirement plans and life insurance requires a lot of people behind-the-scenes.  It’s up to us in L&G Group functions – which includes our tech and digital teams, Group Finance, HR, Risk and Corporate Comms to provide the essential support services that all areas of the business need, here in the UK and overseas. Simply put, we enable everyone at Legal & General to do what they do best. That means we’re helping to improve our customers’ lives, and contributing to the success of the business every day.


Job Description

Your role at a glance

 

Supports the Audit Director by designing, driving and delivering a portfolio of high-quality risk-based audit services across the Group focused on IT risks, including cross-divisional thematic audits. Assists in the management of key GIA stakeholders by providing independent opinions and assurance on the strength of the control framework and the effectiveness of business risk management.

 

What you will be doing

 

  • You will conduct annual risk assessment and half year refresh, across areas of the audit universe agreed with the Audit Director in line with GIA approach and collaborate with the Audit Director in development and updating of the annual audit plan for those areas.
  • You will execute the risk-based audit plan as allocated by the Audit Director on time and to agreed budgets, ensuring Terms of Reference focus audit activity on areas of most significant business risk. Manage the workload of assigned audit resources in collaboration with other SAMs where applicable. Monitor the quality of audit files to ensure all audit work complies with GIA’s audit methodology and standards. Constructively engage with external QA.
  • You will identify where technology such as data analytics, process mining or machine learning can be used to improve the insight and or efficiency from audit work and plan and lead the execution of this work where applicable.
  • You will communicate audit results to responsible management and agree commercially viable audit recommendations and business actions to address areas of risk and failures in the control framework. Challenge management to agree ambitious but achievable issue closure dates and actively track agreed actions to completion with strong focus on timely resolution of risks.
  • You will develop and execute liaison plan with key internal and external stakeholders, to communicate relevant audit results, maintain focus on issue closure and ensure business plans, initiatives and emerging risks are incorporated within GIA’s risk assessment and audit plans where appropriate.
  • You will monitor and anticipate regulatory and business change using divisional audit watch lists, assess the potential impact and propose exceptional audits/ other assurance responses as required.
  • You will provide input to GIA commentary for the Group Audit Committee, Executive Management, relevant business division Boards and Risk & Compliance Committees, on assurance provided, significant areas of concern, and the remedial actions required to mitigate risk to the Group. Represent GIA at relevant forums.
  • You will actively assist the Audit Director in the administration of the IT and change team including the delivery of continuous improvement.
  • You will support the wider GIA team with input on technical matters, ranging from training, development of supporting materials and advice, input and assessment where required.
  • You will identify and own areas of the wider GIA improvement projects aligned to GIA long term vision and deliver and execute on these, coordinating resources and securing buy-in to deliver the identified benefits.
  • You will ensure that the principles of treating consumers fairly are embedded into management practices, so that identified risks recognise relevant consumer outcomes, and business processes and internal controls are structured and performed in a way that effectively delivers the required consumer outcomes.

Qualifications

  • Professional information system auditing, Technology, Information Security qualification preferred (CISA, CISSP, CISM, ITIL, ISO) or equivalent business experience required.
  • Internal Audit Standards, Financial Services Code and broader principles and practices.
  • Risk management principles and practices including Conduct and Prudential regulation.
  • Corporate Governance practices and frameworks.
  • Available internal audit technology such as data analytics and how to best drive value out of data in delivery of IT audits.
  • Subject matter expertise to support areas of audit delivery – Operational IT Processes, Operational and IT resilience and Disaster Recovery, Cyber Security, Information Security.
  • Extensive experience owning and delivering a portfolio of risk based IT audits. Able to deliver, manage other team members or supervise co-source dependent on audit topic and process.
  • Experience demonstrating strategic thinking and plan delivery (both individually and as part of a team).
  • Demonstratable experience in change/innovation.
  • Significant experience in delivering value to audit team and wider business outside of delivery of audits and audit plan.
  • Directing and delivering a programme of audits, leading technical or complex reviews and providing overall quality control.
  • Advising Internal Auditor Managers and Senior Audit Managers on technical testing in integrated / process audits.

Additional Information

When you commit to Legal & General, we’ll commit to you too. That means we’ll recognise and reward your hard work, your performance and your contribution.

If you join us, you’ll get access to some great benefits, including private medical insurance, 30 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, life assurance, and Income Protection. You'll receive a car allowance of 12% of your annual salary, and you can participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice. We’re also proud to offer competitive family leave. 

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes. And then there are the many discounts we offer that you can take advantage of – both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online offerings. 

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands. 

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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