Lead IT Auditor (Manager)

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  • London, UK
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  • Permanent
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  • £65000-75000/annum + excellent benefits and bonus
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  • Technology Audit

Job reference MS015

Lead IT Auditor (Manager) – Top Tier Prestigious Bank - London


Our client is a top tier, well-respected bank based in London.


We are looking for a Lead IT Auditor (Internal Audit – manager) in a dynamic and high performance team. You will be based in London.

The role requires the ability to:

  • Understand the bank and its evolving role.
  • Leverage this understanding to identify the risks facing the bank and to inform the planning of specific audits.
  • Investigate the effectiveness of controls as well as behaviour and culture as appropriate.
  • Lead and ensure completion of all audit work within allocated time and budgets.
  • Draw and articulate conclusions and formulate cost-effective recommendations.
  • Voice independent opinions underpinned by objective analysis.
  • Write precise and readable audit reports that clearly convey key messages to senior stakeholders.
  • Challenge management and the executive constructively to ensure they take appropriate action.
  • Inspire and foster change throughout the bank.
  • Liaise with the business and IT management in tracking progress in addressing audit recommendations and confirming their closure.
  • Shape the department and the bank by, for example:
    • Influencing the bank’s approach to emerging risks.
    • Driving improvements to the way internal audit works.
    • Providing input into often high profile projects across the bank
  • Supervise and coach less experienced members of the team.
  • Contribute to the development of departmental standards and audit methodology.
  • Build and maintain knowledge of wider issues affecting the bank and contribute ideas for how Internal Audit should respond.

Your profile

Essential Technical Experience

  • Experience of managing audit assignments end-to-end, including providing oversight and quality assurance of the output produced by staff working on the assignment.
  • Good working knowledge of industry best practices (e.g. COBIT, ITIL, ISO 27001/2).
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience of reviewing and testing both application level and general IT controls and configuration.
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying, recommending and driving through practical, cost effective control improvements.

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of working in the financial services industry and knowledge of the UK financial services regulatory environment is desirable.
  • Education to degree level and other relevant qualification would be an advantage (eg ACA, CISA, ITIL, CISSP, CISM, Prince 2).

You will also need to display the following skills:

  • Enthusiastic, committed and able to drive positive change and create business value through the performance of well thought out, thorough audit work.
  • Ability to push back and challenge the status quo where appropriate.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to openly express views and opinions (and to encourage others to do so).
  • Comfortable building business relationships and liaising with senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to explain highly technical audit findings in a straight-forward manner to senior stakeholders not familiar with the technical detail, and tailors outputs to audience.
  • Able to work co-operatively and effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail, ensuring that own and other outputs are accurate and supportable the first time.
  • Thinks creatively to develop solutions to difficult or complex problems.
  • Able to juggle multiple priorities and deliver within pre-agreed deadlines.
  • Flexible style to encourage inclusivity.


If you are interested in hearing more or interested in the opportunity, feel free to submit your CV to Maya on maya.stragier@apollo-solutions.com.

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