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IT Audit Manager

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Job Title: IT Audit Manager
Location: Edinburgh
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
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Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a well known Asset Management firm is looking to hire an IT Audit Manager to join their Edinburgh based Audit team.


About The Role

Group Internal Audit have a key role in supporting the firm in achieving its strategic ambitions of being a world class Savings and Investment business. The firm is uniquely positioned to support, by ensuring that work aligns to the strategic priorities and key risks facing the firm.

As a function, Group Internal Audit has set out the following six ambitions in support of the Group:

  • To be highly regarded by the Board for integrity, professionalism and insight;

  • To be sought out by the business as trusted advisors;

  • To deliver excellence in everything they do;

  • To be recognised for people development activities;

  • To bring a strategic and commercial mindset to support excellent audit skills; and

  • To be innovative, restlessly seeking out opportunities.​

Your expertise and enthusiasm is required to help us achieve these ambitions.  This role reports into the Head of Audit for IT and Change and will be responsible for leading and shaping the portfolio of IT audit work across the Group. You will lead a small team of Audit Managers and Senior Auditors in the delivery of the IT audit plan.

Educated to degree level and with a relevant professional qualification, you should have an excellent understanding of key technology risks. You should also bring an impressive track record of delivering deep insights and influencing action for change. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to see connections and to position information in a strategic context.  Advanced communication and relationship management skills are essential, developed through interaction with stakeholders at all levels.

The breadth of topics covered by the Technology Audit team is extensive and evolving. We are responsible for reviews across all aspects of cyber security, business resilience, IT governance, Operations and Development. You will have the opportunity to bring to bear the benefit of your understanding of these areas, and support the rest of the audit team in developing their own capabilities.


Key Responsibilities

Audit Portfolio Planning and Delivery

Through your awareness of the Group’s strategic priorities, and risks and issues both inside and outside the firm, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of a diverse portfolio of IT audits.

  • Responsible for understanding Group Strategy and business objectives in order to set the IT audit plan and focus Internal Audit’s work on key risks.

  • Accountable for actively supporting the team to scope, plan and execute all IT audits using innovative methods to maximise impact and efficiency.

  • Identify the root cause of control issues and recommend practical solutions.

  • Responsible for ensuring all IT work performed meets methodology and quality requirements.

  • Deliver objectives with minimal guidance required from Head of Audit.

  • Audit findings communicated effectively to Senior Management and appropriate forums in a clear, concise and impactful manner.

  • Maintain independence and resilience under challenge, supporting the audit team in key stakeholder meetings.

  • Provide regular updates to the Head of Audit regarding delivery against plan and escalate as required.


Delivering Insight

  • Support the function’s ambition to become a Trusted Advisor to the business by developing strong, credible and partnership based relationships with senior management.

  • Build internal and external networks, and raise your individual profile to shape good practice, enhancing the reputation of the firm and Group Internal Audit.

  • Bring thought leadership to the IT audit team and our stakeholders through your wider network.

  • Coach and support senior colleagues across the wider business on risk and control matters as part of audit delivery and knowledge sharing.

  • Identify the root cause of control errors and propose practical, innovative, and value-add solutions.


Stakeholder Management

  • Accountable for senior and Executive relationships, building credible partnership based relationships as well as developing engagements with stakeholders at all levels of the business unit including Group Audit Committee.

  • Support the wider IT audit team in developing their stakeholder relationships.

  • Manage the relationship with other assurance providers, such as Risk functions, to ensure a coordinated, consistent approach to risk management.

  • Effectively communicate complex information to a wide group of senior stakeholders against a background of continuous regulatory change.


People Leadership and Development

  • Lead through periods of change while maintaining trust and support of team.

  • In conjunction with Heads of Audit, direct, develop, coach and motivate team members to enable their personal and career development and ensure they operate effectively. Feedback constructively.

  • Act as a role model leader for Group Internal Audit’s vision, culture, strategy and plan.


Skills & Experience


  • Educated to degree level with relevant qualifications (CISA, CISSP, CISM preferable)

  • Experience in leading and delivering a portfolio of IT audits

  • In depth awareness of key IT risk themes, including cyber security and IT resilience

  • Strong awareness of regulatory requirements impacting IT services

  • Advanced communication and influencing skills, with a track record of engaging and influencing senior and executive level stakeholders.

  • People leadership experience.

  • A focus on delivering high quality outputs.



  • Expertise of technology platforms and product sets including Microsoft, Oracle, MySQL, Linux

  • Experience as a leader in a first line IT role, or of leading IT assurance reviews in a second line capacity

  • Good awareness of ITIL disciplines

  • Excellent written style

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Demonstrable ability to adapt and deliver in a fast-moving environment.


Key Competencies

  • Analytical Skills

  • Think Strategically

  • Communication Skills

  • Courageous Decision Making

  • Laws, Regulations & Standards

  • Managing Risk

  • Impact & Influence

  • Project / Programme Management

  • Stakeholder Management

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