Audit Manager

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 1 day ago

Reference 1425370

 Job Description

The successful candidate will be joining a highly engaged and motivated team who are responsible for working on assurance assignments across BOI UK in an Agile audit delivery environment


This role can be based in London, Bristol or Belfast

Group Internal Audit (GIA), together with Group Credit Review, forms the 3rd line of defence for the Bank of Ireland Group, providing assurance on the effectiveness of the first and second lines of defence in risk management, internal control and corporate governance across the Group. We provide independent challenging, risk focused assurance that meets our key stakeholders’ needs. Our key stakeholders include the Court, Group Audit Committee (and subsidiary audit committees), the Court Risk Committee and senior management, as well as other key parties, including the Group’s regulations and external auditors. We have a Group-wide remit and, as a result, have a deep insight into all of the Group’s activities and access to the most senior levels within the Group.

Description of business unit

Group Internal Audit (GIA) is the 3rdline of defence, providing assurance on the effectiveness of the first and second lines of defence in risk management, control and corporate governance across Bank of Ireland UK.

We provide independent, reasonable, risk based assurance that meets our key stakeholders’ needs. Our key stakeholders include the Board, Group Audit Committee (and subsidiary audit committees), the Risk Committee, and senior management, as well as other key parties, including the Bank’s regulators and external auditors.

We have a Bank-wide remit and, as a result, have a deep insight into all of the Bank’s activities and access to the most senior levels within the Bank.

Purpose of the Role

The successful candidate will be joining a highly engaged and motivated team who are responsible for working on assurance assignments across BOI UK in an Agile audit delivery environment.

The role can be based in either London/Bristol or Belfast but will involve some travel within the UK, Ireland and other jurisdictions if required. We do not expect this to exceed 20% of the time.

Key Accountabilities

The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical audit management background together with a high degree of commercial awareness. The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Work closely with the Portfolio Lead and Head of Audit to ensure that an appropriate assurance programme is devised and executed to provide objective and challenging risk based assurance on a range of key risks across the Bank
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert on areas of allocated responsibility
  • Ensure they have an in-depth understanding of the key priorities, risks and challenges facing the business units within their responsibility, as well as those for the Bank overall
  • Be self-motivated and lead in the planning, execution and reporting of assurance and review activities
  • Support business units, where appropriate, in identifying the appropriate actions required to address and improve risk management practices and internal control frameworks
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with senior management
  • Work with the wider GIA department to support the achievement of overall GIA objectives
  • Undertake Continuous Monitoring and feed into quarterly risk assessment and Audit Opinion.

What is the opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity at Audit Manager level within GIA. We are looking for an experienced audit professional with the capability, appetite and flexibility to operate effectively across all levels within the Group.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Strong audit skills and experience
  • Strong understanding of risk management, governance and internal audit
  • Excellent client management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to operate in a challenging and dynamic environment
  • Act as a coach and mentor

Technical

Good knowledge of Retail Banking products and operations gained through industry experience or working for a professional services firm.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Professional with a registered qualification – ACA,ACCA, IIA or equivalent and/or suitable industry recognized qualification for area of expertise.
  • Proven track record in leading and delivering internal audits within Banking and/or Financial Services

Key Competencies

Manage Risk – 1. Self

Accountable – 1. Self

Champion Transformation – 1. Self

Agile – 1. Self

One Group, one team – 1. Self

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.