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Job title: Internal Audit Manager IS Audit & Projects (UK)
Location: Potters Bar
Job type: Permanent
Who we are
Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.
Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.
Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.
What we're building
We now need an Internal Internal Audit Manager IS Audit & Projects (UK) to support the transformation and the future growth of the business within the Internal Audit function, so it can provide impactful global and regional insights to the business, through the performance of global and thematic audits as well as targeted local audits.
Reporting to the Head of IS Audit and Projects for Europe, This role will be responsible for strengthening the IT Audit presence within the UK Canada Life business, and for the effective management and delivery of the assigned portfolio of information systems and technology audits, and project assurance audits, across all IT functions and lines of business for Canada Life. Essential to the success of this role will be the establishment of effective business relationships with the UK IS Management. This role will provide the opportunity to combine your technical, auditing and people skills to effectively advise and support the enterprise on risk related matters as the UK business transitions to a digital platform.
In addition, the individual in this role will serve as a leader within the UK Internal Audit team and play an active role within the global Internal Audit organisation. The Internal Audit Manager IS will assist the Chief Internal Auditor to meet the strategic objectives of the Internal Audit team to Provide Bold Insight for a Company that delivers on its Promises to Customers.
As the third line of defence, Internal Audit is responsible for performing an independent assurance and providing an opinion on the effectiveness of systems of governance, risk management and internal control and the design and operating effectiveness of the Risk Governance Framework.
Leading information systems and project audits by developing and executing comprehensive risk based audit plans that consider objectives, scope, deliverables, approach, resourcing and schedule.
Building effective business relationships with senior business managers during audits, in order to execute work in a reliable and collaborative fashion and to share best practice.
Building effective relationships with business audit teams and supporting them to deliver integrated audits of business processes and key business projects and programs.
Gaining a thorough understanding of our businesses and the current and emerging risks related to them.
Driving progress of strategic audit initiatives within the UK region, in particular the strengthening of our Project Assurance capabilities and practices; and
In conjunction with Audit Management, preparing high quality written reports on relevant IS governance, risk management and control issues and communicating these to Management, agreeing action plans and tracking such issues for resolution with agreed timelines.
Qualifications and Competencies
The successful applicant must hold a relevant professional qualification (e.g. CISA) or will be required to undertake education towards a relevant professional qualification and should possess the following skills, experience, or competencies:
University degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent required.
CISA, is required. CISSP, CISM, CRISC, or CIA are also considered an asset.
Experience working in a Big Four accounting firm, Financial Services Institution or in a relevant IT environment is preferred.
Requires strong knowledge and experienced skill sets in auditing using relevant frameworks: MSP, Prince 2, PMBOK, COBIT, ITIL, ISO, and NIST frameworks.
Knowledge and experience in IT Engineering & Operations and Security, and in-depth hands-on experience of delivering projects and programs in technical environments.
Knowledge and experience with Agile and Dev/Ops methodologies, and cloud applications.
Experience in using automation and data analytics tools including ACL, advanced Excel, Tableau, etc.
Strong interpersonal, leadership skills and experience developing relationships with auditees. Motivated, self-starter with a passion to learn and embracing new challenges.
Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
Excellent analytical skills, and ability to problem solve and multi-task and ability to work with minimal supervision.
Proven ability to build and maintain trusted collaborative business relationships with the ability to engage and influence others.
Ability to manage multiple resources across a variety of time zones in a matrix structure; and
Previous experience managing a team would be considered an asset.
What you'll like about working here
As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You'll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development. Our focus is to have an engaged, committed and motivated work force, operating in a high performing and collaborative culture. We want to create an organisation that offers opportunities for all our people to develop their skills and talent, and build rewarding careers with us.
Diversity and inclusion
Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.