Lead IT Auditor (Infrastructure & Cyber Security)

15 Mar 2019
18 Apr 2019
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type
Department Description

Bank of England Internal Audit has approximately 26 professional staff and is currently looking for a Lead IT Auditor. Reporting to the IT Audit Manager, the role offers a unique insight into a wide range of complex and often high profile activities.

Brief Posting Description

The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. Its core purposes are to ensure monetary stability, financial stability, and through the Prudential Regulation Authority, macro and micro prudential regulation. Specifically, the IT Audit team reviews Bank systems that are critical to the UK's payment infrastructure. Internal Audit plays a key role in protecting the Bank and its reputation by independently evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and governance processes.

Detailed Description

The ability and desire to drive positive change is central to our remit and successful candidates will be passionate about making a real difference to the Bank's controls and business processes. With limited supervision from an IT Audit Manager, the jobholder will be required to develop relationships with management and staff in the IT as well as business areas; develop a deep understanding of the business areas; and to plan and perform audits in the IT and other areas of the Bank. The role requires the ability to:
• Understand the Bank and its evolving role in the UK financial system.
• 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 with minimal oversight from the IT Audit Manager.
• Draw and articulate well formulated conclusions and cost-effective recommendations.
• 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.
• Contribute to the development of departmental standards and audit methodology.
Skills and Experience Required:
• The candidate should ideally have strong IT audit experience, but we will also consider candidates from a Technology background.
• Education to degree level and other relevant qualification would be an advantage (eg ACA, CISA, ITIL, CISSP, CISM).
• Strong technical knowledge and experience of reviewing technical infrastructure areas (databases, operating systems) and cyber security controls.
• Good working knowledge of industry best practices (e.g. COBIT, ITIL, ISO 27001/2, NIST).
• Enthusiastic, committed and able to drive positive change through the performance of well thought out, thorough audit work.
• Ability to push back and challenge the status quo where appropriate.
• Ability to identify, recommend and drive through practical, cost effective control improvements.
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to openly express views and opinions.
• 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.
• Able to work co-operatively and effectively in a team environment.
• Excellent attention to detail, ensuring that own and other outputs are accurate and supportable the first time.
• Able to juggle multiple priorities and deliver within pre-agreed deadlines.

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The closing date for applications is 18th April 2019

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