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Audit Manager - Group IT and Change
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PF Internal Audit
About Us
About Us
Established in 1880, PFG is one of the UK's leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market. We are a FTSE 250 company that provide a portfolio of credit products designed to meet the particular needs of those who are not well serviced by mainstream lenders.
About the Role
About the role
We are seeking an experienced Internal Audit Manager for IT & Change to lead and deliver audits across the Provident Financial Group (PFG). The role involves auditing all parts of the Group, including PFG's main operating divisions: Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn.

As an IT & Change Internal Audit Manager within PFG's Group Internal Audit (GIA) function, you will assess whether internal controls are adequately designed and operating effectively to meet business requirements through the delivery of a comprehensive internal audit plan. Your portfolio will cover all facets of the technology and change universe including cyber, information security, infrastructure, operational resilience, portfolio management, project management and engineering. Consideration will also be given to candidates who are particularly strong in either IT or Change, but who have limited experience in the other.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Managing the end-to-end delivery and quality of IT / Change audit work by other Internal Auditors and/or Managers.
  • Carrying out detailed audit planning to determine the scope and objectives of individual audits.
  • Performing detailed audit testing to determine whether controls are adequately designed and operating effectively to mitigate key risks.
  • Producing Internal Audit reports that are impactful, balanced and address the root cause of issues.
  • Ensuring that audit work is performed to a suitable standard, in line with GIA methodologies and IIA standards.
  • Following up the status of audit actions and where necessary testing their implementation.
  • Developing and maintaining credibility and developing strong working relationships with key business stakeholders up to Director level.
Skills and Experience
Skills and Experience you will have
You must be able to effectively plan, organise and manage complex IT and Change audit assignments, engage constructively with senior stakeholders on an ongoing basis, coach staff on assignments, and lead on various internal audit practice improvement initiatives. You will have:
  • Relevant professional qualifications (e.g. CISA, PRINCE2)
  • Experience of risk-based auditing in IT and Change in financial services / banking, either in an external or internal audit capacity, OR extensive experience of IT risk management in financial services.
  • Strong exposure to key IT management standards COBIT / ITIL / ISO27001 / PCI DSS etc.
  • Good knowledge of the challenges facing the financial services industry.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver high quality outputs / results and to communicate these effectively to senior management.
  • A results-oriented approach able to deliver high quality results in an environment of changing demands, variable workloads and tight timescales
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to critically challenge existing business frameworks, processes and controls.
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, hold a relevant internal audit qualification and / or a relevant technical qualification (e.g. CISA, PRINCE2), and have comprehensive current knowledge of auditing techniques and best practice.

Why choose a career with us?
We like to let our employees know that we appreciate their hard work by offering competitive salaries and a range of reward schemes as well as regular performance management reviews and appraisals so that you can monitor your career progress. Benefits include:
  • 25 days annual holiday rising to 28 days in addition to bank holidays
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Pension scheme with Company contributions of up
  • Life assurance of up to 3x salary
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Colleague ‘Perks at Work’ recognition schemes

Inclusion & Diversity statement
We know that by having a better, more inclusive culture and a diverse group of colleagues, we can support our customers and each other in the best way possible. We also believe this goes a long way to helping us live our purpose and defines why we are here in the first place: to help put people on a path to a better everyday life.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we want people to join us no matter how they identify, their sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

We want to attract and retain the best people. So, we make sure that, if people need it, they are given all the extra support and reasonable adjustments to take part in any part of our application or interview process. We have also got lots of colleagues who choose to work flexibly, so please feel free to talk to us about how you prefer to work at any time.

We think that if you can be yourself in the workplace, you will do your best work and enjoy being part of the team. And as a business we get to benefit from that and to celebrate all the wonderful things that diversity brings.