Job Details

Job ID
Job Title
IT Governance & Reporting Lead
Position Type
Business Brand
PFG Corporate Services
PF Shared Services
Bradford / London
Up to £59,700 depending on location +Bonus +Benefits
About Us
About Us

PFG is a leading specialist bank for the millions of people in the UK who are not well served by mainstream lenders. As a business, our purpose is to help put people on a path to a better everyday life with our clear and responsible approach to lending; an approach built on over 141 years of experience.

PFG is a unified group made up of three brands: Vanquis (cards and loans), Moneybarn (vehicle finance) and Sunflower (loans). While they all offer different products and services, they each share the common purpose and customer-centric values at the heart of our group. We understand our customers are real people with real and varied life experiences, so everything we do from our products to our customer experience is designed with this in mind.
About the Role
About the Role

The routine operation of an IT Governance Framework and the utilisation of an effectively designed and operated IT Control Environment are key to ensuring the successful implementation of IT Strategy and the achievement of business goals.

In this role you will lead a team of analysts responsible for operating the IT Governance Framework schedule in alignment with CoSec standards. You will be responsible for the first line management of internal & external audits and will ensure fieldwork is delivered to target deadlines. Alongside this, you will monitor the setting and achievement of finding remediation target dates defined in the Group IT FLPRC framework improvement plan and will ensure Accountable managers deliver on leadership commitments. You will also be required to develop and maintain the Group IT Policy, Process & Procedure framework working in collaboration with IT SME's. This will include the monitoring and attestation of key IT control documentation to ensure compliance with agreed IT governance standards. In doing this, you will act as an agent for change working with the Senior IT-GRC Manager and stakeholders across IT to evolve the maturity of the Process, Risk & Control (FLPRC) Framework and provide effective governance communications and reports.

This role could be based in our Bradford, Petersfield or Chatham offices. We also offer hybrid working in this role and would like you to attend the office 1-2 days each week.

Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain & routinely operate the Group IT Governance Framework in line with CoSec standards
  • Deliver the internal & external IT audit schedule in line with agreed target dates
  • Validate and interpret complex risk, process and control data to confirm the factual accuracy of findings
  • Ensure Accountable Managers agree to and achieve target finding remediation dates in line with leadership expectation
  • Monitor the production and release of all monthly IT-GRC report deliverables and communications
  • Operate IT-GRC SharePoint solutions including MI reporting portals in agreement with Group IT-GRC Senior Manager
  • Monitor target & current maturity achievement in partnership with IT Leadership and Accountable Managers
  • Define standard IT Governance templates and ensure compliance with agreed governance standards
  • Monitor document attestation requirements and ensure Accountable Managers comply with review requirements
  • Conduct extensive research to validate decisions on approach and alignment with expected regulation and industry good practice.
  • Provide specialist advice through the analysis and evaluation of information to drive continuous improvement
  • Manage a team of IT Governance & Reporting analysts including attendance, behaviours and regular wellbeing discussions.
Skills and Experience
About You

We would like you to have skills and experience in some of the following:

  • Recent IT Governance, Risk and Control experience in the finance sector
  • Sound understanding of COBIT and other related industry standards, frameworks and improvement methodology’s (NIST, ISO, CMMi, Lean etc)
  • Comprehensive experience implementing frameworks, MI reporting and metrics
  • A solid working knowledge of all IT Processes, Capabilities & Risks across the Enterprise IT Domain
  • Extensive experience managing the end to end delivery of IT audits (internal & external), including fieldwork, validation challenge, management reporting and remediation monitoring
  • Previous experience assessing IT process capability in an FCA regulated environment.
  • Extensive stakeholder engagement & collaboration experience including conflict resolution .
  • Proven ability to lead and manage a small team of analysts
  • Able to influence and challenge constructively, particularly at Senior Manager level
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to influence, negotiate and constructively challenge
  • PC Literacy to include management level MS Office Word, Excel, Power Point and SharePoint
  • Proven ability to effectively plan and organise work effectively and prioritise deadlines whilst working at a fast pace
  • Able to work under own initiative, pay rigorous attention to detail and apply objectivity

Essential Qualifications
  • Relevant IT GRC, improvement and or quality Qualification e.g. COBIT, CGEIT, CRISC, CISA Lean

Desirable Qualifications
  • Lean 6 sigma
  • ITIL Expert
  • Prince2 practitioner
  • CRISC, CISA, CISM qualification and certification.

The Benefits

The satisfaction of working for a successful and ethical business who are here to help people is a big benefit of joining us, but it is not the only one. We will invest in your development, giving you the support and training to become better and better at your job. We take the work/life balance seriously, with plenty of flexible working options. Working in a bright and refreshingly relaxed environment, you will find your opinions are valued and listened to.

On top of all this, we will give you a package including:
  • Competitive base salary and rewards
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement (increasing with length of service)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Extensive opportunities for personal and career development
  • Flexible and dynamic working policies

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.