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Audit Manager, Technology (UAE NATIONALS)

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Audit
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HEA002616 Requisition #

The UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest financial institutions is growing its global presence. As a result of FAB’s international expansion, we're looking to attract and retain the best talent, from Egypt to Hong Kong, from Sao Paulo to Geneva and everywhere in between. We recognize the difference our people bring to the business and #growstronger together.

JOB PURPOSE:

Through an understanding of Technology related operations and the regulatory environment, both in UAE and other relevant jurisdictions where FAB operates, provide assurance to Management by identifying weaknesses; reporting and escalating significant Audit findings in a timely manner; and agreeing action plans to address the issues raised.

Participate in audit teams performing risk-based audits of the Departments/Units/Branches within Technology by following defined work programs ensuring that governance, risk management and controls are in place to mitigate the inherent risks of the business. Share skills and knowledge with Audit teams. Utilize available GIA tools for completion of audits.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Strategic Contribution

  • Assisting in the audit of FAB Group’s Technology functions and related activities in the UAE and across the international network (functional).
  • Ensure that Technology related audits are conducted in accordance with the objectives laid down in the Annual Plan and ensure that the work program is completed in an efficient and effective manner on or ahead of schedule. Inform Head of Audit of any potential delays and/or changes to the Annual Plan.

People Management

In undertaking audits:

  • Provide guidance and on the job training for junior colleagues and conduct knowledge sharing to facilitate achievement of team objectives and completion of tasks in an efficient manner which is consistent with operating procedures and policy.
  • Promote the organisation’s values and ethics in all activities within the team to support the establishment of a value drive culture within the bank

Budgeting and Financial Planning

  • Monitor the financial performance of a given area of activity versus budgets and ensure all activities are carried out in line with the approved guidelines while promptly reporting on any variances to management.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

  • Execute to established GIA Policies, Guidance Notes, Procedures and Practice Notes in undertaking all tasks. Provide input to the development of GIA practices as per industry standards and regulatory expectations.
  • Review all the activities of the Units within the Technology Portfolio and the related risk management activities in all the jurisdictions in which the Portfolio operates to define and maintain the Audit Universe. Coordinate with other teams to ensure efficient and effective coverage.
  • Prepare and maintain a Risk Assessment of each of the Process Streams within the Technology Portfolio as identified in the Audit Universe. In this respect, work with the businesses to promote periodic self-assessment of risks and controls.
  • Establish/update and maintain Technology Audit programs in the central audit management tool.
  • Conduct audits of the Processes within the Technology Portfolio and assess if:
  1. Divisional/Unit Line management have identified and classified the risks in their activities.
  2. Governance, risk management and control procedures are adequate, effective and efficient to reduce risks of errors, omissions and loss to acceptable levels at an acceptable cost.
  3. Improvements/enhancements to the governance, risk management and internal control structure are required.
  4. Data and transaction processing meets the required standards of reliability, integrity and availability.
  5. The Division’s/Unit’s assets are being safeguarded.                                                     
  6. The use of resources is efficient and effective.
  7. Draft audit report are properly reviewed and finalized.
  8. Audit report is discussed and finalized with GIA management/client within 3 weeks of completion of fieldwork.
  9. Negotiate with Unit management to agree a documented Management Action Plan to resolve the issues raised

Continuous Improvement

  • Lead the identification of change through continuous improvement of processes and practices considering global standards and changes in the business environment which demand proactive action plans.

Relationship Management

  • Develop and maintain effective business relationships with all relevant external/internal entities and stakeholders with the highest standards of business ethics, whilst promptly attending to all critical issues in-order to ensure the services required by the organisation are delivered in the most effective manner.       
  • Ongoing consultancy/advice is provided to Unit management from a governance, risk management and control perspective for improvements in their processes to ensure effective and efficient controls, on the basis of industry and market best practices.
  • On an ongoing basis, ensure pending audit issues are followed up with Unit management and that all corrective actions are fully and properly implemented. 
  • Conduct any investigations/special reviews related to Technology activities assigned by Head of Audit/GCAO.   

Reporting

  • Ensure that all functional reports are prepared timely and accurately and meet Group requirements, policies and quality standards.

Specific Accountability

  • Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of key regulatory developments, including but not limited to Technology, across different jurisdictions relevant to FAB Group; act as a trusted advisor to the business & Technology Group in the areas of Technology, General IT Controls, Technology Outsourcing, Cyber Security and Technology Regulatory Compliance.

FRAMEWORKS, BOUNDARIES, & DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY:

  • Functions within the framework and boundaries of Group policies as well as overall organisational and governance frameworks.
  • Authorised to take decisions as per the approved authorisation matrix.

 

 

 

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Experience

  • 2 years’ relevant experience with an International Bank or Big 4. Internal Audit experience preferred (but not mandatory).
  • Good knowledge of Technology activities, processes and associated risks.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Self-directed, able to manage multiple tasks and ability to work under pressure.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

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