Senior Manager IT Audit Applications

19 Mar 2017
22 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Manager IT Audit Applications role is based within Audit.

The Senior Manager IT Audit Applications is responsible for supporting the
Senior Auditor with initiating and leading the delivery of audits, some major
and/or highly complex, based on the critical assessment of the business, and
the governance, risk and internal control frameworks. This includes driving
the coordination and collaboration of a consistent delivery of audit work
across the Global Businesses and Global Functions. Furthermore Senior Manager
IT Audit Applications is responsible for engaging with and providing strategic
advice to internal stakeholders by utilising knowledge of the business and the
governance, risk and regulatory frameworks. Consequently Senior Manager IT
Audit Applications is managing the interface between internal and external
stakeholders to ensure a common approach to and understanding of key
deliverables. This role plays an integral role in annual as well as ongoing
audit planning.

The role provides an opportunity to influence behaviours throughout Group
ensuring good controls are in place to manage Financial Crime Compliance (FCC)
Risk. Moreover, the role holder will support the audit programme in the Group
Technology Audit - IT Applications - Finance function. That will include
industry standard FCC systems for name and transaction screening and
transaction monitoring systems, as well as in-house customised solutions for

HSBC provides a substantial opportunity for capable people to move within the
Bank. Good performance is well rewarded and those who excel are sought out for
further development. Opportunities to work on all lines business (e.g.
Investment Bank, Private Bank) both in the UK and in other locations.

Travel to London or Sheffield will be expected on a periodically.
International travel is possible but not expected to be frequent as part of
the role.

There will be on the job coaching and training. There is also an Audit
Training programme which combines class room based learning with regular
WebEx's. Finally there are opportunities to gain formal qualifications as part
of ongoing development.

Your responsibilities will include:

Understanding and keeping abreast of the changes in the business and
regulatory environment impacts on the HSBC governance framework
Critically analysing and assessing the impact of audit findings and
recommendations on the current business model and the future operating
Developing, maintaining, aligning and deploying audit department resources in
accordance with the current and future needs of the business
Critically analysing and determining the key drivers of change for HSBC and
the wider banking industry and assess how these will impact Global Internal
Audit (GBL INA) in both the medium and longer term
Clearly communicating issues and associated risks as well identifying the root
cause and the possible strategic implications
Maintaining dialogue and communications with senior management on the major
plans, projects and structural changes that will impact their business
Ensuring that HSBC senior management and stakeholders fully comprehend the
governance, risk, regulatory and internal control implications of major
changes and advise them accordingly
Promoting and assisting in facilitating a strong risk management and risk
awareness culture amongst internal stakeholders
Critically assessing which issues must be prioritised, addressed and resolved
at the highest levels of senior management
Establishing and maintaining good relationships with external auditors and
regulators in order to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to the
management of HSBC's regulatory and reporting requirements
Delivering fair outcomes for our customers and ensuring own conduct maintains
the orderly and transparent operation of financial markets
Ensuring that relevant information obtained from senior stakeholder relating
to major and/or significant changes in the business environment and the
internal control framework is disseminated in a timely manner to all GBL INA
Promoting and facilitating a culture of continuous learning and development
within audit, encompassing both technical and non-technical skills and
Promoting and facilitating the use of HSBC standards, sharing of knowledge and
industry best practices across audit teams as the basis for improving teamwork
Undertaking consistent critical and strategic analysis of leadership, team and
organisational goals and objectives and their impacts on the work to be
Actively promoting collaboration and sharing of ideas across GBL INA
departments and units
Devising, developing and championing the use of relevant audit techniques and
approaches in order to drive operational effectiveness and improve the overall
management of audit assignments
Using insights and knowledge of HSBC, the industry and current developments to
utilise internal and/or external specialist teams to evaluate and assess
specific areas of concern
Regularly performing reviews of audit plans and schedules to ensure that the
GBL INA is both targeting resources effectively at the areas of the business
representing the greatest risk
Effectively executing and managing GBL INA audit units and teams in accordance
with annual plans, budgets and allocated resources


The ideal candidate for this role will have:

Experience working in relevant environment/s, i.e. Financial Services
Experience working in relevant market/context, i.e. One or more of: Retail
Banking, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Commercial Banking, Insurance.
Role relevant qualifications, i.e. Professional certification (s) preferred
(Association of Chartered Accountants - ACA, CISA, CIA, and CFE).
Past working experience in a relevant role, i.e. One or more of: Finance,
Finance Risk Management, Finance Audit, IT Audit
Achieved targets and met expectations whilst supporting and encouraging others
to do the same
Experience of supporting others' performance, enabling them to achieve by
providing clear direction, motivation and support
Both spoken and written communication skills with experience of adapting your
style and approach to the audience and message to be delivered
A track record of making complex business decisions with authority, even in
times of ambiguity, considering the potential long term risks and implications
Experience of creating and deploying comprehensive business/operating plans
which consistently deliver desired results
A comprehensive understanding of the regulatory frameworks and compliance
requirements associated with financial services and experience of working
within these
Used their business knowledge and understanding of customer needs to
successfully manage and grow customer relationships

The base location for this role is Birmingham or Sheffield or London.

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued,
respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that
fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and
opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment.

Salary: . Date posted: 09/03/2017