AVP- IT, operations and Information Security Audit

Job Details

Job Purpose

  • Plan, guide and direct the Information Systems, Operations and Information Security audit activities to provide independent assurance that the organization’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are adequate and operating effectively.
  • Plan, coordinate and conduct independent reviews on the Business Operational procedures, IT systems / procedures / information security and make recommendations to the Management as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all Internal Audit activities are conducted in compliance with the Bank’s objectives and policies as well as the Code of Ethics and the acceptable Standards for the Professional Practices of Internal Auditing

Reports directly to: Head of Internal Audit

Duties and Responsibilities:

Audit Planning/Design: Leads and assesses annual risk analysis to formulate risk-based audit plan for Information Technology (IT), Operations and Information Security (IS) audit activities and establishes priorities for proper risk coverage

Conducting Audits

  • Evaluates risks and internal control processes of IT, IS and related operations activities to ensure divisional’s mandate and business goals are met and that professional standards are maintained at all times.
  • Co-ordinates with the Head of Internal Audit in preparing staff plan for IT, Operations and IS audit activities, including number of auditors, skill set, and disciplines required to achieve the approved plan.
  • Directs the planning of individual audit assignments to ensure that professional standards are maintained. Counsels and guides assigned employees to ensure that the approved audit objectives are met and adequate coverage is achieved. Reviews working papers to ensure audit reports are properly supported.
  • Evaluates completeness and relevance of risk assessments.
  • Evaluates the relevance and the prioritization or focus of the audit plan and its alignment with IA and organizational strategies.
  • Ensures adherence to established key performance indicators and measures the progress and performance of each initiative against expectations

Accountability / Decision Making

Prepares the IT, Operations & IS Audit Plan; determines scope of the Audit and finalizes Audit Work Program; assigns areas and budget to Lead Auditor/ Auditor; follows up to ensure corrective action on audit recommendations