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Job description

  • Job Title: Audit Senior Manager - IT & Payments
  • Salary: £54,231 - £88,126 depending on experience plus lots of extra benefits
  • Employment type: Permanent
  • Location: Flexible (with regular travel to our head offices in Swindon)
  • Closing Date: 27 th of February

Our Internal Audit Community has about 85 employees from a broad range of backgrounds including treasury, finance, risk, IT, transformation and distribution. Our team works in a fast paced, member focused, agile audit environment and has an unmatched opportunity to interact with and add value to the largest building society in the world.

Nationwide is different. It's not just that our mutual status means we are owned by our members but there is a clarity of purpose that is evident in every decision that we make. Our constant reference point is how our decisions will impact our members and that is as true of Internal Audit as of any other part of the Society. 

The profile of the profession has changed dramatically, the impact and influence of Internal Audit is now an important sign of the strength of Nationwide's governance. 

We are leading the way by embedding agile techniques across our activities to improve the delivery, value and impact of our audit work, driving increased engagement with stakeholders and empowering our staff to perform at their best.

Check out the following stories to find ou...

Before you apply, we encourage you to learn more about Nationwide Building Society

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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Check out the following stories to find out what its really like to work in our team; there is a video how Nationwide is leading the way in Agile Auditing event, there is a day in a life featuring James' - (Audit Manager) and our article on how we used Lego to inspire ideas -  Agile in Audit.

Who we're looking for

You'll be managing a small team of audit colleagues, providing regular performance feedback, career guidance and coaching to help them be at their best whilst delivering high quality and impactful audit work. You and your team will deliver audits that assess governance, risk management and key controls that are relied on across the Society. This may involve some challenging conversations to agree identified issues, so you'll need to be able to ask the right questions to pin point the key issues at play, be brave enough to challenge and have the integrity to build trust and credibility with your stakeholders. This role presents a great opportunity to manage your own business area relationships, work in an energetic and productive team and further your credibility and reputation with our Senior Leadership team.

What you'll be doing

We're looking for an experienced senior manager with technical knowledge of IT operations and payment platforms, ideally in a financial services environment.  This knowledge may have been developed whilst working directly in these areas or through working in a risk management / internal audit function. Previous experience of leading audit or assurance activity in these technical areas would be an advantage, although full training on our audit approach, including the use of agile auditing techniques, will be provided.


As a minimum you'll:
  • Have experience of auditing or managing risks, processes and controls associated with IT operations and payment platforms. This includes knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Be able to collaborate with the senior leadership team to identify strategic audit priorities and develop the audit plan covering the operation of our retail and business banking products.
  • Have exceptional organisational skills to drive the planning and delivery of a suite of audits of varying complexity across our IT operations and payment platforms, ensuring they're high quality and in line with our audit methodology. 
  • Have experience of leading a high performing team, providing performance feedback, career guidance and coaching to help staff be their best and deliver efficiently to the highest professional standards.
  • Be able to confidently influence others and build professional business relationships at all levels including executive leaders and directors, showing your proven negotiating skills.
  • Be tenacious, positive and brave in your approach, overcoming any barriers that arise, with the confidence that you will be supported to be your most productive and best self.
  • Be comfortable with change, leading the development and implementation of ongoing improvement initiatives to deliver our strategy and using your strong communication skills to ensure support for Society and community priorities across the wider team.
  • Have, or be on your way to, completing a relevant professional qualification (for example, the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors' qualifications or ISACA's CISA, CISSP or CISM).

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£542,310.00 - £881,260.00 / year
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