Senior IT Audit Manager

Job reference R1627 - Grade Senior D

Job summary

ReAssure are looking to recruit a dedicated Senior IT Audit Manager to join our team within the Internal Audit (IA) function. The position will preferably be based in Telford on a permanent basis. This vacancy represents an opportunity to join one of Telford’s largest employers, within an ever-changing environment where you will discover the potential to perform and grow. In this role as Senior IT Audit Manager, you will be responsible for providing independent assurance over key risks and controls to the Group (both Swiss Re Group and ReAssure Group).  You will evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes and the internal control system as well as ensuring compliance with applicable rules and regulations, governance standards and best business practices.

Competitive Salary & Benefits package, including 27 days’ holiday, pension, healthcare.

Originally founded in 1963, ReAssure is a life and pensions company which buys and administers closed books of business from other companies. Built on a 2000-strong team with a wide range of skills and experience, there’s one constant running through the ReAssure business – ‘Change’. Join us and you’ll have opportunity to drive our growth and progress through your own success.

ReAssure is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills; and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsibility to develop the IT and Operations components of IA’s annual risk assessment and Audit Plan for ReAssure Group (ReAssure UK and Ark Life)
  • Represent your area and IA across the ReAssure Group with a particular focus on IT and Operations activities to develop and maintain relationships with business management
  • Leading the scheduling of audits and coordination of the staff allocation across the ReAssure IA team
  • Support the Life Capital Senior Audit Manager (ReAssure Head of IA post-separation) with managing the operational aspects of the external co-sourcing arrangements and coordination with both the IA team and the wider business
  • Independently lead audits under area of responsibility, including highly complex or sensitive audits
  • Agree the scope of assigned audits with Life Capital Senior Audit Manager (Head of IA post separation) by performing in-depth analysis of the audited area
  • Deliver assigned audits in accordance with IA methodology and professional standards
  • Define the detailed objectives for assigned audits and support in-charge auditors in developing the objectives for other audits (even where not directly assigned
  • Allocate, monitor and review the work of team members
  • When in Charge act as the primary contact for auditee management during execution and finalisation of an audit
  • Discuss and clear the audit results with local management
  • Draft audit reports for review and approval by audit management
  • Ensure appropriate distribution of draft audit reports and assume responsibility for agreeing management actions
  • Issue / deliver final reports reflecting business management responses
  • Lead a team of assigned staff that may include Auditors and Senior Auditor
  • Provide leadership and strive to enhance effectiveness through performance management including objective setting and constructive & timely feedback
  • Identify training and development needs for all direct reports and ensure they take responsibility of their personal development plans
  • Maintain working relationship with ReAssure management in close coordination with the Audit Director
  • Ongoing liaison with relevant Executive Team Management to maintain business / risk awareness and provide an update on audit activity
  • Able to identify and promote opportunities to apply data driven auditing to enhance assurance provided


Key skills/experience required

  • Minimum of 8 -10 years of work experience in audit, another assurance function or in a professional capacity related to the reinsurance / financial services industry
  • You will have strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Good influencing skills required for engagement with management and staff from within ReAssure / Swiss Re, corporate clients and outsourcers
  • Confidence to interact with Company personnel with the ability to demonstrate, objectivity, integrity, independence and drive
  • Effective at building relationships
  • Lead by example and demonstrate project ownership, professionalism in all dealings with IA staff, IA peers and your clients and overall balance and fairness
  • Identify action steps needed to accomplish team or work group objectives
  • Ability to make timely decisions on problems / issues requiring immediate attention
  • Ability to make recommendations in the face of complexity, conflicting pressures and ambiguous circumstances
  • Ability to co-ordinate planning effort with other work units
  • Hold people accountable for achieving their goals; encourage others to set challenging goals and high standards of performance; helps others identify and prioritise their development objectives


  • Strong technical understanding of IT controls and governance (required)
  • University degree (preferred)
  • Experience in the Financial Services sector (preferred)
  • Relevant professional qualification CISA, CISSP, CIA or equivalent information security certification (required)
  • CISA, CISSP, CIA or equivalent information security experience (required)
  • Conversant in risk management and control techniques (required)

Job category/type
Group Internal Audit/Permanent


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