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Regional Head of IT Audit, Emerging Technologies

  • Advanced Technology Environment
  • Strong Technical Skills & Knowledge Required
  • International Financial Institution

Our client is a leading international Financial Services Group with a strong history across the Asia region in the Life Insurance, Asset Management, Pension, Insurtech space. The internal audit function of this Group is known for their established structure and quality of work in the industry. Due to significant investments and advancement in technology being developed in the Group, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Technology Audit Leader to revamp and develop new approaches in IT audit, methodologies and framework for the Asia region and international markets.

The key responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Report to and support the Group Head of Audit on technology audit management and integrated audit engagements across the Asia region and international markets.
  • Review, redesign, develop new audit approaches, methodologies and framework for technology audits, especially for emerging technology domains.
  • Plan and manage the team on the delivery of a diverse portfolio of technology audits including Application, Infrastructure, IT Security, Cyber Security, Cloud, DevSecOps etc.
  • Lead a team of experienced auditors in the region and be responsible for coaching, performance management and professional development.
  • Lead annual audit planning, resources scheduling, review risk based audit plans in alignment with business strategy.
  • Provide professional risk management, continuous risk assessment of the technology audits, risk and control analysis, thematic reviews, special projects and oversee issues arisen from application development projects.
  • Discuss audit reporting and findings, manage appropriate response on issues raised and ensure post audit reviews are conducted.
  • As a senior leader of the audit function, you will work closely with the business audit leaders across the markets and have additional responsibilities in managing administrative and operational matters within the audit department whilst representing the function in the wider company.

Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:

  • University degree with relevant professional qualifications, e.g. CISA, CISSP, CISM and / or CCSP.
  • Minimum 15 – 20 years experience gained from Technology Audit ideally mixed with some experience in Technology Risk Management (1st or 2nd line), IT Security, Cyber Security, Technology Control and / or Technology Risk Consulting.
  • Industry experience from sizeable Financial Institutions, Fintech, Insurtech, Virtual Banking, Mobile Banking, Technology Firms, eCommerce or Technology Risk Consultancies (insurance industry experience is NOT required).
  • Experience in controls and security of Emerging Technologies like Cloud, Cybersecurity, Robotics process automation, AI, DevSecOps, Digitalisation, Technology projects.
  • Good understanding of Technology functions, operations and processes.
  • Ability in influencing and challenging senior management and building stakeholder relationships in Technology functions.
  • Experience in people coaching and development.
  • Strong intellectual, analytical and project management skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with fluency in English.

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