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Audit Manager (Payments Systems)

Audit Manager (Payments Systems)

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00AOR01527
  • Closing Date: 31 May 2022
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

We are currently looking for an Audit Manager who has internal or external audit experience in payment systems and application controls. In this role, you’ll work within the Resilience and Agility (R&A) Portfolio and carry out audits on payment processing systems and applications which enable NBS to deliver payment services timely and securely.

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused. Internal Audit (IA) is a 100 plus strong community with backgrounds in everything from Financial Crime and Compliance to IT and Retail. We use our expertise, critical thinking, and experience to complete internal audits across the whole Society. We always welcome auditors who can really make a difference as part of a highly professional and friendly Community.

Your success isn’t based on how long you spend at your desk. You’ll have contracted hours, but we’re always happy to support flexible working wherever we can. That might mean working from home or different Nationwide offices or agreeing a working pattern to help you balance work and life. We will always strive to find a way that works for everyone.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

Working alongside your colleagues you’ll use your previous auditing experience and specialist knowledge of payments systems, application processing and IT general controls to deliver high quality, impactful audits.

You will take responsibility for scoping and delivery of audits, producing high quality audit papers and building good stakeholder relationship.

About you

You are an experienced auditor or risk assurance specialist who has an end-to-end process knowledge of at least one of the payment schemes (e.g. Faster Payments, BACs, CHAPs, Debit Cards).

In your previous engagements, you have successfully demonstrated your understanding of key risks pertinent to payment processing and led or participated in assurance engagements to assess the effectiveness of relevant application and IT controls.

As a minimum you’ll need to have:

  • Relevant payment specific assurance experience and a good professional knowledge of audit or risk assurance activities;
  • Strong experience in managing assurance engagements to evaluate and assess effectiveness of controls related to payment processing systems, operations and IT general controls;
  • End to end process understanding of at least one of the of the payment schemes (Faster Payments, BACs, CHAPs, Debit Cards) or product/channels (e.g. Cards, ATM, Open Banking);
  • Participated in IT general controls reviews across various IT processes, including but not limited to, system monitoring, batch controls, access and change management, authentication, and disaster recovery processes;
  • Great teamworking and collaboration skills, as you’ll need to work effectively with colleagues;
  • Experience producing clear, comprehensive and concise documentation which will support your audit work;
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining professional business relationships with key stakeholders in defined areas of the business;
  • Analytical, problem solving, organisational, lateral thinking and interpersonal skills;
  • A recognised IT and/or audit professional qualification such as CISA, CIA, CSIM, PCI DSS, CGEIT, CSSP, CRISC, or equivalent.

Experience in the following areas may also be beneficial in this role:

  • Scheme assurance and attestation requirements (e.g. FPS, CASS, Cash ISA, Link, SWIFT);
  • Payment related regulations (e.g. PSD2);
  • Key payments industry topics and regulatory changes (e.g. New Payments Architecture, ISO20022;
  • Business change, programme/project delivery and strategic transformation activities;
  • Cloud computing, security controls, and third party audits;
  • Authentication;
  • Data Analytics.

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:

  • Your values, and what makes you who you are.
  • How you’d make a difference to our members in this role.

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday pro rata

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So, if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application. 



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