Internal Audit Manager

Phoenix Group

Flexible working is a core part of our employee offering and it's advertised as standard on all our job adverts, including being open to part-time (e.g. 4 day week @ 80% salary)

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • £76k - 88k
  • Hybird Remote, Edinburgh or Birmingham

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Edinburgh or Birmingham, UK ⚠️

Job Type:  Permanent

Location: Edinburgh/Birmingham on an Hybrid basis, with normally a minimum of 2 days a week working in the office and the rest working at home. We believe that benefits both you and our business, helping ensure that you can balance a successful career with your life outside of work while maximising the value of face-to-face stakeholder engagement.

Flexible working: All of our roles are open to part-time, job-share and other types of flexibility. We will discuss what is important to you and balancing this with business requirements during the recruitment process.

Closing Date: 24 June 2024; 23:59

Salary and benefits: from £90,000 per annum, plus 30% bonus up to 60%, private medical cover, 38 days annual leave, excellent pension, 12x salary life assurance, career breaks, income protection, 3x volunteering days and much more

We have an incredible opportunity at Phoenix Group to join our Group Internal Audit Team as a Senior Internal Audit Manager – Information Technology / Security.

Who are we?

We want to be the best place that any of our colleagues have ever worked.

We’re the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. We offer a range of products across our market-leading brands, Standard Life, SunLife, Phoenix Life and ReAssure. Around 1 in 5 people in the UK has a pension with us. We’re a FTSE 100 business that is tackling key issues such as transitioning our portfolio to net zero by 2050, and we’re not done yet.

About the Role

As a Senior Internal Audit Manager, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to Phoenix by providing strategic assurance and influential insight which challenges the effectiveness of the risk, governance, and control environment, across the group. You will lead a team of Internal Audit Managers to deliver a portfolio of audits and oversee Management Action verification. You will also support ad-hoc projects over a variety of areas focusing on key outcomes aligned to the group’s strategy, core social purpose and aligned to GIA’s strategic vision.

We expect you to make an immediate impact, establishing influential relationships with a wider range of senior stakeholders and demonstrating your ability to generate trust, provide insight and adapt to gain buy in.

Working for a large organisation like Phoenix can seem daunting at first – fear not! Whilst this is an autonomous role, you will be a key member of our leadership team. We have a lean flat structure, and you will have the guidance and support from the rest of the team, with access to a wide range of skills and experience for support across Group Internal Audit.

What is in it for you?

Bring your ‘whole self’, skills and dedication to the Phoenix Group and we’ll recognise your effort, support your development and help to drive your ambition. We’ll ensure you’re rewarded for your contribution with a competitive package that includes an attractive pension, annual bonus potential, generous holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity and adoption leave and a range of other financial services and lifestyle flexible benefits.

We are a small team covering a wide remit, which means huge opportunities for your learning and growth.  You will:

  • Be part of an audit team who are well respected, trusted and relied upon by the Board to bring an independent view of the business and help influence positive outcomes.
  • Build your network across Phoenix and have access to Senior Leadership from day 1 to develop relationships.
  • Use your experience to think strategically to assess how business units and functions are working together and contributing to the Group Strategy.
  • You will help drive innovation and thought leadership to keep Phoenixa safe and sustainable organisation for the long term.

And finally, you will be part of a truly collaborative, high performing and diverse team where people development is at the heart of what we do, and we want everyone to thrive and succeed.

What We’re Looking For

Personal Attributes and Skills:

  • A strategic mindset, focused on outcomes, root causes and aligning work to the long-term strategy and key control outcomes.
  • Excellent senior stakeholder management and communication skills, knowing your audience, building trust and making an impact by challenging the status quo.
  • Able to successfully resolve difficult issues and gain buy-in, using your influence, creative thinking and negotiation skills.
  • Leading from the front, inspiring, building optimism, enthusiasm and creating confidence.
  • Resourceful and pragmatic, able to take on new challenges and exceed expectations.
  • Proven experience to thrive on change, with an ability to adapt, flex and grow.
  • A strong willingness to continually learn and contribute to the growth of the team.
  • Excellent planning, co-ordination and organisation skills, managing multiple priorities at once and having the courage to make tough decisions.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A relevant Professional Qualification, CISA / CISSP.
  • Previous experience of Information Technology and Security within Internal or External Audit, ideally in Financial Services.
  • Good regulatory awareness, understanding the impact of regulations on your portfolio.

We want to hire the whole version of you.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels accepted and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If your experience looks different from what we’ve advertised and you believe that you can bring value to the role, we’d love to hear from you.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, please let us know so we can help you to be at your best.

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Working Week

Flexible working is a core part of our employee offering and it's advertised as standard on all our job adverts, including being open to part-time (e.g. 4 day week @ 80% salary)

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 38 days annual leave including bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 additional days.

  • 38 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid Fridays
  • 90 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work with options to work from various UK offices.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 7.9k across 19 departments:

  • business development
  • finance
  • consulting
  • operations
  • human resources
  • information technology
  • engineering
  • media and commmunication
  • accounting
  • data science
  • support
  • +8 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Strategic mindset
  • Senior stakeholder management
  • Communication skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Negotiation skills
  • Leadership
  • Organizational skills
  • Regulatory awareness

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