Digital Compliance and Audit Manager at Equity Bank Kenya

Equity Bank Kenya

 Kenya
Last Seen: 21st April 2021

Company NameEquity Bank Kenya

Job TypeFull Time


Equity Bank Limited (The “Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 – 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October 1984 and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population. The society’s logo, a modest house with a brown roof, resonates with its target market and their determination to make small but steady gains toward a better life, seeking security and advancement of their dreams. The vast majority of Africans have historically been excluded from access to financial resources.

Job Purpose:

The Digital Compliance & Audit Lead plays a key role in ensuring a robust IT and Operations control environment and compliance to leading technological standards, frameworks, and regulations. They will lead teams that implement a comprehensive and forward-looking compliance and audit issue management framework for IT and operations. They should be well versed in internal controls assurance, compliance and risk management, and leading technology standards relevant to financial institutions in the region.

Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:
  • Manage the process for remediation of compliance and audit gaps in order to ensure certification, re-certification and compliance to adopted standards and achievement of audit issue closure targets
  • Implement the Audit Issue Management Framework focused on embedding guidelines for effective exit meetings, root cause analysis for findings, corrective action and remediation planning & timing, accountability and tracking closure of audit issues
  • Be the main liaison, facilitate logistic and communications for third parties (consultants, external auditors and assessors) involved in compliance reviews, audits and assessments of the Bank’s technology platforms and operations
  • Support IT and Operations teams in implementing best practices for effective and timely remediation of audit and compliance gaps
  • Coordinate with other assurance functions (Internal Audit, Risk Management, Compliance and Fraud) in tracking risk factors that can result in non-compliance and audit gaps across IT and operations
  • Identify pervasive root causes driving non-compliance and audit gaps as well as emerging trends and advice on the changes required to policies, processes and SOPs and/or adopted standards across the Banks’ technologies and operations
  • Monitor and coordinate IT and operations compliance activities to remain abreast of the status of all compliance activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness and identify trends
  • Provide timely progress reports for assigned tasks/projects and also support the monthly, quarterly and annual management and Board level reporting
  • Develop and maintain the annual schedule for compliance reviews, audits and assessment and perform the logistical planning
  • Works with the Digital Training team to develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all staff and managers
  • Manage immediate reports to ensure unit objectives and KPIs are met in a timely manner.
Qualifications

Key Critical Competencies:

  • A high degree of professionalism and personal integrity
  • Excellent management skills
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an agile workplace and effectively balance multiple responsibilities
  • Be a team leader and integrator
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of IT governance frameworks like COBIT and ITIL
  • Understanding of key internal controls and risk management frameworks like IIA IPPF, COSO
  • Good working knowledge of ISO standards (20000, 27001 & 22301), PCI DSS, and SWIFT CSCF requirements

Academic Qualifications and Competencies:

  • At least 3 years of experience in Information Technology in the field of IT Governance, IT Risk Management, Information Security and/or IT Service Management with a minimum of 1 year in a management role
  • A university degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, and/or related field
  • Recognized certification in information systems management and/or security e.g. CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, ITIL, etc.
  • Preferred – COBIT 5 or COBIT 2019 certified (Foundation, Implementation or Assessor levels)
  • Preferred – Experience in working in banking environment will be an added advantage

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