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Portfolio Lead - NIAC & Wealth in Dublin

Description of Business... Group Internal Audit (GIA), together with Group Credit Review, forms the 3rd line of defence for the Bank of Ireland Group, providing reasonable assurance on the effectiveness of the Group`s risk...

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Description of Business unit

Group Internal Audit (GIA), together with Group Credit Review, forms the 3rd line of defence for the Bank of Ireland Group, providing reasonable assurance on the effectiveness of the Group`s risk management and internal control framework.

We provide independent insight and opinion, challenging, key risk focused assurance that meets our key stakeholders` needs. Our key stakeholders include the Court, Group Audit Committee (and subsidiary audit committees), the Court Risk Committee (and subsidiary risk committees) and senior management, as well as other key parties, including the Group`s regulators and external auditors.

We have a Group-wide remit and, as a result, have a deep insight into all of the Group`s activities, with access to the most senior levels of management within the Group.

Purpose of the Role

The Portfolio Audit Lead will beresponsible for leading the Audit Team for New Ireland Assurance (NIAC)and Wealth Division in BOI. The team will provide reasonable assurance on the effectiveness of the relevant risk management and internal control framework primarily to the NIACAudit Committee and BOARD.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Ensure that they have an in-depth understanding of the key priorities, risks and challenges facing the Group
  • Develop and execute a rolling programme of assurance activity in order to evaluate and report on the effectiveness of risk management and the adequacy and effectiveness of the Group`s systems of internal control
  • Work effectively and proactively with their colleagues in GIA and other assurance providers in the Group, as well as the external auditors, to ensure a cohesive and coordinated approach to assurance provision
  • Present findings to senior management, Court and executive committees, subsidiary audit and risk committees and other key stakeholders, as required
  • Interact with external parties such as the Group`s regulators and external auditors on matters relating to GIA`s assurance activities and findings
  • Lead, motivate and manage an audit team to deliver high levels of individual and collective performance and ensure that staff capability keeps pace with developing stakeholder assurance expectations
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with senior management and other key stakeholders
  • Provide insightful analysis, risk assessments and recommendations to management, ensuring effective sharing of lessons learned and good practice
  • Actively contribute to the management of GIA

Essential Qualifications

  • Professional or Third Level Qualification Prior inter audit or risk management expertise

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Relevant experience of managing risk in an Insurance company
  • Expertise in Key Risks - Conduct, Operational, Regulatory and Insurance
  • Good understanding of the Group`s key businesses, priorities and challenges, in addition to the regulatory environment/jurisdictions in which the Group operates
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, including the ability to interact effectively at senior levels, internally and externally
  • Track record that demonstrates sound judgement, drive, agility and resilience
  • An ability to challenge management in an open and constructive manner while maintaining effective relationships
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to fully engage staff at all levels, in a complex and rapidly changing environment

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Finance knowledge (accountancy qualification)

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles will not be accepted for this role.

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Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Cover Letter Required

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