9 days ago



Head of Audit, HOST, HSBC UK

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If you’re looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join HSBC and experience the possibilities. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

Global Internal Audit provides independent, objective assurance to management and the risk and audit committees as to whether the framework of risk management, control, and governance processes, as designed and represented by management, is adequate and functioning.

As an HSBC employee in the UK, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package. This includes private healthcare for all UK-based employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, and a contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.

We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join this team in the role of Head of Audit, HOST.

In this role you will:

  • Provide leadership to direct team on all audit activity, ensuring oversight of the end to end process
  • Initiate and lead the delivery of audits, some major and/or some highly complex, based on the critical assessment of the business, and the governance, risk and internal control frameworks
  • Drive the co-ordination and collaboration of a consistent delivery of audit work across the HSBC UK Businesses and Functions
  • Engage with and provide strategic advice to internal stakeholders by utilising knowledge of the business and governance, risk and regulatory frameworks
  • Manage the interface between internal and external stakeholders to ensure a common approach and understanding of key deliverables
  • Play an integral role in annual, as well as ongoing audit planning

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding and keeping abreast of the changes in the business and regulatory environment impacts on the HSBC governance framework
  • Critically analysing and assessing the impact of audit findings and recommendations on the current business model and future operating environment
  • Developing, maintaining, aligning and deploying audit department resources in accordance with the current and future needs of the business
  • Critically analysing and determining key drivers of change for HSBC and the wider banking industry and assess how these will impact HSBC UK INA in both the medium and longer term
  • Clearly communicating issues and associated risks as well as identify the root cause and the possible strategic implications
  • Ensuring that relevant information obtained from senior stakeholders relating to major and/or significant changes is disseminated in a timely manner to all HSBC UK INA staff
  • Promoting and facilitating a culture of continuous learning and development within audit, encompassing both technical and non-technical skills and capabilities
  • Promoting and facilitating the use of HSBC standards, sharing of knowledge and industry best practices across audit teams as the basis for improving teamwork
  • Undertaking consistent critical and strategic analysis of leadership, team and organisational goals and objectives and their impacts on the work to be performed

The jobholder will ensure the fair treatment of our customers is at the heart of everything we do, both personally and as an organization

This will be achieved by consistently displaying the behaviours that form part of the HSBC Values and culture and adhering to HSBC risk policies and procedures, including notification and escalation of any concerns and taking required action in relation to points raised by audit and/or external regulators

The jobholder is responsible for managing and mitigating operational risks in their day to day operations. In executing these responsibilities, the Group has adopted risk management and internal control structure referred to as the ‘Three Lines of Defence’. The jobholder should ensure they understand their position within the Three Lines of Defence, and act accordingly in line with operational risk policy, escalating in a timely manner where they are unsure of actions required


To be successful in this role you should meet the following requirements:

  • Significant relevant technical financial services internal audit experience required
  • IT audit knowledge essential
  • CISA qualification desirable
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and internal control frameworks
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Graduate, with relevant professional or post graduate qualifications (e.g. accounting, auditing, compliance, legal)

The base location for this role is 1 Centenary Square, Birmingham.

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

At HSBC we look to enable our employees to better balance their work / life priorities and have the flexibility required to meet challenging needs as they progress through different life stages. Where possible we will consider the following flexible working options: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, and working from home and staggered hours. If in considering a role with HSBC you have a need for some flexibility in your working arrangements please discuss this with the recruitment team in the early stages of the application process.

As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC UK is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies

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