Ajira Mpya

Senior IT Auditor at Equity Bank December, 2023

Senior IT Auditor at Equity Bank

Senior IT Auditor at Equity Bank December, 2023 Equity Bank Kenya Limited, is a financial services provider headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Tanzania Limited, is a commercial bank in Tanzania, the second-largest economy in the East African Community.

Job title : Senior IT Auditor
Reports to : Senior Audit Manager
Number of vacancies : 1
Function level: Senior Officer

Senior IT Auditor at Equity Bank

  • Providing assurance regarding the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information systems and
    technology assets. Lead and conduct comprehensive IT audits, with a focus on reviewing the general controls and application controls within core banking system, other supporting application and database infrastructure.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • IT Audit Planning and Execution:
    a. Collaborate with the Audit team to develop an annual IT audit plan based on a comprehensive risk
    assessment.
    b. Lead and execute IT audits, ensuring adherence to industry standards, regulatory requirements, and
    internal policies.
    c. Evaluate the effectiveness of IT controls and recommend improvements to mitigate risks.
  • Core Banking System Review:
    a. Assess the functionality, security, and reliability of the core banking system and it’s modules.
    b. Identify and evaluate risks associated with core banking processes and data integrity.
    c. Ensure compliance with industry best practices and regulatory requirements related to core banking
    operations.
  • Review of other business and operational system:

a. Conduct thorough reviews of business and operational system, assessing their accuracy, efficiency, and security.
b. Evaluate the adequacy of controls in place to manage associated risk and ensure compliance with
business and operational policies.
c. Provide recommendations for enhancements to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business
and operational processes.
d. Provide support on review of IT controls during operational audit reviews.

  • Database Security and Integrity:
    a. Perform audits of the database infrastructure to ensure the security and integrity of critical data.
    b. Assess access controls, data encryption, and database monitoring practices.
  •  IT Risk Management:
    a. Provide assurance on IT risks associated with the core banking system other supporting applications
    and database infrastructure.
    b. Stay informed about emerging IT risks and industry trends to enhance the bank’s risk management
    framework through advisory role.
    • Documentation and Reporting:
  • Confidential Document

a. Prepare clear and concise audit reports detailing findings, recommendations, and management
responses.
b. Maintain comprehensive documentation of audit workpapers, ensuring adherence to EBTL internal
audit methodology and Internal Audit standards.
c. Present audit findings to senior management and collaborate on action plans for improvement.
d. Ensure report and audit working paper are timely uploaded in the internal audit system used by the
bank.

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  • Collaboration and Communication:
    a. Foster strong working relationships with IT and business units to promote effective communication and
    collaboration.
    b. Provide guidance to internal stakeholders on IT control best practices and risk management.
    c. Monitoring and tracking of IT related issues by collaborating with IT management to ensure timely
    closure of audit issues.

Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field.
• Professional certifications such as CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) or CISSP (Certified Information
Systems Security Professional) are highly desirable.
• Proven working experience for over 2 years in conducting IT audits, preferably in the banking or financial services
industry.
• In-depth knowledge of banking systems and database management.
• Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply:

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application quoting the Job reference and title in the subject field to: TZRecruitment@equitybank.co.tz

Deadline: 7th January 2024

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