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about 1 year ago
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Jayne McKerral
Category: Finance Office Jobs

IT Risk & Audit Manager,

IT Operations

Contract Type: Permanent

Ref. req785

Excellent earning potential

Market leading employee benefits

There has never been a more exciting time to become part of Lookers. We are proud to have recently been voted one of the UK's Top Employers and looking after both our people and our customers is at the heart of everything we do.

About the role


  • Quarterly and ad hoc reviews of plan.
  • Liaison with auditors inc. Deloitte, NCC and Manufacturer specific audits
  • Ensure IT Risk standards align to the latest COBIT standards
  • Ensure IT risk and controls are aligned with regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Ensure IT risk and controls are aligned to Group IT standards (Security/Governance/Data Protection), the Information Security Management System (ISMS) and Group Risk controls
  • Ensure all IT Risk documentation and controls are relevant and updated as and when necessary
  • Act as the 1st line of defence for IT Risk
  • Responsible for working with Operational Risk team and Conduct Risk to ensure, where and when appropriate, risks are reported, shared and escalated
  • Audits - Internal and External audits affecting the division and should be owned, managed and controlled across the IT Operations functions.
  • Accountable for ensuring all IT audit actions are logged and action owners and plans are in place to remediate the audit issues within the appropriate timescale
  • To assess, impact and document the impact of the IT Risk(s) identified from audit actions
  • To try and pre-determine areas of weakness that may introduce audit actions and remediate where possible
  • To ensure appropriate reporting/management information at Group IT level
  • To ensure appropriate reporting to Group Audit as and when appropriate.

About you


· ITIL preferred

· COBIT, ISO27001


· Detailed knowledge of building and maintaining IT risk and controls frameworks;

· Audit / assurance experience (inc. IT controls);

· Understanding of data governance and data quality principles.


· Strong communication and interpersonal skills (written & verbal) with all levels of the organisation

· Strong organisational and planning skills

· Good negotiation and interpersonal skills

· Strong analytical skills and a good eye for detail

· Self-starter and highly motivated, able to work without close supervision and deliver to tight deadlines.


CRISC, ISO 31000


Other Attributes:

· Looks to leverage knowledge, experience, approaches/solutions from different parts of the Group.

· Self- motivated ability to initiate and complete tasks to deadlines.

Why us...?

In recognition of the hard work, flexibility and commitment of our people we have recently introduced a new and improved industry leading benefits package. This includes competitive basic salaries, enhanced holidays that increase with service, critical illness cover after 2 years, one year fully paid maternity leave for women and for some roles a company car and high earning potential through commission or bonus.

As well as working with a great bunch of people you can also benefit from ongoing development with investment in specific brand and management training and the opportunity of a long term career path with one of the UK's Top Employers 2017.

If your application is successful we will conduct relevant employment checks prior to you starting with us. Depending on the role, these could include us verifying your recent employment, address and credit history. We may also conduct a criminal record check and a driving licence check.

Please note: We will close vacancies once the required quality or number of applications has been received.

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