Digital Compliance and Audit Manager
Job TypeFull Time
Experience3 years
Job FieldICT / Computer
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.


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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About Equity Bank Kenya

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. Having been declared technically insolvent in 1993, Equity’s transformation into a rapidly growing microfinance and then a commercial bank is widely considered to be an inspirational success story. Currently, Equity Bank has more than 9 million customers making it the largest bank in terms of customer base in Africa and having nearly half of bank accounts in Kenya. The company’s vision is "to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa”. Equity Bank retains a passionate commitment to empowering its clients to transform their lives and livelihoods. Through a business model that is anchored in access, convenience and flexibility, the Bank has evolved to become an all-inclusive financial services provider with a growing pan-African footprint. Equity Bank’s business model and its visionary leadership has continued to earn local, regional and global accolades and recognition. The model is also studied in some of the leading business schools in the world, as other developing countries in Africa and Asia seek to learn from Equity’s low margin, high-volume model. Equity Bank in 2010 established the Equity Group Foundation. This innovation and creative vehicle has fully transformed the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. While Equity Group Foundation champions the socio-economic transformation of the people of Africa and seeks partnerships along six cluster thematic areas, Equity Bank provides the infrastructure of delivery, hence reducing the operational costs for the Foundation and increasing the rate of return on any social investment. The six social thematic areas of focus are: education and leadership development; financial literacy and access; entrepreneurship; agriculture; health; innovations and environment. Make an enquiry today