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Senior Audit Officer

Nationwide Building Society
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2 Mar 2021

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We're looking for people who can really make a difference as part of a highly professional and friendly Community. As an Audit Senior you'll undertake audits, helping to identify controls which mitigate key business risks and test that they're adequate and effective. You'll take responsibility for producing audit papers and building good stakeholder relationships.

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it's doing, is member focused.

Internal Audit (IA) are a 90-strong community with backgrounds in everything from Financial Crime and Compliance to IT and Retail. We use our expertise, critical thinking, and experience to complete internal audits across the whole Society.

We have several Audit Senior vacancies within our IT, Third Party & Change and Data audit teams.

What you'll be doing

You'll be working as part of a team to deliver audits to a high standard.. You will use your communication and influencing skills to present your findings to senior management and agree on the actions that should be taken. You'll use agile auditing techniques to support efficient delivery of audits, maximise the value of audit work and build effective relationships with stakeholders. Your analytical skills will also be used to identify areas for improvement in the focus and/or efficiency of the team's work, whilst your influencing skills will be called into action in presenting these potential improvements to Internal Audit's senior leadership team.

As a minimum requirement for all roles, you'll:

  • Work effectively on your own or with colleagues to deliver a variety of audits to a high quality, in accordance with agreed scope and in line with audit methodology;
  • Ability to identify and assess the input, processing and output risks and controls (both manual and automated) for a given business process;
  • Have experience of producing clear, comprehensive and concise documentation which will support your audit work;
  • Previous experience of documenting and evaluating the information flow within a business process;
  • Good communication and influencing skills at various levels including the ability to work independently and within a team;
  • Have, or are on your way to, completing a relevant professional or industry-specific qualification and
  • Good analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills.

In addition, we are also looking for the further minimum requirements which are specific to each audit team as follows:


We are looking for individuals with an understanding of the principles of data management, ideally gained in a financial services environment. Knowledge of data regulations, such as GDPR would be helpful, as would an understanding of data risks associated with customers, analytics and engineering activities. This role would suit an individual who is currently working in an audit or risk function, or someone who would like to develop their data management career.

Third Party

We are looking for individuals with experience of auditing third party management, ideally gained in a financial services environment. An understanding of the risks and controls associated with material outsourcing, procurement, and/or service risk management is required. The role would suit an individual who works currently in third party management, or who works in a risk management or audit role covering this area.

Change /Project Management

We are looking for individuals with experience of auditing or delivering strategic change, with an emphasis on agile change delivery mechanisms. An understanding of the risks and controls associated with change management, portfolio management and strategic governance over change would be required. The role would suit an individual working in a risk management or audit role in this area currently, or an individual working in change management who would like to develop a career in risk management/audit.


We are interested in individuals with a background in IT risk management or audit. We have a broad range of opportunities in the areas of application automated controls, Cloud and Payments. Individuals with a good understanding of the risks and controls in any of these areas would be welcome to apply. An understanding of agile IT development methods and IT change would be ideal, but not essential. Roles in IT audit would suit an IT auditor, risk-manager or practitioner in IT who would like to develop their career in risk management/audit.

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The extras you'll get

Our people's success isn't based on how long they spend at their desk. While you'll have contracted hours, we want to offer a flexible environment where possible. That might be working from home, logging on from other offices across the UK, or working part time or compressed hours.

We've let you know about the flexibility available for this role at the start of the advert. This means you can quickly decide if it suits how you'd like to work.

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension - if you put in 7% of your salary, we'll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday

Why work at Nationwide

We're a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we've supported each other and our communities, and we've done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you'll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What's more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We're committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So if you'd like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the 'Apply Now' button. You'll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, and so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.
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