IT Audit Manager

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Salary & Benefits
Excellent salary + car + benefits

  Yell Group Summary
At Yell we are evolving; from being a leading supplier of print and online digital advertising for SME’s to being the leader in the local eMarketplace for consumers and SME’s; providing digital platforms that include the traditional Yell products such as Yellow Pages, Yell Online, Search Marketing Services, web sites and video that comprise our marketing services portfolio and introducing new products such as co-branded loyalty cards and transactional business services. We have also partnered with Microsoft, NetBiscuits and Bazaarvoice and acquired Znode a multi platform ecommerce provider to add real impetus to our offerings.


The Group Internal Audit (IA) function today utilises a hybrid resourcing model of both outsourced resources (Deloitte) and 11 in-house IA professionals group wide reporting to the Head of Internal Audit & Risk (HIAR). The Audit Committee has determined to move to a fully in-house IA model going forward and this is a new role, which will assist to replace Deloitte in the UK.

The role
The IT Audit Manager role offers the right candidate the opportunity to work in a listed, fast pace, media group that is implementing a bold new business strategy. The output of the position will have top management and board attention and the work within internal auditing will have a substantial impact on ensuring effective operations of Yell Group.

The IT Audit Manager will focus on Yell Group’s UK and Spanish operations but travel further a field may be required occasionally. Travel of up to 30%-40%, mainly in UK and Spain, may be required. Spanish language skills are required for this role.

This role will be a full-time Reading based role with some travel as above therefore the postholder will need to commit to relocating if required.

Key purpose statement of the Group Internal Audit Function

The principal purpose of the Group Internal Audit function in Yell Group is to provide an independent, objective assurance service on behalf of the Yell Group Board and Audit Committee, in line with corporate governance requirements. The main aim is to have an effective control, risk management and governance system to ensure that financial, commercial and operational risks are identified and addressed properly. Group Internal Audit also provides advisory services to management, designed to add value and improve the Group’s operations.  The Group Internal Audit function provides Group-wide assurance and reports on Internal Audit activities on a consolidated global basis. 

The role of the IT Audit Manager is to provide professional support to the Head of Internal Auditing & Risk (HIAR) to achieve this purpose through clear individual responsibility and contribution.

Outputs and Accountabilities

  • Participate in the development, review and co-ordination of the yearly IT risk-based audit plan and the mechanism to report progress against such plans on a regular basis
  • Responsible for planning and managing diverse range of audit projects across the full range of Yell Group’s business operations.
  • Responsible for staff supervision and work review on a project to project basis, where other team members are assigned to specific audit projects.
  • In conjunction with the Head of Internal Audit and Risk, manage the audit relationship with Group IT (e.g. encompassing the scoping and scheduling of audit assignments and subsequent tracking of outstanding audit recommendations)
  • Undertaking scheduled audit assignments in accordance with departmental operating procedures (e.g. encompassing operational, application, IT security, systems development and follow up audits)
  • Identifying business risks and delivering recommendations that will mitigate these risks
  • Identifying areas for efficiency gains within existing processes and delivering value added recommendations
  • Communicating audit findings and obtaining buy-in and commitment of the audit customer
  • Presenting audit findings in timely audit reports
  • Assisting and providing support to business auditors in the IT aspects of business audit assignments
  • Assisting with ongoing maintenance and development of the audit recommendations database and other audit automation tools.
  • The jobholder must be comfortable in challenging established processes or attitudes and offering realistic alternatives or plans for improvement. 
  • Need to establish and manage effective client relationships across the business to MD/Director level in order to positively influence and drive process/control improvements.  Draft reports with the findings on the assigned internal audit projects
  • Maintain constant awareness of corporate governance arrangements and formulate recommendations for adjustment/augmentation for discussion with the Head of Internal Audit
  • Identify, share and promote best practice in internal auditing within Group Internal Audit and throughout the Group

The position entails contact with a wide range of functions spanning from mainly top management to operational level.

Education, experience, & Technical Knowledge

  • Degree educated with QICA or CISA
  • Spanish language skills - fluency is required
  • Extensive professional experience
  • Extensive experience in IT risk assurance and internal audit.
  • Experience of the delivery and application of IT within a rapidly changing business environment.
  • Experience of working with limited supervision in a complex environment.
  • Experience with review of business procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of risk-based internal auditing and planning techniques /methods
  • Understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance with specific knowledge of the UK corporate governance environment


Ability to:

  • Exercise initiative and judgement in all aspects of work
  • Present a professionally competent and credible image to Group and Country management
  • Gain the confidence and respect of staff and of management at all levels.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the organisation via an open and consulting approach
  • Gather, analyse, and evaluate facts and prepare and present concise oral and written reports
  • Manage and implement change in internal auditing arrangements, efficiently, effectively and for the benefit of the organisation
  • Continuously seek opportunities for improvement in internal auditing practices and in services provided to management

In order to be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate proof of eligibility to work in the UK and hold a valid work visa if applicable.



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