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  • Posted: May 26, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Senior Manager: Risk - Technology and Cyber Risk

    Job Summary

    • Drive Risk, Assurance and Compliance objectives; developing, implementing and maintaining risk and compliance (Risk, Audits, Regulatory etc.) initiatives, in line with Absa guidelines.

    Job Description

    The role reports to the Home Loans CIO and your accountabilities will include the following:

    • Internal and External Audit involvement during planning stage of all audits in the area. Review audit reports and factual accuracy of reports and that correct action owners were identified. Review the feasibility of agreed actions. Facilitate closure of audit findings
    • Maintain a list of all applications managed by the area's Head of Technology classify them according to risk exposure
    • Roll out Risk and Control Assessments (or equivalent) and capture and maintained the results on the relevant system
    • Act as a liaison between Business Risk and the technology teams to ensure that Resilience risk is adequately considered in the overall risk profile for that business
    • Assist in rating Resilience risk through the use of Absa RICM and the related impact thereof
    • Remediation tracking by recording remediation plans on the relevant system and facilitate closure for all risk and control weaknesses identified
    • Track and monitor the adequate on time remediation of observations raised by assurance providers, relevant to the portfolio, including the production of the closure or milestone conversion documents .Ensure this is done through progress tracking with control owners, status reporting to stakeholders and obtaining assurance for adequacy of remediation activities
    • Engage with technology management and senior management to discuss and manage overall progress against remediation plans
    • Ensure that all closure and/or conversion documents are reviewed by the appropriate stakeholders before being submitted to Absa Internal Audit
    • Ensure accurate delivery on special risk and compliance projects initiated in Absa Group (e.g. CSO & DIT)
    • Identify all high/medium risk projects in the area and track RAG status from a risk perspective. Be involved in project assurance reviews where required

    Education/Qualification

    • Degree in Information Systems/ Risk Management/Audit/or equivalent Advanced Diploma
    • CISA/CISSP/CISM/CGERT/PMP or any other IT Governance related qualification
    • 3 - 4 years’ experience in a technology risk/cyber security/audit environment
    • 2 - 3 years exposure to risk management practices and a good understanding of control structures
    • 1 - 2 years job relevant experience in a corporate environment (preferably Banking environment)
    • Solid knowledge on the understanding and application of risk, compliance and control measures for Technology & Cyber Security. Business organisation and industry understanding.
    • Strong understanding of Technology & Cyber Security operations, processes, risks and controls
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and negotiation skills
    • Self-confidence and assertiveness/persuasiveness
    • Take ownership of the assigned portfolio with proactive response to potential risk matters

    Education

    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on absa.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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