Head if IT Audit - Director

Date: 15-Oct-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

We are currently recruiting for the Head of IT Audit


Profile Summary

Applying an advanced knowledge and experience of IT internal auditing, managing a team of IT auditors so as to provide comprehensive assistance to the MD, Head of Audit in the implementation of the audit mission statement as it relates to IT Audit, namely:

To provide independent and objective assurance and consultancy that is designed to add value and improve Mizuho Corporate Bank’s use and operation of Information Technology (IT). The role will provide a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the risk management and governance processes for IT.


Specifically, the role applies an advanced knowledge and experience of IT audit and will:
•    Assess the business related IT risks, which may prevent the attainment of business and IT policies and objectives and the actions taken to manage those risks;
•    Highlight areas where risks are not identified or where risk management processes could be improved;
•    Assist management in the anticipation and management of risk;
•    Influence rapid resolution of high risk issues;
•    Enhance risk awareness and evaluate risk assumptions.


Duties and Responsibilities

To manage the risk based IT audits throughout Europe. In particular to undertake the following: 
•    Assist in annual plan and assignment plan of operational audits applying risk assessment and analysis;
•    Manage a team of IT auditors; and review the conduct of planning, fieldwork and draft reports.
•    Ensure effective follow up of issues in a timely manner.
•    Assist in the preparation of reports for audit committee or executive management;
•    Review for compliance with the laws and regulations of the relevant countries in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in addition to Japanese requirements.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience

•    CISA(Certified Information Systems Auditor) or equivalent (Essential)
•    Ability to enhance and keep up to date with banking products and developments as well as developments in internal audit through study or specialised training.
•    Systems: Knowledge of at least 3 of the following core banking platforms: IBM Mainframe, AS/400/iSeries, Windows, UNIX, and various DBMS (essential).
•    Communication skills: the ability to write clear concise reports within deadlines (essential). Must be able to present him/herself and views persuasively yet diplomatically both in writing and in personal contact with all levels of management (essential).
•    Personal skills: The ability to work in a multi-national environment and strong interpersonal skills (essential).
•    Analytical skills: the ability to evaluate critically the risks to the business objectives represented by the activities and risk management procedures in the bank (essential).
•    General skills: i.e. must possess tact and persuasion and have the personality and motivation to sell the audit image (essential).
•    Regulatory skills: Understanding of banking, IT procedures, control and regulatory requirements (essential).

•    An excellent knowledge of IT auditing accrued over at least 5 years of practical experience of auditing IT environments and applications, preferably in financial services. The experience should include some or all of the following disciplines (essential):
•    Technology Management
•    Change Management
•    Problem Management
•    Network Management
•    Voice Management
•    Contingency Planning
•    IT Security Management
•    DC Operations
•    Development Process
•    Audit experience of wholesale banking institutions and security houses.
•    Audit experience in techniques for the evaluation of banking risks and internal control systems in a banking environment.

We offer equal employment opportunities to all, promote diversity and inclusion and do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, including on the grounds of gender, nationality, race, age, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA, i.e. those who require a Tier 2 (General) visa, we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA, in line with UK Government legislation.





Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management. 

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial 
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