Overview

Hello, we’re Starling. We built a new kind of bank because we knew technology had the power to help people save, spend and manage their money in a new and transformative way. We’re a fully licensed UK bank with the culture and spirit of a fast-moving, disruptive tech company. We’re a bank, but better: fairer, easier to use and designed to demystify money for everyone. We employ more than 3,000 people across our London, Southampton, Cardiff and Manchester offices. 

We’re looking for a talented Technology & Data Analytics Senior Auditor to join our growing Internal Audit team.  The successful candidate should be an experienced IT Auditor, ideally with a background working in the banking or regulated financial services sector.  Successful candidates will be passionate about making a real impact to the Bank’s controls and business processes because this is key to our mission. With limited supervision, the jobholder will be required to develop relationships with management and to plan and execute audits in Technology and other areas of Starling Bank.  You will support and help Starling’s senior management to protect the assets, reputation and sustainability of Starling as it continues on its growth path and delivers fantastic products and services.

This position has particular emphasis on technology, data security, cybersecurity, data analytics and integrated audit coverage of automated business controls.

What you will be doing

  • Supporting the delivery of audits over technology, cloud, cyber, change, third parties and data respectively which is strategically aligned to the business, using the support of Starling’s in-house team and co-source providers
  • Document workpapers to ensure consistency with audit methodology and quality standards, including formulation of logical and supportable conclusions
  • Functional working knowledge of data analytics using Python, SQL, Google Looker, with an interest in supporting the team in building out data capability and embedding the use of data as part of our core audit processes (risk assessment and planning, audit execution, continuous monitoring and continuous auditing)
  • Delivering value-adding and insightful audit reports, ensuring factual accuracy is agreed and managing stakeholder communications
  • Draw and articulate well formulated conclusions and pragmatic recommendations, as well as inspire and be an agent of positive change throughout Starling
  • Liaise with the Technology management in tracking progress in addressing audit recommendations and confirming their closure
  • Build and maintain strong professional relationship at all levels 
  • Demonstrable influencing and negotiating skills, able to manage challenging conversations and challenge in a constructive manner to support sustainable growth and in ensuring appropriate outcomes for our customers
  • Develop and maintain broad regulatory knowledge and experience. Stay abreast of business/industry changes and their effect on the team’s audit plan, audit methodology and risk assessments
  • Understanding of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards along with ISACA IT audit standards
  • Contributes proactively to achieving Internal Audit’s performance objectives and works effectively as part of a team.

Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Education to degree level in information systems, computer science, cyber security, or systems engineering preferred
  • Strong technical understanding and IT audit experience of reviewing IT processes including applications and infrastructure 
  • Proficiency in conducting audits related to technology platforms, system development lifecycle processes, and cloud environments (AWS, Azure or Google Cloud) within a financial services regulated firm
  • A data-driven mindset and experience of working with and interpreting data using Looker, SQL, Python, Alteryx, or Tableau
  • Experience of delivering integrated audits, supporting business auditors in identifying relevant technology risks and designing appropriate audit techniques
  • Understanding of audit and testing methodology and competence in evaluating controls
  • Desire to learn and ability to juggle multiple priorities, overcome challenges and adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter and can do approach with a level of flexibility to adapt to work in a fast paced, nimble yet highly regulated environment
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment and confident with agile ways of working
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organised with a proactive approach

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working in an audit function for a major Financial Services corporate/investment bank or similar Big-4 experience
  • Professional curiosity and willingness to learn new technologies and processes e.g. the use of AI / GenAI in internal audit
  • A relevant technology and/or technology audit qualification would be an advantage or interest in obtaining industry recognised certifications, namely CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP
  • Good working knowledge of industry best practices (e.g. ISO 27001, COBIT, NIST, PCI-DSS, UK GDPR).
  • The desire and drive to learn, develop and create an impact quickly as a part of a growing and high performing team

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (plus take your public holiday allowance whenever works best for you)
  • An extra day’s holiday for your birthday
  • Annual leave is increased with length of service, and you can choose to buy or sell up to five extra days off
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time a year
  • Salary sacrifice, company enhanced pension scheme
  • Life insurance at 4x your salary & group income protection
  • Private Medical Insurance with VitalityHealth including mental health support and cancer care. Partner benefits include discounts with Waitrose, Mr&Mrs Smith and Peloton
  • Generous family-friendly policies
  • Incentivised refer a friend scheme
  • Perkbox membership giving access to retail discounts, a wellness platform for physical and mental health, and weekly free and boosted perks
  • Access to initiatives like Cycle to Work, Salary Sacrificed Gym partnerships and Electric Vehicle (EV) leasing

About Us

You may be put off applying for a role because you don’t tick every box. Forget that! While we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’re always open to discussion. So, if you’re excited about working with us, but aren’t sure if you’re 100% there yet, get in touch anyway.

We’re on a mission to radically reshape banking – and that starts with our brilliant team. Whatever came before, we’re proud to bring together people of all backgrounds and experiences who love working together to solve problems.

Starling Bank is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster diversity & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Starling Bank are considered without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

By submitting your application, you agree that Starling Bank may collect your personal data for recruiting and related purposes. Our Privacy Notice explains what personal information we may process, where we may process your personal information, its purposes for processing your personal information, and the rights you can exercise over our use of your personal information.

Before you apply -
Register now and turn on alerts for jobs like this!

By registering you agree to our terms and conditions.

No thanks, continue to apply