Financial Services

Head of IT-Governance m/w/d

Salary Negotiable
Contract Permanent
Sector Banking
Location Frankfurt, Germany
Start date


For our client, an international Financial Services Provider, we are looking for a Head of  IT Governance m/w/d.

In your role as Head of IT Governance m/w/d, you will be responsible for leading and the further development of the IT Governance team and the manage the topics of IT Process Management, IT Risk Management, IT Compliance and IT Audit.


Your tasks

  • Leadership and further development of the IT Governance team and the responsible topics of IT process management, IT risk management, IT compliance and IT audit
  • Independent analysis, development and optimisation of processes and guidelines for the implementation of business and regulatory requirements
  • Advising and supporting management on the appropriate and effective design and implementation of the IT process organisation and the internal control system
  • Ensuring transparency and traceability as well as communication and reporting to IT management
  • Networking and close cooperation with the units in the second line of defence (information security, data protection, risk controlling and compliance) as well as IT auditing in the third line of defence
  • Establishing a sustainable IT risk culture in close cooperation with risk owners from various IT units
  • Management, control and reporting of existing IT risks and risk-reducing measures via the IT risk register
  • Monitoring the IT regulatory environment, identifying the need for action and designing and initiating appropriate implementation measures
  • Coordination and control of external IT audits, in particular monitoring and follow-up of audit activities and results.

Your profile

  • Successfully completed studies with a relevant technical focus (business informatics, computer science, economics, etc.) or comparable training
  • Several years of relevant professional experience in the IT environment, ideally in the areas of IT risk management, information security, IT process management or IT auditing
  • Experience in the functional management of (project) teams as well as in the implementation and management of complex change projects, preferably in the financial services environment or in a management consulting firm
  • In-depth understanding of corporate IT processes, relevant regulations and standards (MaRisk, BAIT, ITIL, etc.) as well as common auditing practices
  • Fluent in written and spoken German and English
  • Quick comprehension, farsightedness, cross-domain thinking and high commitment
  • Confident appearance as well as communication and mediation skills at all hierarchical levels
  • Strong analytical skills to grasp and structure complex issues

Your benefits

  • A varied and exciting range of tasks in a modern working environment
  • A great role of creative freedom and the ability to act on one's own responsibility
  • BVV, VWL, travel expenses and meal allowance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Company health and sports facilities
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Head of IT-Governance m/w/d

Salary Negotiable
Contract Permanent
Sector Banking
Start date