Senior Internal Audit role at FTSE 100 Financial Services organisation in Edinburgh

Our client, a FTSE 100, long-term savings and retirement business, is looking to bring a Senior Internal Auditor into their audit team. This role is based in the Audit Operations team and will be focused on planning, delivering and reporting audits into areas across corporate functions, oversight of outsource providers and other diverse areas within the business. Job spec attached. Whilst the title is Senior Internal Auditor, the remit, level of responsibility and package can be flexed to suit the candidate - up to Manager-level in a flat structure. The development potential in the role is excellent, with progression opportunities in IA and into the wider business.It is a fantastic gateway role for someone who is looking to get into Financi

Job description

Our client, a FTSE 100, long-term savings and retirement business, is looking to bring a Senior Internal Auditor into their audit team. This role is based in the Audit Operations team and will be focused on planning, delivering and reporting audits into areas across corporate functions, oversight of outsource providers and other diverse areas within the business. Job spec attached.


Whilst the title is Senior Internal Auditor, the remit, level of responsibility and package can be flexed to suit the candidate - up to Manager-level in a flat structure. The development potential in the role is excellent, with progression opportunities in IA and into the wider business.


It is a fantastic gateway role for someone who is looking to get into Financial Services, without that background. Our client is very focused on hiring for longer term potential and whilst previous IA experience and Financial Services background would be desirable they are not essential.


Their audit approach is underpinned by a strong relationship management model which aims to build influential trusted adviser relationships. This is a great opportunity to work on high profile audit engagements and influence senior stakeholders, in a team where there is strong focus on empowerment and personal development. The Internal Audit function has a strong profile and is well regarded in the organisation and wider industry, and you will quickly build a name for yourself as an SME.


The responsibilities attached to the role include:


  • Ownership of delivering a complex and challenging portfolio of audits related to operational risks and across corporate functions with minimal supervision;
  • End-to-end planning, fieldwork and reporting of audit assignments, to time and quality; delivering control opinions on the effectiveness of governance, risk management and controls;
  • Build and proactively managing relationships with key stakeholders and committees across the business that fosters trust, open relations and two way communication;
  • Add value through communicating audit opinions on/improvements to governance, risk management and control to key stakeholders and committee chairs/attendees in a clear, concise and commercial manner;
  • Build strong two way communication with Other Assurance Providers;
  • Deliver high quality (right first time) outputs in provision of opinion, adhering to methodology and quality framework set by Group and IIA standards.
  • Support the delivery of Internal Audit continuous improvement activities, for example enhancing their data analytics capability.


To be successful in the role our client expects candidates to have:


  • Either External or Internal Audit experience, preferably within a financial services environment or someone with a risk or compliance background looking to move into Internal Audit.
  • Excellent planning, co-ordination and organisational skills, balancing audit delivery with external demands and managing multiple priorities;
  • Ability to proactively plan for future challenges and changes to audits / audit plan;
  • Strong stakeholder management and relationship building skills with the ability to influence at a senior level;
  • Track record of continuous improvement and embracing change;
  • Commercial and strategic outcomes based focus.
  • Conduct / customer risk and operational risk specialist knowledge, with a strong understanding of relevant technical and regulatory matters;
  • A professional qualification is preferred but not essential - the option to study for professional qualifications may be considered as part of ongoing development;
  • Life assurance or wider financial services experience preferable, but neither is essential;
  • Experience of data analysis/analytics or an interest in developing in this area.


If this fits your experience and you’d like to hear more, please get in touch.


Adam Appointments is the only Scottish agency specialising exclusively in Corporate Governance recruitment.

Extra information

Status
Open
Education Level
Other
Location
Edinburgh
Working hours per week
4 - 40
Type of Contract
Casual / Part Time Jobs
Published at
09-07-2021
Profession Sub-category
Accountancy
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
No
Cover Letter Required
No
Languages
English

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