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Internal Audit Manager (In-House) - Edinburgh

up to £53,000 + £4500 Car Allowance + Group Benefits - Audit & Risk
Ref: 5401 Date Posted: Monday 07 Jun 2021
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The UK Internal Audit function of our global services client is strengthening their risk management and assurance practices within the UK firm and are seeking a Manager to assist in carrying out their mandate.  The team provide unbiased, impartial assurance and consulting activities to help support the firms’ governance, risk management and internal control. They report to Board and Oversight Committee over key policies and procedures, processes and controls, in place to mitigate strategic, operational, compliance and financial risks faced by the UK firm.

Reporting to the 'Head of', your key responsibilities will include:

  • Interacting with senior management to build and manage stakeholder relationships.
  • Engage stakeholders, representing a highly professional and capable internal audit function.
  • Lead and execute a portfolio of audit projects in conformance with their methodology and professional standards, in all sizes and complexities across their UK business service lines.
  • Lead and coach audit team members to make sound judgments in all aspects of internal audit scoping, planning, delivery, closing meetings, report finalisation and action follow up.
  • Monitor and manage engagement budgets at a portfolio level
  • Manage special initiatives such as the Quality Improvement Plan, audit methodology updates, and developing and delivering training and shares insights / leading practices.
  • Effectively contribute to the on-going development of the function; teaching, coaching and developing team members in all aspects of audit methodology.
  • Performance management responsibility for assigned audit portfolio and staff.

You will be a qualified CA / ACCA / ACA / CIMA with relevant internal audit experience gained within a commercial environment. Prior experience managing/supervising teams is essential as is the ability to work independently and take responsibility for a profile of complex audits. Required skills and attributes:

  • Financial process and accounting knowledge
  • Process mapping, walkthroughs and risk analysis (strategic, financial, operational and compliance)
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders at senior executive level 
  • High level of integrity, innovation, and commitment to achieving excellence whilst working under pressure.
  • Effective people management qualities, including coaching and mentoring, in a way that inspires, develops, and delivers results.
  • Excellent self-awareness when dealing with others, able to adapt own approach based on differences in individual style and backgrounds, recognising the risk of unconscious bias.
  • Maintain internal audit competency through ongoing professional development
  • Good project and risk management skills to ensure engagements deliver on time and to budget
  • Demonstrate business acumen - compile information quickly and accurately, testing data and assumptions
  • Strong understanding of audit management and data tools (e.g. PowerBI).
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, and report writing skills.

Salary up to £53,000 (DOE) + £4500 Car Allowance + Group Benefits. Our client offers agile and flexible working arrangements, including home-working. For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (0131) 516 4333 or email stuart@lusona.co.uk