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Senior Internal Auditor - Operational Risk - Edinburgh

Financial Sector - Audit & Risk
Ref: 4149 Date Posted: Monday 10 Dec 2018
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Senior Internal Auditor required for the Internal Audit function of this Edinburgh based Financial Services company

You will be part of the Internal Audit team responsible for 3rd line assurance over the Operational Risk and Corporate Functions areas of the business; namely Corporate Governance and Regulatory Affairs, Communications & Marketing and Legal.  You will have the opportunity to engage with and advise senior business and internal audit stakeholders in this high impact role.

Working closely with the internal audit management team, you will provide robust, challenging insight and assistance on key audits. You'll use your platform to make a significant impact and influence our business managers to ensure they lead in a risk conscious way.

What you will do:

  • Working with the wider team in mapping out processes and assessing risks and controls
  • Gaining a real insight into the control environment by visiting business areas and establishing how to test effectively
  • Analysing and reviewing risk information, helping to identify key business risks and working in collaboration to produce a final report
  • Compiling your findings into a high-quality document, which will provide important insight to business heads to adequately manage their risks
  • Gaining experience in project management, where you'll drive the delivery of efficient and effective assurance
  • Having open and effective discussions on key risks, engaging with business stakeholders, and on occasion, coaching auditors
  • Sometimes leading on engagements which may be complex in nature

The skills you'll need:

You will be an enthusiastic and experienced internal auditor / operational risk professional with 2nd or 3rd line of defence experience gained in a large corporate environment (ideally Financial Services) or professional services. You will have sound analytical skills and the ability to assess and prioritise effectively, quickly establishing what's important. You'll also need a strong understanding of principles of good risk management, with a thorough grounding in monitoring and testing effective controls. Excellent communication skills are imperative including the ability to translate concepts in a clear and concise way.

Salary up to £52,000 + 10% Pension + Bonus.  Our client offers flexible/home working and excellent training coupled with genuine opportunities for personal and career development.

For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (0131) 516 4333 or email