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Job Description:

Core-Asset Consulting's client, a well-regarded and growing Asset Management firm based in Edinburgh, is seeking an Audit Senior Manager to provide internal audit services across five main locations worldwide.

The role is newly created and will include a high degree of variety, from developing new approaches, tools and techniques to performing audits and overseeing the delivery of internal audits and related services (planning, fieldwork and reporting).

The work will include the need for close collaboration with the various audit teams globally.

You will be a member of the global leadership team and will take on the responsibilities of the approved internal audit function for FCA purposes (CF28).

The role holder will be a member of the business's Audit Risk Committee and the Executive Risk Committee.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with global audit team colleagues to implement the 2016 - 2020 auditing strategy.

  • Actively assist in designing and implementing the tactical and operational procedures to establish the IA infrastructure.

  • Engage with senior management, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee to determine the annual risk based audit plan.

  • Take ownership for a fully documented audit plan.

  • Co-ordinate and execute audit planning (including determining audit approach), audit performance, reporting and follow-up in own area of attention, including new projects under development.

  • Execute audits by gathering, documenting and analysing information and provide evidence of risks through the use of interviews, observations, file review, risk analyses, reconciliation, organisational analysis and diagnosis.

    Highlight the need for control measures.

  • Initiate, review and approve the work of (senior) auditors through all audit phases, assessing and evaluating work done.

  • Provide on the job training to audit staff and maintain audit programs, risk control matrices and other documentation.

  • Monitor new projects and provide input to project managers on the need for risk management.

  • Execute special projects (e.g.

    fraud investigations, due diligence, advisory, etc.) and audits abroad.

  • Ensure the quarterly reporting is prepared and ready for delivery to local committees.

  • Work with the audit team to establish centres of expertise.

  • Seek active engagement with business leaders/managers, using their input to help shape the annual audit planning process.

  • Actively engage with Regulators

  • Experienced in process control, management control, risk management and change management.

  • Previous experience of working effectively with remote teams to achieve local and global objectives.

  • Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance developments, IT controls relevant to the industry.

  • Excellent communication skills

Core skills:

  • Proven experience of working in a senior internal audit role within financial services.

  • Strong analytical skills.

    Able to process information quickly.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Experienced in process control, management control, risk management and change management.

  • Knowledge of Regulatory and Compliance developments relevant to the industry.

Core requirements:

  • Qualified Accountant (CA, ACCA etc.) or audit qualification (IIA)

  • Experience in financial services is essential (including those in Public Practice servicing the FS industry)

Job reference: 8409

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Core-Asset Consulting offers specialist recruitment services to asset management, accounting & finance, asset servicing, legal and the wider financial services sector in Scotland.