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Internal Controls Specialist - Financial Services

My client are an international leader in insurance and re-insurance with operations scattered across the globe.

Due to recent internal re-organisation, we are seeking to appoint 2 internal control specialists to join their City base EMEA hub.


This is a senior appointment and we seek an experienced Internal Control specialist to offer insight across the whole business on a group wide basis.


Key responsibilities will include:



  • Promoting a robust and effective monitoring and control framework that facilitate the achievement of business objectives across the group.

  • Embedding the monitoring and control framework across the business effectively.

  • Protecting company resources against mismanagement or fraud, ensuring that business activities are compliant with laws and regulations.

  • Developing consistent financial data and managerial data and to present it in a timely manner.

  • Deputising for the Head of Corporate Governance at risk committees when required.

  • Supporting and mentoring more junior members of the team.


As a senior member of this team you will have continual communication with a wide range of senior stakeholders.

You will provide counsel, advice and challenge to the 1st Line of Defence, and will act as a key liaison point for Group Risk Management and Internal Audit departments, as well as the shareholder and External Audit on internal control matters, including SOX.


Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills are essential as you work closely with senior stakeholders as you seek to embed and ensure internal controls are in place across the whole business.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a history of embedding a controls framework across multisite businesses and being able to develop and manage very senior stakeholder relationships.


Likely to be qualified: ACA/ACCA/CIA/IIA or equivalent.

You will have a thorough understanding of how an insurance business operates and be passionate about ensuring that all aspects of the business have adequate and strong internal controls in place.


A background in insurance is preferred but applications are also welcomed from candidates who have financial services experience gained within internal controls.


This team is growing and this offers a genuine long term career opportunity within a globally recognised firm.


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