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Audit Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 10/01/2018
  • Job reference: J379793A

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Audit Manager

6 months


As Data Audit Manager you'll manage a team of data auditors, lead and conduct audits, provide data analytics support to other audit teams and drive the development of Group Internal Audit's (GIA) continuous assurance programme.

Key Responsibilities

Development of a dynamic audit plan which meets audit needs, is aligned to business units/audit themes and using the departmental risk-based methodology, includes any risks or controls concerns identified;

Resource, scope, plan & conduct (concurrent) complex or specialised data audits, with risk control issues identified and analysed to determine the root cause and findings reported on with related follow-up undertaken on a timely basis to ensure effective delivery. In particular responsible for ensuring work performed meets methodology and quality requirements before delivery;

  • Communicate audit findings effectively to Senior Management in a clear, concise and influential manner to mitigate risk;
  • Provide timely and quality data analytics support to other audit teams within GIA;
  • Development of GIA's programme of data analytics and continuous assurance;
  • Responsible for key stakeholder relationships (both within SLA & externally) for portfolio as agreed with Head of IA, promoting best audit practice across the business and enhancing the reputation of SLA & GIA;
  • Performance manage aligned staff, ensuring quality conversations are held to set objectives and provide honest feedback to drive performance and develop talent within the portfolio;
  • Responsible for collaborating with other GIA portfolios and Risk and Control functions to ensure a coordinated, consistent approach to risk management is adopted;
  • Responsible for coaching and supporting colleagues across the wider business on risk and control matters as part of audit delivery and knowledge sharing;
  • Responsible for role modelling GIA's vision, culture, strategy and plan in line with organisational goals & delivering difficult messages to the business when required; and
  • Input to development and support to deliver strategy (including putting customer needs at the heart of everything we do) through audit planning and ELT ensuring the focus of IA's work is on the highest risk areas. Resolve risks and issues, only escalating complex ones.
  • Champion and support strategic change by embracing initiatives.


Educated to degree level with a relevant professional qualification or experience (e.g. accounting, audit, risk)

  • Experience working in data driven environments
  • In-depth experience of undertaking and managing audits/controls assurance reviews within a financial services operations and/or investment management context
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in 1:1 and group environment
  • Proven relationship management skills, with a track record of engaging and influencing key stakeholders
  • Experience of managing and developing the performance of individuals / teams
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt and deliver in a fast-moving commercial environment
  • Ability to see connections and to position information in a strategic context
  • Experience of developing and executing upon a data enabled internal audit strategy, including a programme of continuous assurance.


  • Stakeholder management
    Interprets and influences both the external and internal environments by creating positive relationships with stakeholders through the appropriate management of their expectations and agreed objectives.
  • Project/programme management
    Plans, initiates, executes, controls and closes projects/programmes/portfolios of work in a disciplined manner. Tracks and manages resources, timelines, costs, deliverables and performance.
  • Managing risk
    Identify, assess, control and monitor risks. Make the right things happen first time, identify when things have not gone right and understand why, and recover the position.
  • Laws, regulations and standards
    Knowledge of specific regulations, legislation, governance and compliance requirements that impact a role or business area
  • Managing change
    Employs appropriate processes, structures, tools and behaviours to lead and/or control change initiatives. Applies a structured approach to drive and support change on an individual, team and/or organisational level.
  • Analytical skills
    Use of a variety of diagnostic techniques to understand a situation/issue/problem by breaking it down and tracing the root cause/underlying implications in a methodical, step-by-step way.
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