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Senior Internal Audit Manager

  • Salary: £425 - £475 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Sector: Internal Audit
  • Date posted: 27/07/2017
  • Job reference: J371244A

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My client, a well-known insurance company based in Edinburgh, is currently seeking an interim Senior Audit Manager to join them on a 3 month contract.
You should either be immediately available or on a maximum of 1 week's notice period.

This person will play a vital part in helping ensure the assurance provided by Group Internal Audit aligns to the strategic priorities and key risks facing our client.
You will report to the Head of Audit and will lead and manage a portfolio of customer operations-themed audits, whilst balancing timescales, budgetary and resource challenges to complete and deliver the plan.

Key Responsibilities

· Effectively applying risk-based planning methodology, support the Head of Audit and the wider Internal Audit leadership team in developing, monitoring, resourcing and continuously evolving, an overall audit plan for the customer operations theme that is flexible and responsive to the changing business environment.
· Own and supervise the delivery of an assigned portfolio of customer operations - themed audits, ensuring that:
o Assigned audits are carefully planned and scoped, appropriately resourced, and clearly communicated to relevant business unit stakeholders.
o Audit progress is closely-monitored and regularly communicated to the Head of Audit and internal stakeholders.
o Audits are executed efficiently in line with budgeted effort and timescales and to a high standard, fully in accordance with the audit methodology.
o Audit findings are carefully-formulated to mitigate risk and add value. Findings are communicated promptly to management in a clear, concise and influential manner (verbal and written).
· Support the Head of Audit in building credible, partnership-based, relationships with key stakeholders in aligned business units and other assurance functions.
· Support the Head of Audit in developing the team's talent and maximising its productivity. Act as performance manager for assigned staff, ensuring that quality conversations are held with staff regarding goal-setting, performance appraisal and career development.
· Coach and support colleagues as an expert on customer operations risk, internal control and risk management matters.

Key Skills Required

· Demonstrable subject matter expertise in customer operations and associated regulations in a financial services environment
· Knowledge of the financial services industry
· Excellent written and oral communication skills in one to one and group environment
· Proven relationship management skills, with a track record of engaging and influencing key stakeholders
· Demonstrable ability to adapt and deliver in a fast-moving commercial environment
· Educated to degree level, ideally with a relevant professional qualification (e.g. accounting, audit, actuarial, or risk)
· An understanding of the current regulatory environment
· Experience of undertaking and managing audit reviews within a financial services context
· Experience of managing and developing the performance of individuals / teams

Key Personal Competencies

· Planning and organising
· Analytical thinking and attention to detail
· Decision making
· Communicating and influencing
· Stakeholder Management
· Strategic Thinking
· Managing Risk