Internal Audit Senior Executive - London

  • £Competiive + benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • 02 Oct 17
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity within an ambitious firm? If so, a fantastic opportunity has arisen in our Governance, Risk & Assurance department. Within this role you will be providing a high quality service to clients across different sectors Financial Services/Insurance, Charities and National Museums in respect of internal audit assignments including both operational and IT assurance elements.

The Team

Governance, Risk and Assurance offer a range of advisory and support services principally in the following areas and across both the private and public sector:
• Corporate Governance: Best practice (Combined Code, HM Treasury or similar) reviews
• Risk Management: Risk management software, risk workshops, risk training, establishing risk management frameworks, fully outsourced risk management services
• Internal Audit: Fully outsourced or partnering internal audit services, advice on establishing a new function, quality reviews of existing internal audit functions, training
• Regulatory compliance: ISAE 3000/3402
• IT Assurance: (IT audit support for external audit clients) IT Governance, risk management, IT security & business continuity, IT project management, Data validation

Core responsibilities

• Plan audit assignments with the assistance of manager/partners as requested
• Responsible for leading on assigned portfolio as senior auditor
• Prepared to be out of office at client sites performing audits for significant periods
• Ensure office and on site audit work is carried out, including allocation of work within the designated team, in a professional manner
• Ensure the work undertaken is in accordance with the approved plan and budget
• Advise managers of progress on the job and any developments that may lead to change of strategy
• Obtain sufficient evidence to support conclusions drawn and document this within the electronic working papers system, Pentana
• Adopt an integrated assurance approach to audit assignments to include both operational and IT assurance requirements
• Suggest logical solutions to problems
• Prepare draft reports for each audit on time, to enable agreed client protocols to be met
• Ensure closing meetings are held on each assignment prior to leaving site
• Respond to client concerns in an efficient and effective manner
• Deliver internal audit work in line with the agreed GRA protocols including timely delivery and completion of work within Pentana and PROaudit as relevant
• Provide sound advice to clients and demonstrate knowledge of wider business issues
• Supervise and review junior auditors’ work, as required
• Support GRA in technical development as required
• Contribute to the development of new business by attending and presenting at tender opportunities.

Attributes, requirements and skills

• Qualified Internal Auditor, (PIIA, MIIA, CCAB) or Accountant
• CISA qualified or working towards this; knowledge of COBIT
• Proven relevant experience, gained in a similar auditing role
• Competent at using Microsoft applications
• Working knowledge of Pentana
• People management skills (proven experience of managing at supervisory level)
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Strong organisational and time management skills
• Able to influence internal / external clients and colleagues
• Has proven planning and prioritising skills
• Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
• Able to demonstrate problem solving skills
• Keen to add value to our clients’ businesses