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Audit Manager

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Job Title: Audit Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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Contact Name: Ben Cheema
Contact Email: bcheema@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

We are looking to hear from experienced Audit professionals for a managerial role with a top asset management firm.

 

 

About The Role

To coordinate the execution of the audit plan for their area of responsibility, as defined by the Regional Director or Director.  The Audit Manager will perform portions of the audit work, supervise and review work performed by any staff auditors or third party contractors and present audit results and recommendations to management.

This role is based in the firms EMEA Headquarters in Oxfordshire. There would be domestic travel on ad-hoc basis to the firm’s London offices as well as potential for international travel on an ad-hoc basis.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate analysis of risk in areas of assigned audit responsibility and prepare proposed internal audit plans based on the results of the risk analysis.

  • Schedule planned audits and coordinate planning for specific audits.

  • Prepare audit programs and approaches that meet the objectives of those audits, with a focus on internal control design and testing.

  • Perform audit work and supervise the performance of work by any assigned staff or contractors, including reviewing workpapers, documenting control weaknesses or inefficiencies and managing the completion of the audit within the given timeframe.

  • Prepare audit results and conduct exit meetings to obtain management concurrence and responses.

  • Prepare audit reports and clear those reports with auditees prior to issuance.

  • Keep Regional Director or Director informed of audit activities.

  • Assist in training and development of team members by providing on the job coaching, delivering constructive and motivating feedback, and participation in the performance management process.

  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Regional Director or Director.

  • Actively contribute to developing a culture of risk and control awareness throughout the organization.


 

Skills & Experience

Experience

  • Substantial internal auditing experience, including acting in the capacity of a supervisor.

  • Experience within the asset management or securities industries required, with specific expertise in investment products (equities, fixed income, alternatives), portfolio management, trading and investment operations and finance.

  • Equivalent relevant experience in the investment management industry may be substituted for direct audit experience.

 

Knowledge

  • Thorough operational and control understanding of regulatory reporting requirements for a publicly held global financial services firm.

 

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in Accounting or Finance, or related discipline.

  • Likely to hold a professional accounting or auditing designation such as CPA, ACCA, CIMA, ACA

 

Person Specification

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-starter.  Must be able to work without frequent direct supervision.

  • Results-oriented.

  • Comfortable as an individual contributor on certain assignments and also collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Pro-active problem solver with the ability to thoroughly identify and investigate issues and determine the appropriate course of action.

  • Ability to handle confidential information and communicate clearly with individuals at a wide range of levels on sensitive matters.

  • Excellent analytical skills and decision making skills.

  • Excellent project management and administrative skills.

  • Excellent supervisory, relationship management and team building skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse, cross-functional and international environment.

  • Comfortable working with changing environment.  Adaptable.

  • Demonstrates high professional ethics

 

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