Internal Auditor

FCA Temp
East London, UK
19 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
6 months / UP T0 £450 per day


The Internal Audit Division is committed to providing the FCA with first-rate independent assurance. It fulfils a critical role in the effective management and governance of the FCA. The FCA places importance on Internal Audit as a key way of improving its effectiveness and this often results in high-profile strategic and complex work for the Division. Internal Audit derives its authority from the Board and Audit Committee. The Director of Internal Audit reports to the Board and the Audit Committee via the Chair of the Audit Committee. The Director has an additional reporting line to the Chief Executive

What does this job involve?

The work requires a high degree of professional excellence, curiosity and resilience, and will give the right candidate the opportunity to:
  • Work in, and lead, small teams to plan, scope, and deliver risk focused reviews, including liaising directly with FCA leadership.
  • Produce high quality, focused and clear reports for the FCA's leadership that are risk based and add value.
  • Draw on past experience of areas of good practice to support and challenge other colleagues.
  • Play an active part in improving the way the Internal Audit division works.

  • Excellent written communication.
  • Proven successful delivery to meet agreed standards, timescales and budgets. Extensive previous internal and/or external audit experience including the ability to assess key areas of risk and identify and evaluate controls.
  • A degree in a relevant field

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • The ability to quickly absorb complex information.
  • The ability to ask probing questions and make judgements under pressure. Proven project management skills, including the ability to apply project and programme disciplines in the delivery of multiple audit reviews in accordance with audit methodologies.
  • Ability to challenge constructively.
  • Ability to identify alternative and creative ways of working which will lead to value-adding recommendations.

  • Recognised accountancy or internal audit professional qualifications and/or memberships.
  • Experience of working in financial services firms.
  • Good understanding of the FCA and its core regulatory functions such as Supervision, Policy, Authorisations, Enforcement etc.
  • Expertise in assessing value for money.

There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of our economy as a whole.

Our people are integral to our success as an organisation, working alongside industry, visiting firms and speaking to consumers every day as we strive to ensure the FCA is setting the standard for other regulatory bodies across the world. From regulating Consumer Credit to driving action on Foreign Exchange manipulation or helping strengthen accountability in the banking sector, the FCA is working with the industry to protect consumers, ensure the integrity of the UK financial system and promote fair and effective competition. Our remit has expanded significantly since our creation in 2013, with the number of firms we regulate growing from 23,000 to 73,000. We oversee conduct across the full span of the financial sector from global investment banks to high street payday lenders, and are now preparing to implement a new strategy that will sharpen our focus to face the regulatory challenges.

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