Audit Manager

Sheridan Maine
Bournemouth, UK
18 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Fun is like life insurance; the older you get, the more it costs! Sheridan Maine is proud to be working with one of the UK's largest insurance companies. They are currently looking for an Audit Manager to join their busy finance team.

What you will be doing:
• Your role will be to manage the delivery of a programme of audits relating principally (but not solely) to financial risks across the organisation. These audits should be managed within budget and in a professional manner
to provide assurance on financial risk management and systems of control, monitoring corrective action where required
• Undertake review of audit planning, fieldwork, testing and reporting compliant with IA quality standards and methodology;
• Identify and document all material risks and key controls, appropriately test and record the outcomes; communicate and report IA observations and opinion
• Define and agree the scope and Terms of Reference for individual audits and facilitate the agreement of approach with senior line management
• Review documented and evaluated risk and controls, report to senior management on findings and agree remedial action so that effective systems of control are maintained
• Oversee the production of clear, concise and comprehensive reports that are suitable for relevant audiences
• Proactive identification and notification to IA management and other relevant people of changes that may impact upon the timely and effective delivery of the audit plan
• Contribute to the maintenance of the financial risk components of the audit universe and risk based assurance agenda
• Maintain constructive working relationships with Senior Management and key stakeholders, as agreed with the IA Leadership team, in order to anticipate and understand key business and financial risks and how these may
impact on the delivery of the business strategy
• Proactively advise in financial risk management and principles of control to support a culture of continuous improvement
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of IA methodology, including the effective use of data and data analytics in the provision of assurance, and alignment with all relevant professional standards
• Develop, coach, performance manage and empower IA team members in delivering independent assurance activity; in a mentoring capacity, assist with achievement of PDP objectives and maintenance of appropriate skill
levels in the team

What you need to be great at this role:
• Professionally qualified accountant or qualified / part-qualified actuary
• Comprehensive understanding and proven experience of the professional practice of internal audit (in either practice or industry)
• Excellent knowledge of the Insurance industry and relevant legislation and regulatory requirements (e.g. PRA / FCA requirements), and an ability to apply practical experience in its proportionate and pragmatic
interpretation and application
• A strong track record of developing constructive working relationships with key stakeholders which are collaborative without compromising independence
• An excellent communicator (written and verbal) with an ability to tailor approach and method to suit the circumstances and needs of the stakeholder
• An analytical approach with excellent problem solving skills and an ability to be innovative
• An in-depth knowledge and / or proven experience in using data analytics, CAATs and other software interrogation tools

You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

If you're passionate about this position or are keen to hear more please click on "apply" above as soon as possible.

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