Internal Audit Manager - (Inside IR35)

FCA Perm
East London, UK
16 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Internal Audit Manager - Contract - 6 Months - (inside IR35) - Up to £500 per day

About us

At the FCA, we're creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We're establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

Internal Audit is the 3rd line of defence, providing independent assurance across the whole of the FCA. Internal Audit drives continuous improvement in the FCA by assessing the management of key risks to objectives through the design, operation and effectiveness of internal controls.

The Internal Audit division is committed to providing the FCA with a first-rate independent assurance function. It fulfils a critical role in the effective management and governance of the FCA. Its responsibilities involve assessments of broad areas of strategy and the organisation, one-off investigations including whistleblowing investigations, and the provision of advice. The division reports to the Board and the Audit Committee.

The Internal Audit division's remit covers all the activities of the organisation. The scope of reviews is broad-ranging, covering the management of supervision, enforcement, policy, strategic, governance and operational risks. The division plays an active role, at the heart of the FCA, in supporting the achievements of the FCA's objectives.

Key roles & responsibilities:

•Managing and delivering internal audit reviews and making effective and value-add recommendations to the FCA's senior management. Reviews will cover all areas of the FCA.

•Involvement in special investigations as they arise, for example whistleblowing allegations and lessons learned / regulatory failure reviews.

•Line management of a team of internal auditors, including performance management and career development.

•Supporting the Internal Audit Director and Head of Department to develop and deliver the Division's strategy and annual internal audit plan.

•Managing relationships with key internal stakeholders. Representing the Division at senior leadership meetings as appropriate and attending senior management committee meetings as required.

•Involvement in key divisional activities, which may include recruitment, budgeting, resource allocation, quality assurance etc.


•Good understanding of the FCA and ability to assess its key areas of risk and identify and evaluate controls.

•Strong written communication skills, including reviewing and editing work written by others.

•Very good presentation and influencing skills, including the ability to communicate confidently and credibly, in writing and orally, on complex issues with the FCA's senior management.

•Good analytical skills and the ability to balance creative challenge and pragmatism; the imagination to envisage alternative ways of working which will lead to added-value recommendations.

•Ability to lead and deliver complex reviews to agreed standards and timelines, with minimal supervision and input from the management team. This includes the ability to lead, coach and challenge colleagues as appropriate when conducting reviews.

•Proven strong stakeholder management skills, with the ability to deal effectively, sensitively and with credibility with stakeholders in difficult situations.

•Ability to work enthusiastically and collaboratively as part of a team

•Tenacity to follow issues through and resilience to deal with challenges and setbacks.

•Excellent relationship management skills: the ability to develop and maintain successful relationships at all levels, including senior management.

•Experience of people management, including performance management


•Proven leadership skills which demonstrate positive role modelling and which can contribute to the Division's continued strategic development.

•Experience of applying project management disciplines to deliver project-based work.

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