Risk Manager

London, UK
21 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Risk Manager to join our fast-growing independence team at a time of significant regulatory change. As part of the Risk Management group (which covers audit Independence, regulatory requirements, Legal, Enterprise and Business Risk), this person will be responsible for the promotion, protection and support of risk management within the business. The group aims to uphold our business standards, maintain and enhance the value of the brand, and ensure that the firm complies with the rules and regulations imposed on it in relation to the conduct of its business.

Your key responsibilities

As part of the Independence Team, you will be responsible for ensuring the business maintains compliance with auditor Independence rules and regulations imposed by external regulatory bodies (e.g., UK Financial Reporting Council, US Securities and Exchange Commission, The Irish Auditing & Accounting Supervisory Authority, the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants) in relation to the conduct of the firm's auditing business. This also includes ensuring that new audit clients and engagements can be accepted by the firm and do not result in an ethical or regulatory conflict. This will include:
  • Providing advice to Assurance teams, professionals and other internal risk management professionals embedded in the business in respect of audit pursuit processes and Independence generally
  • Answering technical Independence queries from the business relating to non-audit services, business relationships, business operations and other matters
  • Completing Independence checks and general research in respect of potential firm acquisitions
  • Taking the lead role in respect of managing internal and external regulatory (including by the US PCAOB / UK FRC) Independence inspections
  • Provision of general Independence support / expertise to senior Independence leadership
  • Compliance oversight of and responsibility for, the UKs implementation of a Global Independence Risk Control Framework
  • Supporting the Ethics Partner with the preparation of matters to be reported to the UK LLP Board
  • Coaching / mentoring / managing junior members of the Independence Team

To qualify for this role, you must have
  • Independence professionals
  • Qualified Accountants or Auditors with a strong working knowledge of the concept of Independence and the FRC Ethical Standard
  • Individuals with other significant risk management / compliance experience Skills and attributes for success
  • Strong analytical and interpretation skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Adaptable and flexible with good team working skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with service lines and develop an excellent understanding of their business
  • Ability to work to pre-determined deadlines and meet objectives under pressure
  • Ability to think strategically and handle complex concepts
  • Highly motivated with a desire to seek new ways of improving our service to internal clients

What's on offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, you can also select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please apply soon as possible.

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