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Internal Controls Testing - Senior Manager - Secondment or FTC until Dec 2022

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14 Jun 2021

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The Opportunity
EY UK is planning for the implementation of ISQM1, the International Standard on Quality Management, which is currently an Exposure Draft under consideration by the IAASB and will replace the extant standard ISQC1. It will apply to all firms carrying out audits or reviews of financial statements, other assurance or related services engagements and its objective is to require firms to make a risk-based assessment of its quality control processes and embed a system of controls. Successful implementation of ISQM1 is central to EY's strategy to be the pre-eminent and most trusted global Assurance practice. The reputation of our brand relies on the quality of the work that we do and having a system of quality management in place helps ensure a quality output. These roles are therefore central to EY's strategy and successful implementation of ISQM1 is a key priority of the EY LLP Board.
The UK firm will be required to comply with this standard from its effective date, likely to be December 2022, but is also working under the EY Global project for implementation of the standard which will require us to implement the standard early.
We are looking for an experienced Senior Manager to work on the implementation of this standard.

Location, travel and flexible working
The central ISQM1 team is based in our More London Place office and the majority of the Process Owners are also London based. We are therefore looking for people who are able to work predominantly in London, however we are happy to discuss approaches to flexible working . These roles will be for a minimum of 18 months and further roles may be available in EY following this project. We will consider those looking for both full and part time roles.

Your key responsibilities
We are looking for a Senior Manager to take responsibility for leading the implementation in a number of areas, working alongside another Senior Manager in the team and directly for the Associate Partner who is leading the implementation team. The team is overall responsible for:
  • Running a series of workshops with Process Owners to understand and document the processes in a flowchart format.
  • Assisting Process Owners in documenting controls.
  • Identifying gaps in the current control structure and working with Process Owners to design and implement new controls.
  • Working under the Global project to fulfil requirements as set out by the Global implementation team
  • Engaging with stakeholders across the UK firm
  • Developing an ongoing compliance function for ISQM1

Skills and attributes for success
Pre-requisites are excellent project management, interpersonal and communication skills

To qualify for the role you must have
We are looking for a broad range of skills for this team. The roles would therefore be suitable for either those from an Assurance background, to leverage their knowledge of the quality and risk management processes in audit firms, or for those from an Advisory background who have experience advising clients on control implementation.

Ideally, you'll also have
Experience working in a controls environment, whether implementing controls or auditing controls.

What we look for
Proven experience at Senior Manager level

What we 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, and with FlexEY you can 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:
  • Continuous learning: You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes net.
  • Success as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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