Internal Controls Specialist

Global Service Centre
Closing date
18 Aug 2021

Job Details

Internal Controls Specialist

Contract (3 months duration)

AXA Partners are recruiting for an Internal Controls Specialist to join them on contract basis.

As the Internal Control Specialist, you will provide second line oversight on the framework of systems and controls in order to ensure that these are sufficient and appropriate for risks to be managed within risk appetite. In the event that any control weakness are identified, the role holder must ensure that appropriate corrective actions are identified and executed in a suitable timescale in order to mitigate the identified risks.


Ensure that internal rules and regulations of the company are followed
Perform regular independent second line testing on the Internal Controls to ensure that these are designed and operating effectively to mitigate the risks Identified
Manage the internal control action and issues log, ensuring that management are delivering appropriate solutions in response to issues and risks identified. This includes risks identified through the Internal Control testing, risk assessment, incidents, internal audit etc.
Provide regular reporting on the effectiveness of systems and controls, in a format suitable for presentation to a board level audience
Train first line control owners in how to use the group control reporting tool, SCALA
From time to time, support the AXA Partners Risk team and the UK & Ireland Executive Committee with ah-hoc projects / reviews etc.

Technical/ Functional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Proven control testing experience
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, managing stakeholders of all levels of seniority (including Executive Committee and CEO)
Ability to build effective working relationships with stakeholders operating at different offices in the UK & Ireland and across the globe
Investigative and analytical mind-set
Resilience, diplomacy, self-motivation and integrity
Takes the initiative to plan, execute, and deliver multiple pieces of work to different deadlines, with minimal supervision

Education, Professional Qualifications and Experience

Qualified accountant or auditor (i.e. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIA)
4+ years of experience in at least one of the following areas: internal audit, finance, internal control
Knowledge of the key regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation, IDD and FCA requirements

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