Senior Consultant, Risk - SOX/ICFR

London, England, United Kingdom
14 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018
Contract type
Full time

The opportunity

As a Senior Consultant, Advisory- Risk, Internal Audit / SOX / ICFR, your key role will be to undertake engagements in the SOX/ICFR space reporting to Managers and Senior Managers. You can expect to work with high level client personnel on large scale client engagements and drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget. You will develop and maintain long-term client relationships and networks.

Your key responsibilities

You will be responsible for taking ownership of your projects, undertaking audit field work, delivering high quality results, coaching and developing team members and delivering on time and to budget.

You would join the Business Risk Services team in our Risk practice, where there are good opportunities for progression for the right candidates. Our Risk practice works with many of today's leading companies and we provide a range of Risk related services including:

  • Internal Audit, Controls, Sarbanes Oxley and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Commercial Excellence and Contract Risk
  • Information Security
  • IT Assurance
  • GRC

Client responsibilities:
  • Deliver and manage client engagements and internal projects
  • Supporting and leading proposals and bid teams
  • Development of more junior team members
  • Develop industry profile of themselves and the team through publications, events, briefings
  • Support team strategy implementation, marketing and sales
  • Monitor and manage client engagement budgets

People responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance and share knowledge with team members and participate in performing procedures especially focusing on complex, judgmental and/or specialized issues.
  • Creating a positive learning culture - you will develop junior team members and help them to develop through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring
  • Contribute to a positive team environment by demonstrating consistent commitment and optimism toward work challenges.
  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff .

Skills and attributes for success
  • Experience of implementing a SOX compliance programme for UK and global organisations
  • Experience of providing clients with advice and input to the business on control and risk issues e.g. SOX controls remediation.
  • Good project management skills to ensure engagements deliver on time and to budget
  • Deep understanding of core financial business processes, the associated risks and leading practice controls
  • Track record of testing strategies to assess the design and effectiveness of the controls
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and manage cross functional projects
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience
  • Demonstrate business acumen - Compile information quickly, and accurately, testing data and assumptions as you do so.
  • Familiar with the quality and risk management and financial management requirements of managing projects
  • Real time, data driven assurance
  • Financial process and accounting knowledge
  • Process mapping, walkthroughs and risk analysis (financial, operational, compliance) Control identification and design assessment
  • SOX regulatory requirements & Global methodology
  • Innovation in internal audit and SOx compliance - methods, tools and platforms

Throughout the assessment process, we will look for strong evidence of:

Core consulting skills:
  • Advanced data & evidence management, client management on remediation programmes, driving innovation & continuous improvement

Technical skills:
  • Strong technical insight, practical knowledge & capability in your specialist capability.

  • Proven ability to adapt and learn in an innovative environment.

To qualify for the role you must have
  • A chartered or certified accountancy qualification
  • A clear understanding of COSO, PCAOB and SEC requirements in relation to SOX compliance
  • Consulting or major improvement experience
  • US GAAP and or IFRS accounting knowledge

Ideally, you'll also have
  • Experience working in a Big 4 firm
  • A good level of self awareness when dealing with others and can adapt own approach based on differences in individual style and backgrounds, recognizing the risk of unconscious biases.
  • Understanding of EY and its service lines and actively assess what the firm can deliver to serve clients

What we look for

We are interested to hear from people with the right attitude for the job! That's naturally entrepreneurial people that feed on the energy of a thriving global team. You will have a high level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions, and ability to work under pressure. There is an expectation to be able to travel outside of the assigned office at least 50% of the time, including UK regional and international travel.

What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package. 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:
  • 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

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and 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. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.

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