Financial Services - Insurance - Audit Manager

Edinburgh, UK
Competitive Salary
19 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
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About the role

EY’s Financial Services (FS) practice is currently undergoing exciting change. The business is rapidly growing and enjoys the full technical support of one of our existing centres of excellence in Edinburgh.

In the role of Manager you will be expected to:

  • Manage your audit group and business unit in an efficient manner, minimising the level of debtors and work in progress in the portfolio, and maximising fee opportunities.

  • Identify and convert all sales opportunities for Audit and other service lines.

  • Manage risk to the firm by adhering to the risk management policies and procedures.

  • You will ideally have strong of Insurance experience as well as experience auditing controls with practical experience in other areas of Financial Services such as Banking or Wealth and Asset Management.

Vision 2020

EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world for our people and in doing so, we play a critical role in attracting and retaining our future leaders of tomorrow.

By 2020, we will be a US$50 billion distinctive professional services organization that delivers on our promises to stakeholders through exceptional client service. There couldn’t be a better time to join us and be a part of our ambitious growth plans.  

Client Responsibilities:

  • Deliver value to the client by providing knowledge, ideas and solutions for improving the business, assess legal implications.
  • Secure and enhance relationships with senior client management.
  • Assign teams that will meet and exceed the clients' expectations in standards of service and client care.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate external network of business contacts.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and competence in all interactions with the client.
  • Ensure engagements are executed in accordance with the firm's methodologies and guidance, professional standards, and local legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the technical correctness and presentational standard of all client deliverables.
  • Approve engagement budgets and agree fees, where appropriate.
  • Lead and coordinate the planning and management of assignments in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Manage the delivery of other services to designated clients, where appropriate.
  • Liaise with other service lines and other audit managers to ensure efficient utilisation of knowledge and resources to deliver services.

People responsibilities - as a Manager you will:

  • Counsel, coach and mentor staff.
  • Appraise staff in a constructive and timely manner and ensure all team members do the same.
  • Manage the execution of the Professional Development Plans of his or her people to build their careers.
  • Ensure that the engagement partner is informed about important audit or accounting issues on a timely basis.


  • ACA/ CA/ ACCA (ICAEW, ICAS, Irish Institute or equivalent international qualification) - preferably first time passes
  • Public company audit experience within last 18 months
  • PCAOB experience would be a distinct advantage
  • Excellent technical and industry sector expertise including Insurance, Banking or Wealth and Asset Management would be advantageous.
  • Team and peer leadership skills
  • Demonstrate successful management of a number of
  • Major clients/projects (eg sizeable PLC's)

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