Senior Manager, Business Risk Services (Enterprise Risk and Internal Audit), Birmingham

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
19 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Audit, Internal audit
Experience level
As a Senior Manager, Advisory - Business Risk Services, your key role will be to lead and undertake engagements in the Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit and Controls, reporting to Directors.

The opportunity

As a Senior Manager delivering Enterprise Risk solutions and Internal Audit services, as part of our Business Risk Services team, your key role will be to lead a portfolio of clients and deliver client engagements in these areas, reporting to Directors and Partners. You will be responsible for managing multiple client engagement teams at an executive level. You can expect to work with senior client personnel to lead 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 and help generate new business through the generation of new opportunities and leading sales pursuits.

The Business Risk Services team in our Risk practice works with many of today's front running companies and we provide a range of Risk related services including: Enterprise Risk Management; Internal Audit, Controls, Sarbanes Oxley.

Your key responsibilities
You will join the Business Risk Services team in our Risk practice, where there are excellent opportunities for progression for the right candidates. Our wider Risk practice works with many of today's leading companies and our practice and related team members provide a range of Risk related services including:
  • Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit (IA) Controls and Sarbanes Oxley
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Privacy
  • Resilience
  • IT Risk Assurance
  • Risk Technology (e.g. GRC)

On standard engagements, you will be managing a portfolio of clients and the associated teams, as well as managing stakeholders internally and externally. On more technically complex engagements you may be undertaking certain aspects of the audit fieldwork. You will be responsible for taking ownership of your client relationships, client portfolio and individual projects, delivering high quality results, coaching and developing team members, and delivering on time and to budget. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Deliver and manage client engagements and internal projects to the highest standards, ensuring compliance with EY's Advisory Service Quality Policy and other quality and risk management policies
  • Generate and identify new business opportunities
  • Support and lead proposals and bid teams
  • Develop junior team members 'on-the-job'
  • End to end management of the IA lifecycle for co-source and out-sourced IA engagements including risk assessment, planning, delivery, reporting and formulation of the annual assurance statement
  • Establishing IA functions for and on behalf of clients, review of IA functions against applicable standards, advising on IA strategy and transformation and managing transition in the event of new outsourced engagements
  • Delivery of controls assessments and improvement projects
  • Acting as Controls Subject Matter Resource on large and complex transformation engagements
  • Partnering with clients to deliver specialist resource for controls and risk management
  • Develop your industry profile and that of the team through thought leadership publications, attending and speaking at internal and external events, and delivering IA briefings
  • Support team strategy implementation, marketing and sales
  • Monitor and manage client engagement budgets and related commercial matters including billing and collections at a portfolio level
People responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and share knowledge with team members and participate in performing procedures, especially focusing on complex, judgmental, and/or specialised issues.
  • Create a positive learning culture - you will develop junior team members through effective 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 staff performance feedback
  • Act as Counsellor to one or more team members
Client responsibilities:
  • Deliver and manage client engagements and internal projects
  • Support and lead proposals and bid teams
  • Develop junior team members
  • Develop your industry profile and that of the team through publications, events, briefings
  • Support team strategy implementation, marketing and sales
  • Monitor and manage client engagement budgets

Skills and attributes for success
  • Good project management skills to ensure engagements deliver on time and to budget
  • Understanding of core financial and operational business processes, associated risks and leading practice controls
  • Experience conducting or overseeing risk-based Internal Audits Internal controls experience (including regulatory compliance and strengthening the internal controls framework, covering treasury, finance, reporting and compliance function)
  • Ability to engage with senior stakeholders and manage cross functional projects
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience
  • Demonstrates a good level of self-awareness when dealing with others and can adapt own approach based on differences in personal style and backgrounds, recognizing the risk of unconscious biases.
  • Demonstrate business acumen - Compile information quickly, and accurately, testing data and assumptions
  • Familiar with the quality and risk management and financial management requirements of managing projects

To qualify for the role, you must have
  • Extensive experience in developing and deploying enterprise risk management frameworks and approaches
  • Good understanding of the core components of an enterprise risk framework and experience in either assessing the effectiveness of such a framework and/ or designing key components of the framework including risk appetite and board reporting
  • Risk and control identification and gap analysis experience (financial, operational, compliance)
  • Track record of testing strategies to assess the design and effectiveness of the controls
  • Experience identifying market opportunities and developing relevant propositions and sales collateral for clients
  • Team management experience, including mentoring and coaching staff
  • Ability to write impactful reports
  • ERM assessment
  • Risk drivers, Risk Indicators and C-Suite Risk Reporting
  • ERM framework design and Risk appetite - development and embedding - to drive value
  • At least 7 years of experience working in an internal audit role
  • You will hold a relevant qualification (IIA, CCAB, CA, ICAEW or equivalent)
  • Advanced experience in internal audit including leading delivery of IA plans at large and complex organisations
  • Experience of dealing directly with Senior Management (Board and Executive)

Ideally, you'll also have
  • Excellent self-awareness when dealing with others and able to adapt own approach based on differences in individual style and backgrounds, recognising the risk of unconscious biases.
  • Understanding of EY, its service lines and global capabilities, actively assessing what the firm can deliver to serve clients
  • Strong core consulting skills and experience of working in a consulting environment
  • Control design and implementation to deliver optimal financial control frameworks
  • Programme Risk Management - assuring complex change
  • Risk Culture assessment (for risk assessment, Assurance planning, or root cause analysis in assurance)
  • Financial processes and accounting
  • Process mapping, walkthroughs and risk analysis (financial, operational, compliance)
  • Control identification and design assessment
  • Control effectiveness testing and evidence
  • Internal audit approaches - methods, tools and platforms
  • Experience in control automation/optimisation in 1st, 2nd or 3rd line through RPA, Analytics and AI would be beneficial

What we look for

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

Versatility - Proven ability to adapt and learn in an innovative environment

We are interested to hear from people with the right attitude for the job! That's naturally entrepreneurial people who 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. This may involve some 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.

Build your legacy with us.

Apply now.

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs