Senior Consultant, Business Risk Services (Internal Audit), Manchester

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
19 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
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Job role
Audit, Internal audit
The opportunity
As a Senior Consultant delivering Internal Audit Services as part of our Business Risk Services team, your key role will be to undertake and lead engagements in the Internal Audit and Controls space reporting to Managers and Senior Managers.

Your key responsibilities

On engagements, you will be working in and managing teams, as well as managing stakeholders internally and externally. You will be responsible for taking ownership of your projects, delivering high quality results, coaching and developing team members and delivering on time and to budget.

You will join the Business Risk Services team in our Risk practice, where there are excellent opportunities for progression for the right candidates. Our Risk practice works with some of the UK's leading companies as well as being engaged in several global engagements. The projects that you will work on will vary, and might include internal audit, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and internal control framework reviews. You may also be asked to assist on other projects, including enterprise risk management, governance risk and control (GRC) or performance improvement.

Client Responsibilities
  • Work effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication, and updating senior team members on progress
  • Good stakeholder management of senior client personnel
  • Preparing reports that will be delivered to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Assist in the execution and day to day leadership of a portfolio of client projects
  • Monitor and manage client engagement budgets
People responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Contribute to performance feedback for staff
  • Build strong internal relationships within Advisory and across other services

Skills and attributes for success

  • A good understanding of core financial and operational business processes
  • Track record of understanding and documenting processes, identifying and evaluating risks and assessing whether controls are designed effectively and mitigate risks
  • Ability to develop risk and control matrices to drive the work to be done, and to create test plans and clear working papers to document test results
  • Creating tailored recommendations to address issues, by working with management to co-develop action plans to improve processes and address control and process weaknesses
  • Produce, with limited supervision, complete and accurate work and build credible relationships with clients by demonstrating technical skills and knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal as well as written. An ability to communicate confidently, concisely and effectively with external, as well as internal stakeholders both verbally and through written reporting.
  • Demonstrates a good level of self-awareness when dealing with others and can adapt own approach based on differences in individual style and backgrounds, recognising the risk of unconscious biases.
  • Team management and client relationship management skills
  • Demonstrate business acumen - Compile information quickly, and accurately, testing data and assumptions as you do so
  • Experience of using data analytics and a questioning mindset to challenge when analytics could and should be used
  • Familiar with the quality, risk management and financial management requirements in a professional services environment

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience in an Internal Audit or Controls role in a professional services environment, corporate sector or public sector
  • Experience in leading and developing teams
  • A chartered or certified accountancy qualification (IIA, CCAB, CA, ICAEW or equivalent)

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
  • Knowledge of enterprise risk management frameworks and processes

What we look for

Technical skills- Strong technical insight, practical knowledge & capability in your specialist capability

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

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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