Insurance Senior Manager

Bristol, UK
Not disclosed
10 Feb 2021
10 Mar 2021
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

EY’s South West & Wales Financial Services practice is experiencing massive growth. Based in the heart of Bristol, our Financial Services operation has enjoyed major business wins across Insurance and Banking clients in the area.

The opportunity

With a huge welcome from our clients and increased demand from the local financial services market, the Bristol office is looking to recruit a Senior Manager with Insurance experience to join their Senior Management team.

Are you someone who has been operating at an experienced Manager level and have not got the progression you wanted? Or are you looking to relocate, or do you want to be part of an exciting growth story?

Your key responsibilities

  • To maintain and develop a portfolio of clients and advise on strategic issues by understanding the needs of the client, therefore being recognised as a trusted business advisor.
  • Significant involvement in developing and delivering all services to clients.
  • Use in-depth knowledge of the client to anticipate and address complex issues.
  • Identify areas of risk within clients' businesses, define the appropriate audit approach, know when to refer upwards and apply judgment by effective risk appraisal of all work targeted and undertaken.
  • Win work by proactively managing existing clients and targeting new audit and non-audit clients.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of current auditing techniques.
  • Establish a strong network internally and externally and be regarded as having a strong impact and personally credible.
  • Focus on Business Development by identifying and converting opportunities to sell work.
  • Skills and attributes for success

  • Pro-active leader of teams, ensure team members are properly managed and motivated and ensure staff needs, including training and development, are identified and acted upon.
  • Portrays a clear sense of vision and direction and promotes the Firm's core values.
  • Creates a climate of high performance in the team take pride and produce outstanding effort and dedication.
  • Align personal motivation/inspiration of others with our strategy.
  • Build cooperation between teams by sorting out issues such as time, money, information flow, structure and competencies.
  • To qualify for the role you must have 

  • ACA / ACCA / CPA / CA (ICAEW, ICAS or equivalent international awarding body) - preferably first time passes
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent), ideally in a business discipline taught in English
  • Excellent technical and industry sector expertise – specifically, experience in auditing Financial Services clients, particularly in the Banking sector. Insurance experience is also a desirable.
  • Experience of operating as an experienced Manager or Senior Manager level, in the banking industry, with a firm understanding of regulation in an audit context.
  • Able to demonstrate Business Development capability.
  • Team and peer leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate successful relationship management of sizeable clients/projects (e.g. sizeable complex publicly listed companies).
  • What we look for

    We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about auditing and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

    What working at EY offers

    We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. 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 and coaching 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
  • Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Ability to coach and develop more junior members of staff.
  • Please note: Prior to finalising your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters!

    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.

    Who we are

    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.

    For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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