Insurance Senior Manager, London

London, UK
Not disclosed
12 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Insurance Assurance (INS) UK, is one of the largest business units within EY's EMEIA Financial Services Practice. We serve numerous clients, both headquartered in the UK, as well as some of our largest global accounts with a UK presence. Insurance provides both audit and extended assurance services, and our people have the opportunity to work with our clients in both capacities, delivering complex audits as well as regulatory prudential, conduct and other related assurance services.

The opportunity

With a huge welcome from our clients and increased demand from the local financial services market, the London 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).
  • Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Ability to coach and develop more junior members of staff.
  • What we look for

    We’re interested in candidates 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 we offer

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
  • If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

    The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

    Please note;

    Prior to finalizing 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!

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