RSM

Internal Audit Manager

Recruiter
RSM
Location
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
27 Aug 2021
Closes
27 Sep 2021
Ref
req3299
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

Overall job purpose

Manage an Internal Audit team in conjunction with Partners/Directors to ensure timely and accurate delivery of IA audits at clients’ sites in accordance with the firm’s Standards.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a profitable IA team to ensure effective delivery of internal audit
  • Lead and manage agreed client portfolio of internal audit clients for the service line and regional area
  • Perform higher level audit assignments as appropriate
  • Prepare initial draft client audit strategy and annual audit programme for each client, supported by a fully costed service delivery proposal, for subsequent approval by the Director/Partner
  • Prepare draft progress papers and reports for client and / or Audit Committee prior to Director/Partner sign off
  • Represent the firm in audit, including attendance at client meetings and Audit Committees, and other forums as deemed appropriate
  • Assist as part of team that prepares tenders and presents these to win work as appropriate
  • Assist in ensuring the team delivers exceptional client service
  • Control and manage the delivery of the client programme, to ensure that the work is completed to time and budget, providing solutions on any issues as appropriate to the Director/Partner
  • Ensure the effective planning and utilisation of team members in line with the approved budget - including mapping complex scheduling to optimise profitability
  • Monitor the effectiveness and quality of audit work through undertaking effective manager review of the work
  • Engage with the client billing in accordance with the firm’s billing timescales, providing solutions to all potential adverse issues that may impact on the achievement of the agreed client billing and recovery targets
  • Monitor target recoveries and work with the Director/Partner in line with the approved budget to ensure that these are achieved and to assist in the maintenance of the contract monitoring system for those clients
  • Deal with day-to-day team matters, including feedback on performance on the job, assist in PDRs and, where relevant, the recruitment process, team welfare and health and safety
  • Develop and retain talented people through strong leadership and coaching/mentoring relationships
  • Build relationships with new clients and identify/act upon all potential additional work opportunities at new clients or new work at potential clients

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate Requirements 

  • Professionally qualified, e.g. ACCA/CIPFA/ACA/IA or other specialist qualification
  • Gained the necessary experience within Internal Audit. Strong technical controls documentation and evaluation experience
  • Driving licence (clean). Access to a car is preferable
  • Effective use of IT including Excel, Word
  • Maintains and promotes high professional standards of conduct and practice and demonstrates commitment to the firm’s initiative and direction
  • Excellent technical knowledge on the internal audit process and relevant sector issues and ensures that team members are aware of key developments. 
  • Anticipates the impact of key developments within the relevant client sectors to manage overall commercial risk
  • Reviews and controls the technical content of the work of others to ensure compliance with the Internal Audit Manual and other Standard Operating Procedures
  • Aware of relevant financial targets and constraints, and actively assists senior management in achieving these, keeping Partner/client informed of potential problems including actual vs budget
  • Applies knowledge of RSM, markets and core client base, promoting and co-ordinating additional services provided to clients in portfolio
  • Ensure client data is handled securely in accordance with the firm’s and client’s data protection procedures
  • Developing leadership qualities, and known within the firm and different service lines
  • Confident and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Sales orientated: translates client needs into engagements, demonstrates commerciality in their action, established network of clients internally and externally
  • Able to organise and manage time efficiently and effectively, managing conflicting priorities when required and planning longer term – understanding fee budget and manages team’s time
  • Understands and promotes the need for continuous learning and considers development of specialist areas of knowledge
  • Able to train, coach and develop team members and provide support to other colleagues as required
  • Ability to anticipate and lead change with confidence
  • Personal development (refer to the relevant role framework or Academy programmes)
  • The post holder will be expected to travel to the client’s sites in their own time, limited where possible to one and a half hours each way

Overall job purpose

Manage an Internal Audit team in conjunction with Partners/Directors to ensure timely and accurate delivery of IA audits at clients’ sites in accordance with the firm’s Standards.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a profitable IA team to ensure effective delivery of internal audit
  • Lead and manage agreed client portfolio of internal audit clients for the service line and regional area
  • Perform higher level audit assignments as appropriate
  • Prepare initial draft client audit strategy and annual audit programme for each client, supported by a fully costed service delivery proposal, for subsequent approval by the Director/Partner
  • Prepare draft progress papers and reports for client and / or Audit Committee prior to Director/Partner sign off
  • Represent the firm in audit, including attendance at client meetings and Audit Committees, and other forums as deemed appropriate
  • Assist as part of team that prepares tenders and presents these to win work as appropriate
  • Assist in ensuring the team delivers exceptional client service
  • Control and manage the delivery of the client programme, to ensure that the work is completed to time and budget, providing solutions on any issues as appropriate to the Director/Partner
  • Ensure the effective planning and utilisation of team members in line with the approved budget - including mapping complex scheduling to optimise profitability
  • Monitor the effectiveness and quality of audit work through undertaking effective manager review of the work
  • Engage with the client billing in accordance with the firm’s billing timescales, providing solutions to all potential adverse issues that may impact on the achievement of the agreed client billing and recovery targets
  • Monitor target recoveries and work with the Director/Partner in line with the approved budget to ensure that these are achieved and to assist in the maintenance of the contract monitoring system for those clients
  • Deal with day-to-day team matters, including feedback on performance on the job, assist in PDRs and, where relevant, the recruitment process, team welfare and health and safety
  • Develop and retain talented people through strong leadership and coaching/mentoring relationships
  • Build relationships with new clients and identify/act upon all potential additional work opportunities at new clients or new work at potential clients

Minimum Qualifications

Why RSM RSM is the size and shape it is today because we haven’t been afraid to develop and evolve. Reflecting the world we live in, and the society we’re part of helps us to be a better place to work. The experiences, insights and goals that make you one-of-a-kind are also what make you invaluable to us. RSM thrives because of the people who work with us, and there are no limits to what we will achieve together. That is the power of being understood.

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