Extended Assurance - Manager - Financial Services, Internal Controls

London, UK
Not disclosed
21 Sep 2021
21 Oct 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

This is a high-profile role working with some of the UK’s largest financial services organisations, assisting them in the implementation of UK Corporate Reform and more broadly in developing and enhancing internal control frameworks, including UK SOX.

The team has seen year on year growth and significant headcount increases to stake a claim as number one in its market. The opportunity to join the team is therefore one for whom only the highest performers will qualify, with great opportunities awaiting you.

The opportunity

Our UK Financial Services Extended Assurance (EA) Practice provides services to clients in the banking, insurance, and wealth management sectors, specifically focused on the provision of assurance over governance, processes and controls across the three lines of defence. The UK Government’s recent consultation paper on Corporate Reform will have a significant impact on our clients, requiring, among a broader range of proposals, the implementation of a framework for assessing and attesting to the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting – similar to requirements under US SOX. EA provides support and advice to our clients by helping them to build and improve controls that mitigate business, operational, regulatory, and reporting risks.

Your key responsibilities

Our rapidly growing EA practice is currently recruiting individuals with deep knowledge of internal controls and the UK financial services sector. You will benefit from working with a dynamic and highly skilled team of financial services professionals on some of EY’s highest profile clients.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Deliver assurance and advice across a range of clients in the banking, insurance, and wealth management sectors and across the three lines of defence
  • Produce reports and analysis on the design and operating effectiveness of internal control frameworks, including SOX frameworks, used by our clients to mitigate a broad range of strategic, operational, and regulatory risks
  • Develop your own portfolio of assurance projects, taking responsibility for delivery on complex deadline-driven engagements, including internal control projects arising from UK Corporate Reform
  • Develop and broaden your knowledge of governance, business, operational and regulatory processes to provide clients with high quality advice and support.
  • Based in London and with projects across the UK, Europe and beyond, you will get a truly international experience
  • Develop new business opportunities and ideas through projects and managing stakeholders
  • Expanding your network as you build relationships with senior client and EY stakeholders

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience delivering internal audit or compliance programmes in the financial services sector, with a good working knowledge of internal control frameworks
  • Experience delivering SOX (or equivalent) compliance services, or implementing SOX frameworks
  • Recognised qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIA. CIMA or equivalent) or an equivalent professional qualification relating to Internal Controls
  • Experience leading assurance engagements in Manager role or equivalent
  • Strong communication, project management and problem-solving skills

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience working in a globally recognised accountancy practice
  • Experience providing assurance services to financial services clients

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 your career with us and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

What we offer

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.

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:

  • 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. We ask because it matters!

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