Insurance Audit Manager - London

EY UK
London, UK
Not disclosed
05 Mar 2021
08 Mar 2021
LON00J9D
Approved employer
Accountant, Audit
Permanent
Full time
Manager

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

You’ll help our clients meet their reporting requirements by accurately reporting on financial statements and providing meaningful insights into accounting and reporting matters. In return, you can expect leading-class learning and development tailored to your unique interests and motivations. You’ll be given all the skills, knowledge and opportunities to progress and become ready to build a better working world for our people, our clients and the communities that support us.

Your key responsibilities

Everything you’ll do will come back to providing exceptional audit activities for our clients. Colleagues and clients from a diverse array of backgrounds will look to you first for answers, so you’ll be a high-profile contact when it comes to resolving complex issues. As you build your knowledge and experience, you’ll become a credible advisor, influencing clients and engagement teams on resolutions that will impact entire industries.

Your client responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage the Audit process with appropriate consideration of audit risk issues and accounting technical matters.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and manage fieldwork on client’s sites including liaising with other departments to ensure the smooth delivery of the Audit process.
  • Demonstrate Business Development skills and identify additional sales opportunities
  • Demonstrate an application and solution-based approach to problem solving, referred to for research on delivery of solutions in that field on client assignments
  • Demonstrate expertise in primary accounting frameworks (UK GAAP or IFRS) and in related financial reporting matters
  • Demonstrate expertise in using GAM to perform an assurance engagement in compliance with auditing standards
  • Identify areas requiring improvement in the clients business processes and possible recommendations and prepare and deliver Management Letter to be provided to the client

Your people responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to influence, change and shape the direction of an activity, either internally and/or externally
  • Coach other less experienced staff through sharing experience and knowledge appropriately.
  • Contribute to effective team work in internal engagement situations.
  • Provide on-the-job training for developing auditing skills and familiarity with the firm's audit methodology

Skills and attributes for success

  • Effectively manage the Audit process with appropriate consideration of audit risk issues and accounting technical matters.
  • Lead and manage fieldwork on clients sites including liaising with other departments to ensure the smooth delivery of the Audit process.
  • Demonstrate expertise in primary accounting frameworks (UK GAAP or IFRS) and in related financial reporting matters
  • Identify areas requiring improvement in the clients business processes and possible recommendations
  • Coach other less experienced staff through sharing experience and knowledge appropriately.
  • Contribute to effective team work in internal engagement situations.
  • Provide on-the-job training for developing auditing skills and familiarity with the firm's audit methodology

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Honours degree qualified
  • Fully or partially ACA/CA/ACCA (ICAEW, ICAS, Irish Institute or equivalent international qualification) - preferably first time passes
  • Excellent technical expertise with proven industry knowledge
  • Proven experience in delivering external audit and assurance engagements in the Financial Services industry, with particular experience in the Insurance market

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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