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Audit Manager - Operations - Edinburgh

£50,000 - £65,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1992 Date Posted: Thursday 11 Aug 2022
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Wilkinson & Associates is partnering with a retail bank to help source an Audit Manager in Operations. This role can be based out of either Edinburgh or Gloucester and offers both hybrid and flexible working.

As an integral part of the team, you’ll forge excellent relationships with senior stakeholders, developing a great understanding of their business and provide them with valuable insight on their governance, risk management and control environment. As well as delivering high quality and impactful audits you’ll also help shape the annual audit plan and drive continuous improvement within the department.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide independent assurance over some of the bank’s key risk areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Grow your specialist knowledge and network, becoming recognised inside and outside the department for your expert insight
  • Contribute to the development of the annual audit plan
  • Lead increasingly large or complex audits maintaining good quality, time, and budget standards
  • Contribute to the strategic thinking and direction of the Internal Audit Department and play an important role in shaping and contributing to continuous improvement projects and departmental initiatives
  • Coach and develop others in the wider team

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of leading and delivering controls-based audits or reviews within an Internal Audit, External Audit, Risk or Supervisory environment
  • Experience of delivering audits in any, but not necessarily all, of the following areas would be desirable: Operational Risk, Payments, Sourcing & Procurement, People Risk
  • An understanding of the retail banking sector including the regulatory environment
  • A collaborative, enthusiastic team player with an appetite to learn and develop
  • A critical thinker who can positively influence others to think differently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of delivering potentially challenging messages to senior management
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, proven ability to deliver to timelines, experience with managing and delivering multiple tasks
  • Experience of using Agile project management principles and ways of working would be beneficial