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Audit Specialists - Scotland

Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1887 Date Posted: Wednesday 01 Dec 2021
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Our client is looking for Audit Specialists to join their Internal Audit team in Edinburgh.



Our client is built on a long standing culture of caring about the future and making a positive impact.


Their strategy is to build a vibrant and value-creating purpose-led organisation, with the current and future needs of their stakeholders at the heart of all they do.


Due to Internal promotions


They are looking for people to help ensure they meet regulatory, reputational and commercial requirements. As one of the world’s largest financial services companies, their mission is to maximise sustainable, high quality returns for shareholders and customers – and build a more prosperous world.


Key responsibilities


  • Delivering audit work for the public markets portfolio and inputting into audit deliverables.
  • Supporting Audit Managers to deliver all aspects of the Audit Plan and audit outputs in line with methodology
  • Developing an understanding of Strategy and Business Objectives to focus work on the highest risks.
  • Audit Specialists may own less complex audit universe entities to research and risk assess.


Key requirements


Educated to degree level with a relevant professional qualification or experience (e.g. accounting, audit, risk)


Key competencies


Thinking Strategically


Linking the long term vision for the company to daily work. Considering what needs to be done in the future to make the organisation fit to deliver results for the customers and our partners. It is also about considering how external circumstances impact on the strategic direction of the sector and organisation.


Analytical skills


Use of a variety of diagnostic techniques to understand a situation/issue/problem by breaking it down and tracing the root cause/underlying implications in a methodical, step-by-step way.


Communication skills


Clearly and effectively communicating information, ideas, plans, requests and opinions to internal and external partners through a range of channels, including written and oral. Ensuring alignment with communication guidelines and policies.




Courageous Decision Making


The ability to make decisions at pace and in ambiguous or conflicting situations. Taking ownership of the process and outcome. It is also focused on the pace of decision making, with a motivation to avoid unnecessary escalation or procrastination.


Laws, regulations and standards


Knowledge of specific regulations, legislation, governance and compliance requirements that impact a role, business area or the business as a whole.


Managing risk


Identify, assess, control and monitor risks. Make the right things happen first time, identify when things have not gone right and understand why, and recover the position.


Impact & Influence


Influencing others to achieve a positive impact. This includes communicating clearly, building support for ideas and having an impact on other people. Impact and influence is linked to understanding others, as it is based on the desire to have an effect on others in order to bring about a specific course of action.


Partner management


Interprets and influences both the external and internal environments by creating positive relationships with partners through the appropriate management of their expectations and agreed objectives.


Project/Programme management


Plans, initiates, executes, controls and closes projects/programmes/portfolios of work in a disciplined manner. Tracks and manages resources, timelines, costs, deliverables and performance.




There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. Our client has an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported.


When you join them, your reward will be one of the best around, including 40 days annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary, performance based bonus, private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount site amongst many others.









How they create value


Their strategic drivers are the foundations from which they deliver for all stake holders: High Impact Intelligence, Enduring Relationships, Connections without borders and Future fit.


They are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  They define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to their diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  They support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.


If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.