Accountancy, Finance and Change Management Recruitment Specialists

Senior Internal Auditor - Edinburgh

£40000 - £50000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1725 Date Posted: Tuesday 20 Oct 2020
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Wilkinson & Associates is working with a leading Investment Management firm based in Edinburgh. They are looking for a Senior Internal Auditor to support their overall annual Internal Audit plan by leading and delivering reviews across a wide range of areas.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide advice and insights into risks, controls and governance and will also be involved in learning about, supporting and developing the team’s advances in the use of technology, data analytics and automated controls testing.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and analytical individual to join one of the UK’s fastest-growing asset management organisations.

The role is well suited to external auditors seeking to make their first or second move post qualifying. Likewise we encourage applications from experienced Internal Auditors or 2nd line Risk professionals who have a desire to upskill in audit methodology. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, scope, perform audit work on selected operational and strategic audits, reporting to the audit manager
  • Conduct and document audit tests, adhering to the Internal Audit department’s methodology, focusing on appropriate risks and making effective use of systems, software tools and interview techniques
  • Establish and retain effective working relationships throughout the business
  • Build and maintain knowledge of products, processes and systems
  • Involvement in team wide initiatives and ongoing development in audit methodology and systems development
  • Take personal responsibility for identifying self-development needs and for discussing opportunities for development with your manager

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • Applicants should hold an appropriate professional qualification (audit, accounting or risk)
  • Experience of undertaking audit/control reviews and a solid understanding of risk and controls assurance
  • Experience of working in financial services and/or the Asset Management sector
  • Working knowledge of investment management systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to communicate and negotiate effectively with staff at various levels
  • Proven organisational and time management skills; able to work to deadlines whilst maintaining quality output
  • Proactive and flexible approach to work; collaborative team player with ability to work independently
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Visio)
  • Strong analytical skills; experience of working with systems; proven project planning skills; confidence in making business decisions