Internal Audit Senior Manager
  • Job title:Internal Audit Senior Manager
  • Location:London
  • Job Level:Manager
  • Business Area:Business Risk & Assurance
  • Contract Type:Permanent
  • Ref number:AZ03088

About us

0Senior Internal Audit Manager / Associate Director

Competitive Salary + Benefits

Are you looking to take the next step on your journey? Do you want to be part of an international family whose vision is "To make their services smarter, more effective, and more personal every day"? If yes, then you could be our next investment! At Azets, you're in control of your career and with our support this will make us even stronger, together.

"Your Journey, Your Voice, Your Success".

Azets is an award-winning leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisers operating across the UK and the Nordics. We are a family of over 7,500 employees and work across over 80 offices in the UK alone. We have seen dramatic growth in recent years which has made us the 9th largest accountancy firm in the UK.

The role

For us, the personal attributes of each of our employees is what makes us authentic in the marketplace. We look for people who can not only collaborate with peers but can also bring their own voice to the table. We want people who are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions. We're looking for someone who wants to join a family of like-minded individuals and be more than just a team member.

As a Senior Manager of our Internal Audit team in London you will manage manage clients of varying sizes and composition covering a range of sectors in line with the Risk and Assurance Services (RAS) methodologies. You will oversee all aspects of client management assuming overall responsibility for allocating work and ensuring client service is maintained at a high level. Day to day you will manage the end to end audit process, including planning and scheduling individual assignments, undertake resource scheduling and manage billing and collection in respect of each client. You will lead a team of experienced staff members as well as coaching more junior members of the team. You will also attend Audit Committee meetings as and when required. You will support the Partner with work, assisting them with the department's exciting growth strategy and support with marketing and business development projects where needed. You will be primarily be involved with delivery work covering London and the South region.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of risk management, corporate governance, internal audit and systems/controls testing and will be ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, or IIA qualified. You'll have experience of internal auditing clients within the public, not-for-profit or third sector, preferably in an outsourced or co-sourced environment.

This is a critical role for the team and along with the Partner you will play a big part on making key decisions on recruitment, staff appraisals, training and development and act as an ambassador for the firm for providing a best-in class, insightful and value added internal audit service to our clients.

 

Key accountabilities

Key accountabilities for this role is summarised below:

  • Managing a portfolio of clients mainly in the public and not-for-profit sectors
  • Overseeing the resource planner and ensuring audits are booked in line with agreed audit plans
  • Planning individual audits, defining audit objectives, identifying risks and controls
  • Review of files and working papers prepared by junior colleagues to ensure that audit plans, work and reports are evidence based, of good quality and meet Internal Auditing Standard
  • Adopting innovative and efficient audit techniques, such as use of data analytics, embedded/real-time assurance, auditing risk culture and principles of agile audit methodology
  • Managing positive senior stakeholder engagement throughout the audit timeline to encourage auditees to collaborate fully to achieve the purpose of the audit
  • Preparation of papers for audit and risk committees and attend meetings where required
  • Support continuous improvement in the internal audit service and processes
  • Support Internal Audit’s operational processes to deliver compliance with PSIAS standards
  • To provide peer support and mentoring to junior members of staff as well as line manage a small group of staff members
  • To stay abreast of industry developments and updates to technical standards and policies through continuing education/networking and be the conduit for establishing those practices for clients
  • Work closely with the Lead Partner and support with tendering and business development opportunities

Skills & experience

  • 33 days annual leave inc. bank holidays
  • Birthday Day off
  • Lead Incentive Scheme (applicable to up to and including Associate Director level)
    -We offer generous financial rewards for helping Azets to grow our new client portfolio.
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  •  Private Medical Cover (applicable to Director/Partner level)
  •  Enhanced Parental + Family leave - We want Azets to be a place where you can combine both a career and a family so those going on Maternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 3 months and 50% pay for the next 3 months, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks  (both subject to eligibility) and our Adoption Leave policy follows the same arrangements.
  •  Flexible Working - Azets understand that as with any family, we all work in different ways and need flexibility within our working day and therefore we operate a flexible working policy.
  • Life Assurance - 4 times salary
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Benefits Portal
  • Access to our YuLife wellbeing app – Includes EAP, 24/7 GP access, retail vouchers and discounts, free digital will writing, discounted gym memberships etc.
  • Pension
  • Paid sick leave
  • Career Coaching
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program - For you and your family.
  • Dress for your day
  • Extensive Learning & Development Opportunities and Study Support

Other

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We're looking for people who also believe in these drivers as we work together to achieve success for both our colleagues and our clients alike. As a business, we believe we are stronger together. We share knowledge, ask for help and empower each other to achieve more collectively. We are open-minded and value everyone’s contribution, embracing our differences and fostering a culture of trust and inclusion. We look for people who adapt quickly to change, finding smart ways to deliver the best results and remain one step ahead. Does this sound like you?

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The relationship that we have with our colleagues is of the upmost importance to us as a business. Your voice is important to us. Attracting and retaining the right people who will deliver the level of service that our clients expect is key to both our and your success.

We offer training and development opportunities to all employees and nurture talent from all backgrounds. This helps us to grow our own and bring out the very best in people.

 

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