Lead Auditor

Job type:
on-site
Start date:
ASAP
Duration:
6 months (+)
From:
Code IT Recruitment Ltd
Location:
London
Published at:
09/15/2021
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
Project ID:
2205862


Lead Auditor
Lead and manage small groups to conduct audits across the regulatory cycle and other supporting business activities.

Key activities include:
Conduct research to inform scoping discussions with senior management.
Identify key objectives, risks and controls to then design and develop your own audit test plan.
Perform detailed walk-throughs to be able to create process maps for end to-end activities.
Use project disciplines to provide oversight of your audit team, set key milestones, identify and manage dependencies and quickly escalate any barriers to delivery.
Identify issues, including being able to articulate strategic issues, control weaknesses and gaps based on sufficient evidence to support judgements.
Lead close out meetings with senior management, demonstrate effective listening and be courageous to agree audit findings.
Write a high quality, clear and focused report for leadership that is risk based and adds value.
Build a portfolio of work and self-manage multiple pieces of audit and non-audit work at the same time.
Use intelligence obtained during audits and from network contacts to assist the division to spot common issues and risks.
Support management of the Internal Audit division to conduct confidential investigations in response to reportable concerns made under internal whistleblowing policy.
Build and maintain strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders including with Executive Directors.
Draw on previous experience of good practice to support and challenge other colleagues. Play an active part in improving the way the Internal Audit division works.

Minimum
Previous internal and/or external audit experience which includes identifying and assessing key areas of risk and identifying and evaluating key controls.
Excellent written communication.
Demonstrable prior experience of internal audit related delivery against agreed standards, timescales and budgets.

Essential
Experience of leading teams, coaching and providing feedback to junior staff and delegating effectively.
Proven project management skills, including the ability to apply project management disciplines in the delivery of audit reviews on time and budget in accordance with audit methodologies.
The ability to join the dots between difference sources of information to identify issues and risks.
Strong attention to detail, analytical skills and a forensic mindset to challenge assumptions the ability to quickly absorb complex information.
The ability to challenge constructively and to follow issues through while also having resilience to deal with challenges and setbacks.
The ability to influence, actively listen and work collaboratively as part of a team.
The ability to develop strong working relationships and communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
The ability to ask probing questions and make judgements under pressure.
Ability to identify alternative and creative ways of working which will lead to
value-adding recommendations.
Educated to degree level or equivalent.

Desirable
Recognised accountancy or internal audit professional qualifications and/or memberships.
Experience of working in financial services firms.
Good business acumen and a good understanding of Financial Service and ability to assess key areas of risk.