Senior Manager, Business Risk Services (Internal Audit)
Ernst & Young Global Limited
Glasgow, Scotland, GB
5d ago

The opportunity

As a Senior Manager delivering Internal Audit services in as part of our Business Risk Services team, your key role will be to lead a portfolio of clients and deliver client engagements in the Internal Audit and Controls space, reporting to Directors and Partners.

You will be responsible for managing multiple client engagement teams at an executive level within the practice and the firm.

You can expect to work with senior client personnel to lead large scale client engagements and drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget.

You will develop and maintain long-term client relationships and networks and help generate new business through the generation of new opportunities and leading sales pursuits.

Your key responsibilities

You will join the Business Risk Services team in our Risk practice, where there are excellent opportunities for progression for the right candidates.

Our wider Risk practice works with many of today's leading companies and we provide a range of Risk related services including :

  • Internal Audit (IA) Controls, Sarbanes Oxley and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Resilience
  • IT Risk Assurance
  • Risk Technology (e.g GRC)
  • On standard engagements, you will be managing a portfolio of clients and the associated teams, as well as managing stakeholders internally and externally.

    On more technically complex engagements you may be undertaking certain aspects of the audit fieldwork. You will be responsible for taking ownership of your client relationships, client portfolio and individual projects, delivering high quality results, coaching and developing team members, and delivering on time and to budget.

    Specific responsibilities may include :

  • End to end management of the IA lifecycle for co-source and out-sourced IA engagements including risk assessment, planning, delivery, reporting and formulation of the annual assurance statement
  • Establishing IA functions for and on behalf of clients, review of IA functions against applicable standards, advising on IA strategy and transformation and managing transition in the event of new outsourced engagements
  • Delivery of controls assessments and improvement projects
  • Acting as Controls Subject Matter Resource on large and complex transformation engagements
  • Partnering with clients to deliver specialist resource for controls and risk management
  • Client and business responsibilities :

  • Deliver and manage client engagements and internal projects to the highest standards, ensuring compliance with EY’s Advisory Service Quality Policy and other quality and risk management policies
  • Generate and identify new business opportunities
  • Support and lead proposals and bid teams
  • Develop junior team members on-the-job’
  • Develop your industry profile and that of the team through thought leadership publications, attending and speaking at internal and external events, and delivering IA briefings
  • Support team strategy implementation, marketing and sales
  • Monitor and manage client engagement budgets and related commercial matters including billing and collections at a portfolio level
  • People responsibilities :

  • Provide guidance and share knowledge with team members and participate in performing procedures, especially focusing on complex, judgmental, and / or specialised issues.
  • Create a positive learning culture - you will develop junior team members through effective supervising, coaching, and mentoring
  • Contribute to a positive team environment by demonstrating consistent commitment and optimism toward work challenges.
  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to staff performance feedback
  • Act as Counsellor to one or more team members
  • Skills and attributes for success

  • Track record of providing internal audit services in large, complex, global organisations
  • Experience and a working knowledge of quality and risk management processes and their application in a professional services environment
  • Excellent commercial management skills including engagement pricing and management of engagement economics at a portfolio level
  • Experience of providing clients with advice and input to the business on control and risk issues e.g. controls remediation or enterprise risk management
  • Deep understanding of a range of business processes, the associated risks and leading practice controls
  • Track record of testing strategies to assess the design and effectiveness of the controls, including the deployment of data analytics
  • Ability to rapidly develop strong cross service network and bring a range of subject matter resources to support engagement delivery
  • Team management experience, including counselling, mentoring and coaching staff
  • Experience of developing propositions and sales collateral that are current and relevant to our clients
  • A track record of success in your chosen markets including identifying, pursuing and converting opportunities
  • Excellent project management skills to ensure engagements deliver on time and to budget
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and manage cross functional projects
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience
  • Demonstrate business acumen - compile information quickly and accurately, testing data and assumptions
  • Real time, data driven assurance
  • Financial process and accounting knowledge
  • Process mapping, walkthroughs and risk analysis (strategic, financial, operation, compliance)
  • Control identification and design assessment
  • Excellent written communications skills, including experience of preparing Audit Committee papers
  • A track record of delivering innovation in internal audit methods, tools and platforms
  • To qualify for the role you must have

    At least 7 years of experience working in an internal audit role

    You will hold a relevant qualification (IIA, CCAB, CA, ICAEW or equivalent)

    Advanced experience in internal audit including leading delivery of IA plans at large and complex organisations

    Experience of dealing directly with Senior Management (Board and Executive)

    Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Excellent self-awareness when dealing with others and able to adapt own approach based on differences in individual style and backgrounds, recognising the risk of unconscious biases.
  • Understanding of EY, its service lines and global capabilities, actively assessing what the firm can deliver to serve clients
  • Strong core consulting skills and experience of working in a consulting environment
  • What we look for

    Technical skills - Strong technical insight, practical knowledge & capability in your specialist capability

    Versatility - Proven ability to adapt and learn in an innovative environment

    We are interested to hear from people with the right attitude for the job! That’s naturally entrepreneurial people who feed on the energy of a thriving global team.

    You will have a high level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions, and ability to work under pressure. There is an expectation to be able to travel outside of the assigned office.

    This may involve some UK regional and international travel.

    What working at EY offers

    We offer a competitive remuneration package. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY, you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-

    being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer :

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
  • EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

    While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

    About EY

    As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world.

    That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.

    Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

    If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

    Build your legacy with us.

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