The Independence Team is responsible for ensuring EY UK and Ireland are in compliance with the auditor independence rules and regulations imposed by external regulatory bodies (eg FRC, SEC, IESBA, EU) and by EY in relation to the conduct of the firm’s auditing business.
This also includes ensuring that new audit clients and engagements accepted by the firm do not result in an independence conflict.
The Independence Team (led by the Independence Partner for UK and Ireland) forms part of the UK&I Risk Management Group ( RM ) which reports directly to senior management.
There are currently over 20 members in the Independence Team (including conflicts) and a combined total of around 50 individuals within RM.
The opportunity The Independence Team currently has a permanent vacancy for an Independence Manger, based in London (More London Place).
This is a unique and fantastic opportunity to join a wonderful team, very much central to the firm. Your key responsibilities You will primarily assist client facing professionals with Independence queries.
This can range in nature and may involve non audit service queries, personal Independence matters, supporting audit tenders or advising the business in respect of business relationships.
Over time, given training and support, you will be expected to develop into a subject matter expert. As an Independence Manager, you will also be expected to assist with or manage various Independence projects and processes.
Examples of such matters are :
As a Manager within the team, you will also be required to train, mentor and support junior members of the Independence team.
Skills and attributes for success
To qualify for the role you will ideally have
Ideally, you’ll also have the ability to
What we look for A commercially focused Manager with strong communication, leadership and analytical skills. What working at EY offers We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance.
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 :
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.
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