External Finance & Treasury Auditor

£400 - £500 per day

Internal Audit is hiring for its Finance coverage team in London. This role will form part of the global Finance and Treasury coverage team with colleagues in New York, London, Glasgow, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Key aspects of the role will include partnering with the broader Finance coverage team to plan and execute global, regional, and cross-coverage assurance activities as well as maintaining stakeholder relationships and primary point of contact with Finance division personnel in London.

The candidate would be required to perform the following tasks: identify key risks and controls, design and conduct audit tests, formulate audit issues, assess severity of identified audit issues and identify areas for control improvements. The role will also require undertaking continuous monitoring of key Finance activities based in London, such as Valuation Control, Treasury, Internal and External Reporting, and Corporate Controllership functions.

Primary Responsibilities

Audit Assurance
• Participate in all phases of the audit, including planning, fieldwork and reporting.
• Assist Audit Coverage Manager in audit assurance planning by identifying and evaluating key risks in scope for the given audit
• Plan and conduct walk-through meetings for Finance process in scope for an audit
• Identify significant controls during the walk-throughs and assesses adequacy of their design for key risk mitigation
• Assist Audit Coverage Managers in developing audit assurance activities for significant controls
• Execute audit assurance activities for significant controls and draw conclusions of controls effectiveness by analyzing available documentation, asking insightful questions to identify root causes for exceptions.
• Clearly document results and conclusions of audit assurance activities in line with the internal documentation standards.
• Assess severity of exception identified by audit assurance activities in line with the methodology
• Communicate audit exceptions to Audit Coverage Manager and Director providing severity assessment for audit finding
• Assist Audit Coverage Manager and Director with negotiating finalization of audit findings with auditee’s management
• Drafting reportable audit findings for auditee’s management action plan and audit reports

Continuous Monitoring and Risk Assessment
• Participate in the periodic continuous monitoring of Finance activities, analyze and document the risk assessments.
• Maintain ongoing communication with Finance management to closure verify previously identified audit issues
• Participate in continuous monitoring and risk assessment of key business processes to drive risk-based audit plan.
• Assist Audit Coverage Mangers with identification and evaluation of key risks within Finance processes.
• Participate in strategic initiatives and projects to enhance audit approach and coverage.
• Develop solid working relationship with stakeholder and clients and across the broader Internal Audit Department
• Track management’s remediation efforts including the design and implementation of recommended processes and controls to strengthen internal control frameworks.

Skills Required

Soft Skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to rapidly learn and apply Internal Audit methodology
• Ability to multi-task between several projects and complete audits/projects within required time frames and budgets
• Self-motivated team player with ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and within a virtual team setting.
• Ability to resolve challenging issues with innovative ideas.
• Keen attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
• Outstanding work ethics, living the firm’s core values

Technical Skills
• Prior experience performing walkthroughs and risk assessments of the internal control environment, performing controls and substantive testing, documenting work performed, and developing audit observations, in accordance with internal quality assurance standards.
• General understanding of the financial services industry, related regulatory environment, and familiarity with banking and capital markets products
• Functional or audit experience with Basel regulations, ideally US and UK/EU implementations, including Liquidity and/or Capital requirements

Experience
• Masters’/ Bachelors’ Degree (Required, major in Accounting or Finance is preferred)
• Accounting and /or auditing background with a minimum of 2 – 5 years of related experience either with a prior Internal Audit function or public accounting firm (Required)
• ACCA, CA, CPA, CFA or equivalent certification (Preferred)
• Understanding of the internal audit processes (e.g., risk assessments, planning, testing, reporting and continuous monitoring) (Preferred)

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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