Audit Manager

Co operative Bank
£30,000 - £39,999
16 Sep 2019
24 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Why us?We are the Bank for People with Purpose
We are the bank for people with purpose. The only bank born from the co-operative movement 145 years ago. We believe in the power of 'we' and putting values and ethics first. We are looking for talented individuals who want to make their next career move in a bank that celebrates co-operative spirit. And did we mention we are award winning? Year on year award winners for our products, our customer service and our commitment to communities. What's not to love!
About the role
As Audit Manager, your role will be to provide independent and objective assurance to the Board, Executive and Senior Management to help protect the assets, reputation and sustainability of the Bank. You will play a lead role in the execution of the IA strategy and audit plan, challenging and influencing management in their decisions around appropriateness and effectiveness of controls and processes.
Key accountabilities
  • Build in-depth knowledge through assigned business monitoring responsibilities to deliver insight to the audit universe
  • Lead key audit programmes
  • Support delivery of the audit plan through provision of technical expertise and/or leading and participating in audit assignments
  • Influence and challenge to support the identification and implementation of robust management actions and provision of independent and objective assurance
  • Champion and role model the Bank's values and ethics in all aspects of the role
  • Take a customer first approach to all interactions, helping to embed a 'Customer First' culture within the IA team
  • Individually maintain an internal and external profile, through planned activities, challenge and influence on audit assignments, ad hoc relationships and attendance at external courses and to use this to support the business and IA Leadership Team.
  • Encourage and coach others within the department
Knowledge, skills and experience required
  • Recognised relevant post-graduate qualification and substantial PQE
  • Detailed knowledge of processes and operations within their specialist areas of financial services, together with broader high level awareness
  • Significant experience in the IA field and/or specialist area, including risk-based methodologies, codes of conduct and industry best practice
  • Strong understanding of colleague development through knowledge sharing and support activities
  • Significant knowledge and experience of governance, risk identification, internal control systems and their application in relation to areas of specialism, in UK regulated, major financial services organisations
  • Excellent communication, relationship building and influencing skills at strategic and tactical levels, able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences including senior management and executive level and via a variety of media, e.g. presentations, reports, committee papers etc
  • Good networking skills with a proven track record and experience of building strong external networks across the industry and with professional suppliers

What you can expect from us
  • 27 days holiday at start, rising to 30 days
  • Agile working including opportunity to work from home
  • Competitive pension / income protection / life assurance
  • 2 paid days for volunteering per year
  • Positive working environment in contemporary offices centrally located in Manchester
  • Strong career path within Financial Services
  • Family friendly policies and supportive working environment
  • Recognition scheme and a culture in which we celebrate success
  • Colleague network groups committed to inclusion and diversity within our Bank.

Our Bank is committed to continuing to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential. We welcome applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds and lifestyles who can work with us in maintaining a culture of belonging, where people are valued and respected.

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