Financial Services Audit Advisory, Assistant Manager
This Big 4 accounting firm in Reading is hiring Assistant Managers to work on internal audit outsource, co-source and advisory projects in the retail banking sector.
This Big 4 accounting firm in Reading is hiring Assistant Managers.
Due to recent successes in the retail banking sector, this Big 4 firm is looking to recruit individuals to support the delivery of advisory services to our clients. Their banking clients include FTSE listed entities, foreign and privately owned banks, building societies and challenger organisations operating across the sector.
The team has a number of existing client engagements including internal audit outsource and co-source and advisory projects across finance transformation, risk, controls and other areas. In addition, they are seeing increasing demand from large and high profile clients for short and medium term secondments to support them in areas such as IFRS9 implementation, credit, prudential and treasury risk.
Successful candidates will:
Work on a wide range of clients across the banking and building society sector;
Have the opportunity to travel within the UK to work on clients and engagements that are of interest to them;
Participate in business development activities;
Have some experience either within the subjects of IFRS 9, credit, prudential or credit risk;
Have the opportunity to work with subject matter experts in areas such as prudential regulation, conduct and model risk; and
Apply their financial services and insurance knowledge to practical business scenarios.
As an Assistant Manager you will be responsible for:
Managing client relationships across the banking sector;
Developing advisory opportunities with new and existing clients;
Working with clients on implementing or reviewing different aspects of their control, risk and governance frameworks;
Designing, developing and implementing financial transformation programmes;
Designing, developing and implementing responses to accounting and regulatory change;
Providing considered views and impact assessment of current and emerging regulations on the operations of banks, building societies and challenger institutions;
Applying your financial services and banking experience to practical business scenarios; and
Leading project teams and developing junior team members to reach their potential.
To qualify for the role you must have:
A graduate degree, minimum 2:1, from a leading academic institution or relevant professional qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, IIA, CIRM, MCT or equivalent);
experience in the retail banking sector either as part of a Financial Services Institution, in an advisory or business consulting capacity to similar organisations, or in the regulation of such Institution;
experience in retail banking accounting;
experience in working on IFRS9 projects (preferred, not essential);
experience of prudential risk or credit risk projects (preferred, not essential);
experience of external or internal auditing techniques (including risk assessment, audit scoping, devising audit approach, controls testing, substantive testing) (preferred, not essential);
strong interpersonal skills, including oral/written communication, leadership & influencing skills, including team management;
experience in developing project deliverables (proposals, reports, presentations) to a high standard;
highly motivated approach, with a proven ability to work on own initiative within a challenging work environment; and
strong team playing skills with good organisation, planning and leadership skills.
Competitive salary and benefits.
Successful candidates can expect a unique career opportunity in a supportive, challenging and fast growing environment. Career promotion and advancement will be on the basis of achievement, rather than tenure.