Internal Audit Manager

  • Job Reference: DST/TP/17447/13379
  • Date Posted: 7 March 2023
  • Recruiter: SS&C
  • Location: Basildon, Essex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive
  • Sector: Other
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


The Internal Auditor will perform professional Internal Audit work, with particular focus on operational controls as a key component of the overall internal control and governance structure of the organization. Will work independently, with oversight from the Senior and Head of Audit positions to plan and execute internal audit activities. Will take initiative and apply independent judgement to evaluate potential control gaps. Will assist in execution of operational and information technology audit work on a daily basis.

Main Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize and execute audits to evaluate risks and processes in a range of areas, including Operations, Regulations, Technology and Cyber Security
  • Develop the scope of audit work, lead/support audits and where necessary represent the audit department as a team member on diverse business projects (e.g. fraud investigation, risk assessment, joint compliance reviews, change boards, ISAE/AAF work coordination etc.)
  • Gather and analyse information, verify accuracy, ensure compliance and execute tests to identify control gaps and/or improvement opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with the audit team in communicating audit observations and developing value added, realistic and achievable audit recommendations
  • Assist in writing/drafting observations for inclusion in the audit report
  • Assist in characterizing and prioritizing audit deficiencies/observations for remediation based upon risk
  • Ensure timely completion of the audit activities within assigned budgets in order to support the department goals and objectives of timely, valuable execution of audit projects
  • Validate completion of audit actions, and work with stakeholders to minimise overdue audit actions
  • Build trusted relationships with key stakeholders and act as a business partner
  • Report to the Head of Audit/Senior Specialist on progress against the audit plan and assigned budget, and audit action tracking
  • Understand business and strategic initiatives and identify audit opportunities to add value to the business
  • Collaborate with the business and external auditors to deliver Financial Services and Technology Service Organization Controls Reports (AAF, ISAE 3402, SOC1, SOC2)
  • Support the annual audit planning exercise
  • Support key department projects outside of traditional audit activities
  • Promote culture of governance, risk management and ethical practices across the organisation
  • Support the internal audit department improvement initiatives/efforts

Ideal Candidate

  • Able to demonstrate confident knowledge and experience of internal controls, basic technical audit skills and analytical/critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of Internal Audit practices including IIA Standards and Practice Advisories or entry-level audit experience and/or a degree in accounting/auditing
  • Basic service organization controls experience (AAF, ISAE 3402, SOC1, SOC2)
  • Technical experience preferred (NIST, HiTrust, AT-801, ISO, etc.)
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% of working time (where appropriate)
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Basic financial management skills
  • Consistently demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour