This role presents a great opportunity for an audit, risk, technology or finance professional to join a leading international organisation in its 2nd line of defence Finance Assurance team. It's an exiting time to join this organisation as they are going through a period of major global transformation to support their future growth plans.
This role acts as a pivotal link between the Finance and wider business functions including Actuarial, Operations, Risk and IT. The job holder will conduct risk assessment and control testing to assess the effectiveness of the design and operation of controls. Effective communication with process and control owners is an essential element of the role to agree timetables, evidence requirements, results and deficiency remediation actions.
Responsibilities include to:
Review documentation of business processes, risks and controls, and arrange and conduct process walkthroughs to confirm the accuracy of the documentation and assess the design effectiveness of the controls, including through effective challenge.
Develop test plans designed to provide assurance of the effectiveness of controls, primarily those relevant to financial reporting.
Conduct testing of key controls to assess effectiveness, to identify deficiencies and related control improvements. Liaise with process and control owners to identify solutions to control issues, at the earliest opportunity, and agree remediation actions and timescales for control weaknesses and deficiencies identified. Produce and maintain high quality documentation and other records of the testing performed to meet the standards of those who place reliance on the work conducted, including external audit.
Plan and deliver own tasks in accordance with the overall Programme of risk and assurance activities of the Financial Controls Team.
Build relationships with 1st and 2nd line colleagues and others to support collaborative work, whilst also maintaining a suitable level of independence.
Providing challenge, support and advice to process and control owners within Finance and the wider business to influence them to develop, embed and maintain a strong risk and control culture.
Deliver reporting and management information to meet the needs of stakeholders,
Contribute to the development of improvements to the methods and processes of the Financial Controls Team and wider business to add value and to drive control improvements and efficiency.
We're looking for:
Proven track record of working in a similar role (ideally withing Financial Services)
Experience of Sarbanes-Oxley, Solvency II, external audit and controls testing would be advantageous
Strong knowledge of Assurance Principles and techniques (essential)
Full spec available on request to suitable candidates.
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