Rathbone Brothers Plc (‘Rathbones’) is a leading provider of high-quality personalised investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities and trustees.
A FTSE 250 listed company, Rathbones has, through its subsidiaries, £22 billion of funds under management (as at 31 December 2013) and operates out of 14 offices across the UK and Jersey.
Rathbone Brothers Plc’s success and reputation is built on the simple, but increasingly rare commitment to superior client service, as well as state-of-the art administrative systems. Rathbones has seen a 22% increase in funds under management and a 15% increase in profit before tax in the 12 month period to 31 December 2013.
The Internal Audit team at Rathbones is responsible for identifying and promoting best practice in systems, controls and operations across all Rathbones business entities. Operating as a small team of six, the team is responsible for auditing the full breadth of the businesses’ activities and have a key role in advising the senior management on all aspects of procedure and risk.
Rathbones seeks to recruit a Senior Internal Auditor to join their team of professional internal auditors. Based in Liverpool city centre offices, and reporting to the Audit Manager, you will assist in the planning, completion and reporting of audits. You will have the opportunity to work across all aspects of the business thus improving your commercial and technical skills.
The department use modern, risk-based audit procedures and you will be expected to produce a professional report at the end of each assignment. Using your strong communication skills you will advise and influence senior management on commercial and regulatory best practice.
Additional experience will be gained in ad hoc project work and special investigations.
Occasional travel to other Rathbones sites will be required.
The successful candidate will be a qualified internal auditor or qualified accountant.
Candidates will have experience of either internal or external audit. A knowledge of risk management would be advantageous.
It is essential that candidates have experience of working in the financial services sector and have an understanding of FCA and PRA regulations.
Candidates will have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate your ability to influence senior stakeholders.
This challenging role will offer candidates the opportunity to develop their audit skills, work across a broad audit environment and become part of a high-performing and well-respected audit team.
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About the role...
As senior audit manager for the financial services business, you will have previous responsibility for improving controls to support the delivery of business objectives. Taking the lead role within the internal audit function for the Financial Services business you will be delivering audits, impacting customers, people, process and shareholders. As a leader within the wider internal audit function you will have 2 direct reports and collectively will have accountability for delivering the financial services audit plan.
Responsibilities will include;
To develop the audit process in the financial services business including: • Developing processes to ensure best practice for internal audit in FS businesses are adopted • Managing and developing 2 direct reports to deliver the FS Audit plan to time and quality targets • Liaising with FS Senior management and Non-Executive Directors to develop relationships and promote enhanced risk management and control. • Representing internal audit at key forums including operational control boards and audit committees
The role will also be expected to deliver individual audit assignments to the highest professional standards with creativity, insight and pace including: • Providing robust opinions on the effectiveness of risk management and internal controls. • Agreeing constructive actions with business management to enhance controls and facilitate implementation of action plans.
As senior audit manager you will have a proven track record of operating at a senior level working on an internal audit function, in industry. You’ll also have at least 5 years post qualification experience in either accountancy or audit. Experience of financial services (preferably in an FCA regulated environment) would be a real advantage in this role and preferable as a result.
The successful candidates will have; • Strong communication & influencing skills • Leadership behaviours • Report writing and presentational skills • The ability to conduct detailed analysis and present findings in a fashion applicable to a wide range of audiences.
Shop Direct is home to some of the UK and Ireland’s biggest retail brands. With annual sales of £1.7 billion, we deliver more than 46 million items to our customers every year. Our website has 700,000 visits each day, 75% of our sales are now online and a fifth of these are generated from mobile devices. We’ve ambitious plans to become a truly world class digital retailer, so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us and play your part in the future.
How to Apply...
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced senior audit manager who is looking for their next career move. If you are interested to find out more please contact the Recruitment Team at Shop Direct or apply online.
The Recruitment Team at Shop Direct is managing this vacancy directly and will not be accepting CV’s sent by any recruitment agencies.
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Duties will include;
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ACA / ACCA / ACMA
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Personal Skills and Attributes
The job holder must have:
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• Experience of ARCS • Experience working in legal or financial services background.
MANCHESTER - Residential Property Conveyancing Lawyer - This is a great opportunity for a Residential Property Lawyer to join an excellent law firm based in Manchester.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a strong team within a well regarded firm, they have a great reputation in the marketplace and provide excellent internal progression routes. We would encourage applications from candidates with two years good quality experience upwards to mid level. The position will be open to a Solicitor, CILEX or Licensed Conveyancer.
If you are currently considering your options and this sounds like the sort of opportunity that you have been looking for, then Claire would be very keen to hear from you as soon as possible in absolute Confidence.
Legal Vacancies/Law Jobs, Reference: CB 15960; (Residential Property Conveyancing Lawyer): Austen Lloyd is a Specialist Legal Recruitment Agency. In addition to this role, we have many other excellent and specialist positions in Manchester and the North West.
Please note our advertisements may use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we would be happy to consider applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills needed to perform the role (Residential Property Conveyancing Solicitor / CILEX).