EY Extended Assurance – Senior Manager - Financial Services, London in England, United Kingdom

Title: Extended Assurance – Senior Manager - Financial Services, London

Location: GB-England-London

Job Number: LON00CER

EY’s Financial Services

practice is currently undergoing exciting change. The business is rapidly

growing and we are expanding our teams across the UK, in London, Edinburgh,

Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol. This growth offers great opportunities

for learning and progression.

Our Extended Assurance team aims to provide confidence to our clients

and their stakeholders through the rigorous independent assessment of process

and controls across industries such as Banking & Capital Markets and Wealth

& Asset Management. This is done

through the appropriate use of assurance skills, robust audit and other

methodologies coupled with industry insight in the Financial Services market.

Current turbulent markets

are driving significant changes to all firms’ internal processes, for example

through regulatory reporting or demands for better or new management

information. Frequently, these new processes will differ from the processes

used to prepare financial statements – and it may not be possible to reconcile

the two. This disconnect leads to management concern that the output is

inaccurate and that this may result in a reputational impact and a fine.

Extended Assurance provides assurance around these processes.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for

assurance professionals, which are likely to be ACA, ACCA, CIMA, US CPA or CA

qualified, who have a strong background in Financial Services. Candidates

should have experience of working in assurance, risk and / or controls projects

either as an auditor / advisor or within industry.

Join us and you'll work on challenging projects and accelerate your

career within an international and supportive team. You'll also be introduced

to career challenges that will take you into exciting new professional


Your goal will be to help clients achieve their potential - and you can

expect to do the same. As part of a supportive team, you'll have every

opportunity to progress and build knowledge that will make a difference to your

CV - and to your entire career.

Role Profile& Skills required:

  • Desire to build / develop a career inassisting clients with controls assessments / improvements, including theprovision of either a formal (assurance) or informal (findings &recommendations) opinion.

  • Practical experience of regulatorytopics including Internal Audit, Prudential Reporting, Benchmarks, Client MoneyReviews (CASS); Suitability, Conduct of Business or Financial Crime.

  • Strong project management and deliveryexperience with the ability to lead teams and deliver our solutions tomeet client needs to the required quality and timescales, ideallydemonstrated in a professional services environment.

  • Practical experience of conductingControls Assurance projects; such as risk assessments of the design andsuitability of control frameworks with an ability to provide robust challenge(including reporting under ISAE 3402 or similar frameworks)

  • Intellectual rigor / flexibility torapidly understand complex problems and rationalise these into a workablesolution which can then be delivered.

  • Ability to operate with stakeholders /manage projects which potentially span all functions within clientorganisations.

  • High level of drive, commitment toachieving solutions and ability to work and lead under pressure.

  • Market network / knowledge is a benefit


  • A successful track record working in financial services havingeither trained in a Big 4 or a top tier bank graduate programme in auditor Finance. The ideal candidate would have a combination of professionalservices assurance and industry experience.

  • Degree leveleducation ideally with a professional qualification, either in practice ACA/CA/ ACCA / US CPA qualified (ICAEW, ICAS, Irish Institute or equivalentinternational qualification) or an equivalent in industry, ACCA, CIMA.

  • Strongknowledge of the spectrum of markets products – securities and derivativesacross various asset classes in particular the controls / processing and soundknowledge of their accounting.

  • Broad knowledge of front to back processes, including Front /Middle Office and support functions, in particular Product Control andFinance and their key processes.

  • Experience of assurance / audit work either as an external auditor,internal auditor, forensic / financial remediation work or throughcontrols reviews / initiatives.

  • Experience of working with regulator mandated projects, such as s166(or equivalent), either on behalf of the regulator or bank a benefit.