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EY Extended Assurance - Senior/Assistant Manager, Financial Services - Edinburgh/Glasgow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Extended Assurance - Senior/Assistant Manager, Financial Services - Edinburgh/Glasgow


Requisition # EDI000Z2

Post Date 6 days ago

Financial Services - Extended Assurance - Senior/Assistant Manager

EY’s Financial Services practice is currently undergoing exciting change. The business is rapidly growing and we are expanding our Extended Assurance team across Edinburgh and Glasgow. This growth offers great opportunities for learning and progression.

The Opportunity:

Our Extended Assurance practice provides ongoing assurance to regulators, management and directors on the quality of governance, processes and controls managing financial and non-financial risks within a business.

Current turbulent markets are driving significant changes to all firms’ internal processes, e.g., through regulatory reporting or demands for better or new management information. The processes require a broader set of controls than those traditionally used for Financial Statement reporting, including the requirement to address a wider suite of risks.

EY’s Financial Services Extended Assurance team works with clients to provide assurance that an organisation’s business activities are operating effectively in addressing these challenges. This is done through the appropriate use of assurance skills, robust audit and other methodologies coupled with industry insight in the Financial Services market.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Work on theexecution of a variety of projects, including non-financial assurancereviews (e.g. COREP, Client Assets), regulatory reporting assurance(MIFID), financial crime reviews (AML, Sanctions), general businessprocess and controls advice, internal audit and compliance services;

  • Work in complexmulti-disciplinary teams, with responsibility for the overall execution ofsmaller projects and / or individual components of larger projects, underthe guidance and direction of Managers, Directors and Partners;

  • Be flexible inyour working style to encompass working both in the office, as well asclient site, and potentially requiring UK travel;

  • Use expertise inassurance methodologies to perform engagements in compliance with thefirm’s and industry standards;

  • Coach other teammembers, share experiences, share knowledge and generate new ideas withthem.

Skills and attributes for success

Desire to build / develop a career in assisting financial services clients with technology controls assessments / improvements, including the provision of either a formal (assurance) or informal (findings & recommendations) opinion.

  • Abilityto lead teams and deliver our solutions to meet client needs, preferablydemonstrated in a professional services environment.

  • Intellectualrigor / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalisethese into a workable solution which can then be delivered.

  • Abilityto operate with stakeholders / manage projects which potentially span allfunctions within client organisations.

  • Highlevel of drive, commitment to achieving solutions and ability to work andlead under pressure in an entrepreneurial environment

What we are looking for:

  • We are lookingfor assurance/governance/internal audit professionals who have astrong background in Financial Services.

  • Candidatesshould have experience of working in assurance, risk and / or controlsprojects either as an auditor / advisor or within industry, and an abilityto document business processes and control diagrams.

  • We are lookingfor people with banking and capital markets or wealth and asset managementknowledge. You need to have an ability to identify the operationalrisks within a process and design controls testing programs to assess thequality of control over these risks.

  • Knowledge andexperience of working in a dynamic, demanding environment is essential.

  • Individuals whoare able to demonstrate intellect, drive and focus, and the ability tosucceed at EY

  • Join us andyou'll work in a rapidly growing team on challenging projects andaccelerate your career within an international and supportive team. You'llalso be introduced to career challenges that will take you into excitingnew professional territory.

  • Your goal willbe to help clients achieve their potential - and you can expect to do thesame. As part of a supportive team, you'll have the opportunity toprogress and build knowledge that will make a difference to your CV - andto your entire career.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Professionalqualification, either in practice ACA/ CA/ ACCA / US CPA qualified (ICAEW,ICAS, Irish Institute or equivalent international qualification) or anequivalent in industry, ACCA, CIMA.

  • Degree qualifiedideally with a 2:1 or equivalent;

  • External auditor internal controls / audit experience;

  • Background infinancial services, either working with financial services clients in anAssurance capacity or in industry with a blue chip employer;

  • Particular industryspecialism experience preferably in Banking & Capital Markets orWealth and Asset Management.


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support,coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunitiesto develop new skills and progress your career

  • Thefreedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above,please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.

Disclosure Statement

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Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.