EY Risk Management Manager (Audit Independence) - Perm - London in London, United Kingdom

Risk Management Manager (Audit Independence) - Perm - London

Core Business Services

Requisition # LON00F38

Post Date 5 days ago

Title: Risk Management - Manager (Audit Independence team) - Perm – London

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Opening date: 7 th November 2018

Closing date: Friday 7 th December 2018

The Independence Team is responsible for ensuring EY UK and Ireland are in compliance with the auditor independence rules and regulations imposed by external regulatory bodies (eg FRC, SEC, IESBA, EU) and by EY in relation to the conduct of the firm’s auditing business. This also includes ensuring that new audit clients and engagements accepted by the firm do not result in an independence conflict. The Independence Team (led by the Independence Partner for UK and Ireland) forms part of the UK&I Risk Management Group (“RM”) which reports directly to senior management. There are currently over 20 members in the Independence Team (including conflicts) and a combined total of around 50 individuals within RM.

The opportunity

The Independence Team currently has a permanent vacancy for an Independence Manger, based in London (More London Place). This is a unique and fantastic opportunity to join a wonderful team, very much central to the firm.

Your key responsibilities

You will primarily assist client facing professionals with Independence queries. This can range in nature and may involve non audit service queries, personal Independence matters, supporting audit tenders or advising the business in respect of business relationships. Over time, given training and support, you will be expected to develop into a subject matter expert.

As an Independence Manager, you will also be expected to assist with or manage various Independence projects and processes. Examples of such matters are:

  • Supporting the business with Independence due diligence in respect of potential acquisition targets

  • Assisting in the resolution of potential Independence breaches and managing the firms breach register

  • Supporting Independence Partners/Directors on Independence related initiatives/campaigns

  • Playing a lead role in respect of compliance reviews – both regulatory inspections and internal audits

  • Answering queries from the business in respect of matters relating to Gifts and Hospitality with audit clients. Also playing an active role in the analysis of and reporting of such matters to senior stakeholders

  • Supporting Independence Directors with the preparation of Compliance / Board reports pertaining to matters of Independence

  • Undertaking compliance reviews of recent non audit services to confirm such matters were in compliance with respective Policy

  • Supporting with the role out of the firm’s online annual Independence training

As a Manager within the team, you will also be required to train, mentor and support junior members of the Independence team.

Skills and attributes for success

  • The ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels including delivering tough messages to senior leaders within the firm

  • Capable of working using own initiative, with excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Good analytical and interpretation skills

  • Adaptable and flexible with good team working skills and the ability to multi-task.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Previous experience working at a Manager level within an Audit environment

  • Extensive background within professional services environment at one of the Big-4

  • Certification as a Chartered Accountant

  • Demonstrable motivation to move into an Independence position

  • Commercial awareness of the issues facing the business and the ability to deal with problems in a practical and common sense way

  • Strong project management skills and ability to prioritise key areas of responsibility, tasks and projects.

Ideally, you’ll also have the ability to

  • Build strong working relationships with people in each of our service lines, including Tax, Audit, Transactions and Advisory, and develop an excellent understanding of their business

  • Work to pre-determined deadlines and meet objectives under pressure

  • Think strategically and handle complex concepts

What we look for

A commercially focused Manager with strong communication, leadership and analytical skills.

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

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

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

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.

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.