Risk and Assurance Senior Manager
City Facilities Management
Published
May 24, 2019
Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
Region
- Glasgow, Scotland:
Sector
Industry and Commerce
Specialism
Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance

Description

The Risk and Assurance Senior Manager role is based at the Head Office in Glasgow and is part of a 7-person Risk and Assurance function which serves all Group entities within the UK and Europe.  The department was originally created in 2012 as an Internal Audit function, however following recent investment and re-organisation, the function now has a broader remit covering Risk and Assurance.  This has been established as key area of the business, providing a consultative approach to senior executive, financial and operational colleagues. The function fulfils its role by facilitation of the risk management governance framework and the provision of assurance services which includes review of policies, procedures, internal controls, operational processes and supporting systems that management have designed and implemented.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support Group Head of Risk, Compliance and Assurance in continuing to develop the wider team and promote the benefits of the Risk and Assurance function with all key stakeholders
  • Manage the training and development of the Risk and Assurance team
  • Key contact for Assurance work with all business entity contacts throughout the Group
  • Prepare annual assurance planning for approval by Group Head of Risk, Compliance and Assurance, and ultimately the Audit/Risk Committee
  • Quality review of audit work
  • Assist Group Head of Risk, Compliance and Assurance in assessing risk exposure and identifying appropriate actions to mitigate, for review and approval by the Risk Committee
  • Produce quarterly status reports for internal governance
  • Ensure that all audit/assurance fieldwork continues to comply with IPPF/International Auditing Standards
  • Manage the development of our Agile methodology, ensuring that there the Assurance team are appropriately coached to efficiently execute audit/assurance fieldwork including the documentation and evaluation of procedures, controls, processes and supporting systems
  • Ensure that all audit and assurance related reporting is timely and succinct, e.g. when drafting formal communication of audit findings and recommendations for improvement, at the conclusion of each audit sprint
  • Review and approval of audit ToR/scoping documents for audits/process reviews, to ensure that we will adequately provide assurance to stakeholders on status of compliance with policies, maturity and appropriateness of design of internal controls to mitigate risk, and the operational effectiveness of controls and procedures which have been implemented to meet the requirements of the business and in line with best practice
  • As required, work with a range of stakeholders across the business to ensure that, for various new initiative projects, controls and processes are designed to appropriately address risk, and are implemented in a timely manner
  • Regularly monitor the status of audit recommendations to ensure improved controls and processes are designed to appropriately address risk and are implemented in a timely manner
  • Manage Ad hoc investigations/process reviews and analysis of business performance/ procedures

 

Key candidate requirements

  • Proven career track record of success in a risk and audit role, ideally within Internal Audit/Risk Assurance
  • A qualified accountant or experienced IA professional
  • Confident communicator at every level, able to engage with various areas of the business
  • Self-motivated and capable of developing in the current role over time
  • Committed team player who can work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Willing to be flexible to address business needs

 

To apply, have a confidential discussion, or to see a full Position Profile, please contact retained advisor Amy Peoples at Rutherford Cross on T: 07494280152 or E: [email protected]

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