Risk and Assurance Senior
City Facilities Management
May 24, 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Glasgow, England:, Scotland:
Industry and Commerce
Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance


The Risk and Assurance Senior 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

  • Prepares initial audit scoping documents for approval by Risk and Assurance Senior Manager/Group Head of Risk, Compliance and Assurance
  • Team leader for audits/business reviews, as identified via the Audit plan, to provide assurance to the various stakeholders across our business 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
  • Following Agile methodology, efficient execution of audit/assurance fieldwork including the documentation and evaluation of internal procedures, internal controls, operational processes and supporting systems and timely and succinct drafting of formal communication of audit findings and recommendations for improvement at the conclusion of each sprint
  • Ensure that all audit/assurance fieldwork is carried out and documented in accordance with IPPF/International Auditing Standards
  • 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. appropriate plans and projects are implemented to improve internal control process
  • Monitor and follow up on audit recommendations to ensure improved controls and processes are designed to appropriately address risk and are implemented in a timely manner
  • Ad hoc investigations/process reviews and analysis of business performance/procedures
  • Testing of business continuity plans, including all business-critical sites or functions, including depots
  • Ensures that all audit work is documented in accordance with appropriate IPPF/International Auditing Standards


Key Candidate Requirements

  • Proven career track record of success in a risk and audit role, be it internal or external audit
  • A qualified accountant or experienced IA professional
  • An individual on the upward curve of their career who will seek progression within the organisation in future
  • 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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