Senior Auditor

The Senior Auditor (SA) is responsible for planning and delivering internal audits within Rothesay Life.  The SA proactively provides input into the identification of existing and emerging risks.  A strategic risk and controls specialist who will demonstrate both technical knowledge and commercial insight.

Responsibilities:

Driving the development of the Internal Audit function

=         Be a visible, approachable trusted business partner, a champion of transparency, rigour and fairness; a role model for our way of working.  Demonstrate to the business what it means to be commercial and strategic.

=         Work with the team to integrate Internal Audit as a critical element of the Rothesay Life strategy.

Internal Audit responsibilities

=         Lead and work as part of a team working on the delivery of audits, some major and /or highly complex. Utilizing your financial services experience you will be involved in a variety of audits across Insurance and Capital Markets delivering operational, project and financial audits.

=         Act as the in-charge for a number of audits.

=         Lead by example delivering a “no surprises” audit approach.

Stakeholder management and reporting

=         Provide independent, reliable and objective assurance to the Company on risk management, control and corporate governance issues.

=         Report significant existing and emerging risk exposures and control.

=         Build and strengthen relationships at an operational level, providing guidance, challenge and corrective action, without preventing growth or commercial performance.

=         Maintain strong stakeholder relationships, being prepared to deliver tough messages, whilst maintaining long term relationships.

Requirements:

=         Qualified Accountant, Chartered Financial Analysts or role relevant qualifications e.g.  bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance related field or equivalent experience.  Applicable professional certifications.

=         Financial services internal audit experience – Insurance/Reinsurance/Pensions/Capital markets/Payments

=         Minimum 5 years' experience in auditing within UK/US regulated financial services.

=         Experience at stakeholder engagement – a proven track record for developing positive working relationships and influencing stakeholders at all levels, including at the most senior level.

 

Competencies

 

=         Technical Skills - Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to detail, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate analytical skills

=         Drive and Motivation – Be a self-starter; successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks

=         Teamwork – Demonstrate evidence of being a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions

=         Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner and shares information/new ideas with others

=         Judgement and Problem solving - Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives.  Sees the big picture and effectively analyses complex issues

=         Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value

=         Influencing Outcomes - Presents sound, persuasive rationale for ideas or opinions.  Takes a position on issues and influences others' opinions and presents persuasive recommendations

 

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