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.
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.
= 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.
= 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