Manager, Risk - SOX/ICFR, London Manager, Risk - SOX/ICFR, London …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Manager, Risk - SOX/ICFR, London
The opportunity
As a Manager, Advisory - Risk, Internal Audit / SOX / ICFR, your key role will be to lead and undertake engagements in the SOX/ICFR space, reporting to Senior Managers and Directors. You will be responsible for managing multiple client engagement teams at an executive level within the practice and the firm. You can expect to work with high level client personnel to lead large scale client engagements and drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget. You will develop and maintain long-term client relationships and networks and help generate new business.

Your key responsibilities

On standard engagements, you will be managing teams, as well as managing stakeholders internally and externally. On more technically complex engagements you may be undertaking audit fieldwork. You will be responsible for taking ownership of your projects, delivering high quality results, coaching and developing team members, and delivering on time and to budget.

You will join the Business Risk Services team in our Risk practice, where there are excellent opportunities for progression for the right candidates. Our Risk practice works with many of today's leading companies and we provide a range of Risk related services including:

  • Internal Audit, Controls, Sarbanes Oxley and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Commercial Excellence and Contract Risk
  • Information Security
  • IT Assurance
  • GRC
Client responsibilities:

  • Deliver and manage client engagements and internal projects
  • Support and lead proposals and bid teams
  • Develop junior team members
  • Develop your industry profile and that of the team through publications, events, briefings
  • Support team strategy implementation, marketing and sales
  • Monitor and manage client engagement budgets
People responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and share knowledge with team members and participate in performing procedures, especially focusing on complex, judgmental, and/or specialised issues.
  • Create a positive learning culture - you will develop junior team members through effective supervising, coaching, and mentoring
  • Contribute to a positive team environment by demonstrating consistent commitment and optimism toward work challenges.
  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to staff performance feedback

Skills and attributes for success

  • Experience of providing clients with advice and input to the business on control and risk issues e.g. SOX controls remediation
  • Deep understanding of core financial business processes, the associated risks and leading practice controls
  • Track record of testing strategies to assess the design and effectiveness of the controls
  • Team management experience, including mentoring and coaching staff
  • Experience of developing propositions and sales collateral that are current and relevant to our clients
  • Good project management skills to ensure engagements deliver on time and to budget
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and manage cross functional projects
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience
  • Demonstrate business acumen - compile information quickly and accurately, testing data and assumptions
  • Familiar with the quality and risk management and financial management requirements of managing projects
  • Real time, data driven assurance
  • Financial process and accounting knowledge
  • Process mapping, walkthroughs and risk analysis (financial, operation, compliance)
  • Control identification and design assessment
  • SOX regulatory requirements and Global methodology
  • Innovation in internal audit and SOX compliance - methods, tools and platforms

To qualify for the role you must have

  • 5-6 years of experience of implementing a SOX compliance programme for UK and global organisations
  • A chartered or certified accountancy qualification
  • A clear understanding of COSO, PCAOB and SEC requirements in relation to SOX compliance
  • Consulting or major improvement experience
  • US GAAP and/or IFRS accounting knowledge

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Experience working in a Big 4 management consultancy
  • A good level of self-awareness when dealing with others and able to adapt own approach based on differences in individual style and backgrounds, recognising the risk of unconscious biases.
  • Understanding of EY and its service lines, actively assessing what the firm can deliver to serve clients

What we look for

Core consulting skills - Advanced data & evidence management, client management on remediation programmes, driving innovation & continuous improvement

Technical skills - Strong technical insight, practical knowledge & capability in your specialist capability

Versatility - Proven ability to adapt and learn in an innovative environment

We are interested to hear from people with the right attitude for the job! That's naturally entrepreneurial people who feed on the energy of a thriving global team. You will have a high level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions, and ability to work under pressure. There is an expectation to be able to travel outside of the assigned office at least 50% of the time, including UK regional and international travel.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package. 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.

Apply now.