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One of the world's largest professional services firms currently requires a Senior Manager for its Extended Assurance - Financial Services team, to be based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh.
This Big Four accountancy practice offers Tax, Assurance and Advisory services to a huge variety of clients - and is particularly strong in Scotland.
The Extended Assurance team aims to provide confidence to our clients and their stakeholders through the rigorous independent assessment of process and controls across industries such as Banking & Capital Markets and Wealth & Asset Management. This is done through the appropriate use of assurance skills, robust audit and other methodologies coupled with industry insight in the Financial Services market.
Current turbulent markets are driving significant changes to all firms’ internal processes, for example throughregulatory reporting or demands for better or new management information. Frequently, these new processes will differ from the processes used to prepare financial statements – and it may not be possible to reconcile the two. This disconnect leads to management concern that the output is inaccurate and that this may result in a reputational impact and a fine. Extended Assurance provides assurance around these processes.
Requirements for the role
A successful track record working in financial services having either trained in a Big 4 or a top tier bank graduate programme in audit or Finance. The ideal candidate would have a combination of professional services assurance and industry experience.
Degree level education ideally with a professional qualification, either in practice ACA/ CA/ ACCA / US CPA qualified (ICAEW, ICAS, Irish Institute or equivalent international qualification) or an equivalent in industry, ACCA, CIMA.
Strong knowledge of the spectrum of markets products – securities and derivatives across various asset classes in particular the controls / processing and sound knowledge of their accounting.
Broad knowledge of front to back processes, including Front / Middle Office and support functions, in particular Product Control and Finance and their key processes.
Experience of assurance / audit work either as an external auditor, internal auditor, forensic / financial remediation work or through controls reviews / initiatives.
Experience of working with regulator mandated projects, such as s166 (or equivalent), either on behalf of the regulator or bank a benefit.
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