Senior Internal Auditor

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
30 Nov 2022
03 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

The Investment Audit team has responsibility for the execution of audits across Investment teams in London and also other locations where needed. The team has a high profile, and the work undertaken is complex and often time pressured, and will, in many cases, have significant impact upon ongoing activities within the Group.

As a member of the team you will assist in the delivery of all aspects of audit assignments, including planning, fieldwork and reporting. Previous experience of audit and knowledge of investment or trading businesses is essential as well as the ability to work effectively within teams and maintain relationships with stakeholders in the wider Schroder Group.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.

The team

The role of Group Internal Audit is to provide independent and objective challenge to, and assurance over, the Schroders Group's control environment through effective evaluation of risk management, control and governance arrangements implemented by management.

The department has around 20 members of staff and is led by the Head of Group Internal Audit who has a primary reporting line to the Chairman of the Board Audit and Risk Committee, with a secondary line to the Group Chief Executive.

What you'll do

• Planning and scheduling audits with the business, as directed by the Internal Audit Manager
• Delivery of audits as allocated by the Internal Audit Manager, ensuring that work completed and outputs produced adhere to relevant professional standards and to the Internal Audit manual.
• Attending closing meetings, where required.
• Escalating issues identified by Internal Audit to appropriate levels of management promptly
• Writing reports, issues and actions to a high standard.
• Tracking issues and actions arising from internal audit work.
• Ongoing liaison with relevant management across Schroders to maintain awareness of key developments.
• Involvement in special projects and investigations as required.
• Supporting the Internal Audit Manager in performing their duties, and substituting as necessary.
• Maintaining the relationship with internal audit co-source suppliers, if needed.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Previous experience of audit, preferably in an internal audit function.
• Experience within the financial services industry.
• Strong understanding of investment or trading businesses (such as investment bank trading desks, brokerage businesses, asset management investment desks) and their associated risks and key controls.
• Understanding of the UK regulatory environment.
• Excellent communication and report writing skills.
• The ability to work effectively with business staff and management.
• Ability to travel in the UK and overseas for up to 15% of your time.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

• Experience specifically within the asset management, wealth management or private banking industries.
• English is essential as language. The knowledge of other languages used within Schroders group will be considered to be an advantage.
• Knowledge of data analytics techniques and experience with using Tableau in particular.
• An audit or accountancy related qualification (ACA, ACCA).

What you'll be like

• Self-motivated and enthusiastic; with the ability to own and deliver assignments timely
• Able to think critically and apply judgement within assigned tasks.
• Willingness to self improve, seek feedback and constantly striving for the highest quality insights and conclusions
• Performs to the highest levels of integrity, quality and transparency and in a manner most likely to promote the success of the Schroders Group.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.
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