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Internal Audit Assistant Manager - Manchester

  • Location: North West
  • Salary: £45,000 - £52,000
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Levitate Recruitment

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About the job

We are currently working with a Big 4 International firm of accountants in Manchester that are recruiting for experienced internal audit assistant managers to join their Internal audit, risk and compliance services team. The firm as a whole can offer a comprehensive range of consulting services and within this team they can offer specialist services to include: Internal Audit, Internal Control review, advisory projects and risk management. Clients are based in both the private and public sector including central government departments and their arms’ length bodies.

The team also works closely with other consulting teams, for example cyber security specialists, digital experts or other SMEs to ensure clients receive the best possible advice and service.

The role of an Assistant Manager will be particularly attractive to those who have experience or knowledge of internal audit within a mid-market or large corporates environment, central government agency, or NAO. Whilst the role will be based in Manchester, applicants must have a willingness to travel frequently, both domestically and internationally on occasions, with the potential to be away from home for up to four days per week for set periods of time.

The Role:

Delivery of internal audit reviews and associated reporting
Assurance mapping and the creation of annual audit plans for clients
Providing internal audit services on both an outsourced and co-sourced contractual basis
Managing and directly delivering individual and/or a programme of internal audit projects which includes planning, review, quality assurance and reporting
Working with clients’ in house internal audit functions to supply specialist or additional resource needed
Sarbanes Oxley advisory services and delivery, including implementation projects and ingoing SOX testing
Advising clients on emerging legal, regulatory, governance, risk management, auditing, accounting and financial reporting standard
Supporting the development of audit strategies which address all audit, client service and project management issues
Reviewing the audit evidence obtained ensuring it is sufficient in line with IIA & PSIAS Standards
Conducting meetings with clients to explain audit findings and drafting reports
Reporting to partners/directors/managers all salient points arising from assignments
Providing relevant and timely input to quarterly Audit Committee papers
Supporting managers with the setting of budgets for engagement and monitoring delivery against them
Ensuring work in progress is monitored and controlled
Supporting managers with financial aspects of engagements (e.g. fees being raised promptly / identifying and exploiting additional fee billing possibilities)
Providing coaching and training to junior staff (where appropriate) on risk management and internal audit methodology
Supporting management by identifying new opportunities to work with clients and targets
Assisting with business development, proposals & bids


Qualified (IIA, CCAB, ICAEW or equivalent). Accounting qualification is highly preferable due to the requirement for SOX testing experience
SOX testing experience is essential and experience of SOX implementation projects is highly beneficial. The candidate must have relevant up to date knowledge of SOX404 requirements
Experience of being a key client contact for engagements and dealing with day to day interactions at FC / FD level
Commercial awareness and the ability to be flexible to adapt recommendations to client situations
Proven project management skills
Solid interpersonal and facilitation skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills



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