Principal Auditor Principal Auditor …

M&G Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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M&G Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Not Specified
M&G Group
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we’re looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We’re digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and

At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we’re looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We’re digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.


What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:

  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

The Role:

As a Principal Auditor you will support the Audit Manager and Head of Audit in delivery of audits through the entire audit process from planning through to issue management and closure of the Finance division.

Key Work Level Accountabilities:          

    

Manager or Expert:

·       For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders

·       For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise

·       Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk

·       Manages conflicts that may impact delivery

·       Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture

·       Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output

·       Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Key Responsibilities for this role:

·         Collating and reviewing information on business areas for auditing

·         Interviewing management to understand processes followed and discussing potential audit observations

·         Writing and reviewing working papers to ensure they comply with the agreed standards and discussing findings with the Audit Manager and the Head of Audit

·         Drafting internal audit reports and assisting with finalising the findings and observations with audit management, and supporting in issue assurance management and closure.

·         Building strong and effective working relationships with senior management, teams and external auditors

·         Assisting the Audit Manager and Head of Audit in providing briefings to the Audit Director ahead of committee meetings

·         Assisting with the annual planning exercise to identify the areas of highest risk within Prudential and they key areas that should be audited

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

·         Good understanding of risk and controls

·         Strong written communication skills

·         Excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills

·         Ability to work co-operatively with colleagues and the wider business

·         Strong project management skills

·         Experience of acting as a technical coach / mentor to less experienced members of an audit team

·         Experience of working closely with senior management and Audit Committees to understand and deliver against expectations

·         Experience of assessing, reacting quickly and decisively to problems once identified, taking tough decisions where needed

·         Significant experience of a broad range of audit frameworks and approaches, covering financial and non-financial risk

·         Experience of influencing and negotiation at all levels of the organisation, strong awareness of when to escalate audit issues upwards to more senior members of the audit team

·         Experience of influencing others and building strong relationships across the business Knowledge

·         Detailed knowledge of audit tools, techniques and industry best practice

·         Detailed level knowledge of the UK Financial Services sector, including regulatory, governance and risk management rules and regulations relevant to financial and non-financial risk

·         Detailed understanding of Prudential UK company processes and related risks

·         Detailed knowledge of the principles of accounting and auditing and their application to the business

·         Relevant professional qualification (e.g. Accountant / Actuary / Auditor) with relevant post qualification experience

·         Working knowledge of professional standards and codes relating to the specialism (Actuarial, Accounting, Auditing or IT Auditing)

·         Working knowledge of Prudential products, systems and distribution methods

·         Understanding of the Statement of Principle and Code of Practice Personal attributes

·         Ability to build relationships with an understand the business whilst retaining complete independence as an auditor

Work Level:                    Expert

Recruiter Name:             Tom Hunt

Closing Date:                   30/11/2019

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:

  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

At M&G Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people.  We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.



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