Senior Internal Audit Manager

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Omni Resource Management Solutions
  • 13 May 19

We are looking for someone who will lead the delivery of internal audit services for the company in line with the Internal Audit Charter as well as supporting the Head of Audit on the companies highest risks.


Audit planning

  • Proactively engage with business units and those functions that support, to ensure the Consolidated Assurance Plan remains current and is an accurate reflection of USSIM’s organisational structure and inherent and residual risk and control environment.
  • Identify new and emerging risks from business and regulatory developments and assess their impact on the Internal Audit Plan and priorities.
  • Assist the Head of Internal audit’s preparation of the annual Internal Audit plan by providing recommendations on those business processes that expose the business a to the highest strategic, operational, financial, reputational and regulatory risks and so should be subject to Internal Audit review.
  • To provide insightful input to the Head of Internal Audit on internal and external changes which may have an impact on planned, or may warrant the consideration of new, internal audit coverage.


  • Responsible for the activities of Internal Auditor(s).
  • In conjunction with the Head of Internal Audit, plan and execute audits high quality audits in line with the Internal Audit Methodology.
  • Act as a liaison with auditees (executive, head of department and manager level) on audits.
  • Organise and manage time and deliverables to ensure assigned audits are completed within the allocated budget and agreed timescales.
  • Prepare and present clear and concise reports and recommendations to management on the results of audits, providing insightful and impactful recommendations on improvements.

Post audit activities

  • Proactively engage with business units and undertake sufficient validation to enable the timely closure of Audit Findings.
  • Ensure the Internal Audit system of record is current to support the accurate reporting of the monthly status of Internal Audit Findings being tracked.

Relationship management

  • Act as the primary on-site liaison with Internal Audit’s co-source partner to support the planning and delivery of their audit work.
  • Assist in handling external audit queries.
  • Proactively engage with the other members of the Internal Audit team.
  • Build and maintain external contact network of peers to share perspectives and learnings.

Committee reporting

  • Represent the internal audit department at governing routines when requested by the Head of Internal Audit.

People management

  • Responsible for providing direction and training of the Internal Auditor(s).
  • Responsible for resolving workflow issues with escalation to the HIA where necessary.
  • Allocates and co-ordinates resources in order to achieve departmental objectives.
  • Proactively engage with the other members of the Internal Audit team.

Policy compliance

To adhere to policies and procedures, and maintain role model behaviours, e.g. expense management, mandatory training completion


Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent and professionally qualified Internal Auditor.
  • Proven experience operating in a senior audit capacity in an asset manager.
  • Experience of operating in a control role (e.g. internal audit, compliance, operational risk) in asset management.
  • Experience of providing assurance over front office investment teams (equities, fixed income, asset allocation, private markets) as well as middle and back office functions.
  • To have significant, in-depth knowledge of conducting internal audits at an FCA regulated investment manager.
  • Able to lead/advise on complex audits.
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.