Our client, a London Accounting Firm, is looking for a Controls Senior Manager to join their growing team.
13th May, 2022
Locations: Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, or Birmingham
Our controls team sits within our risk & advisory services (RAS) business and is responsible for the delivery of a variety of controls focused projects, whether it be Sarbanes Oxley advisory, implementation and ongoing testing, third party assurance including ISAE and SOC reporting or wider controls and process optimisation programmes across a variety of sectors and businesses. As a senior manager in our controls assurance team, you will be responsible for your own portfolio, servicing clients, directing and delivering assurance services, managing our people and supporting partners with business development and practice management.
Act as lead on a range of clients ranging from start-ups to large listed clients, with overall operational responsibilities
People management responsibilities; resource planning and allocation, performance management, mentoring and training of staff members to help them achieve their potential and be themselves.
Responsible for maximising profitability from a portfolio of clients
Liaise with central departments on risk management, technical and other matters
Take part in wider practice management at local level
Support partners in group sales and marketing activity, including playing a leading role in client pitch teams, attendance at group networking and other marketing events as appropriate
Contribute to development of new business relationships and business proposals through high level sales and business development activity
Support partners with the implementation and communication of new business strategy for existing clients, target clients and the internal business
Participate in key account management
Develop specialist knowledge of a sector and/or technical area and/or commercial area
Engage with and guide clients on technical and judgement decisions
Professional qualification ACA/ICAS or equivalent
Significant understanding of controls and their application in the workplace including design, sufficiency, operating effectiveness, deficiencies and recommendations
Understanding of and experience of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and its role in meeting organisations objectives.
Experience of scoping and facilitating controls optimisation exercises
Knowledge and understanding of assurance reporting standards including ISAE 3402, ISAE 3000 and SSAE 18, SOC 2 from scoping through to Type I & II reporting
Understanding and experience of Sarbanes Oxley engagements
A sound knowledge and practical experience of IT General Controls (ITGC)
Ability to coach, develop and manage people as well as work independently
Significant experience of simultaneously driving multiple engagements to a successful outcome
Strong networking skills and ability to develop strong rapports with clients bringing in the wider firm
Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal