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Assistant Manager, Financial Services Internal Audit

Posted 24 January by Deloitte Featured Ended

What impact will you make? The Opportunity

Successful candidates will join a fast growing and widely respected team who support high profile financial services clients in controlling their key risks - including strategic change initiatives, regulatory compliance, financial strength and customer outcomes. Working directly with management and senior Executives, we apply innovative auditing techniques to add value and insight to clients that supports the development of their business, whilst remaining at the forefront of regulatory thinking and industry developments. For the right individuals, a clear career path exists to client leadership roles within a three to five year horizon.

Role description

Deloitte's UK Financial Services Internal Audit Practice provides a range of high value Internal Audit services to leading financial institutions, including but not limited to Banks, Brokers, Insurers, Investment Managers, Investment & Pension Funds and Private Equity businesses. Most of our UK Financial Services Internal Audit Management Team have held senior positions in the UK's leading Internal Audit functions.

We have the largest dedicated Financial Services Internal Audit team in the Midlands amongst professional service firms and this, together with our links to the wider Deloitte Financial Services Internal Audit practice, allows us to combine specialist Internal Audit skills and capabilities with relevant in-depth industry knowledge and experience. We have a focus on the retail banking and building society sectors, but have recently achieved success in diversifying our client portfolio to include challenger banks, wealth managers and broking firms.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide first-class support to our clients by bringing real insights and experience and by building long term strategic relationships with them.

Our core services include the following:

  • Outsourced Internal Audit Services (provision of full Internal Audit function to a firm);

  • Co-sourced Internal Audit Services (jointly with in-house client Internal Audit team);

  • Reviews of the effectiveness of Internal Audit functions;

  • Advice and training on methodology and financial services subject matter; and

  • Advice on development and implementation of governance, risk and control frameworks.

The key to delivery of a successful internal audit service is the provision of insight across a range of subject areas. We regularly work with specialists in many areas - including Information Technology, Cyber Risk, Prudential Regulation, Conduct Risk and Treasury - in order to both add value to our clients and transfer skills and knowledge in these areas to our team members.


We continue to look to expand our team by attracting high performing new members, and are currently seeking an Assistant Manager to support this demanding and rapidly expanding business. Deloitte offers successful candidates a unique career opportunity in a supportive, challenging and fast-growing environment.


Birmingham or Nottingham


As a member of our team, reporting to a Manager or Senior Manager, you will:

  • Actively participate in the delivery of high class internal audit services to a range of clients within the Financial Services sector;

  • Develop a working knowledge of a range of internal audit methodologies, including advanced areas such as Data Analytics;

  • Develop a range of business advisory skills, including the provision of advice on business process enhancement;

  • Work closely with a range of Deloitte staff and gain skills and experience in a wide range of areas of relevance and interest to the Financial Services sector;

  • Develop and maintain client relationships, working with client staff at all levels up to and including Board members;

  • Support the learning and development of a number of junior staff; and

  • Gain experience of our sales and marketing activities.


A successful candidate is likely to possess some or all of the following characteristics:

  • An interest in the way in which Financial Services firms work;

  • Prior experience of working in Financial Services in an Internal Audit, Quality Assurance, Risk Management or Compliance role is beneficial, but not required;

  • Strong skills in the following areas:

    • Business and process analysis;

    • Risk assessment and management;

    • Project management and leadership;

    • Organisational skills;

    • Interpersonal skills;

    • Team working;

    • Staff coaching and development;

    • Ability to use initiative to solve problems;

    • Business report writing;

    • Strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; and

    • Commitment to learning and development;

  • Flexibility to travel.

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