Internal Audit & Risk Manager

Posted 24 July by Mazars
Job Title Internal Audit & Risk Manager

Grade Manager

Service Line Finance and Risk, Consulting

Location London

Reporting To Internal Audit Senior Manager

Key Relationships FS and Public Sector Internal Audit Team, Finance Consulting and Technology Solutions team

Job Purpose

As a member of the Finance & Risk Consulting based on London and reporting directly to the Internal Audit Senior Manager (SM). You will be responsible for managing a team of internal audit seniors, delivering risk based internal audit assignments and risk improvement projects to our clients. What our clients think of our work means a lot to us so you will need to be able to collaborate and communicate well. You will also need to be dependable when meeting deadlines.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for a role in a supportive and collaborative team environment.

We are seeking diverse applicants for this role.


We have a diverse range of clients from FTSE 350 global companies to small owner-managed businesses across multiple sectors (retail, technology, energy, manufacturing, entertainment and more) throughout the UK and Europe.

Job Role

You will:

• Be responsible for a team of Senior Auditors/Consultants so it you will need to be able to act as a good role model

• Provide on the job training where required, helping your team learn and fulfil their potential;

• Be responsible for planning internal audit work programmes and setting of control objectives;

• Be responsible for the management and delivery of all aspects of the internal audit process including planning, fieldwork, participating in closing meetings with management, review and issue of reports.

• Be able to develop and maintain loyal and trusted relationships with clients;

• Be responsible managing client accounts including set up of new codes, compliance to QRM and billing;

• You will be sensitive to the needs of the client, acting as a point of contact for clients, ensuring both are kept fully informed of any issues arising and the progress of the audit

• Be creative, developing solutions for unique client issues by bringing fresh ideas and perspectives as well as developing new methodologies;

• Be curious and be able to Identify opportunities and prospects for new work; and

• Lead/support the development of new proposals.


• Be responsible for all aspects of planning including resourcing, coordinating manager and partner activities, budgets, client meetings and visits;

• Draft engagement terms to a standard which can be sent directly to the client;

• Perform a review of the audit universe, including an assessment of the systems and controls, identifying key audit risks as a result of this review;

• Draft the budget and assign audit areas to team members to conduct and complete;

• Produce the Terms of Reference (ToR) to detail the strategy to the client. Be involved in the delivery of the ToR to the client;

• Organise and prepare the agenda for and chair team meetings and communicate the strategy to the other members of the team;

Controlling the assignment/fieldwork

• Complete the more complex areas of the assignments;

• Delegate appropriately and provide on-the-job training to team members, helping your team to learn, develop their careers and fulfil their potential

• Review the work of assistants and seniors and provide informal feedback throughout the fieldwork stage;

• Capture audit findings and observations as they are identified;

• Review actual to budgeted time and inform the SM or partner of any issues immediately;

• Build trusted relationships with the client, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly;

• Collaborate closely with other departments and team members where appropriate and pass on all relevant information; and

• Be aware of developments concerning client’s affairs and any opportunities to provide additional services.


• Closedown of audit files;

• Ensure standards and procedures are maintained by the whole team and complete audit work with review points cleared;

• Draft audit report for the SM and Partner review;

• Attendance at audit close meeting.


• Keep technically up to date;

• Ensure awareness of firm’s specialist services and publications;

• Assist with recruitment, training and marketing activities as required;

• Maintain time records and appraisal records;

• Complete assignment reviews within two weeks of the end of the engagement and obtain SM and Partner sign off (for both own appraisals and for those of other members of the team); and

• Be fully responsible for the assignment.


Person Specification

• Educated to degree level and qualified ACA/ACCA, IIA, CIA or equivalent;

• Relevant Industry and Commerce internal audit experience in professional practice or in-house internal audit team;

• Willingness to travel up to 50%;

• Experience of following a risk based audit approach;

• . Proficient written and verbal presentation skills required;

• Help grow,develop and nurture the department and the team members;

• Be curious and develop new initiatives and methodologies;

• Able to identify issues through sound analysis and application of commercial acumen Be able to express yourself and your ideas and messages through verbal and written communication;

• Ability to collaborate in a team, role model positive behaviours, develop self and others;

• Ensure the team adhere to the firm’s risk management policies and procedures;

• Share knowledge and experience to support the development of other team members;

• Be able to develop relationships and networks with client contacts ; and

• Take ownership of projects, be able to delegate to others within the team and take responsibility for quality control

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About Mazars

Mazars is all about people – we believe that each individual makes a difference to the Mazars culture. As an international firm with strong European roots, we are a melting pot of different cultures and disciplines. Diversity is one of our main strengths.

We are an international, integrated, transparent and independent organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal, and advisory services. The Group has a presence in

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