• Senior Internal Auditor

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Entity
    Octopus Group
    Legal & Compliance
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    You will be an experienced Senior Internal Auditor with a proven track record of performing and managing end-to-end internal audit reviews within the Financial Services sector, with the ability to build lasting relationships with Senior Management, and a solid understanding of key regulatory and compliance areas within Asset Management.


    You will be joining a team of two people and will help run the internal audit function for the Octopus Group. There is the opportunity to drive the strategy of internal audit, and develop our methodology/approach to internal processes. This function will cover all parts of the business. There will be certain key partnerships within the firm that you will need to form and it is essential that you become a key member of the Octopus family. You will be working closely with the other members of the internal audit team to help set up and design the internal audit programme


    Essential Job Functions


    • To help grow the team and position internal audit as a valued and respected department within the organisation.
    • Take ownership for the end to end audit review process from design and scope through to delivery and reporting.
    • Coach and support junior members of the team through audit reviews as well as taking responsibility for review of their work.
    • Assist with developing the annual risk based Internal Audit Plan.
    • Development and maintenance of audit methodologies.
    • Accurate, appropriate and timely reporting to all stakeholders.
    • Periodic follow up on the status of actions taken by management in implementing audit recommendations.
    • Business partnering with key 2nd line of defence teams e.g. Risk and Compliance.
    • Identify emerging industry and regulatory issues and assess their implications.


    Job Specific Experience/Technical Skills/Abilities


    • Proven internal audit and related work experience.
    • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, AAT, CIMA) looking for a unique and exciting first or second move into industry.
    • Working at a medium/top tier audit practice or similar role in Industry
    • Proven internal audit and related work experience at increasing levels of responsibility.
    • Self-starter with the ability to work independently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
    • Exposure to the financial services sector and an understanding of applicable regulatory requirements.
    • Relevant internal audit or similar qualification (CIA, CISA) (desirable, but not essential)
    • Are passionate about internal audit with the motivation and drive to be successful in a competitive industry.
    • Are a ‘hands-on’ person who is always on the lookout for better ways of doing things and will enjoy the challenge of building and growing a developing team.
    • Are a people person and keen to interact with different people at all levels across the business.
    • Are committed to delivering a great experience to all our customers.


    Our values and DNA


    At Octopus we don’t just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone to shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strengths:


    We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company’s vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for.

    We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold.

    We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in.

    We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and we’re always learning, adapting and improving.

    We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best.


    What we offer


    Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.







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