Investment Bank - Auditor - London
Salary: Confidential
Location: London
Reference GP164

Our client is a leading European investment bank with global leadership in many of their businesses. They are part of a financial institution with solid foundations and a proven ability to adapt to change with nearly 20,000 employees in over 50 countries. They are looking for an Auditor to work within the Securities Services & International Financial Services department, reporting to the Deputy Head of Hub (Securities Services & International Financial Services).

 

Business Area Overview

You will operate as a member of a highly qualified Audit Hub of approximately 85 auditors. The Hub’s remit is to provide audit services to the Businesses, Operations and Functions in France, UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Middle-East and South Africa in close liaison with Senior Management and Head Office entities. The main focus is to help the organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

As a member of the Securities Services & International Financial Services Audit team, you will have responsibility for undertaking audit reviews across the CIB (Securities Services) and International Financial Services business lines covering:

  • Securities Services

  • Insurance

  • Asset Management

  • Wealth Management

  • Real Estate

 

The Audit Hub provides employees with an excellent grounding in all aspects of the business, and regular interaction with Management enables strong relationships to be built, allowing a robust grounding in all aspects of the businesses.

Having performed successfully in this role, the individual will have the benefit of a broad range of career opportunities within the Group - both within Internal Audit and wider business lines/functions; in the UK and abroad. A comprehensive training programme is in place to ensure continued professional development.

 

Overall Job Purpose

 

To complement the existing skillset within the London-based Securities Services & International Financial Services team by means of contributing product knowledge grounded in practical business experience. The Auditor will play an active role in the CIB, UK & ME Regions Hub, performing risk-based audit reviews and recommending solutions to identified issues and weaknesses.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Participate in audit assignments from the planning phase through to audit recommendations follow-up. 

  • Provide conclusions and recommendations on the audit and present these to the relevant key audit stakeholders.

  • Contribute to comprehensive and value-adding audit reports.

  • Maintain audit documentation in accordance with IG standards and in the IG audit tool.

  • Perform periodic Risk Assessments where the input contributes to the audit planning process.

 

There may also be opportunities to participate in other reviews within the Paris CIB, UK & ME Regions scope outside the core business line coverage, ad-hoc investigations including Quality Assurance Reviews at other geographical locations, Regulatory assignments and non-lead roles in detailed investigations/Special Assignments. 

 

Experience

 

  • Product knowledge related to 1 or more of the businesses this role supports

  • Past experience from an audit or consultancy department covering e.g. organisation, quality assurance, project management, risk management or operational risk is an advantage.

  • Willingness to travel if necessary (mainly UK, Channel Islands and Paris) – not more than 25%

  • Technical: Academic background in Finance / Banking with good understanding of the UK regulation ​

Essential Skills / Competencies 

  • Strong analytical skills: including ability to understand quickly the critical steps in a process, synthesise and process complex information and understand the related risks of various nature.

  • Good drive: motivated and proactive

  • Thorough and organised with an ability to prioritise.

  • Assertive

  • First class communication skills: ability to listen, clear oral and written communication.

  • Ability to work in a team.

 

If you would like to apply for this role, please send an up to date copy of your CV quoting Ref GP164 to kate.evans@graduateplanet.co.uk as soon as possible.

 

We look forward to hearing from you