Technology Risk Services - Assistant Manager - Internal Audit

Provide the advice necessary to help clients manage risk and improve their business performance. To deliver objective, value-added solutions that will enable clients to strengthen internal controls and governance processes, implement sound organisational strategies, increase technological capabilities and improve their operational efficiency. To work as part of the team, effectively providing a hands on advisory service that exceeds client expectations and supports the Partner/Senior Manager team

Markets
• attends external events to create networks and potential new opportunities
• actively involved in office marketing events, is an 'ambassador' of the firm, is aware of the wide range of services the firm offers and suggests innovative products, whilst pro actively identifying cross selling opportunities
• develops contacts within other service lines in the firm
• participates in the development of new business opportunities and is actively involved in proposal activity and presentations to potential clients
• works closely with technology risk management team to incorporate delivery of technology assurance clients

Clients
• builds and maintains good working relationships with all clients and colleagues
• assists in developing audit committee papers for presentation to the manager/partner and in accordance to client timetable
• attends audit committee meetings and client liaison meetings as necessary
• assists manager in developing audit plans or annual reports
• develops informal networks to keep abreast of emerging issues

People
• is an approachable and respected member of the team who takes a proactive interest in the team's performance and well being
• assists in staff development, motivating and coaching trainees by giving regular feedback and competing timely appraisals
• inputs into assignment appraisals
• attends training courses as identified in order to develop both technical and personal skills and keeps records for CPD purposes
• adheres to the firm's risk management policies and procedures

Operations and results
Planning
• ensures the efficient and effective delivery of a number of concurrent assignments
• assists with engagement administration including preparation of engagement letters
• leads planning meetings
• ensures terms of reference/audit planning document agreed by client prior to review commencing
• agrees first draft of assignment budget for review with partner and/or client
• creates new and reviews existing work programmes to align delivery to terms of reference
Fieldwork
• ensures scope of review is being met and direct involvement in complex or high profile areas
• ensures team members respond to review points raised
• advises clients on corporate governance including gap analyses between actual activities and best practice
• discusses issues as they arise with the internal team and with client management
• documents field work to a high standard in line with The firms methodologies and
Completion
• produces close out documentation and leads close-out meetings with the client
• sets expectations for production of draft reports to the team. Ensures the draft report is of high standard prior to submission to a manager
• ensures all manager review points and client comments are addressed into final deliverables
• ensures file is completed in line with The firms methodology prior to submission to a manager
• reviews evidence and makes appropriate adjustments to action tracker or equivalent
Results
• monitors and analyses WIP for individual review as part of the monthly billing cycle
• assists manager in debt chasing activity with client and credit control department
• alerts manager to budget variances and changes in scope