Manager/Senior Manager - CASS - Asset & Wealth Management


  • Contact: Recruitment Team
  • Reference: 40345BR

CASS is a high profile and priority area of the FCA given failures such as Lehman Bros in 2008 and other recent fines imposed to organisations. The work we do supports our clients to protect their customers through sound advice and robust testing of their CASS control frameworks.

We have a large and high profile CASS client base across the Asset wealth management sector. In order to service this client base, we are growing our team further to create a larger team of CASS specialists.

We are a successful, diverse and people-focused team with a strong inclusive culture and passionate about letting our staff work at the times and from the locations that suit them best. Flexible working contracts are available with a number of team members taking time off during the summer to pursue other personal interests during our quieter times.
We are looking for exceptional performers at both Manager and Senior Manager levels to join our Asset & Wealth Management team.

The role involves working directly with clients to deliver high quality CASS audits, other assurance and advisory services, helping to drive our ambitious technology agenda and supporting the build out of our national CASS team across the UK. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of your CASS audit engagements and ensuring the high quality of your team’s audit work and reporting. You will also lead and coach your team members, and manage relationships with senior level clients. More broadly, you will also contribute to the running of our business unit, including business and people development.


Essential skills
  • Focussed and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential)

  • A passion for delivering an exceptional client service

  • Proven ability in leading audit engagements, including planning, controlling and completing a diverse range of assignments – this does not need to be CASS

  • Strong analytical and organisational abilities

  • Experience in supervising and developing staff

  • Proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong client relationships

  • Experience of supervising and developing staff through coaching

  • Strong project management

  • Participating in team and firm activities to contribute to the broader Asset Wealth Management strategy, and strengthen the CASS proposition

  • Proactively developing technical knowledge through self-study, training, qualifications and industry reading;

  • Promoting CASS industry insights by running client Webex’, conferences and helping to support our social media campaigns; and

  • Helping us transform and change our approach to CASS work with strong focus on the development and use of technology

Desirable skills
  • Strong team-working skills

  • Desire for continuous improvement

  • Highly developed listening and questioning techniques

    We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience
  • Experience in delivering audits and reviews – this does not have to be CASS specific.

  • A passion for delivering value and insight to clients through our audit services.

  • Experience of risk and control identification and performing controls testing.

  • Strong analytical and engagement management skills.

  • The ability to work effectively in different teams for varying periods of time, building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels.

  • Experience in providing coaching and feedback for junior staff and identifying development opportunities to build upon the strengths of team members.

  • Experience of identifying and effectively reporting issues and recommendations for improvement to clients.

  • Ability to adapt and re-prioritise quickly in dynamic circumstances and deliver under tight deadlines.

  • Previous experience in working with a variety of large to medium sized clients within professional services.

  • An ability to create new initiatives, respond to change and be flexible in your approach to meeting team goals.

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