Internal Audit Manager - Corporate Functions

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Job Description At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors. Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help...

Job Description

At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors.

Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help empower them to make better decisions, while the powerful partnerships we build help to enhance the expertise that we offer. And by enabling clients to invest responsibly, it helps us to build a better world.

We have an excellent opportunity for an Internal Audit Manager - Corporate Functions to join our Internal Audit team. This is a permanent role based in Edinburgh.

About the Department

We are a key function in one of the world’s largest investment companies, our mission is to support abrdn in maximising sustainable, high quality returns for our clients, customers and shareholders whilst effectively managing the risks faced by the business.

We’re currently looking for talented internal audit managers to help support abrdn in delivering against its strategic ambitions in the Corporate Functions audit team whilst supporting effective management of the risks faced by the business in that pursuit.

We are highly ambitious function who seek to innovate. We’ll help you grow by recognising and leveraging your strengths and potential, supporting your personal development. In return, we will ask you for your energy, enthusiasm and the drive to deliver the results we aim to achieve.

About the Role

  • Cultivate an in-depth understanding of the abrdn business and the risks it faces, specialising in the Corporate Functions team, supporting the team and our stakeholders in understanding and responding to those risks.

  • Own significant relationships (seniority and/or coverage) generating valuable audit insights and generating plan proposals aligned to the risks faced by the business.

  • Attend governance and oversight fora, representing the function and providing management and clients with the insights they need to manage risks faced.

  • Effective management and prioritisation of competing priorities and phased delivery of a portfolio of complex audits, to ensure IA's focus is on the key risks faced by the business at the right time.

  • Oversee the timely and effective end to end delivery of audits using Agile in line with our methodology and expected quality standards, collaborating across the function to deliver optimal outcomes.

  • Write compelling and impactful reports requiring minimal edits. Effectively communicate information to senior leaders, landing complex and technical messages succinctly and persuasively.

  • Identify the root cause of risk management weaknesses and recommend robust, practical and beneficial solutions aligned to the business’s strategic objectives.

  • Provide high quality and effective coaching to junior team members, to equip them to deliver to our quality standards.

  • Ensure all of your own and your engagement team members’ output meets quality and methodology expectations including, where utilised, the work of peers and other parties (e.g. co-source) who are delivering in support of your engagement.

  • Actively support the leadership of the Corporate Functions audit team

  • Collaborate across the function fostering a culture of trust and support which encourages innovation and growth.

  • Maintain independence and resilience under challenge, ensuring the right message is delivered.

  • Embrace innovation and digital opportunities to support the development of our people and continually improve our way of working.

About the Candidate Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or industry experience equivalent.

  • Relevant professional qualification or equivalent

  • Extensive relevant experience, in particular demonstrating experience of having delivered audits of corporate functions within financial services, for example Finance, Risk, HR and Marketing as examples.

Key Competencies

  • Thinking Strategically

  • Analytical skills

  • Communication skills

  • Courageous Decision Making

  • Laws, regulations and standards

  • Managing risk

  • Impact & Influence

  • Relationship management

  • Project/programme management

We are proud to announce that we have officially become a Disability Confident Committed – Level One employer. Therefore, if you have a disability and would like to submit an application to one of our UK roles under the Disability Confident Scheme, please notify us by completing the relevant section in our candidate questionnaire and one of our team will reach out to support you through your application process.

Our benefits

There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported.

When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around. This includes 40 days’ annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits – including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount portal. You can read more about our benefits here.

Our business

Enabling our clients to be better investors drives everything we do. Our business is structured around three distinct areas – our vectors of growth – focused on our clients’ changing needs. You can find out more about what we do here.

An inclusive way of working

Whatever way you like to work, if you have the talent and commitment to join our team, we’d like to hear from you.

At abrdn we’ve adopted a ‘blended working’ approach. This approach combines the benefits of face-to-face collaboration, coaching and connecting in our offices with the flexibility of working from home. It enables colleagues to find a balance that works for their roles, their teams, our clients and our business.

An inclusive culture, where diverse perspectives drive our actions, is at the core of who we are and what we do. If you need assistance with your application, or a reasonable adjustment to your interview arrangements – for example, because you are neurodivergent, or have a physical, sensory, cognitive, mental, visible or invisible disability – please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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