Senior / Specialist Auditor

Job Description At abrdn we are futurists and believe everyone should have a future they can look forward to. That means supporting our clients, customers and shareholders in achieving prosperity, whilst providing an engaging and...

Job Description

At abrdn we are futurists and believe everyone should have a future they can look forward to. That means supporting our clients, customers and shareholders in achieving prosperity, whilst providing an engaging and rich experience for our people.

We are a key controls 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 a talented internal audit specialist / Senior Auditor to join our Corporate Functions Audit team.

We are an 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.

We can’t wait for you to join us!


About the Role

  • Audit Planning, Risk Assessment & Stakeholder Management:

    • Support the development of the audit plan by taking ownership of audit universe risk assessments, meeting stakeholders and other research to propose audit ideas.

    • Take ownership of positive and proactive stakeholder relationships in the business and support the Audit Manager with more senior relationships.

  • Audit Delivery:

    • Working under the supervision of an Audit Manager, you will be responsible for detailed planning, scoping & performance of audit work to support delivery of Audit Plan.

    • Ensure issues identified during audits are analysed to determine the root cause.

    • The documentation of audit work meets methodology and quality requirements.

    • Audit findings are articulated and communicated effectively to senior business management in a clear, constructive and accurate manner (with support from the Audit Manager on complex audits).

    • Demonstrate willingness to be proactive and take on responsibility during audits.

  • Issue Validation:

    • Complete issue validation to a high standard, in line with abrdn’s methodology, and in a timely manner.

    • Provide assurance that audit issues have been closed appropriately or where this is not the case, identify where further work is required.

  • Other/Ongoing Responsibilities:

  • Act as a role model for Internal Audit’s culture and behaviours, including transparency and empowerment.

  • Support delivery of abrdn’s strategy by focussing IA's work on the highest risk areas.

  • Support our agile delivery approach by performing the scrum master role where appropriate, helping the audit to deliver on time and to the expected quality.

About Candidate Requirements

This role will undertake audits of Corporate Functions within abrdn: primarily Finance, but potentially including Risk and HR control domains.  We are looking for strong candidates that meet the following criteria:

  • Educated to degree level with a relevant professional qualification or experience.

  • Chartered Account with 3 years post qualified experience

  • Experience of working in an external or internal audit team

  • Experience of planning and delivering audits in Financial Service firms, covering key Finance processes

  • A good working knowledge of risk and control disciplines and relevant regulation particularly as these apply in Financial Services.

  • A track record of high quality work which is recognised by colleagues and stakeholders as adding good value.

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, including 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 site amongst many others. You can read more about our benefits here.

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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