Senior Assurance Officer
Robert Half Finance and Accounting is recruiting for an Assurance Manager for a well known business in Cardiff. In this role you will be supporting the Assurance Manager in providing a second line of defence oversight and carrying out the full end-to-end risk-based risk assurance and compliance monitoring reviews across a range of areas delivering the Annual Assurance Plan. Responsibilities: Determine scope of reviews and preparation of draft terms of reference for review by the Assurance Manager. Conduct risk assessment of area for all assurance reviews in line with scope, compliance needs assessment and regulatory and legal requirements. Review the adequacy of internal control design and identify any control weaknesses. Prepare and complete a test programme to ensure that controls are operating effectively. Communicate findings to business / senior management and draft a report on findings and actions. Supervise junior assurance officer(s) and provide guidance and overall review of deliverables when leading assignments. Assist the Assurance Manager in overseeing the delivery of the Annual Assurance Plan. Provide ongoing risk input for projects in scope. Assist the Assurance Manager in providing second line of defence oversight as part of the risk team. Maintain awareness of key business activities and emerging risks, identifying areas where further Assurance activity may be required. You will also be expected to; Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of Compliance & Risk regulatory and legislative information related to Group products and services (e.g. PRA/FCA rules, Data Protection, Money Laundering, Conduct Rules etc.), as advised by line management. Prepare regular reports to the Risk & Conduct and Audit Committee setting out the current status of actions. Criteria: Educated to degree level 2:1 or above CISA - Qualified, PQ or willing to work towards with study package attached to role 1-2 years' experience in internal audit or an assurance role Previous experience in financial services or IT audit Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise, such as; auditing, finance, technology, operations or investigations Salary: Up to £30,000 plus benefits Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.