Audit Manager

  • Negotiable
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 14 Aug 17

Our Internal Audit team adds value to the Bank by giving us independent assurance on our risk management and control processes. As the Bank moves forward into an exciting growth phase, we're looking for an Audit Manager to focus on Finance and Products across our Finance, Treasury and Commercial business.

Retail bank based in Edinburgh


To be successful in this role you'll be a qualified accountant with excellent banking product skills and audit or risk and controls experience.

In this role you'll:

Deliver high quality audits

  • identify and assess potential risks to the business and provide appropriate audit responses in line with regulatory and statutory requirements

  • develop and manage strong relationships within the business, demonstrating the capability to effectively challenge, influence and negotiate when making recommendations for improvements

  • undertake audits on time and to quality standards, using the Bank's methodology and meeting the following requirements for planning, fieldwork and reporting


  • liaise with the business to confirm that planned timescales for assignments are viable

  • review the business context and audit scope, including any issues or resourcing challenges

  • set up and make any required site visits, carrying out walk through interviews with key staff

  • capture all relevant data in process maps and meeting notes

  • create and issue an Audit Scoping Document, assessing the adequacy of controls and identifying tests to be completed with the associated testing rationale

  • design the test strategy to be used during fieldwork

  • create and issue the Terms of Reference to the business


  • lead and conduct audits to test the effectiveness of controls

  • document testing in the Bank's audit software

  • identify, analyse and classify issues arising from the audit fieldwork, involving the Senior Audit Manager and Audit Director if needed, suggesting effective and efficient control improvements

  • demonstrate an awareness of the relevance of issues identified to the wider business

  • present regular updates to the business during testing


  • finalise meeting notes and reports on control tests and enter the data into the Bank's audit software, in line with the IA methodology

  • draft the audit report and review with the Senior Audit Manager

  • escalate contentious issues or findings to the Senior Audit Manager and Audit Director if necessary

  • liaise with key business stakeholders to introduce and discuss draft and final reports

  • meet key auditees to present the audit findings

  • conduct on-going follow up of issues to ensure that they're monitored until closure



  • strong experience in risk based auditing or risk and control activities in financial services

  • operational or audit experience of financial products and their associated processes within financial services

  • effectively managing business relationships

  • undertaking audit assignments across the front and back offices of a financial services business


  • CMIIA, ACCA, CA or equivalent qualification (essential)

Technical Competencies

  • communication skills, both verbal and written

  • relationship building skills

  • planning and organising skills

  • analytical, evaluation and problem solving skills

  • knowledge of retail banking businesses and their products

  • influencing and negotiation capabilities

  • strong focus on results, and drive to meet or exceed standards

  • drive/desire to find solutions that have the right outcomes for all stakeholders

Job Offer

Competitive package including car allowance